Early-Bird Registration for Historic Preservation Conference Ends December 20

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Early-bird registration for Colorado Preservation Inc.’s 9th annual historic preservation conference is available until December 20 starting at $130 – a $30 savings from pre-registration fees after that date. Saving Places 2006: Building on the Past will take place at the historic 1770 Sherman Street Event Complex in downtown Denver, February 8-10, 2006.

Early-bird registration for Colorado Preservation Inc.’s 9th annual Saving Places conference is available until December 20 starting at $130 – a $30 savings from pre-registration fees after that date. Saving Places 2006: Building on the Past will take place at the historic 1770 Sherman Street Event Complex in downtown Denver, February 8-10, 2006.

The largest statewide historic preservation conference in the country, Saving Places 2006 is expected to attract more than 1,000 attendees and includes the announcement of Colorado’s 2006 Most Endangered Places, Colorado’s Main Street and Preserve America communities, and the Colorado Historical Society Stephen Hart awards.

The 2006 program focuses on preservation’s past, present and future as it recognizes the 100th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act, the 100th Anniversary of Mesa Verde National Park and the 40th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The program features more than 160 national and regional preservation experts discussing current preservation programs, projects, trends and technology, as well as educational sessions, workshops, tours, networking opportunities, and the only trade show of preservation goods, services and products in the Rocky Mountain region.

Invited speakers include Gale A. Norton, Secretary of the Interior; Fran Mainella, Director of the National Park Service; Ken Salazar, U.S. Senate; and John T. Salazar, U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, Patricia Gay, Executive Director of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, and David Preziosi, Executive Director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust, will speak on Hurricane Katrina’s effect on the Gulf’s historic landmarks.

The conference attracts preservation experts, architects, archaeologists, contractors, city planners, tourism experts, history buffs, real estate professionals and hobbyists from throughout the country.

To learn more about the program or to register visit http://www.coloradopreservation.org or call 303-893-4260. Volunteer opportunities, limited scholarships and continuing education credits for architects and real estate professionals are available.

Colorado Preservation, Inc. was founded in 1984 to promote historic preservation in Colorado by providing information, education, training, expertise and advocacy to Colorado communities. Funded through memberships, private donations, event proceeds and grants, CPI administers Colorado's Most Endangered Places Program, presents the annual Saving Places Conference, hosts the Dana Crawford Awards Dinner, which recognizes excellence in historic preservation, and maintains an active presence in the state legislature. CPI's annual Saving Places conference is funded in part by the State Historical Fund, a program of the Colorado Historical Society.     

CPI Contact: Ann Pritzlaff, 303-893-4260

Media Contact: Karen Steeper, 303-744-1008

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