A great conference begins with great NEMA members! Consider joining us in Burlington as a session chair or presenter. To submit a proposal, click here. Proposals must be received by February 3, 2012.
Conferences & Workshops
27th Annual R.I. Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
Heritage in America's Great Outdoors
Saturday, April 21, 2012 | Woonsocket
On October 13, 2011, bills were filed in both the United States Senate and House to "establish the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park." The Senate bill was introduced by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), John Kerry (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Scott Brown (R-MA). The House bill was introduced by Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Richard E. Neal (D-MA), James McGovern (D-MA), and James Langevin (D-RI). The new multi-site park would encompass the Blackstone River and its tributaries; the Blackstone Canal; Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket; the historic villages of Slatersville and Ashton, Rhode Island; and Whitinsville and Hopedale in Massachusetts. Also, President Barack Obama recently launched the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a 21st-century conservation and recreation agenda and to reconnect Americans to nature.
As these two efforts proceed, how will they impact the Blackstone Valley? What would a new national park look like? Whom would it attract? How do stewards of historic places accommodate recreation, and how do stewards of natural places include historic interpretation and preservation? How does programming and protecting special places advance economic development? These are some of the questions we will consider at the upcoming Preservation Conference in Woonsocket.
The conference program will be available online and in print in March.
National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference
Spokane WA | October 31 - November 3, 2012
Move beyond traditional boundaries at the National Preservation Conference in Spokane, Washington.
Come to Spokane to discover and explore preservation’s role in cities, towns and rural communities. Let’s talk about what confines us in our work and our mission, and how we can expand the role of preservation in revitalizing cities, combating sprawl, creating jobs, saving energy, preserving landscapes and building community. How can we better partner and work with traditional and new partners to increase preservation’s relevance in modern communities? How do we become better advocates for the movement in our hometowns?
Come to Spokane to bridge chasms, break tradition, and explore what going beyond boundaries can do to move preservation deeper into the consciousness of Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and outlooks.
New England Museum Association Conference
Pushing the Envelope: Innovation and the Future of Museums
Burlington, VT | November 7 - 9, 2012