Maryland’s Annual Preservation & Revitalization Conference

May 20-21, 2010
Tidewater Inn and the Avalon Theatre, Easton, MD

Register Now! Our pre-registration rates end on Friday, April 30, 2010.

Preservation Maryland is thrilled to announce that Rodney L. Swink, FASLA has been confirmed to deliver the plenary address on Thursday, May 20. Mr. Swink led the North Carolina Main Street Program for twenty-four years. The Program includes 57 communities, and during his leadership, more than $800 million was invested in revitalizing those towns. Mr. Swink is also a former president of the American Society of Landscape Architects and chair of its College of Fellows. He will address the importance of understanding the link between urban and rural preservation to meet the development challenges of the 21st Century.

Over the course of the two-day conference, Preservation Maryland will present speakers from a wide range of disciplines related to preservation. Speakers will include representatives from:

* The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
* Main Street Maryland
* Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions
* The Maryland Department of Planning
* The Maryland Department of Transportation
* Maryland Heritage Areas
* The Maryland Historical Society
* The Maryland Humanities Council
* The Maryland Office of Tourism Development
* The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
* The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
* The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
* The National Trust for Historic Preservation
* Preservation Maryland

In addition, local historic district commission and planning department staff and volunteers from across the state will be on hand to share their challenges and successes. The conference will also feature many highly respected architects, developers, and historians.

A look through the Conference Schedule at-a-Glance will show the wide variety of offerings available and how the Preservation and Revitalization Conference is the best value in the state!

For more information contact Jessica Feldt at 410-685-2886 x. 302 orjfeldt@preservationmaryland.org.

There is still time to become a sponsor of the 2010 Preservation and Revitalization Conference.  Click here for a summary of sponsorship opportunities.  If you have any questions, please contact Louise Hayman at 410-685-2886 x307 or lhayman@preservationmaryland.org.

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