Early Registration Now Open for 16th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
January 17, 2018
PHOENIX, Arizona – January 17, 2018. Early registration is now open for the 16th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference that will take place at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona, June 6-8, 2018. Registration begins at $240 per person for the 2.5-day event and includes all conference materials, access to sessions and featured speakers. Early registration discounts end February 28, 2018.
The theme of this year’s conference, “Design in the Desert,” is intended to focus attention on the adaptations which enabled prehistoric inhabitants, indigenous tribes, Euro-American settlers and all of their descendants to make a living in the Arizona Deserts. From the construction of Hohokam pithouses and canals to contemporary passive solar residences and water harvesting technology, the desire to live comfortably and sustainably in the desert has informed and shaped the built environment of the state. Arizona’s beautiful deserts and its rich indigenous heritage are what makes the state unique, and the sessions and speakers at this conference will inspire all those in attendance to celebrate the human ingenuity that has shaped this desert oasis.
Praised as one of the finest historic preservation conferences in the United States, this program continues to see participants and featured speakers from around the world congregate in Arizona to learn about state-of-the-art preservation techniques and technology, archaeological advances, legislation, tax benefits, project management, historic homeownership requirements, tribal preservation programs, urban planning, architecture, rehabilitation guidelines, and much more.
This year marks the 37th Annual Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Awards, presented by the State Historic Preservation Office and the Arizona Preservation Foundation. These awards recognize people, organizations, and projects that represent outstanding achievements in preserving Arizona’s prehistoric and historic resources. In addition, the 31st Annual Governor’s Awards in Public Archaeology, selected by the Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission, recognize excellence in archaeological awareness, conservation and education. Awards presentations will take place June 7, 2018 at the Hotel Valley Ho and is included in full conference registration.
The 2018 conference is underwritten in part by Arizona State Parks & Trails, the State Historic Preservation Office, the National Park Service, City of Scottsdale, Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona State University, City of Tempe Historic Preservation Office, Adobe Technology, Arizona Game and Fish Department, BWS Architects, Concord General Contracting, Florence Preservation Foundation, Hallman & Affiliates PC, Heritage Business International, Jill Heilman, HistoricStreetscapes, John Larsen Southard, Kathryn Leonard, Local First Arizona, Logan Simpson, North Wind Resource Consulting, Otwell Associates, PaleoWest, Reina Design Studio, Salt River Project, Statistical Research Inc., SWCA Environmental Consultants and The Digital Archaeology Record (tDAR) at Arizona State University. For more information about these underwriters and sponsors, please visit https://azpreservation.com/2018-sponsor-and-partners/.
Graduate and under-graduate registration scholarships are also available for full-time students. Recipients must be at least 18 years of age and be enrolled in a field of study that is related to historic preservation. Applications may be found here. Travel and accommodations are not included in the scholarship.
The conference actively seeks sponsors and financial partners interested in marketing to and promoting the historic preservation industry. For sponsorship and partnership information, please contact [email protected]. Sponsorship options may also be found here: https://azpreservation.com/2018-sponsor-and-partners/. Also visit www.facebook.com/AzHistoricPreservationConference and Twitter #AZPreservation for continual newsfeeds.
The conference is developed by the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona State Parks & Trails, Arizona Main Street, the National Park Service, and the City of Scottsdale Historic Preservation Office. The goal of the conference is to bring together 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.
Contact: Dave Ryder (602-568-6277) Veer Consulting, LLC (Conference Management)
Eric Vondy (602-542-4009) Arizona State Historic Preservation Office