Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN
) announces Preservation Plus
, a week long conference focused at fostering a greater understanding and appreciation for Western New York's historic built environment, taking place on September 24-28. Many of the events
begin at 5 PM, ideal for those that have to work during the day.
Preservation Plus builds on the momentum created by the National Preservation Conference that PBN hosted last October. The overwhelming success of that conference highlighted the need for regional preservation-related events and activities and brought much deserved attention to community revitalization efforts throughout Buffalo-Niagara.
The conference will examine the intersection of these and other significant topics with the aid of field visits, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations that highlight successful local projects. In addition to a focus on Historic Preservation, scheduled education sessions center on the themes of Urban Planning, Sustainability, and Community Revitalization. PBN firmly believes that these themes share common messages and goals.
Conference organizers are working to attract local residents, tourists, building professionals, local preservation and neighborhood leaders, as well as students and young professionals. With a wide range of topics, individuals with broader interests outside of the preservation movement are encouraged to attend. Over 40 unique Field and Education sessions are planned to take place throughout the week, not including the much anticipated return of the Museums by Moonlight event from last year's National Preservation Conference.
Preservation Plus is limited to 300 attendees. Conference admission cost $95 for the general public, which includes all sessions, food, and a complimentary ticket to the Museums by Moonlight event on Thursday, September 27. Events will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 5pm to 9pm, with a full conference day on Friday, September 28. A limit of 50 scholarships covering all costs of the conference are available to students who apply online.
To register for Preservation Plus, or for more information about sessions, student scholarships or sponsorship opportunities, visit PresPlusBuffalo.com
or call (716) 852- 3300.