Annual Conference

Registration for the 2022 ACRA Conference is now open! ACRA members and members of firms that have already purchased one registration are eligible for further discounts. As a special thank you to ACRA members, we have increased the member discount to $100 below standard registration rates. Register today on our Webinars & Events page!

Rooms are available at The Menger Hotel for the special conference rate of $159.00/nightClick here to book online.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

ACRA’s 28th Annual Conference: San Antonio, TX
(September 21-25, 2022)

Our 28th annual conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas from September 21‒25, 2022. This year’s conference theme — CRM: Bridging Agencies, Industries, and the Community — highlights the important role CRM firms fill, from helping clients successfully navigate established processes to ensuring that the voices of community members are heard. This ideology is particularly true in our host city as San Antonio has deep connections to heritage tourism and the inclusion of the public in CRM work.

A schedule of sessions is still being developed but the conference team has lined up numerous exciting talks. In addition to annual favorites like our state of capitol hill talk and the ACRA organization update, confirmed sessions thus far include a discussion on CRM and the tourism industry, understanding and evaluating places related to the American race to space, a discussion on foodways and how an analysis of this significant lifeway impacts our resource evaluations, how companies are helping employees find a better work/life balance, and much more!

If you have questions about conference planning or would like to get involved, please contact Conference Committee Chairs Kerri Barile and Bonnie Gibson or Executive Director Amanda Stratton

ACRA members and all attendees at ACRA events are subject to and expected to abide by ACRA’s non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy.

The 2021 ACRA Awards were presented at the Annual Conference in Old Town Alexandria, and we were thrilled to congratulate the following winners:

  • Cloverfields Preservation Foundation for the renovation of Cloverfields
  • Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology for residential planning and development in Indiana, 1940-1973
  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for the Agua Caliente Vision 2020 Project
  • Florida Department of Transportation District 4 for the preservation of Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Delaware River and Bay Authority for the Delaware Airpark Master Plan

You can learn more about each winner and project in the video below.