2019 Saving Places Conference

The Next Generation of Preservation: A Call to Action

Monday – Thursday, February 4-7, 2019

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202

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




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.

What happens at the Saving Places conference?

  • Endangered Places Luncheon: Since 1998, CPI has worked with over 100 threatened sites through Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program. This program works with communities statewide to build awareness of, and assistance for, historically significant places that are in danger of being lost. The 2019 Endangered Places List will be announced at the luncheon on Tuesday, February 5.
  • Preservation Marketplace: CPI’s evening Preservation Marketplace (Tuesday, February 5) provides networking opportunities for attendees to meet with our exhibitors while enjoying live music, food, and cocktails. 
  • Workshops: Workshops offer in-depth, hands-on exploration of a topic.
  • Tours: Tours offer attendees an up-close opportunity to experience preservation-in-action around the Denver metro area.
  • Sessions: In-depth educational sessions (75 minutes) featuring industry thought leaders.
  • Hot Topic Sessions: Quick, impactful overviews (30 minutes) of the pressing issues in preservation.


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.


CPI Saving Places Sponsor Packet CPI’s sponsorship opportunities are geared toward providing you with ways to cultivate strategic relationships with our members and conference attendees, who are decision-makers and leaders in their community.

Browse the packet below. Access your own copy here. Thank you for your support!

Ready to complete the commitment form? Complete the information with secure payment online here: https://form.jotform.com/82465824984168

Thank you to our Saving Places 2019 Sponsors!


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This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund grant.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Gossard Fund for Colorado of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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