TPT Annual Conference:
May 16 – 18, 2013
Since 2000, the Tennessee Preservation Trust’s Statewide Preservation Conference has brought together heritage supporters from across the state for educational sessions, tours, and networking opportunities. The annual conference travels around the state and showcases the historic character of a different community each year. This 2013 conference will take place in Cookeville, May 16 – 18.
More information on Conference events, speakers, and registration will be added as they are confirmed.
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Cookeville’s Historic Depot (116 West Broad Street)
Registration will be open Thursday morning at Cookeville’s historic depot. Visit this gem in the heart of Cookeville’s West Side before attending the conference.
CAMP (Commissioner Assistance and Mentoring Program)
Regions Bank (10 West Broad Street)
TPT is excited to be offering the National Alliance of Preservation Commission’s (NAPC) CAMP. CAMP is a one-day interactive training session for historic preservation commissions that will feature nationally renowned preservation experts and focus on fundamentals that every commission member and local preservation advocate should know. This training will arm your commission with progressive local regulation expertise and help you get on track toward the most effective protection of your local landmarks. CAMP is designed for new commissioners and staff and seasoned commissioners looking for a refresher course. AIA & APA credits are available. And, like all camps, this one’s FUN!
Certified Local Governments Meeting
Certified Local Government (CLG) coordinators will have their yearly meeting during a working lunch at CAMP. As a CLG coordinator, you are eligible to attend CAMP and the TPT Conference FREE of charge. There are a limited number of spaces (30) available and you must register to qualify. Only ONE slot per CLG. Those registering as a CLG have access to all conference related events free of charge, including the Thursday night Preservation Celebration and Friday sessions and luncheon. The deadline for each CLG coordinator is April 1st. After April 1st, the remaining available slots may be used by any CLG for commissioners or staff. There are only a limited number of free spaces available, so register early.
AIA & APA credits available through CAMP
Cookeville Performing Arts Center (10 East Broad Street)
The 2013 Conference will kick-off at the Performing Arts Center. Join us for a welcome by TPT, an update from Tennessee’s State Historic Preservation Officer Patrick McIntyre, and a keynote address by Todd Jarrell, multiple Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker.
Walk through Cookeville’s West Side and enjoy the many shops that line the streets. While window shopping, follow the West Side History Walk and look for the buildings that have signs posted on them showing pictures of that same building many years ago, or view art from the best of local Upper Cumberland artists.
Preservation Awards by the Tennessee Historical Commission and TPT
Dogwood Park (40 East Broad Street)
Join us as THC and TPT recognize preservation leaders throughout the state for their outstanding work this past year and award exemplary projects.
Father Tom’s Pub (32 North Cedar Ave)
Celebrate preservation and network with preservation professionals and enthusiasts at Father Tom’s Pub, a newly renovated space in the heart of Cookeville’s historic district. Always a favorite of conference attendees!
Various locations in Cookeville’s West Side
Leaders in the field of preservation and beyond will be sharing their expertise and experience with us in a day full of educational sessions. For the bios of our confirmed speakers, click here. More speakers will be added, so check back with us to see who will be presenting…
Luncheon & Speaker
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Friday Night with Bill Landry
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Two sessions will be offered Saturday morning discussing the Civil War. Join us as two panel of experts discuss “The Civil War in the West in 1863” and “Preserving Tennessee’s Civil War Heritage”. Following the sessions will be a of Civil War Sites in the Upper Cumberland (bag lunch provided).