NAPC’s FORUM is the only national conference focused on the issues facing local historic preservation boards and commissions. Held on a biennial basis, FORUM includes dozens of educational sessions and discussion panels, mobile workshops and tours, and five days of non-stop networking for commission staff and volunteers representing local, state and national organizations and government agencies.

FORUM 2022 will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mark your calendars for July 13-17, 2022! The conference headquarters will be the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, a National Historic Landmark and fixture of downtown Cincinnati. More details to come on registration rates, hotel room blocks, and conference festivities. We look forward to seeing you all in person!


Wednesday, July 13, 2022: Pre-conference day, ticketed tours and programming offered
Thursday, July 14, 2022: Pre-conference day, ticketed tours and programming offered. State CLG Coordinators Meeting
Friday, July 15, 2022: Sessions begin, ticketed tours offered and evening plenary and reception
Saturday, July 16, 2022: Sessions continue, ticketed tours offered and evening plenary and reception
Sunday, July 17, 2022: Sessions conclude at 12 noon, ticketed tour offered

Included in the cost of FORUM registration:

Ticketed options: Registration is required for some pre-conference programming; tours require tickets with prices ranging from approximately $20 to $75, depending on length and meals included.

Registration rates:

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The conference hotel is the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The room block rate is $179 per night.  Within our block we also have a limited number of per diem rate rooms reserved. The 2021 hotel per diem rate for Cincinnati, OH is $151 per night for estimating purposes. The hotel block will be opened along with registration on or around April 1. You will need a code to receive the block rate. That code will be provided closer to when registration opens.

2022 Commission Excellence Awards - Call For Nominations

Is there an exemplary preservation project in your community that you would like to share with your fellow preservationists? NAPC is now accepting applications for the 2022 Commission Excellence Awards to honor outstanding efforts and achievements by local historic preservation commissions and boards of architectural review. Recipients will be recognized in an awards ceremony on July 15, 2022 at NAPC FORUM.

Recognition as part of the Commission Excellence Awards is an effective way to build public support for preservation in your community. Nominations are encouraged from small and large communities alike.

The deadline for applications is March 7th, 2022.

FORUM 2022 Call For Scholarship Applicants

NAPC is pleased to offer scholarship support to qualified current students and recent graduates of undergraduate and graduate-level preservation, architecture, history, planning and other related programs to attend and participate in FORUM 2022.

NAPC’s FORUM scholarships provide:

The deadline for applications is March 16th, 2022.

Click here to learn more and apply.

FORUM Planning Partners



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