2022 PastForward (Online) National Preservation Conference Now Seeking Session Proposals

Celebrate the power of place and join thousands of preservationists and preservation lovers at the nation’s premier conference, PastForward Online 2022, for those who work to save, sustain and interpret historic places.

The virtual conference will provide an inspiring and engaging gathering for an expansive preservation movement and will offer a variety of new formats to complement the cutting-edge content presented by dynamic speakers. There will also be several ways participants can network with colleagues from across the movement, while having interactive experiences to deepen our understanding of current preservation practices.

Through thought-provoking educational sessions and engaging networking events, you’ll have the chance to connect with others on topics that matter to you. Advocates and architects, city planners and historic site directors, students and elected officials, commissioners and main street directors—if you have a role in preserving the places that made America and sustain its people, you’ll find a home at PastForward.

PastForward 2022 Session Proposals

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is looking for your proposals! They are looking for ideas for conference content under the following themes:

The NTHP encourages participation of new and diverse voices as session presenters and is particularly interested in featuring content and narratives of underrepresented groups of people. Underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, women, immigrants, Asian Americans, Black Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and LGBTQ communities. PastForward Online 2022 will offer a variety of formats to complement the cutting-edge content presented by dynamic speakers. 

The deadline to submit a session proposal is March 17, 2022!