2019 Saving Places Conference

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The Next Generation of Preservation: A Call to Action

Monday – Thursday, February 4-7, 2019
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Our conference starts on Monday this year, so be sure to mark your calendars!




 Request for Session Proposals Now Open!


The Next Generation of Preservation: A Call to Action


Every generation chooses what they save. How do individual communities deal with common issues? Priorities for the next generation of preservation will include:

  • Re-winning past battles,
  • Addressing new pressures and constant development,
  • Fighting again for the historic districts of the 1970s and beyond,
  • Reconnecting with our public audience,
  • Reestablishing existing and making new connections with organizations and people, and
  • Recommitting to the cause.

A call to action is WHATEVER the preservation needs are for each community.


Do you have an idea for a session, tour or workshop that would better equip our attendees to build a future with historic places? We want to hear from YOU! Click here to learn more about the session proposal process and to submit your idea. Sessions should inspire, energize, and provide attendees with information to bring back to their communities.

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Submit your proposal by 5 pm, Friday, August 24.



For 21 years, CPI has provided essential training and networking opportunities to individuals who are working to protect our state’s heritage. Each year, the conference brings over 150 speakers and includes over 85 workshops, tours, and sessions which cover a variety of topics.

CPI’s Saving Places® Conference is a dynamic four-day event featuring high-quality educational content and networking opportunities for individuals interested in historic preservation. The event is designed to provide engaging, varied content that will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools they can integrate into their work and communities.

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Submit your proposal by 5 pm, Friday, August 24.


Want to learn more?  Interested in seeing what a typical conference entails?  Click here to view the 2018 Conference program

The Saving Places Conference is funded in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund grant.

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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".

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