Call for Session Proposals

Conference Blends Education & Entertainment

Do you have an idea for an education session, field session, hands-on workshop, or plenary session for next year’s state preservation conference in South Bend?

LaSalle Hotel, South Bend

South Bend Hosts Statewide Preservation Conference

In 2020, Indiana’s preservation conference takes place in South Bend where we’ll explore creative adaptive reuse projects that preserve the city’s industrial and manufacturing legacy for the twenty-first century.

We encourage proposals that deal with adaptive reuse projects that reflect changing economies, new life for “white elephants,” preservation-sensitive substitute materials, and the celebration of Indiana’s industrial and manufacturing heritage. We also invite session proposals concerning innovative approaches to preservation and the use of cutting-edge technology in saving and restoring Indiana landmarks of any age.

Presenter Benefits

Speakers receive complimentary conference registration and hotel accommodations. 

Do you have an idea for an education session, field session, hands-on workshop, or plenary session?

  • Education session — 75 minutes, typically include up to 3 speakers
  • Field session — 3-4 hours, including lectures by 2-3 speakers and tour(s)
  • Hands-on workshops — 3-6 hours with 1 or more speakers offering demonstrations with audience participation
  • Plenary session — 1 speaker for one hour

Proposals due August 30

The request period for 2020 session proposals is now closed. If you have any questions please call 317-234-1268.