September 13-15, 2023
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Historic Preservation Division (HPD) partner to present the Georgia Statewide Preservation Conference. This year’s conference will be hosted in Augusta, GA, Wednesday, September 13 – Friday, September 15.
The statewide preservation conference brings together preservationists, non-profits, planners, architects, historians, architectural historians, archaeologists, city and county administrators, historic preservation commission members, students from across Georgia, and the general public.
2023 Statewide Conference
You are invited to the City of Augusta for the 2023 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
This conference will bring together preservationists and professionals for three days of informative presentations, local tours and field sessions, and networking opportunities. Tours and field sessions will take place on Wednesday, September 13th. Speaker sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday, September 14th and 15th. A full schedule is included in the Program linked below.
Online registration is now closed. Walk-up registration will be available on-site during the event for $200. See the program below for registration times and locations. Scroll down for more on our keynote speaker and hotel accommodations. Those already registered can check-in at the “registration” times listed in the program. Wednesday morning check-in is not required for those taking Wednesday afternoon tours.
Wednesday’s tours are included in the registration cost but spots are limited and advanced sign up is required to secure a spot. Currently all tours spots are full. Reach out to Rose Mayo at Rose.Mayo@dca.ga.gov about any openings.
If you are signed up for tours on Wednesday afternoon, you do not need to arrive for Wednesday morning registration. As long as you signed up in advance for tours, your name will be on the tour list and you can plan to collect registration materials at Thursday morning Registration/Check-in. See Program linked above for registration times and locations.
For details on parking, registration/check-in, HPC credits and other information to know before you go to Augusta, click here.
Questions can be directed to Rose Mayo, Outreach Coordinator with the Historic Preservation Division at Rose.Mayo@dca.ga.gov.
Sehila Mota Casper is the inaugural Executive Director for Latinos in Heritage Conservation, where she works to ensure that the preservation field is inclusive, equitable, and rooted in communities. She previously worked as a senior field officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the City of Austin, where she has championed systemic transformations and a just preservation movement.
Over the past decade, she has organized national Latinx preservation conferences, led efforts to save National Treasure campaigns, such as the LULAC Council 60 Clubhouse and Rio Vista Farm, the first U.S. Bracero Reception and Processing Center. She serves on the board of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, Preservation Texas, Texas Dance Hall Preservation, the State Board of Review, and the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. Sehila is the recipient of the 2014 National Trust for Historic Preservation Mildred Colodny Diversity scholarship and a 2013 Texas Historical Commission Preservation Scholar. Sehila is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels during the conference. The number of reserved rooms is limited and these are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible.
Conference events will take place at various locations in downtown Augusta. The location of speaker sessions are: Marion Hatcher Center (519 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901) and 2KM Architects Inc Offices (529 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901).
The Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
2 10th St, Augusta, GA 30901
Room Rate: $169 per night, plus taxes and fees
Last Day to Book at this rate: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Booking Link. (No code needed)
The Partridge Inn, Curio by Hilton
2110 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
Room Rate: $151 per night, plus taxes and fees
Last Day to Book at this rate: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Booking Link. Use Code: GAPC
(Note, the booking code is not specific to the Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions as is available for all to use.)
Holiday Inn Express Downtown Augusta
444 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901
Room Rate: $99 per night, plus taxes and fees
No cut-off date to book by.
Booking Link. Use Code: SHP
When searching for reservations using this link, select “Group Rate” under Rate Preference and enter the code above.
Online registration is now closed. Walk-up registration will be available on-site during the event for $200. See schedule for registration times and locations.
Tour Sign up
Wednesday’s tours are included in your registration, however these tours have limited capacity and you will need to sign up for the ones you would like to do to secure your spot. Currently all tours spots are full. Reach out to Rose Mayo at Rose.Mayo@dca.ga.gov about any openings.