Registration FAQs

What is included in the “Full Conference” registration?
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  • All educational sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Friday Plenary with Guest Speaker, Erica Avrami
  • Saturday Evening Commission Excellence Awards Reception
  • Limited pre-conference programming (advanced registration required)

Is there a discounted rate for NAPC members?
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Yes! You can find details about FORUM 2024 registration rates here. NAPC will be verifying all who register under the Member rate. Those who register under the Member rate and later determined not to be current members will be asked to either join NAPC or renew their membership. The other option is to be refunded minus the processing fee of 2.99% +.99 cents + 1%. If you are unsure of your member status, please contact NAPC at

How do I join NAPC to enjoy discounted rates to FORUM?
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You can join online, by mail, or by phone. For more details on NAPC’s array of member benefits and how to become a member, please visit our website at or contact us at NAPC offers both Individual and Organization level memberships.

Do discounted rates also apply to Organization level memberships?
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Yes! Please be sure to email a list of names and email addresses of commissioners and staff within your organization who would also like to take advantage of NAPC member benefits to

Can I register on-site?
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Yes, you can! NAPC will have a registration area set up at the conference headquarters, which is the Hilton West Palm Beach.

Do you provide scholarships or discounts on registration?
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There are no scholarships available at this time but please check back in the coming weeks for any announcements.

Are there volunteer opportunities?
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Yes, there will be ample volunteer opportunities throughout FORUM. Please contact NAPC at for more information. 

Can I pay by check?
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Yes. You will have the option to choose “Invoice Me Later” at checkout. Please make your check payable to National Alliance of Preservation Commissions or NAPC. 

Mail your check to:


PO Box 1011

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Can I register a group?
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Yes! To make things a little easier for those registering a group, we’ve compiled all registration questions in a document that can be shared with registrants ahead of time to collect the necessary information. You can find it here

I’d like to register for one or more of the tours and workshops but can’t find them on the registration page.
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Please be sure to scroll past the “Registration Form,” where you will find a list of “Additional Ticketed Events.”

When does the Early Bird rate begin and end?
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The Early Bird rate begins on April 3rd at 8:30 am and ends on June 3rd at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?
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  • Through June 3rd, you will be eligible for a full refund.
  • After June 3rd and through July 1, there will be a $75 cancellation fee or you have the option of transferring your registration to another person.
  • After July 1, no refunds will be given.
  • If you do need to cancel your registration, please be sure to inform the hotel as soon as possible if you have reserved a hotel room in one of the NAPC room blocks.

Can I bring a guest to one or more of the evening receptions?
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Yes you can, however you  will need to purchase a “Bring a Guest” ticket as an Add-on to your registration if your guest isn’t registered for the full conference. You can find this ticket in the “Special Events” section of the registration page at

I am bringing a guest with me who is not registered for FORUM. Can they sign up for any tours?
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Yes. Priority will be given to FORUM registrants during the “Early Bird” window from April 3 - June 3. On June 3, tours will open to guests of conference registrants.

Can I make changes to my registration after I already registered?
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Yes! At the bottom of your confirmation email, you will see a link to “Set Up An Account Now.” You will be prompted to set up a password. You may then login and make edits to your registration by clicking "edit registrant." You can add tours, workshops and special events and even opt to pay with a different card.

Please note: If you were registered as part of a group, you will not have the ability to edit your own registration. Only the person who registered and paid can edit your registration. This includes adding tours, workshops and special events. If you would like to make any updates to your registration, please work with the person who registered you. If you would like to add tours, workshops or special events, and want to use a new method of payment, you can provide it to the person who registered you or contact NAPC at

You may not make any downgrades or cancellations that would issue a partial or full refund. You will need to contact if that is the case.

I am bringing a guest with me who is not registered for FORUM. Can they sign up for any tours?
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Yes. Priority will be given to FORUM registrants during the “Early Bird” window from April 3 - June 3. On June 3, tours will open to guests of conference registrants.

