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2024 Preserve AZ Conference & Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Awards, Prescott


The 2024 Preserve AZ Conference boasts two full days of programming geared to professionals, with continuing education credits when available, in the fields of historic preservation, archaeology, cultural resources management, architecture, and planning. The event is tailored for members of the public who are involved in historic preservation and archaeology through volunteer activities and non-profit or state and local board and commission membership. Programming is designed to attract elected leadership and staff of Arizona’s 22 Native American tribes, who have a special relationship to Arizona’s historic resources. The two days of general programming are supplemented by tours, activities, and pre-conference workshops.

The conference planning committee has chosen the theme for this year's conference: "Planning the Past, Preserving the Future."

This theme pays homage in a playful manner to Prescott, Arizona's Master Planning initiative, "Preserving the Past, Planning the Future." In 2024, much like Prescott and other municipalities, the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office finds itself engaged in a comprehensive planning endeavor. The concept of "planning the past" emphasizes the strategic foresight required for effective heritage preservation. It aligns with the preamble of the National Historic Preservation Act, which underscores the federal preservation program's primary aim: providing "a sense of orientation to the American people" for the future.

Effective heritage preservation demands deliberate action, whether through considerate zoning, financial incentives for private ownership and redevelopment, or the formulation of strategies to safeguard archaeological resources. The foundation of our future environments, both built and natural, hinges on the ability of our heritage resources to pave the way forward – a process that necessitates a meticulous plan. "Planning the Past" serves as a reminder that preservation isn't accidental; it's a deliberate and intentional undertaking. "Preserving the Future" acknowledges the indispensable role our heritage plays in shaping the Arizona of tomorrow. The conference planning team enthusiastically welcomes all session submissions related to the overarching theme of "planning."


Conference Quick Facts


  • Pre-conference Workshops & Symposium, Tuesday, June 25 (click here to view)

    • Included in the full conference registration rate

    • For day-only attendance, $40

    • Complimentary for presenters and tribal members

  • Conference Sessions, Wednesday through Friday June 26-28

  • Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, June 26


Schedule & Descriptions of Pre-Conference Workshops, Sessions, and Events: View here


Sponsorship Opportunities: View here


Conference Registration: Register here

  • Early Rate, $295 (ends April 30)

  • Regular Rate, $345 (ends June 19)

  • Late Rate, $395 


Scholarship Application: View here


Hotel St. Michael, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott

  • Make reservations by calling the hotel at 928-776-1999 or clicking on this link

  • Reference 2024 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference and Group Code 2406AZHIST to receive the contracted rate of $125 (plus taxes).

  • Room rates are subject to tax, which is currently 11.325%. Taxes are subject to change without notice.

  • Guest accommodations will be available at 4 p.m. on arrival day and reserved until 11 a.m. on departure day.

  • Reservations will require a credit card to be confirmed.


Host Hotel (SOLD OUT!): Hassayampa Inn, 22 E. Gurley St., Prescott

  • Reservations must be received by the cut-off date of May 31, 2024 by calling the Hassayampa Inn's Reservation Department at 800-322-1927 or 928-778-9434, then press #1. Calls should be made between the hours of Monday through Friday 7 am to 8 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; or Sunday 9 am to 5 pm (AZ Time).

  • Identify yourself as part of the Arizona Historic Preservation Conference to receive the conference rate of $115 (plus taxes).

  • All sleeping room rates are subject to Lodger's Tax of 3.00% and Gross Receipts Tax of 8.35%, totaling 11.325%.  These taxes are subject to change without notice.

  • Check-in time is 3 pm and check-out time is Noon​.

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