KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

Mr. Ted Monoson, Director of Government Relations National Conference on State Historic Preservation Officers Friday, June 16, 2017 - General Session Be sure to register early so you can learn about the current status of historic preservation on the Federal level and how it will impact our efforts in Arizona. Ted Monoson is the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officer's director of government relations. In 2016, he led the successful effort to reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund. Ted has…

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We’re Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Arizona State Parks in 2017!

Welcome Reception Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm On-Site: Turquoise Ballroom - Salons 2&3 Join us for our welcome reception and a grand and glorious reception at the 15th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in beautiful Oro Valley. This year, we will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Arizona State Parks. Guests will enjoy a presentation of the evolution of Arizona State Parks and a welcome by Kathryn Leonard, State Historic Preservation Officer in a beautiful setting at the hotel.…

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Awards Nomination Forms Now Available!

2017 Heritage Preservation Honor Awards The Arizona Preservation Foundation and the State Historic Preservation Office/Arizona State Parks invite your nominations for the annual Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Awards. Each year awards are given to individuals, businesses, organizations, and/or projects in recognition of outstanding achievements in preserving Arizona's prehistoric and historic resources. The mission of the Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Awards is to: * Promote public awareness of historic preservation in the state of Arizona; * Publicly recognize the varied contributions…

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Government-to-Government Consultation Toolkit Now Available On-Line!

Full-Day Training Session at 2017 Conference New website is a must-see for Tribes and Agencies! https://sites.google.com/view/az-consultation-toolkit/home The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), in partnership with Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, is pleased to present the Government-to-Government Consultation Toolkit, an interactive website designed to facilitate the consultation process for agencies and Tribes in their review of federal undertakings under the National Historic Preservation Act, and state actions/plans under the State Historic Preservation Act. Our work will continue behind the scenes…

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REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 16, 2017

Early Registration Discounts Available Register Early and Save! Visit our registration page on our website on Monday, January 16, 2017 and make plans to attend the best professional development conference for historic preservation in the Southwest. www.azpreservation.com Scroll through our newly-redesigned website that has been modified for very easy navigation.  Enjoy thorough descriptions of sessions, speaker biographies, and more on the Agenda page. Tours, off-site activities, and special events are listed under the 2017 Events page. And keep up to…

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What Sessions Can You Expect?

Here is a sample list: Arizona Senate Bill 1418 (2016) and Changes to the Arizona State Museum's Cultural Resource Management Service Rates and Fees Youth Community Curators in Vail, Arizona: Connecting Southeast Arizona Heritage Tracking the Footprints of Early Agricultural Farmers in Tucson, Arizona Building a Case for Historic Preservation Economic Tools for Historic Preservation Preservation is Placemaking: Anchoring our Past to Reveal Sense of Place and Belonging Not Just Empty Space: Historic City Parks and Streetscapes Tucson's San Augustin…

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It’s In Our Nature – Historic And Cultural Heritage Preservation

It’s In Our Nature – Historic and Cultural Heritage Preservation

It's here! Fall is the perfect time to begin planning your professional development program for 2017 and what better way than to join us for the 2017 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in Oro Valley. This is the first time we have ever conducted the conference in Oro Valley and the folks on the host committees are rolling out the red carpet and are ecstatic that we're bringing so many historic preservation professionals to town. This year's theme is "It's In…

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Steam Pump Ranch Tour And Breakfast – Friday, June 16, 2017

Steam Pump Ranch Tour and Breakfast – Friday, June 16, 2017

One of the best treasures of Oro Valley is right across the street from the Hilton El Conquistador Hotel. Steam Pump Ranch is in various stages of preservation and you will enjoy an early morning breakfast and tour of the site with commentary and information about the short- and long-term plans for its preservation. Transportation will be provided to and from Steam Pump Ranch and the Hilton El Conquistador Hotel and everyone will be back in time to freshen up…

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Hikers Unite… For The 60th Anniversary Of Arizona State Parks – Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hikers Unite… for the 60th Anniversary of Arizona State Parks – Thursday, June 15, 2017

