Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person conferences have been postponed until further notice. Please see our Events page for information on upcoming educational webinars, and please see our Resources page for recordings of previously held webinars.

Conferences and Workshops

Preservation Virginia has traditionally held the Virginia Preservation Conference each year in a new location around the Commonwealth, bringing 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.

This year, instead of one centralized multi-day conference, Preservation Virginia will be hosting a series of single-day, single-topic intensives throughout the year and across the Commonwealth. Topics slated for this year include African American Cemeteries, African American Historic Resources and Coastal Adaptation and Protection.

John Marshall, the Supreme Court and the Trail of Tears Symposium

Several segments from our symposium on John Marshall, the Supreme Court and the Trail of Tears have aired on C-SPAN. If you missed out and would like to hear our amazing speakers, their talks are archived on C-SPAN’s website. Check out the links below:

Kevin Butterfield, PhD., George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Professor Lindsay Robertson, University of Oklahoma

Former Councilmember Jack Baker, Cherokee Nation

Dr. Edward Ayers, University of Richmond

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr., Cherokee Nation

Preserving African American Historic Places Symposium

Take a look at our video of the Preserving African American Historic Sites Mini-conference held in Alexandria, Virginia. Many thanks to our partners the Department of Historic Resources, City of Alexandria and the General Assembly African American Cultural Resources Task Force.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out our videos!