Event Information

We are excited to host the first in-person Preservation on Main Street Conference in New Port Richey in July 2021! Here's the details you need to join us.

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Conference Details 

Preservation on Main Street will be Wednesday, July 21 and go through Saturday, July 24. Registration for the full event is $175 for early bird registration (through June 4 at noon EST), regular registration at $225 and one-day registration at $100 per day.  Additional special events, such as the Florida Secretary of State and Florida Preservation Awards ceremony, and some tours, will be purchased a la carte. ​Please see additional information in the updated conference guide.

One of the great things about our Preservation on Main Street conference is that it will provide a broad range of information for both Florida Trust and Main Street attendees. All sessions will be available for each registrant, so it will be easy to learn something new!​ Please click here to review the full session descriptions for the conference - you will want to check this out before registering.

The deadline to register for the conference is noon on Monday, July 12. Review the full schedule and register today!


Sessions included in the conference schedule below are marked as Trust if it is session content most in line with traditional Florida Preservation Conference content. Sessions necessary for Main Street attendees are marked with which of the four points it is in connection as outlined in the Main Street Session Key below.

Florida Main Street Session Key

The Main Street Approach offers community-based revitalization initiatives with a practical, adaptable framework for downtown transformation that is easily tailored to local conditions. Transformation Strategies are implemented through comprehensive work in four broad areas, known as the Four Points.​

Design (D): supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.

Economic Vitality (EV): focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.

Organization (O): involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.

Promotion (P): positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics. 

Continuing Education Credits

The Preservation on Main Street conference has been approved for 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. 

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Program, provider number G267. Registered architects with the State of Florida Board of Architecture are eligible for continuing education credits for this program. The Florida Trust is a registered provider with the American Planning Association (APA) for continuing education credits for planners.