Rome, Georgia
September 18-20, 2019

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Georgia Historic Preservation Division (HPD), and the Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions (GAPC) partner to present the Georgia Statewide Preservation Conference, a three-day conference that includes preservation presentations, tours, workshops, social events, and professional networking.

The statewide preservation conference brings together preservationists, non-profits, planners, architects, historians, architectural historians, archaeologists, city and county administrators, historic preservation commission members and students from across Georgia.

2019 Statewide Conference

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, the Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and the City of Rome invite you to join us for the 2019 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference in Rome, GA from Wednesday, September 18 to Friday, September 20, 2019!

The conference will offer three simultaneous tracks with topics ranging from general preservation, archaeology, economic development, and tools for historic preservation communities, and it will include both educational and field sessions. All sessions will be open to all attendees. Workshops will take place Wednesday, September 18th. Paper sessions will take place Thursday and Friday, September 19th-20th, and tours will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, September 19th. Click the button below to see a full schedule.

Keynote
Why do old places matter to people?  What difference does it make if we save and reuse the old places in our communities?  Our keynote speaker Tom Mayes, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of the National Trust, explores the many reasons based on his recent book Why Old Places Matter. From the sense of continuity and memory, to beauty and sacredness, to sustainability and economics, Why Old Places Matter explores the sometimes surprising relationships that people have with the old places of their lives, and makes the case that saving and reusing these places is important for people’s well-being.

View Schedule and Program

See more on registration options and hotel accommodations below. For more information about Rome, visit the City of Rome website.

For further questions, contact Sarah Love with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division at 770-389-7856 or sarah.love@dnr.ga.gov.

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Registration

Online registration is now CLOSED. On-site registration is $200 and will take place during the following times and locations at the conference:

  • Wednesday, September 18 | 9:00 am –10:00 am: Rome Area History Museum, 305 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161
  • Thursday, September 19 | 8:00 am – 9:00 am: Rome City Hall, 601 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161
  • Friday, September 20 |  8:00 am – 9:00 am: Rome Area History Museum, 305 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161

Full registration includes all sessions, workshops, tours and receptions held Wednesday-Friday (unless otherwise noted).

Discounted registration rates are available for Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commission (GAPC) members as well as students.

Tickets for guests of attendees to attend the reception on Thursday evening are available for $35.

How to Sign Up for Tours

Tour sign-up will be available at the registration table and is on a first-come first-served basis. Attendees will need to sign up during registration on Wednesday or Thursday morning. Pre-registration for the Roman Holiday Boat Tour is sold out. J. Dickey’s Berry College tour is capped at 15, and Where Romans Rest is capped at 20. Please refer to tour descriptions in the schedule for meeting location, activity level, tour duration, and transportation.

Accommodations

Room blocks are available at the following hotels for September 18-19, 2019.

Hawthorn Suites
100-110 North 2nd Ave NW, Rome, GA 30161
(706) 378-4837
$129 or $149 per night plus taxes (depending on room type)
Available until August 18, 2019
Call for reservations. Indicate you are booking for the Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to receive the group rate.

Hampton Inn & Suites Rome
875 West 1st St, Rome, GA 30161
(706) 622-5631
$129 per night plus taxes
Available until August 22, 2019
Book using this link or call for reservations. Indicate you are booking for the Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to receive the group rate.

Courtyard by Marriott Rome
320 West 3rd Street, Rome, GA 30165
(706) 295-7006
$139 per night plus taxes
Available until August 18, 2019
Call for reservations. Indicate you are booking with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (Statewide Historic Preservation Conference) to receive the group rate.

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