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PHOENIX, AZ, September 29, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona State Parks, Arizona Main Street, and the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office invite you to join them at the 14th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference. This year's conference, "Preservation NEXT" will be conducted in Phoenix, June 8-10, 2016. The goal of the conference is to bring together more than 350 historic preservationists from around the Southwest to exchange ideas and success stories, to share perspectives and solutions to preservation issues, and to foster cooperation between the diverse Arizona preservation communities.
In 2016, we celebrate several important milestones in the preservation community, such as the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, the 30th Anniversary of the Arizona Site Steward Program, and more. The Arizona Historic Preservation community will reflect on many past accomplishments and challenges to plan for "Preservation Next."
The 2016 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference will feature a half-day of pre-conference training workshops, two days of 50-minute breakout sessions, and several keynote / featured speaker presentations. Session topic areas include:
- Historic Preservation Infrastructure
- What's NEXT in Historic Preservation Technology
- NEXT Career Paths in Historic Preservation
- Urban and Rural Planning
- Economic Development and HP
- Heritage Tourism
- Cemetery Preservation
- Public Perception of the Value or Non-Value of Historic Buildings
- Changes in Requirements for Multiple Property Districts
- Mid-Century Modern
- The Business of Archaeology
- Public Lands Management
- Main Street
- Tribal Preservation
- The Business of Historic Preservation
- Adaptive Reuse
- The Business Case for Preservation
- Financing Historic Preservation
- Diversity in Historic Preservation and Historic Residential Districts
- Assessing Cultural and Historic Landscapes
- Materials Identification for Historic Preservation
- Historic Preservation Activities in AZ / UT / NM / NV / CA / CO - How can we work together?
- Drought Archaeology in the Southwest
- Hands-On Training Workshops
- Off-Site Mobile Sessions and Events
Presenters, and session and panel discussion leaders are encouraged to submit a proposal for presentations relating to historic preservation's best practices, project management successes, preservation action plans, economic development, sustainability, archaeological implications and issues, new preservation funding sources, newly approved preservation techniques, forward-thinking programs, and insofar as they relate to the theme of "Preservation NEXT." The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is November 5, 2015. No presentation proposals will be accepted by email, fax, or mail; on-line submission only. Please visit www.azpreservation.com for more information and to submit your presentation.
The annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference is developed and orchestrated jointly by Arizona State Parks, the (AZ) State Historic Preservation Office, the National Park Service, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, the Arizona Historical Society, and the Arizona Archaeological Council. The host city partner for 2016 is the City of Phoenix. The conference is underwritten by Arizona State Parks, the State Historic Preservation Office, the National Park Service, the City of Phoenix, the Florence Preservation Foundation, HistoricStreetscapes, the Heritage Conservation Graduate Certificate Program (University of Arizona), the Arizona Lottery, Concord General Contracting, among others.
The conference actively seeks sponsors and financial partners who have a vested interest in the historic preservation movement and industry. For sponsorship and partnership information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship options may also be found on the Sponsor page of our website www.azpreservation.com. Conference registration information will be available online and will begin early January 2016. Also visit www.facebook.com/AzHistoricPreservationConference and Twitter #AZPreservation for continual newsfeeds.
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