Thank you for your interest in RevitalizeWA, Washington State’s annual preservation and downtown revitalization conference. RevitalizeWA is hosted by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (WTHP) in partnership with the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP). We are delighted to announce that we are seeking proposals for sessions from speakers and/or panels wishing to present at our 2022 RevitalizeWA conference October 19-21 in Wenatchee.
RevitalizeWA brings together leading scholars, practitioners, and volunteers dedicated to revitalizing Main Street, preserving historic properties, and protecting cultural resources. As RevitalizeWA continues to draw more interest, there are increasing opportunities to both grow the conference and offer more diverse and engaging experiences for attendees. Our vision for RevitalizeWA includes unique venues, interactive workshops, and many opportunities for attendees to network and engage in the local community. If any of these topics spark your creativity, we certainly encourage you to share your ideas within this proposal.
One of the things we feel acutely is that Main Street and the preservation movement in Washington are at a turning point. We’ve learned a lot, we’ve stretched ourselves, and we’re ready to look boldly and strategically at the future of our communities. Through this conference, we want to address some critical questions:
- What does sustainable growth look like for our historic downtowns?
- How do Main Street organizations meet the growing demand and interest in our work?
- Who is at the table and who has been left out of decisions and opportunities?
If we have a conference “theme,” it’s this: We care about our places and our people, and we’re looking for long-term solutions that local people can use to chart the course for their communities’ futures. We’re in this for the long haul.
We look forward to reviewing your proposal. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Tentative Conference Schedule
Day One (October 19)
Opening Plenary and Keynote Address
Opening Night Reception
Day Two (October 20)
Excellence on Main Awards Reception
Day Three (October 21)
Proposal Submission Window: April 4, 2022 – May 4, 2022, 5:00 PM