2021 MA Historic Preservation Conference

September 23-24 (a virtual event) 

Education is a cornerstone of Preservation Massachusetts' mission. By bringing the preservation community together to learn, share, mentor and network, we strengthen ourselves, our initiatives, and our collective movement. Since 2015, Preservation Massachusetts has presented this biennial statewide program in partnership with organizations and agencies around the Commonwealth.  

This September 23-24, join us for the first-ever virtual Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference. A virtual event allows us to reach all communities across the Commonwealth. From urban to rural, coastal to inland, our various regions represent diverse approaches to the preservation of our historic buildings, landscapes, histories, sites and resources. The conference will highlight preservation successes, challenges and lessons learned.



Welcome to the home of the virtual 2021 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference. Here you will be able to view register, view the schedule of live sessions, browse the resource room, access on-demand content and more. Registration opens in early August, and registered attendees will get full access to conference sessions. 

The event will take place September 23-24, with live sessions from 9:00am-12:00pm each day. All conference sessions will be recorded, so if you can't choose between two great topics, you'll have access to both! The Resource Room will host videos and on-demand digital content created with the expertise of our partners from across Massachusetts.


Registered attendees will have access to conference content beyond the event dates, so be sure to sign up when registration opens in early August. Subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media for the latest news.

Who Should Attend? 

Preservation intersects with many groups, interests, and constituencies. We encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations and endeavor to make those connections possible. The conference sessions will target:

  • Local advocates & citizens interested in preserving the buildings, landscapes, and historic resources in their communities

  • Local commission members, including historic districts, planning and zoning board members, conservation and local CPCs, and more

  • Professionals involved with history, heritage, culture, or interpretation

  • Planning, housing, development, construction and architectural industry members 

  • Professionals, students, community volunteers and more!

What Does Registration Include?

Conference registration is $25 (student & sponsor discounts available) and grants you access to:

  • Two days of live sessions

  • Recordings of all conference sessions (posted at the conclusion of the conference)

  • On-demand content, including the Resource Room

  • Post-conference discussion sessions (exclusive to registered attendees)

Can My Company Sponsor the Conference?

Yes, sponsorships make this event possible! Download info or register on the website.

Questions? Call 617-938-8879 or email jroper@preservationmass.org

The 2021 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference is
organized and presented by Preservation Massachusetts. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!