Monday, March 31, 2008
On Friday, we held the first full blown meeting of the Planning Committee and Local Arrangements Committee for the 2008 Preservation Conference. The conference will be held this year in Richmond on October 6 and 7. This meeting was to further our efforts to determine theme and content as well as logistics and timing for the conference. This is now the 5th year that APVA Preservation Virginia has been responsible for producing the annual Virginia preservation conference. Among the topics discussed for sessions were many dealing with sustainability and 'green-ness' of historic buildings and making the case for preservation against heavy-handed remodeling or demolition. We looked at sessions from previous conferences as well as comments and suggestions received for topics that would be useful to have covered. Suggestions from this group would be welcome - Terry is heading up this effort so if you have ideas or suggestions, please share them with her.