Statewide Historic Preservation Conference 2024

September 18-20, 2024 | Columbus, GA

We are excited to announce the 2024 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, hosted by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Historic Preservation Division and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, will be held in Columbus, Georgia on September 18-20, 2024. 

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Session proposals NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

Proposals for speaker sessions and speaker nominations are being accepted through April 1, 2024. This year we're introducing an online application process. Submit your proposal on the new form.

The statewide preservation conference brings together preservationists, preservation professionals, preservation non-profit members, board members, planners, architects, architectural historians, archaeologists, city and county administrators, city and county council members, city and county attorneys, landscape architects, historic preservation commission members, genealogists, historians, and planning and preservation students from across Georgia. All sessions will be open to all attendees.

Sessions should highlight current Georgia preservation, history, architectural history, archeology, cultural landscapes, Georgia regional history, landscape architecture, preservation law, and other closely related topics. The conference session committee desires sessions that will be interactive, engage the audience, present fresh approaches, and be easily applicable to a variety of participants from all over Georgia.

Please submit your proposal via this form by Monday, April 1, 2024. Multiple proposals may be submitted, but please limit one session proposal per submission form. Applicants will be notified by email in early June.  Questions may be submitted to

Sponsors and Partners

We are happy to announce that the Georgia African American Historic Preservation Network and Georgia Alliance of Planning Commissions are returning as sponsors for the conference. And we are delighted to welcome Historic Columbus Foundation as a Local Planning Partner.