Early Bird Registration for National Preservation Conference Ends Sunday!

Posted on: July 27th, 2011 by Julia Rocchi 3 Comments

Central Terminal greets a new day in Buffalo. (Photo: Jason Clement)

Ah, summer ... the glorious season where you're traveling for vacation, thinking about vacation, or picking up work for others on vacation. Either way, you're occupied, so we just wanted to send up a flare and remind you that early bird registration for the National Preservation Conference ends THIS SUNDAY, July 31.

Yes, I know, we're asking you to think three months in advance when you probably haven't even considered your next meal. But trust me, you want to lock in your spot now. Here are three reasons why, pulled from a jam-packed program:

  • James Howard Kuntsler. This author, blogger, critic, artist, and provocateur will welcome the National Preservation Conference to Buffalo and to his home state of New York at the Opening Plenary Session.  An expert on cities and a vocal opponent of suburban sprawl, Kuntsler won’t mince words about the economy, the environment, and how good planning and preservation can work together to save our communities -- if given the chance.
  • Isabel Wilkerson. She spent most of her career as a national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times, is the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in the history of American journalism and was the first black American to win the Pulitzer for individual reporting. Inspired by her own parents’ migration, she devoted fifteen years to the research and writing of the book The Warmth of Other Suns. She interviewed more than 1,200 people, unearthed archival works and gathered the voices of the famous and the unknown to tell the epic story of the relocation of an entire people. (And you'd miss this?)
  • Buffalo itself. Wow. Just ... wow. Preservation magazine's in love with it. The Buffalo Unscripted team's in love with it. And we're pretty certain you'll fall in love with it too. Register now for your chance to experience a city on the rise.

Besides, if you register now, you save big. And that means more money for ice cream while you're on vacation.

Thanks for joining us!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Julia Rocchi

Julia Rocchi

Julia Rocchi is the director of digital content at the National Trust. By day she wrangles content; by night (and weekends), she shops local, travels to story-rich places, and walks around looking up at buildings.


3 Responses

  1. Ann Sears

    July 27, 2011

    I just tried to register on line “for the biggest savings.” I found no savings. I was unable to register my guest to take four field trips and finally: The form kept asking me for my credit card number and never confirmed payment for enrollment. I don’t know whether I am enrolled, three times or not enrolled at all, and I don’t know how to get my husband included in field trips. I am going to take a chance and mail in my registration form. Please look to see whether I am enrolled and check to see whether the on-line enrollment process should be improved. Ann Sears.

  2. Sarah Heffern
    Sarah Heffern

    July 29, 2011

    Sorry to hear it didn’t go smoothly for you. Our conference office is looking into your registration and will be in touch by email shortly.

  3. Peggy Sigler

    July 29, 2011

    I received an NTHP Forum email saying that early Bird rates will be honored until Monday, Aug 1st @ 3pm EST since July 31st is a Sunday. I shared that deadline date with constituents in Oregon so I do hope it is accurate and will be honored. No reply needed. Thanks.