Attend a National Preservation Conference Without Leaving the State!

Join us in Des Moines for FORUM 2018!

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) is bringing the biennial FORUM to Des Moines, from July 18 to 22, 2018.  FORUM 2018 will feature dozens of educational sessions and discussion panels on topics ranging from the preservation of historic streetscapes, archaeology in historic districts, preservation zoning and advocacy.   Mobile workshops and tours to some of central Iowa’s most exciting preservation projects are also planned.  Attendees will have five days of non-stop networking for commission staff and volunteers representing local, state and national organizations and government agencies.

Previous FORUMs have been held in Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Antonio.

Members of Preservation Iowa and the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions will receive a special rate on their registration.

The Iowa State Historic Preservation Office and the City of Des Moines are lead partners for this conference.  The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau is also a major supporter and partner of FORUM 2018.

For more info and updates go to the FORUM 2018 site or contact Paula Mohr at