REMINDER: Early Bird Registration ends on June 6, 2014!

Conference Program and
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We are excited to announce a unique partnership with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissioners (NAPC) to host a joint conference in Philadelphia on July 16-20, 2014! The event will bring together the Statewide Conference on Heritage and NAPC’s FORUM.

The blending of these two events will provide conference-goers with a wide variety of session and tour options and a host of pre-conference workshop opportunities.  We’re also taking advantage of Philadelphia’s close proximity to New Jersey and are planning a number of tours and programs in the Garden State.

The conference program is under development, but promises to offer sessions that are relevant to local historic preservation commission and review board members, municipal staff and elected officials, planners, architects, transportation planners, cultural resource management consultants, heritage tourism organizations, and citizen advocates. 


FORUM will be in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia at the Sheraton University City and the University of Pennsylvania.  University City is home to Penn, Drexel, and the University of the Sciences and is easily accessible from major highways and is a short walk or subway ride from Center City.  The conference hotel is a 10 minute walk from Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, which also serves as a hub for SEPTA’s regional rail service.  Visit the Conference Hotel & Headquarters page for more information.

Presenting Partners



Questions? Please contact one of the conference coordinators:

Mindy Crawford - Preservation Pennsylvania  717-234-2310 ext. 14
Joe Baker - PennDOT Cultural Resources Program  717 -705-1482

Thank you for making the 2013 Statewide Conference on Heritage a success!

The 2013 Conference was a record-breaking success with 388 attendees and the youngest speaker on record; 9 year old Presley Oliphant spoke at the Young Voices in Preservation session. Thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors, and partners, without whom there would be no conference. We would also like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, and the staff at the William Penn Hotel who helped to make this conference both a fun and educational experience.