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.

Save the Date: RevitalizeWA 2023 is in Vancouver!

After an incredible return to our in-person conference in Wenatchee, we couldn’t be more delighted to announce that RevitalizeWA 2023 will be held in Vancouver, Washington, in partnership with Vancouver’s Downtown Association, October 4-6, 2023.

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.

Look for more information and registration opening in the spring. Want to make sure you’re in the know? Sign up for our conference mailing list!

Call for Session Proposals

We are delighted to announce that we are seeking proposals for sessions from speakers and/or panels wishing to present. Check out our guiding questions and submit your proposal here. Proposals are due March 24, 2023.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

PreserveWA Fellowship

Are you a student or young professional interested in historic preservation or downtown revitalization? Visit this page to learn more about our fellowship program in conjunction with RevitalizeWA!

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2022 Conference Highlights and Program

Still reminiscing about last year’s conference? Take a look at some of our favorite photos from the conference here. If you share these photos, please be sure to share/tag @heirloomcreativespro | @heirloomcreativeswa | @preservewa | @WashingtonMainStreet

You can also check out last year’s program for a taste of RevitalizeWA. If it sparks a session idea for you, be sure to look out for our request for proposals in February.

Click the “download” button below the file preview to save a copy of the conference program PDF.