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Federal agency partners play a critical role in the stewardship of our nation’s heritage and are often on the frontlines of innovation. We will explore recent groundbreaking efforts to make historic buildings energy efficient, to document and protect underrepresented heritage resources, and to prepare for the impacts of climate change. To get ready for this…

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Why Attend?

Kick off the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act at PastForward. Learn from the experiences that have shaped the movement during the past 50 years and acquire the tools and resources to meet the challenges ahead. Explore new ideas and find inspiration in unlikely places as we envision the next 50 years of preservation. We come from many disciplines, but at PastForward 2015 we are ALL preservationists.

Access Online

For those unable to travel to the nation’s capital, TrustLive presentations will be live streamed and available for download. TrustLive explores how preservation has to be part of a larger discussion that we’re all involved in – whether we’re in D.C. in November, virtually attending from across the country at the same time or downloading the videos online months later.

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Expert speakers. Focused educational programming. Discussions with your peers that extend beyond the conference sessions. PastForward explores the issues that matter for the work we all do – topics that demand deliberation and exploration. Plan to be in D.C. this November. Plan to be part of preservation’s future.

Daily Schedule

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November 3, 2015 12 Sessions
November 4, 2015 26 Sessions
November 5, 2015 44 Sessions
November 6, 2015 26 Sessions

TrustLive Sessions

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TrustLive: preservationVOICES 08:30am - 09:00am
TrustLive: preservationURBAN 02:15pm - 03:15pm
TrustLive: preservationINNOVATION 08:30am - 09:30am