The 19th Annual Saving Places® Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3 – Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Colorado Convention Center.
This year’s Conference will kick off Colorado’s celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act with:
- Educational sessions by respected professionals
- Informative tours and workshops
- A keynote presentation by Kimber Lanning, Founder and Director of Local First Arizona Foundation (more information below)
- The Endangered Places Luncheon and Silent Auction
- The Marketplace Forum
- The Western Heritage Luncheon
… And plenty of opportunities for networking with fellow professionals!
Stay tuned for a more complete schedule as well as registration information.
Keynote Speaker: Kimber Lanning, Founder and Director of Local First Arizona Foundation
Kimber Lanning is an entrepreneur, business leader and economic development specialist who works to cultivate strong, vibrant communities and inspire a higher quality of life for people across Arizona.
In 2003, Kimber founded Local First Arizona, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits provided by locally owned businesses. Local First Arizona has gained recognition for community-based business development across Arizona. She works to inform, educate and motivate consumers to support local enterprises, and encourages public policy that enables locally owned and operated businesses to thrive.
Kimber will speak to the importance of historical sites in economic development and provide advice and strategies for advocating for preservation.
This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund grant.