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OCTOBER 5, 2012

Go Beyond in Spokane!

The National Preservation Conference is the premier conference in the United States for preservation professionals, dedicated volunteers, and serious supporters. It is the single best source for information, ideas, inspiration, and contacts. The conference brings together experts and practitioners in the diverse specialties that contribute to preservation including architecture, cultural landscapes, historic sites, heritage tourism and education, smart growth, regional planning, downtown and neighborhood revitalization, housing, organizational management, public policy, real estate development, and more all within the context of a national advocacy movement. Come to Spokane prepared to meet leaders in preservation, participate in informative sessions, and look beyond our traditional borders to explore, embrace, and ensure the future of preservation—what we like to refer to as going Beyond Boundaries.

here for a list of recommended sessions to attend, many of which relate to preservation diversity issues.

DSP at the Spokane National Preservation Conference

Spokane Annual PowwowIn less than four weeks, the Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) will welcome 30 diversity scholarship recipients to the National Preservation Conference in Spokane, WA. Celebrating its 20th year at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, DSP works to increase the diversity of the participants at the conference and in the preservation movement. This year’s scholars represent 15 states, including the Virgin Islands.

You are invited to meet the scholarship recipients and learn about preserving heritage. Diversity Scholars will present at several conference events, including the DSP Scholarship Program Opening Session on Wednesday, October 31st at 2 PM, the “Telling Richer Stories of Place” general session on Friday, November 2nd at 8:30 AM and Power Sessions (i.e., 30-minute information sessions) in the Conference Exhibit Hall on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2, in the afternoon. Registration packages will include a final program that lists full descriptions of the conference events. More than half of the Diversity Scholarship recipients are attending the conference for the first time, so please make a point to say hello during conference events—scholars will be wearing orange ribbons.

here for the roster of the 2012 Diversity Scholars. Or, feel free to stop by the DSP Information Desk at the Spokane Convention Center for information about DSP and a copy of the 2012 Scholarship Directory. A limited supply of materials will be available.

Let’s meet under the Smoke Stacks!

Sponsored by the National Trust Advisors, DSP will host its annual mixer at the Honor Award-winning Steam Plant Square (in the Commons Room) on Thursday, November 1st from 7:30-9:00 PM. Guests will have the opportunity to nosh, network, share wisdom, and catch up with old friends. DSP scholars, alumni, and mentors are encouraged to attend. The DSP reception will follow the first National Preservation Conference Powwow which will be held at the Spokane Convention Center.

Please let us know if you're able to attend, as we're subject to space limitations and want to provide adequate food for all of our guests. We hope you’ll join us for some good old fashioned preservation socializing under the smoke stacks at the Steam Plant!

Historic Preservation Events and Training

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The Diversity Scholarship Program is partially supported through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Views and conclusions in this material are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the US Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the US Government.