26th Annual Preservation Conference (2020)

HDC Preservation Conference: Open to the Public

Saturday, March 7, 2020

John Jay College of Criminal Justice,

524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Keynote Speaker: Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair, Sarah Carroll

This year’s Preservation Conference will feature participant-driven content and programmed panels. Have an idea for a panel? Let us know!


9:00AM  Registration, Coffee, Session Leader Sign-up and Preservation Fair

9:30AM Keynote Speech: Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Sarah Carroll(Student Dining Hall)

9:45AM  Voting for Sessions, Coffee and Preservation Fair

10:15AM  Final Session Schedule Unveiled

10:30AM-11:15AM  50+ Years of Advocacy (Student Dining Hall)

11:30PM-12:15PM Session 2 (Rooms 1.66, 1.76, 1.77)

12:30PM- 1:00PM LUNCH

1:15PM- 2:00PM Session 3 (Rooms 1.66, 1.76, 1.77)

2:15PM- 3:00PM Designation Tales   (Student Dining Hall)

Plenary Session 1: 50+ Years of Advocacy

The Historic Districts Council has been working for 50 years to preserve New York City’s historic buildings and neighborhoods, but what will activists be working to preserve 50 years from now? What are the challenges facing us and what directions should we be exploring on the inexorable march into the future?

Panel: Angel Ayón (moderator), Gregory Dietrich, Christian Emanuel; and Vicki Weiner

Plenary Session 2: Designation Tales

Landmark designation is the goal for many community preservation campaigns, but how does it happen? Hear from the community activists who have successfully pushed for landmark designation and from those who are hoping to celebrate a designation soon.

Panel: Kelly Carroll (moderator), George Calderaro, Julia Charles, Jim Protos; and Keith Taylor

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