Saving Places 2020

January 29 – February 1, 2020
Wednesday – Saturday

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


Colorado Preservation, Inc (CPI) was proud to present the 2020 Saving Places® Conference, a dynamic four-day event featuring high-quality educational content and networking opportunities for individuals, organizations, and communities working with historic and cultural places. 

This conference brought together 786 individuals from across the state and 22 states around the country. This year, we had engaging content from over 100 speakers, 90 sessions, 10 roundtable discussions (NEW for 2020), workshops, and tours. Sessions range from beginner to advanced content with AIA, AIA HSW, APA, and Educator credits were available.

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How do we focus on the future with a clear vision of the past?


The theme of the 2020 conference took a special look at different ways education impacts historic preservation, archaeology, planning, and associated fields. Content will emphasize how to educate the public on the importance of saving places, how to engage communities intergenerationally, and how to build partnerships.

How do we focus on the future with a clear vision of the past?

For over 20 years, CPI has provided essential training and networking opportunities to individuals like YOU who are working to protect our state’s heritage.



Presenting Sponsors of Saving Places® Conference:

Silver Sponsors

Copper Sponsors

Robert E. Musgraves
& Joan Prusse

Granite Sponsors

Marble Sponsors

ADA Compliance by Whiteley Consulting
Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, And Safety 
Concrete Stabilization Technologies, Inc. 
Custom Plaster
NSG Pilkington 
University of Denver – College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Watkins Stained Glass 

Program Partners

Donate to CPI

We hope you will extend your appreciation for Colorado's heritage by helping us take advantage of this $1 to $1 matching campaign. Learn more about our matching campaign and make your tax-deductible donation today!

Matching Campaign

Thank you to our donors for the 2022 matching campaign!

Annie Mabry

Dave and Corinne Lively

Gregory Friesen

William West

Keith Brooke

Paula Sutton

Richard and Bonnie Scudder

Melinda Elswick

John Quest

Richard and Patricia Cronenberger

Newmont Corp.

Kathleen Delzell

Lynda Heckendorn

Donald and Glenita Emarine

Sally Hopper

Marcia and Will Johnson

Don Stott

Sydney Nathans

Robin Cope

Kintz & Family

Anne Goolsby

Sarah Hite

Kevin Kearney

Monta Lee Dakin

John and Camille Palmeri

Sonya Ellingboe

Tim & Kris Hoehn

Leo H. Smith

Russell E. & Carol. H. Atha, III

Melanie Roth

Beverly Rich

Christopher Erskine

John Boydstun

Corinne A. Koehler

Nancy Eastman

Joan Strobel-McLean

Tomas A. Hart

Kay Lynn Hefley

Bennett Boeschenstein

Vincent Szafranko

Maureen Espinoza – The Colorado Group

Robert Renfro

Eric Bittner

Janet Dahlquist

William S. Saslow

Dave Hertel

Tim White – White Construction Group

Dan Corson

Ian Lyle


Kaaren Hardy

Terry Tomsick

Carolyn & Don Etter

Kevin E. Corwin

Walter & Susanna Weart

Heather Eckels

Bernadette Kelly

Virginia & Robert Fuller

Lori Hunter

Rebecca & Keith Goodwin

Bob & Hilda Chow

Diamond Campground

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".