WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL ON OUR NEW DATES!
MHPN’s 40th Annual Statewide Conference
Monday, September 21 & Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Against the backdrop of our host community of Kalamazoo, Michigan
For one great low price of $125, you can attend the entire conference.($75 for students and seniors)
We look forward to seeing you in September!
Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors
Each spring, the Network sponsors the state’s only annual statewide preservation conference to provide training and networking opportunities geared to both beginners and seasoned preservationists. This year, the event was postponed from May to September.
In keeping with the conference theme of “Preservation on the Frontline,” our sessions – brought to you in real-time – offer the latest news and information from around the state. The opening plenary focuses on strategies for breaking down barriers that keep underrepresented communities from participating in preservation. This timely emphasis continues as our keynote speaker explores how architecture and urban design – and especially historic buildings – can contribute to an equitable and racially-just world. Our usual array of workshops and the tours in our host community round out the program.
While our festive evening activities and popular features like the Vendors’ Showcase and Preservation Marketplace will be missing this year, they’ll be back.
Each spring, the Network sponsors the state’s only annual statewide preservation conference to provide training and networking opportunities geared to both beginners and seasoned preservationists.
In addition to offering sessions with the latest news and information from around the state, the conference is known for its keynote speakers, festive evening activities, and annual auction of Michigan items ranging from overnights at historic bed-and-breakfasts, to antiques, books, and gourmet delights.
Among the many features of the gathering is the Vendor’s Showcase, which provides an opportunity for the general public to view the latest products and services in the preservation industry.