Virginia Preservation Conference
2018 Virginia Preservation Conference
Thank you to our guests, generous sponsors and speakers that helped make the 2018 Virginia Preservation Conference in Danville a success!
Annually, the conference brings together architects, builders, preservationists, government leaders, developers, lawyers, local planning officials and everyday citizens to explore preservation ideas and initiatives. While at the conference, participants are equipped with valuable preservation resources and knowledge that they can use to protect historic places in their own communities.
This year, the conference examined the modern preservation movement, which recognizes the need for a more inclusive representation of increasingly socio-economically, racially and ethnically diverse communities.
Keynote speaker, Donovan Rypkema, principal of PlaceEconomics, shared valuable data and insights on the modern preservation movement during his presentation on gentrification, displacement and affordable housing. Click here to download his presentation.
Preservation Pitch Winner
Pocahontas State Park is our 2018 Preservation Pitch winner! Friends of Pocahontas State Park will receive a $2,000 grant from Preservation Virginia to help fund their Cabin Work Week project, which will include stabilizing cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s that have fallen into disrepair.
Thank you to our generous sponsors, without whom the Virginia Preservation Conference would not be possible.