Our Annual Statewide Conference
RevitalizeWA is Washington’s annual statewide conference focused on the continued care of place through historic preservation, placemaking, and economic development, brought to you by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation. RevitalizeWA allows preservationists, planners, downtown development professionals, and anyone who cares about place to dive deep into creative ideas, build their network, and inspire new solutions.
Register Now for RevitalizeWA 2023 in Vancouver!
Registration for the 2023 RevitalizeWA conference in Vancouver on October 4-6 is now open. With engaging panels and speakers, interactive workshops, and field sessions featuring bold and inspiring projects throughout Vancouver, this year’s conference will allow you to dive deep into creative ideas, build your network, and develop new solutions for your own community.
As we think about everything from culture and heritage to community building through economic empowerment, we’ll use spaces throughout downtown Vancouver as our classroom, learning about its past, present, and future, and seeing in action how care for this place has made it a great place to live, work, and play.
Registration Dates & Refund Policy
Online registration will be available through Wednesday, September 27. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket after September 27 may do so upon arrival at RevitalizeWA by visiting our registration headquarters, located at Vancouver’s Downtown Association office.
We will allow cancellations for any reason through September 27. You may also transfer your registration to another individual at no cost or roll it into a tax-deductible donation to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. In some cases, fees may not be refundable. All cancellations must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Except in cases of emergency or illness, cancellations will not be accepted after September 27, 2023.
Dig Into our Digital Program
With presenters coming from all corners of the state and all realms of preservation, placemaking, and economic development, our conference sessions are sure to have something for everyone. We couldn’t be more excited for you to take a peek at what’s to come.
Schedule at a Glance
Looking for a quick overview of the conference? Look no further! Our schedule at a glance is here.
Information for AICP Certified Planners
We’re pleased to announce that select conference sessions will offer continuing education credits to members of the American Planning Association’s American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). The Certification Maintenance (CM) program offers AICP certified planners professional development opportunities that keep them abreast of the latest best practices in planning. This education program connects today’s practicing planners to CM providers who are dedicated to excellence and innovation.
Announcing our 2023 Conference Keynote, Arianne True
We’re thrilled to share that Arianne True, the 2023-2025 Washington State Poet Laureate, will present this year’s keynote address at RevitalizeWA. Arianne, who describes historic preservation as near and dear to her heart, will dive into what it means to feel a sense of place, care about a place, and act on that care.
Field Sessions and Lodging
Field Sessions are active tours or workshops that may include ample time walking and standing, so be sure to wear your walking shoes. Please reach out to us if you have any concerns or questions about activity level. Field Sessions have limited capacity—register now to guarantee your spot.re
Note: Some Field Sessions occur pre-conference, so please take note of the date and time of your selections.
Once you have registered for the conference and identified your field session times, you’re ready to book your lodging! Our room blocks have closed, but you can check out our recommended hotels at the link below.
If you’re interested in sponsorship and marketing opportunities at the Washington Trust’s largest event of the year, please contact Kristy Conrad for more information.
You can visit this page to learn more about our fellowship program in conjunction with RevitalizeWA! Applications for the PreserveWA Fellowship have closed for 2023.
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