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Past/Forward 2017 Conference

November 14, 2017 - November 17, 2017


     PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places.

Art, advocacy, and innovation are the hallmarks of preservation in Chicago, where outstanding architecture and diverse neighborhoods have become a proving ground for preservation approaches. At PastForward 2017 we’ll focus on “forward,” exploring the next generation of preservation tools and techniques—high-tech, big data, virtual.

While we’ll explore many topics at PastForward 2017, we’ll focus on the following themes:

• ReUrbanism—especially preservation’s role in creating economically and environmentally sustainable, equitable, and healthy communities.

• Technology—applying the next generation of technological applications to the work of saving places.

• Health—better understand and advocate for the physical and psychological benefits of older and historic places.

Join us November 14-17, 2017 in Chicago for PastForward.

Conference headquarters hotel will be the Palmer House Hilton. Hotel room rates start at $239. A link to make hotel reservations will be available in July.  Conference Registration begins in July 2017.

PastForward 2017 is brought to you by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and presented in partnership with Landmark Illinois

– the leading voice for historic preservation in Illinois.


National Trust for Hisotirc Preservation
Landmarks Illinois


Palmer House
17 E Monroe
Chicago, 60603 United States
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(312) 726-7500