Annual Conference

Come Join Us at ACRA's 2017 Conference in Philadelphia!

September 7–10, 2017 

Each year ACRA presents a dynamic and multifaceted convention to bring together CRM practitioners and those in related fields. This year’s meeting will be held September 7–10, 2017, at The Warwick Hotel in beautiful Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year’s conference theme is Continental Congress to Capitol Hill—Sustaining a Strong CRM Industry, reflecting the significant historical roots of our host city and the importance of our field.

Our conference planning committee has built a program of sessions, events, and workshops relevant to the CRM business, private industry, public agencies, academic institutions, and other professional services providers such as planners, engineers, architects, and landscape architects. The proposed schedule is available here. A sample of sessions includes: 

  • the current state of the industry with a focus on recent (and upcoming) legislative changes
  • the ins and outs of historic tax credits
  • how climate change is affecting our industry
  • successful and unique ways to engage the public on projects
  • a “speed networking” event to build new partnerships 
We will also be embarking on a targeted focus on relations with the academy—how can we work together to train future preservation professionals?

Beyond sessions, the committee is organization a host of exciting events and speakers, including a private reception at the brand-new Museum of the American Revolution, a bus tour of historic Philadelphia, and more. You can learn about the historical tours offered here. A full slate of sessions and events will be posted soon.

Come join us, share your ideas, and network with over 100 colleagues from across the United States. Members get a $100 discount on full conference registration. Single day and Guest tickets are are also available. Want to bring several members of your staff? As a bonus, subsequent registrants from the same firm save $50. Registration can be done through our registration page or standard mail. If the latter is preferred, print the registration form and send it to ACRA Headquarters at 2101 L Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20037.

Rooms are available at The Warwick Hotel for the special conference rate of $159.00/night. They can be booked directly through the hotel website. Use the code 170905ACRA for the ACRA discount!




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