Note: Please see the below from the National Trust for Historic Preservation with regards to how to virtually attend their annual Preservation Conference, PastForward, which will be kicking off the NHPA 50th anniversary celebrations! 

If you can’t make the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference, PastForward, Nov. 3-6 in Washington, DC, you can still be part of the important discussions and dialogues taking place at this year’s conference as a virtual attendee [http://pastforwardconference.org/virtual-attendee/]. Live streaming at PastForward is FREE and can be done at the comfort of your home or the convenience of your office.

This year’s live streaming programming will focus on urban strategies including Main Street approaches to saving historic places, federal innovation and excellence in historic preservation, telling a more inclusive story of preservation by featuring multiple voices and experiences, and launching a rich and engaging discussion about the future as we approach the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Sign up as a virtual attendee [http://pastforwardconference.org/virtual-attendee/] today to learn more about live streaming, and how you can join in the real-time discussions via social media.

2015 Live Streaming Programming

· TrustLive: preservationFUTURE: Plan for the next 50 years, including how preservation changes, adapts and grows to meet the changing landscape of the movement. Speaker is Stephanie K. Meeks, National Trust for Historic Preservation. Wed., Nov. 4, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

· TrustLive: preservationVOICES: Hear from those using place to seek justice, foster inclusivity and tell the full American story. Main speaker is Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative. Thurs., Nov. 5, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

· TrustLive: preservationURBAN: Explore the tools and solutions that take preservation to scale in our downtown communities. Main speaker is Mary Rowe, Executive Vice President, Municipal Art Society of New York. Thurs., Nov. 5, 2:15 -3:15 p.m.

· TrustLive: preservationINNOVATION: Learn from Federal Agencies tackling challenges and seeking opportunities on the front lines of preservation. Main speaker Julian Castro, US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (invited). Fri., Nov. 6, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

· PastForward Diversity Summit: Panel Discussion on Organizational Leadership and National Partnerships. Wed., Nov. 4, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

All times are in Eastern Standard Time. Sign up as a virtual attendee today [http://pastforwardconference.org/virtual-attendee/] to receive a Virtual Viewing Kit and learn how you can host a Virtual Viewing Party with your colleagues and peers.

PastForward Conference
PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. This year, at PastForward 2015, we’ll begin a year-long celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act’s 50th anniversary with programming that celebrates and honors the past while looking decisively forward toward our next 50 years. In the nation’s capital we will convene the full, diverse and expansive constituency of preservation players from individuals to elected officials, federal agencies to architects, scholars to activists.