Saving Places® Conference

We need YOU! Submit a Session Proposal for the 2021 Saving Places Conference!

For over 20 years, CPI has provided essential training and networking opportunities to those who are working to protect our state’s heritage through its Saving Places Conference. CPI understands the impact this conference has on attendees and preservation in the state as a whole. While CPI is actively exploring the right setting for the 2021 conference and establishing the framework, we need YOUR help to guide content.

This year’s Saving Places Conference theme will support Goal B of the State Preservation Plan: Strengthening and Connecting the Preservation Framework. The conference will also include sessions that address the new challenges that have come as a result of COVID-19 (its impact on Main Streets, local businesses, historic preservation projects, etc.). 

Sessions should inspire, energize, and provide attendees with tools and information to bring back to their communities. Click here to learn more about the session proposal process and to submit your idea.

The deadline for submitting your proposal is 
5 PM, Monday, August 10, 2020.

Due to concerns over COVID-19 in 2021, CPI is asking all session speakers to be available to record content in the fall. Please make sure information would be available for your session if submitting a proposal. 

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Preservation for a Changing Colorado

The 2017 update, Preservation for a Changing Colorado, resulted from a partnership between Colorado Preservation and History Colorado and Colorado Preservation, Inc. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report and accompanying website document the economic benefits of rehabilitation projects, analyzes property values and neighborhood stability in local historic districts, and summarizes the increasing impact of heritage tourism, private preservation development and the success of Colorado’s Main Street program. In a key finding, researchers found that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado leads to $1.03 million in additional spending, 14 new jobs, and $636,700 in increased household incomes across the state! The 2017 report also considers the important role preservation plays in helping Coloradans provide new spaces for creative communities and co-working, create and sustain meaningful places, respond to the state’s changing demographics, and address climate concerns. Click Here to see the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".