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 this matching campaign!


Kelly and Peter Merrion

Blair and Chris Miller

Keith and Carmen Willy

Mike and Anne Coughlin

Steven Turner and  Steven Kick

T. Drew Notestine


Elaine Freed

Megan Concannon

Nicole Hernandez

Ron and Linde Thompson

Dan Corson

Lucas Schneider

Jon Nathan Schler

Jane and Phil Watkins

Ariel Steele 

Kimberly Kintz

Lisa A. Stegman

Graham Johnson

James and Joan Kroll

James Hewat

JoVonne P. Fitzgerald

Jennifer Wahlers

Stephen Blitz

Arianthé Stettner

Ann Mullins

R. Michael Bell

Nan and Dave Anderson

Patrick Eidman

Beverly Rich

Jane Daniels

Kaaren Hardy

Cynthia Pond

Rheba Massey

Katherine Woods and Christopher Koziol

Dave Lively

Paul O’Rourke

Lisa May

Sally Hopper

Ann Alexander Walker

Julie Johnson


Judith W. Amico

Featured Project

Preservation for a Changing Colorado

The 2017 update, Preservation for a Changing Colorado, resulted from a partnership between Colorado Preservation and History Colorado and Colorado Preservation, Inc. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report and accompanying website 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 found that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado leads to $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, respond to the state’s changing demographics, and address climate concerns. Click Here to see the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".