NAPC Forum 2018

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) is bringing our biennial FORUM to Des Moines, Iowa, from July 18 to 22, 2018.  FORUM 2018 includes dozens of educational sessions and discussion panels, mobile workshops and tours, and five days of non-stop networking for commission staff and volunteers representing local, state and national organizations and government agencies. For more info and updates go to the FORUM 2018 site.

A variety of topics will be covered including preservation in economically challenged communities, planning successful Main Street projects, negotiating downtown redevelopment, advocacy, youth in historic preservation and much more! 

Mary Means, a national leader in heritage development, former Vice President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and founder of the National Main Street program, will deliver the keynote address.

Other speaker highlights include Jeff Goodell, contributing editor to Rolling Stone Magazine and author of the new book The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World. Goodell will discuss how climate change has the potential to massively reshape historic cities around the world, perhaps sooner than we think.

Preliminary Program