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Preserve MN Annual Conference Call for Session Proposals

Proposals Due: March 15, 2024!

Conference Location: Red Wing

Conference Dates: September 18-20, 2024

The Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is currently accepting proposals for speaker sessions for Preserve Minnesota, the 44th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference. The conference will take place in Red Wing, Minnesota from Wednesday, September 18 to Friday, September 20, 2024.

Sessions should highlight topics relating to historic preservation activities in Minnesota, such as identifying and protecting historic places and sites, underrepresented communities, heritage preservation commissions, preservation planning, heritage tourism, sustainability, advocacy, incentives for preservation, and other related topics. Sessions that offer solutions and best practices for goals identified in Minnesota’s Statewide Preservation Plan 2022-2032 are strongly encouraged.

Please note that PreserveMN 2024 is an in-person conference and presenters are required to attend. Please prepare and submit them via email by downloading and filling out this form.

Proposals MUST include the following six parts.

1. Speaker Contact Information. For EACH speaker include

  • Name as it would appear in the conference program
  • Affiliation
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone
  • Email

2. Title. Provide a title that will capture the audience's attention.

3. Description. In 250 words or less, describe what the session will be about. This statement will allow the planning committee to understand what is to be achieved and why it is important.

4. Learning Objectives. Specify three learning objectives that will be fulfilled for those who attend your session. Having these will further allow the planning committee to understand your proposal and will assist in having the session considered for continuing education credits from the American Institute of Architects, and/or the American Planning Association/American Institute of Certified Planners.

5. Biography. In 100 words or less, describe each speaker’s education, background, relevant experience, role in the project, etc.

6. Speaker Photo. Include a high-resolution JPEG with your proposal email.

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024

Please submit your proposal by email to Michael Koop:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Koop by email or by phone: 651.201.3291.

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