2015 Saving Places Conference: Advancing Preservation Practices

CPI’s 2015 Savings Places Conference: Advancing Preservation Practices (February 4-7, 2015 – Colorado Convention Center, Denver) was a great success thanks to nearly 700 attendees and dozens of presenters and volunteers who made it possible.  Our keynote speakers, Vincent Michael (Executive Director of the Global Heritage Fund) and Matthew Crawford (New York Times best selling author) were inspirational and well received.  Hundreds of attendees enjoyed the Marketplace reception and we topped our record in proceeds with the Endangered Places Silent Auction. Click here to view the program from the 2015 event. Click here to see photos from the 2015 Conference.

Thanks to everyone who worked on and attended this premier event, the largest statewide preservation conference in the country. We look forward to seeing you for the 2016 Saving Places Conference, February 3 – 6!

Conference picPictured above: Board Chair Dominick Sekich and CPI Saving Places Conference keynote speaker, Vincent Michael, Executive Director of the Global Heritage Fund

To view more photos from the event, click here.


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