Ebey’s Forever Conference and Other Upcoming Conferences


Fall is a busy time of year for preservation and heritage conferences. Here are some to consider attending:

Ebey’s Forever Conference and Community Event, November 5-6, 2010, Coupeville, Whidbey Island. The 3rd Ebey’s Forever Conference offers a slate of behind-the-scenes field trips, workshops, local music, and a taste of Ebey’s – hosted by experts in agriculture, historic preservation and sustainability. See website for details.

63rd Annual Pacific Northwest History Conference, November 3-5, Spokane. “Game Changers and History Makers: Women in Pacific Northwest History.” The conference commemorates the centennial of Washington women permanently winning the right to vote in 1910. Academic, oral, and independent historians, preservationists, archivists, museologists, genealogists, community activists, and others will gather at the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane. The conference will reveal new scholarship, current trends, and exciting avenues for new research and presentation. October 6 (today) is the deadline for early bird registration and discount rates for the Davenport Hotel. For details, visit the conference website.

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Marion Dean Ross Chapter/Pacific Northwest Chapter Annual Conference, October 15-17, 2010, Kelowna, BC. “Small Cities: Balancing Pasts and Futures in the Pacific Northwest” is the theme of this year’s chapter conference in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. The conference will offer presentations of scholarly papers, guided walking tours by distinguished scholars, and keynote addresses by well-known historians and preservationists. Deadline to register is October 8. For details, go to conference website.

National Preservation Conference, October 27-30, Austin, Texas. The annual conference produced by the National Trust for Historic Preservation is in Austin this year. Usually, more than 2,000 participants attend the annual gathering. Register online through October 25. For conference details, go to the Trust’s conference website. Be sure to check out all the cool features on the website to learn more about the conference and the host city.