Tonight: National Preservation Conference Kicks Off in Spokane!

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 by Priya Chhaya

This post is adapted from the Preservation Leadership Forum blog. Follow along there for daily recaps of all conference activities!

Happy Halloween! Most of the staff today has embraced the holiday and turned out in shades of red, orange and black. But there is an even bigger event going on today -- the kick-off of the National Preservation Conference in Spokane!

For those stranded by Sandy on the East Coast, we hope you'll be able to follow along on the Preservation Leadership Forum blog and via Twitter (hashtag #presconf). We're live-streaming the opening plenary tonight (starting at 5:15 PT/8:15 ET), featuring National Trust President Stephanie Meeks and speaker Annie Leonard. Learn more about Leonard's work with the Story of Stuff and read her post on the blog.

We'll also be live-streaming the the National Preservation Honor Awards on Friday and the closing plenary on Saturday. Watch all these events at

Want to know more about how to keep up with the National Preservation Conference this week? Here's a handy list.

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Priya Chhaya

Priya Chhaya

Priya Chhaya is Associate Manager for Online Content, Preservation Resources at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A public historian at heart, she sees history wherever she goes and believes that it is an important part of the American identity.