Rates shown are for the full PastForward 2024 conference and include access to all scheduled sessions and access to field studies at additional cost.


Early Bird
through Aug. 19

Aug, 20-Sep. 23

Sep. 24-Oct. 26

Last Minute
Onsite Only
Oct. 27-30

Forum Member or Main Street Member















Join Forum for member discounts! Forum members receive discounts on trainings and conferences, take advantage of the significant discounts for PastForward. Membership starts at $195. For questions about an existing Forum membership, including confirming your membership number contact or 1-800-315-6847.

Registration will be available online through October 26 and onsite only October 27-30. Registration includes access to all scheduled sessions and access to field studies at additional cost. Check out our Registration page for details.

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The Diversity Scholarship Program convenes established and emerging leaders in the historic preservation community at the annual PastForward conference. The application period for 2024 has ended. Questions? Email

In addition, we offer students a discounted registration rate from $150 if registering by October 26.

You may cancel your registration and receive a refund, minus a $50 handling fee, if the National Trust receives your request within 30 days of purchase and by September 26, 2024. No refunds will be issued for cancellations requested more than 30 days past the purchase date. No refunds will be given for cancellations requested after September 26, 2024, even if bought less than 30 days prior.

To request a cancellation, you must email us your request in writing. All approved registration refunds will be processed by December 1, 2024.

No-shows are not refunded for any reason. The National Trust does not give credit toward future conferences or National Trust products. The National Trust reserves the right to refuse service.

Individual registration ensures that each attendee's information is accurately captured, minimizing errors in the registration data. This approach also allows for a smoother integration with our conference mobile app, enhancing the overall attendee experience.

Our registration system is designed to register and process payments for one attendee at a time. This ensures that each attendee's information is captured accurately and independently. We can accommodate group registrations by request. Please request a group registration by emailing

To register multiple attendees from the same organization, each individual should complete the registration process separately using their own information. This allows us to maintain accurate records for each attendee and provide personalized services.

Yes, you can make changes to your registration information by logging into your account and accessing the registration portal. However, please note that some changes may be subject to approval or additional fees.

General Information

PastForward 2024 will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, Louisiana. All core programming takes place here.

The National Trust wants to ensure that PastForward is a fulfilling experience for all. Accordingly, all PastForward attendees are expected to follow the Code of Conduct, which applies at all PastForward in-person and virtual events, sessions, discussion groups, and related online forums. We expect cooperation from all attendees, staff, speakers, and other participants to help ensure a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment for all.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to PastForward. The health and safety of all attendees remains a priority.

  • Masks are welcome but not required. Anyone may wear a mask at any time and we request that all attendees respect the decision of their fellow attendees to wear a mask.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using its community level tracker to help communities and individuals decide what COVID-19 prevention steps should be taken based on the COVID-19 level in their respective area. Please visit the CDC’s website for guidance related to community levels in Louisiana.
  • Attendees are strongly encouraged to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Please stay home if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 and refer to the CDC’s recommendations for Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19.

The National Trust cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 or get sick from it by attending PastForward. By attending PastForward, you voluntarily assume all risks related to any exposure to COVID-19.

Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be available from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Planning Association (APA) for most educational sessions, field studies, and workshops.

The October 28-30, 2024, program will not be available online. Participation requires in-person attendance.

The National Trust offers a variety of online events and webinars throughout the year.

All events for PastForward require registration.

Connect with us on social media! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter/X at @SavingPlaces, and Facebook and LinkedIn at @NationalTrustforHistoricPreservation. Use the hashtag #PastForward24 to stay up-to-date with conference-related content. We can't wait to see you online!

Make the check payable to National Trust/PastForward Conference, and send it to:

National Trust/PastForward Conference
c/o Site Solutions Worldwide
PO Box 113
Clifton Park, New York 12065 United States

PastForward 2025 will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sign up for email updates to get details when they are available.

Additional Information

Email Address:
Phone: 202-588-6100
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM ET

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Phone: 1-866-792-5399
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET

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Phone: 202-588-6164

Learn more about partner opportunities at PastForward and beyond by reaching out to Chehana Samarawickreme, Associate Director of Corporate Relations, at