Is virtual attendance an option for FORUM 2024?
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NAPC will offer the opportunity to enjoy a small selection of FORUM 2024 programming from afar. The FORUM 2024 Virtual Component includes a pre-recorded Preservation Equity Primer, two pre-recorded conference sessions, and three FORUM Favorites Live Webinars taking place in the fall of 2024.

Can I access the virtual content even if I am attending the conference in-person?
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Individuals attending FORUM in-person will have access to the Preservation Equity Primer as well as the three FORUM Favorite live webinars for FREE. Instructions on how to access this content will be emailed to attendees directly.

Travel FAQs

Where will the conference take place?
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The conference will take place at the Hilton West Palm Beach, located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, adjacent to The Square shopping and dining, and two miles from the Palm Beach waterfront. Address: 600 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401

Where is the closest airport?
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Palm Beach International (PBI) - It is around an 11-minute drive to the Hilton West Palm Beach. 

Other airport options include:

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - 1 hour to the Hilton West Palm Beach
  • Miami International - 1 hour 35 minutes to Hilton West Palm Beach

Consider taking The Brightline, a high-speed rail that connects both Fort Lauderdale and Miami to West Palm Beach. Other stops include Aventura, Boca Raton and Orlando.

Where can I stay?
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We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton West Palm Beach. For more details, visit the Planning Your Trip page.

What food or meals are provided with a Full Conference registration?
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Full Conference registrants will enjoy light refreshments as part of the Friday morning Plenary and coffee, tea and snacks will be provided in the afternoon as well. Coffee, tea, and snacks will also be provided in the morning and afternoon on Saturday as well as on Sunday morning. Light appetizers and one drink ticket will be available at the Saturday Evening Commission Excellence Awards Reception, which is included with your conference registration.

Education FAQs

Where and when will sessions take place?
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All educational sessions will take place at the Hilton West Palm Beach. There will be six concurrent, 90-minute sessions beginning at 10:15 am on Friday, five concurrent, 90-minute sessions beginning at 8:30 am on Saturday and four concurrent, 60-minute sessions beginning at 8:30 am on Sunday. Sessions will conclude at 4:15 pm on Friday and Saturday and 12:00 pm on Sunday. You can view the Schedule-At-A-Glance and a more detailed session schedule will be available in the coming weeks. You can also learn more details by viewing the Preliminary Program.

Who is speaking at the conference?
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This year, we are thrilled to feature Erica Avrami, PhD as the keynote speaker at the Welcome Plenary. Dr. Avrami’s research and teaching extend the heritage enterprise beyond a practice focused on sites and buildings, exploring preservation as a form of public policy that functions across geographic scales and diverse demographics. Learn more about Erica Avrami here. 

Additional information about educational session speakers will be available in the coming weeks. You’ll be able to find that information here. 

In addition to Dr. Avrami, FORUM will feature John Blades, Executive Director of the Flagler Museum, during the Night at the Flagler event. And, Rosa Lowinger will be our guest speaker during the Saturday Luncheon.

What types of sessions will be offered?
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FORUM addresses a broad range of issues that impact local preservation programs. FORUM 2024’s session themes include:

• Diverse and Underrepresented Resources: Preservation Equity and Justice

• Advocacy, Education, and Community Engagement 

• Community Resiliency, Sustainability and Climate Impacts 

• Building Vibrant Communities Through Preservation

• Preservation Fundamentals 

Will sessions be recorded and available to view later?
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No, at this time we do not plan to record audio or video of any education sessions. NAPC also does not permit the recording of sessions by conference attendees. However, NAPC will share presentation slides and other handouts with attendees in the weeks following FORUM.

Will FORUM offer continuing education credits?
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Yes, all sessions and tours will be eligible for APA and AIA credits. Certificates of Completion will also be available by request. Please allow up to 60 days to process your continuing education credits.

FORUM 2024

Join us in West Palm Beach, FL this summer.