National Council for Preservation Education
Application to Present a Paper at the
2013 National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference
10 April 2013
The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) is pleased to announce it will
select four students currently enrolled in a NCPE member historic preservation program to
present papers at the 2013 Annual Conference of the National Trust for Historic
Preservation, Indianapolis, IN, October 29 – November 2, 2013. The theme of this year’s
conference is “Preservation at the Crossroads,” which the National Trust intends to
challenge preservationists to “think outside the box” in order to examine new and innovative
ideas to grow the historic preservation field in the 21st century.
Building upon the three subthemes of the conference, the National Council for Preservation
Education invites students to submit papers related to the following:
1) Mapping a New Policy Agenda. Question existing policies, propose new
policies, or analyze how specific policy barriers at the local, state or federal
levels can be overcome.
2) Paying for Preservation. Understanding the future economic, cultural and
environmental costs and benefits of preservation, including, but not limited to
innovative funding strategies and business models, cultural inclusiveness, and
environmental impact of preservation activities in the United States and around
3) Rebooting Preservation for New Audiences. Reaching people not
traditionally involved in preservation and forming strong alliances with groups
involved in economics, culture and environmentalism.
Papers may be originally developed in response to this Application, or developed by the
student as part of academic coursework. All papers must be the work of a single graduate or
undergraduate student; group papers will not be permitted. Students selected will participate
in a panel discussion during the conference, moderated by the chair of the NCPE. Papers
should be no more than 8 typed pages in length, double-spaced, at 12 pt. sized font. Selected
students will have a maximum of 15 minutes to present his/her paper.
NCPE will provide registration for selected students at the National Trust Conference,
including the Opening Reception. Accepted papers may be published in a future edition of
Preservation Education & Research.
Please address any questionsto Richard Wagner, PhD, Director and Professor, MAHP
Program, Goucher College (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 3, 2013. Applications are due
by 5 PM EDT, June 10, 2013. Accepted papers will become the property of NCPE.