Answers to Questions!



Information for this webpage coming soon.


  • Who plans the conference? The conference is planned by representatives from the following organizations: Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, Archaeology Southwest, and the City of Tempe.


  • What is included in the registration? Coming soon!


  • What are the dates of the 2020 conference? June 16-18, 2020 (Tuesday through Thursday). Be sure to arrive at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2100 South Priest Drive in Tempe, the night before if you are attending early morning sessions. Also consider staying over the weekend. The discounted hotel conference rate is available three days before and three days after the conference.


  • What is the main conference facility for 2020? Hotel accommodations and all conference activities will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282.


  • Who attends? Advocacy groups, tribal leaders, state and local government leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, legislators, archaeologists, architects, cultural resource managers, city planners, developers, preservation enthusiasts, students, lecturers, authors, professors, homeowners, historic preservation commissioners, non-profit organizations, museum administrators, archivists, energy experts and leaders, contractors, private consultants in historic preservation, and countless others who understand the value of adaptive reuse, sustainability, and the importance of preserving sites and culturally significant resources for future generations.


  • What type of speakers and session leaders are present? Local, domestic, and international speakers are often our keynote speakers, presenters, and session leaders at the conference. Many of the speakers are entrepreneurs, authors, lecturers, and leaders in the historic preservation industry and community. Some speakers come from as far away as Western Europe, Great Britain, Canada, and as close as neighboring towns and cities within Arizona itself. Our hope is to encourage more global educational outreach with this conference and build awareness of the great work we are doing in Arizona and the Southwest to preserve buildings, sites, and cultural places.


  • What partners and sponsors are present? We have seen small business owners and major corporate and public entities participate as our conference partners and sponsors. Typically, these participants are directly involved in historic preservation or in some way support the historic preservation efforts. They are organizations who derive some political or commercial benefit from being well represented at the conference and most are repeat planning or financial partners that we welcome back each year. We also welcome non-profit partners including museums, colleges, universities, municipalities, preservation-related non-profit affiliations, and many more.


  • How do I see the agenda? Visit the Agenda page of this website for more information. A preliminary agenda is posted as soon as a good portion of it is completed sometime in mid-February. We will send an email and post the notice on Facebook and Twitter when the agenda is available.


  • Will a bookseller be on-site? Yes.


  • How do I become a partner, sponsor, or advertiser? Visit the Sponsors page of this website for more information and a list of available options or send us an email. We welcome organizations who wish to sponsor the conference and have a great marketing package to offer for maximum commercial exposure.


  • How do I become a speaker or presenter? Visit the Session Submission page of this website for instructions and to submit your proposal online. Sessions may be submitted until December 9, 2019. If you still have questions, contact EMAIL for assistance. All presentation and session proposal submissions are processed through this website. No emails, faxes, or hard copy presentations will be accepted. All session submissions will be asked to verify and confirm copyright ownership of the submitters.


  • How do I become an exhibitor? A limited number of exhibitor opportunities are available. Exhibitor tables will be displayed in the hotel lobby. Preference is given to organizations that sponsor the conference. Exhibitor-only options will be available later in the Spring of 2020 after all sponsorships have been exhausted. If you would like an exhibitor table, consider choosing a full sponsorship package that includes an exhibitor table. Remember that some sponsorship options also include free registrations. Visit the Sponsors page of this website for more information and a list of available options, or send us an email.


  • How do I submit a Governor’s Award nomination? Governor’s Award nominations for awards in archaeology and historic preservation are accepted when registration goes live in January of 2020. Nomination forms and instructions for submission will be available at URL. Past award recipients are listed here.


  • How do I join the Arizona Preservation Foundation or related organizations? Visit our Partners page on this website for a link to various organizations’ websites where membership information is available.


  • How do I ensure my name is on the mailing list for the 2020 conference and future conferences? Visit the conference home page and see the “Join Our Mailing List” box to opt-in for future mailings and updates. Or send us an email and we will ensure that your name is in our database for further communications. You may also join our Facebook page and become a fan.


  • How do I remove my name from the mailing list? Send us an email with the word PLEASE REMOVE in the subject line and you will not receive any further communication. Or when you receive an email from conference planners, you can find an “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the email and quickly unsubscribe.


  • Where will the conference be in 2021? While the planning committee has received suggestions about future conference locations, if you have ideas, let us know! The 2021 site will be announced just after the completion of the 2020 conference. Be sure you are on our email list to receive the latest news.




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Phoenix, AZ 85002


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