We know that many of our guests are early risers and enjoy the outdoors, so this year we've instituted a unique hiking opportunity right out the back door of the Hilton El Conquistador. Join your fellow hikers for an early morning, guided adventure on Thursday, June 15 before the conference kick-off session. You will enjoy a comfortable and leisurely hike for about 1.5 hours, returning in plenty of time to freshen up before the general session. We will even provide…

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Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers: Annual Opportunity to Support Arizona’s Historic Preservation Efforts

We have more than 70% return sponsorships every year and that says a lot. These sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers enjoy the benefits of our annual program and so should you! A sponsorship of the Arizona Historic Preservation Conference will affirm your organization's commitment to our cultural heritage, cultural resources, and long-term objectives in all fields associated with historic preservation. Sponsorships are available beginning at $250 for our non-profit partners, and at $500 for our for-profit partners and go all the…

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How Will You Participate In Arizona’s Historic Preservation Community In 2017?

How will you participate in Arizona’s Historic Preservation community in 2017?

As we say goodbye to 2016 and we reflect on our many successes, we still have a long way to go to secure commercial buildings, homes, and archaeological sites from the wrecking ball that swings in the name of urban and rural progress. That's why it is particularly important that you and your colleagues and associates participate in the annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference. The 2017 program is the 15th Annual conference and we have come a very long way…

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The Hilton El Conquistador Hotel Is Our Conference Home For 2017.

The Hilton El Conquistador Hotel is Our Conference Home for 2017.

The newly refurbished and rehabilitated Hilton El Conquistador will be a very comfortable venue for our 2017 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference.  Join us as we explore the preservation efforts in the Town of Oro Valley, Pima County, and surrounding areas.  This hidden gem at the base of Pusch Ridge and next to Catalina State Park will be cooler by several degrees in June and offers amazing amenities and conference space where we can spread out, reconnect, network, learn, and relax.…

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Sponsors, Exhibitors And Advertisers: Annual Opportunity To Support Arizona’s Historic Preservation Efforts

Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers: Annual Opportunity to Support Arizona’s Historic Preservation Efforts

We have more than 70% return sponsorships every year and that says a lot. These sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers enjoy the benefits of our annual program and so should you! A sponsorship of the Arizona Historic Preservation Conference will affirm your organization's commitment to our cultural heritage, cultural resources, and long-term objectives in all fields associated with historic preservation. Sponsorships are available beginning at $250 for our non-profit partners, and at $500 for our for-profit partners and go all the…

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Happy Thanksgiving To All Historic Preservationists!

Happy Thanksgiving to All Historic Preservationists!

This time of year we are thankful for many blessings, but we are especially thankful for all of the dedicated professionals, homeowners, consultants, developers, architects, archaeologists, cultural resource managers, tribes, government agencies, non-profits, companies, and everyone who actively and passionately participates in preserving Arizona's cultural heritage. Thank you for all you do throughout the year to make Arizona a great place full of history and wonders for our future generous to enjoy.

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Announcing The 2017 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference

Announcing the 2017 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference

It's here! Fall is the perfect time to begin planning your professional development program for 2017 and what better way than to join us for the 2017 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in Oro Valley. This is the first time we have ever conducted the conference in Oro Valley and the folks on the host committees are rolling out the red carpet and are ecstatic that we're bringing so many historic preservation professionals to town. This year's theme is "It's In…

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Call For Sessions And Presentations – NOW OPEN

Call for Sessions and Presentations – NOW OPEN

Our Call for Sessions and Presentations is your opportunity to share your expertise and successes with our historic preservation audience throughout Arizona. Did you know that nearly 90% of our attendees are repeat participants at the Arizona Historic Preservation Conference?  That means our conference is one of the strongest professional development programs in the United States. Who should submit a session?  Professionals in all fields of historic preservation including but not limited to architecture, archaeology, development, contracting, urban design, and…

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