If free is your favorite price point and you live in the Buffalo metro area, then you should definitely check out the six free and open-to-the-public events happening at the National Preservation Conference this week in Buffalo.
Wednesday, October 19, 4-6pm
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Event will feature a provocative keynote speech from James Howard Kunstler, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (invited) and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown will welcome conference attendees. National Trust President Stephanie Meeks will provide an update on the state of preservation in the country and National Trust activities.
Thursday General Session: Preservation in the Age of Sustainability
Thursday, October 20, 8-9:30am
St. Paul’s Cathedral
In 2009 the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities was created to improve access to affordable housing, create more transportation options and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment in communities across the country. Come learn more about how this program works and how preservationists can get in on the action.
National Trust Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony
Thurs, October 20, 5:30–6:30pm
Kleinhans Music Hall
2011 National Preservation Awards, a gala tribute to the best in preservation.
Friday General Session: Thinking About Shrinking
Friday, October 21, 8–9:30am
St. Paul’s Cathedral
A conversation among national thought leaders on the process of right-sizing a city and the role preservation should play in that process.
Buffalo Unscripted Premiere: A City Speaks
Friday, October 21, 6-9:30pm
Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre
This summer, a film crew from the National Trust took to the streets of the Nickel City with one goal in mind: Let Buffalonians tell it like it is.
Saturday, October 22, 10:30am-12pm
Pulitzer-prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson will close the conference with a discussion of African-American migration, inspired by her best-selling book “The Warmth of Other Suns.”
Check out our local partner Preservation Buffalo Niagara's blog post on other tours and events happening in Buffalo this week, and make sure to read last week's blog post on ways to stay connected to the conference happenings online. Better yet, Register here to join us in person!