FORUM 2018: A Preservation Caucus

Des Moines, Iowa
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

FORUM 2018: A Preservation Caucus
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:00 AM -
Sunday, July 22, 2018 12:00 PM (Central Time)

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
(515) 244-1700
101 East Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
United States

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The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions is proud to present the 11th biennial NAPC FORUM in Des Moines, Iowa from July 18 to 22, 2018. NAPC FORUM is the only national conference focused on the issues facing local historic preservation commissions and historic districts. FORUM 2016 in Mobile hosted nearly 600 registrants from 44 states. FORUM 2018 will build on this landmark success with dozens of educational sessions and discussion panels, mobile workshops and tours, and five days of non-stop networking for staff and volunteers representing local, state and national organizations and government agencies.

 Educational sessions at FORUM 2018 will generally focus on one of the following themes:
  • Main Street and Rural Resources
  • Advocacy and Community Engagement
  • Diverse and Underrepresented Resources
  • Community Resilience and Sustainability
  • Methods and Materials
  • Commission Potpourri
Along with the City of Des Moines, the Iowa State Historic Preservation Office is a lead partner for FORUM 2018. Housed in the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Iowa State Historic Preservation Office works to conserve, preserve and celebrate the rich natural and cultural resources of Iowa. Beyond the important preservation work in Des Moines, Iowa has one of the largest Certified Local Government (CLG) program in the nation with more than 90 cities and counties participating in the program. The strengths of this program include its robust preservation network, an emphasis on commissioner education, and the promotion of peer role models.

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