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!