2022 Saving Places

Saving Places®

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s (CPI) Saving Places® Conference, a fitting year to reflect and reimagine what is offered under the Saving Places Conference banner. Incorporating feedback and evaluations from previous conference events, CPI in 2022 embraces a new hybrid structure for the conference that combines in-person, online, and On-the-Road training presented in the proposed location of San Luis (details are unfolding!). At its core, the Saving Places conference provides critical training, networking, and educational opportunities to support the preservation community locally and nationwide.

The title of the 2022 conference will be “Perspectives in Preservation,” with the overarching theme of bringing voices that have been lost, sidelined, or overlooked within the preservation community and beyond. The 2022 Conference’s theme is Goal A, Preserving the Places that Matter, which allows CPI to explore how the community identifies, documents, evaluates, protects, and interprets Colorado’s irreplaceable historic and cultural resources, significantly for underrepresented, native, and BIPOC communities. This theme also covers the different interpretations of preservation from cultural to landscape to physical building preservation. CPI plans to explore different viewpoints on preservation to broaden the discussion as we look to the future of this important movement. What preservation means to different communities and how this definition could or should be expanded.

Save the Date! Saving Places® 2022

Following a legacy of in-person conferences and a successful, innovative Virtual Saving Places® 2021 conference, Colorado Preservation, Inc. will host a hybrid event for 2022, providing a comprehensive conference experience.

Conference outline

As Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s team begins planning the 2022 conference, here is what you can look forward to as an attendee …

In-Person at Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel
Monday, Feb. 7–Tuesday, Feb. 8

• Monday keynote address and educational sessions
• Tuesday Endangered Places Program announcement, keynote speakers and educational sessions
• Tuesday evening networking event
• Online silent auction

Wednesday, Feb. 9

• Keynote address and educational sessions

Saving Places® On-the-Road
Late summer 2022

• Location TBD
• First day – keynote speaker, one/two educational sessions, discussions and evening gathering with the community
• Second day – half-to-full-day tours and experiences in the area

Check back here for updates and details. All of us at Colorado Preservation, Inc. are excited to see you in 2022!

Event Recordings for Virtual Saving Places® 2021

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