2024 Saving Places

Thank you for attending Saving Places 2024

Rethink, Refine, Revive:
Using the Past to Forge a Resilient Future

January 31 – February 2, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder

The 2024 Saving Places Conference, held from January 31st to February 2nd, was a resounding success, drawing an impressive turnout of over 600 attendees. Throughout the event, participants engaged in a variety of educational sessions, enriching tours, the Endangered Places Luncheon, the dynamic Preservation Marketplace, and an enlightening film screening.

A sincere appreciation extends to all the speakers who shared their expertise and insights, with special gratitude to our esteemed keynote presenters: Bonnie McDonald, Monica Rhodes, Ann Beha, Larry Strain, and Lori Ferris. Their contributions illuminated innovative approaches to historic preservation, inspiring attendees to “Rethink, Refine, and Revive” their practices in this vital field.

To all who joined us at this inspiring gathering, thank you for your enthusiastic participation. As the conference comes to a close, we encourage you to carry forward the knowledge and ideas gleaned here, leveraging them to advance historic preservation efforts not only within your own communities but also across Colorado and the wider region.

Together, let us continue to champion the preservation of our cultural heritage and ensure its enduring relevance for generations to come.


Remember to access On Demand content you will need to verify email. Once you arrive at the verification screen, please enter your information being sure to use the email you used for your conference registration. A verification code will be sent to your email. If you do not see it within 5 minutes, check you spam folder.


Below are some answers to some frequently asked questions!


Where can I access the On-Demand sessions?

Anyone registered for the conference can access the recorded Saving Places sessions using the event website or event app. Here is a link to the event website: https://cvent.me/WPRYyG. You will be prompted to enter your name and email to enter the website or app. You must use the email with which you registered for the conference. A verification code will be sent to your email. (The verification code often goes to Junk so please check there if you don’t get it shortly after your request). Enter the verification code and you can access the website. You can find the On Demand Sessions using the menu. Click SCHEDULE >>>On Demand. We are working on editing the videos to start with the speaker but for now you may have to advance through the first few minutes of recording to the beginning of the presentation.

How long with the On Demand video content be available?
The On Demand sessions will be available for 6 month, ending on August 31, 2024.

Where can I access the 2024 Saving Places Conference Evaluation?
We would love to know what you thought about the 2024 Saving Places Conference. Please complete an evaluation here: https://form.jotform.com/240321050231131.

How do I report my attendance to earn my AIA and APA CE credits?
If you where unable to procure a AIA/APA Attendance Form at the conference, worry not, you can download a copy of the form here: https://acrobat.adobe.com/id/urn:aaid:sc:VA6C2:5c623b11-5405-4db7-9cdc-eeeedfe5f165. Complete the form and email it to [email protected].

I need a receipt for myself or my group. How do I get one?
You will need to contact CPI for a group receipt. Please email me with the name of the group leader or a member in the group and I will get a group receipt. 

I or someone in my group was unable to attend the conference. Can I get a refund?
We are happy to issue refunds using our refund policy. Our refund policy states that you are able to get a refund, however we retain 10% of your registration fee to cover the costs of your registration and registration materials.

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Featured Project

Preservation for a Changing Colorado

Historic preservation has a direct economic benefit to communities and Colorado! Take a look at the 2017 study, which considered the ways adaption of historic places has a direct financial effect on the state.

This updated, most resent study, was the result of a partnership between Colorado Preservation, Inc and History Colorado, funded by a grant from History Colorado's State Historical Fund. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report 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 determined that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado it produced $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, responds to the state’s changing demographics, and addresses climate concerns.

Click Here to see download and read the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".