2017 Annual Conference


The 2017 Heritage Ohio Annual Preservation and Revitalization Conference will be held in downtown Columbus, October 16-18, at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square.

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We have brought together the leaders of preservation and revitalization to provide you with an exciting and educational set of sessions. We are bringing back our popular School of Architecture, as well as sessions discussing the impact of autonomous vehicles, retail design and recruitment, the newly created Downtown Revitalization Districts and how to use them in your community, and a complete Main Street 101 Series, among many more.

We are once again providing special sessions with the state historic preservation office, covering topics like civil rights and the National Register, GIS mapping, and state and federal historic preservation tax credits.

View the current schedule of events here.

AIA Continuing Education Credits are currently awaiting approval. Check back soon to see which sessions will have credits assigned to them.

Special Guests

This year, we are excited to announce two special guest presenters at our conference.

Robert Stanton, member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and former director of the National Park Service will be our keynote speaker at our Wednesday Luncheon.




Kate Wagner, of the wildly popular architectural blog McMansion Hell, will be speaking on the evening of October 17th at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Save Ohio’s Treasures Fund. Tickets will go on sale soon.



Hotel Options

This year’s conference will be held at Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, just across from the Ohio Statehouse. There is a special rate of $129/night for traditional rooms and $329/night for suites at the hotel when you use the group code, ‘Heritage Ohio’. You can book your room by clicking the hotel link or by calling 1-800-325-3535. This discounted rate is available until September 16th at 5:00PM, so book your room today!


Click here to register for the conference!

Do you have a discount code for the conference? Click here to learn how to use it on the registration page.


The Emerging Professions Scholarship, sponsored by Schooley Caldwell. Deadline: July 28

The Student Preservation Conference Scholarship, sponsored by former Heritage Ohio Trustee Glenn Harper. Deadline: September 1


To join us as a sponsor or exhibitor, click here. Check out the info for prospective sponsors and exhibitors here.


Check back here when the conference is happening for presentations you would like to review.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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