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2017 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 09/07/2017
  • 09/10/2017
  • Philadelphia, PA


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • If you are not attending the rest of the ACRA conference, but have purchased some a la carte events (like Tours, Keynote Luncheon, Welcome or Awards Reception), please select this registration. This registration type does not cover any conference events except the add-on event you selected.
  • Available only to individuals who are attending as a non-professional guest of a one-day or full registrant.
  • Members receive $100 off the base price of $499.
  • Members speaking at the conference should email for a code enabling them to register for $199 conference registration or free one-day conference registration.
  • Non-Members registering after July 15th 2017 pay $499 for full conference registration.
  • Non-Members speaking at the conference should email for a code enabling them to register for $299 registration at the conference ($200 off regular price).
  • Speakers presenting Friday should email for a code providing them with complimentary Friday registration.
  • Speakers presenting Saturday should email for a code providing them with complimentary Saturday registration.
  • Complimentary registrations are included in ACRA sponsorship packages.
  • This is a Saturday-only registration for students and professors, both ACRA members and non-members. It allows academics to attend ACRA sessions and meet ACRA members at the meet and greet breakfast, and it is free! Does not include paid events, like the museum reception that evening (which can be purchased separately). Registration may be capped, so sign up soon.
  • Includes Friday and Saturday sessions and coffee breaks only. Does not include Welcome Reception, Keynote Luncheon, historic bus tour, or museum event. Valid Student ID required, please email a copy of it to when you register.
  • After the first registration from each member firm, subsequent registrations receive $50 off
  • Non-ACRA Member firms receive $50 off for additional registrations from their organization.

Registration is closed


Registration for the ACRA 2017 Conference in Philadelphia is now open! Come join us September 7-10, 2017 for our annual gathering of CRM professionals and others in the preservation/planning field. This year’s conference theme is Continental Congress to Capitol Hill—Sustaining a Strong CRM Industry, reflecting the significant historical roots of our host city and the importance of our field. Our host firms are Commonwealth Heritage Group and Burrow Into History

Session topics include: 

  • the current state of the industry with a focus on recent (and upcoming) legislative changes
  • the ins and outs of historic tax credits
  • how climate change is affecting our industry
  • successful and unique ways to engage the public on projects
  • a “speed networking” event to build new partnerships, and more. 
Events include a private reception at the brand-new Museum of the American Revolution and several tours of Philly historical sites, among many other opportunities to mingle with colleagues and friends. Students and professors can take advantage of the special student registration types and opportunities.

Early bird rates are available until July 15th, and 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!

Rooms are available at The Warwick Hotel for the special conference rate of $159.00/night. They can be booked directly through the hotel website using the code 170905ACRA.

For questions on the conference contact Conference Chair Kerri Barile.



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