2019 PastForward Virtual Attendance and Social Media Details

By Colleen Danz posted 10-08-2019 12:01


PastForward 2019 kicks off here in Denver this week! Preservationists from all over the country—and even some of our international colleagues—will come together to learn, mingle, and immerse themselves in all that this amazing city has to offer. 


Can't attend in person? You can still be a part of the conversation. While we want everyone to be able to participate in all the programming, networking events, and unique experiences in Denver, we also want to provide as many people as possible the opportunity to take part in the important discussions at PastForward.

The livestreaming from PastForward is free, and you can watch it from the comfort of your home or office. Sign up as a virtual attendee to receive livestreaming information and details about joining in discussions via social media.

2019 Virtual Programming

You can livestream from your laptop, mobile device, or tablet directly from: or

the National Trust for Historic Preservation Facebook page.

2019 Livestreaming Programming includes:

Livestreaming times are in mountain time:

  • TrustLive: Revitalizing Small Communities: Thur, Oct 10 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.:
    Join Dar Williams as she provides a traveling musician’s guide to rebuilding America’s communities. Author of the book What I Learned in a Thousand Towns, Dar will convey through story and song her experiences and observances in touring America’s small towns, and a hopeful message about the potential of these lively and resilient communities. 
  • Opening Plenary: Thurs, Oct 10 from 5:45-7:00 p.m. (Read our PastForward Preview on this TrustLive)
    Kick-off your conference experience by hearing about the evolution of historic preservation in Denver from mayors of our host city and the preservation champions who made it happen.
  • TrustLive: Saving Urban Neighborhoods: Fri, Oct 11 from Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Join us for inspiring remarks from Mindy Fullilove, a professor of urban policy and health and noted author of Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, and Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities. Mindy will focus on the problematic "ecology of inequality" which structures our society and impedes our ability to work together. (Read our PastForward Preview on this TrustLive)
  • National Preservation Awards Ceremony: Fri, Oct 11 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    The National Preservation Awards, presented annually at the PastForward Conference, are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage.
  • TrustLive: Celebrating Women's History: Sat, Oct 12 from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Taking place at the magnificent Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the TrustLive on Celebrating Women’s History is a culmination of the PastForward conversations on representation, visibility, and inclusion. Central to the conversation is a discussion of how, like most narratives around underrepresented communities, women’s history cannot be viewed as a monolith.  (Read our PastForward Preview on this Trust Live: Ada Deer | Tiya Miles | Amythyst Kiah)

Get Connected

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Free Programming

This year, we are excited to offer two events during PastForward to the Denver community, free of charge. Attend one or both! We'd love to meet you. Learn more and RSVP here.