Spotlight on Community

2020 Preservation on main street conference

Collaborating for Preservation

Join us July 29 - July 31, 2020, as the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and the Florida Main Street program team up to present Preservation on Main Street: Spotlight on Community, a conference highlighting the progress and prosperity that can result from groups combining resources and know-how to make a difference and build up their community.

Check out the full conference schedule.


Learn & Be Inspired

Network with your colleagues, make new connections and continue to learn and grow as we work together to protect Florida’s history and heritage. Our conference includes dynamic speakers, exclusive tours and an incomparable opportunity to connect with and be inspired by preservationists from across Florida. 

The Preservation on Main Street conference has been approved for 10 credits with both the APA and AIA. If you would like to claim those credits you will need to include your APA and AIA number when registering. 


Introducing our Keynote!

Jeff Siegler of Revitalize or Die will speak to us on combating apathy, fostering pride and rebuilding communities. He has assisted hundreds of communities with revitalization, economic sustainability and community development. Utilizing a background in urban planning, downtown district management, revitalization, real estate, economics and organizational development, his diverse background and expertise lends a unique vantage point for addressing community concerns.


A Virtual Experience

We are excited to announce this year’s Preservation on Main Street Conference, presented by Florida Main Street and the Florida Trust, will – for this year – be a virtual experience. It will still be Wed., July 29 through Friday, July 31, 2020, and feature a variety of educational and interactive sessions.


Switching from our in-person conference was a difficult decision, but we took into account your feedback from our conference survey and determined this was the best way to assure the safety of our attendees. We are working on the details, so please keep an eye out for updates. We look forward to “seeing” you soon! 


Registration closes July 28, at noon (EST).


Update: Preservation on Main Street Going Virtual in 2020!

This year we were forced to rethink the way we connect with each other, and we asked you to be a part of that. We heard you! Through considering the results of our Preservation on Main Street Conference Survey, and weighing the information shared by health officials and government leaders, we have determined the best, safest way to present this year's Preservation on Main Street Conference is to transition to a virtual experience.

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