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Event Overview:

We are advocates. We are historians. We are architects. We are urban planners.

We are ALL preservationists.

PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. This year, at PastForward 2015, we’ll begin a year-long celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act’s 50th anniversary with programming that celebrates and honors the past while looking decisively forward toward our next 50 years. In the nation’s capital we will convene the full, diverse and expansive constituency of preservation players from individuals to elected officials, federal agencies to architects, scholars to activists.

Attendee Information:

Why Attend?

Learn from the experts. Acquire tools and resources to enhance your work. Challenge yourself with new ideas, approaches, and ways of looking at historic preservation. Exchange and Share best practices with your peers. PastForward 2015 pushes new frontiers and poses the questions preservationists will be grappling with answers. There’s no reason not to attend.

Preservation Studio

Formerly known as the Exhibit Hall, Preservation Studio is bigger, better, and more interactive than ever before. With live demonstrations, engaging films, and innovative exhibits showcasing the latest resources and knowledge in preservation, Preservation Studio is a destination in its own right at PastForward. Note that Preservation Studio is open to the public.

Exhibitor Information:

More than 2,000 preservation professionals are expected to attend, including architects, historians, urban planners, city planners, developers, and public and private-sector professionals.

Move Your Business Forward - The PastForward Preservation Studio combines exhibits, demonstrations and films in an innovative way that will create excitement and interest among attendees while offering exhibitors a chance to develop long-lasting relationships and partnerships. With more than 2,000 preservation professionals including architects, historians, urban planners, city planners, developers, and public and private-sector professionals descending on  Washington, D.C. this November, your organization needs to make plans to register for Preservation Studio.

Here's what you'll find:

    Interactive attendee educational experiences
    Organizational showcases with a captive audience
    Opportunities to participate in collaborative preservation projects
    Artists, historians, documentarians and architects sharing their knowledge, resources and experience
    Fun and excitement, the new format lends itself to greater interaction and exchange
    Special programs to draw traffic into the Studio, including a Trust Lounge and Twitter Wall for attendees
    Discounts and incentives for your business loyalty

Why you should be in the Preservation Studio:

You're a preservation champion and your company supports the preservation movement

PastForward is more than a conference, it's a leap forward – are you up for the opportunity to be part of something new and innovative? 

Our attendees want to hear from you - their efforts in their communities are greatly benefited from your participation

Reputation - the National Preservation Conference is the preeminent annual gathering of those who care about saving places

About National Trust for Historic Preservation:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. We are the cause that inspires Americans to save the places where history happened. The cause that connects us to our diverse pasts, weaving a multi-cultural nation together. The cause that transforms communities from places where we live into places that we love. As the leading voice for preservation, we are the cause for people saving places.

If the PastForward 2015 - National Preservation Conference is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 11/03/2015 - 11/06/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 11/05/2015 - 11/06/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Thurs, 10am-5:30pm; Fri, 10am-3pm
First Move-In Date: 11/04/2015
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Other / Miscellaneous
Other Industries: Architecture & Construction, Building & Construction, Business, Design Services, Federal Government, Government, Local / Municipal, Other / Miscellaneous, State Government
Estimated Attendance: 2,000
Previous Attendance: 1,683
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Senior Professionals in the areas of Architecture, Federal, State and Local Governments, Land Use Planners, Museum and Stewardship Administrators, Downtown Revitalization and Economic Officials
Open to the Public
Notes: 2014 Attendees:
1,683 Attendees in Savannah
From all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Europe
Venue: Omni Shoreham Hotel
Venue Phone: (202) 234-0700
Venue Type: Indoor - Hotel
Official Conference Hotel:Omni Shoreham Hotel
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:40+ (2014) (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:13,000 (2013)
Show Owner:National Trust for Historic Preservation
Show Manager:National Trust for Historic Preservation
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: By supporting PastForward, sponsors receive exposure and visibility leading up to, during and after the conference.

The support and participation from our sponsors is essential to the success of PastForward 2015. Their involvement allows the National Trust to present innovative programming and high caliber content, enhancing the overall experience for all attendees.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
8' x 10' For Profit $1,800   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
8' x 10' Non Profit $1,200   Water: n/a
Two Adjoining 8' x 10' Booths for For-Profit Organizations $3,600   Generator: n/a
Two Adjoining 8' x 10' Booths Non-Profit Organizations $2,200   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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2015 Exhibitors:


2014 Exhibitors:

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Allied Window, Inc.
American Cultural Resources Association
American Restoration Tile
Boston Architectural College
ChemArt Company
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect, PLLC
Georgia Power
Goucher College-Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Program
Historic Bridge Foundation
Historic Savannah Foundation
Home Group/ Active Interest Media
Indow Windows
Innerglass Window Systems LLC.
Larson Manufacturing Company
Marvin Windows and Doors
Master Plaster Finishing Systems
National Barn Alliance
National Council for Preservation Education
National Main Street Center
National Park Service
National Trust Insurance Services
New South Associates
P C Products Co.
Parrett Windows and Doors
Preservation Leadership Forum
SANE Technology
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Star 10, Inc.
The Beehive Foundation
The Charleston Mint
Unico Inc.
Union of Concerned Scientists
University of Florida
University of Notre Dame
University of Maryland
University of Oregon
Ursuline College
Vermont Slate Company/LifePine
Windo-Therm LLC

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