Register for National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week today! Advocacy Week is open to all supporters of historic preservation and features educational sessions, policy briefings, partner meetings, networking opportunities, guest speakers, and of course congressional office visits, providing the opportunity to meet with your members of Congress and their staff directly.

Registration Options

  • Standard $215 Registration closes Feb. 23rd.
    General registration includes access to advocacy sessions on March 5th including tours (select below), congressional office visits with your state delegations, and the PA member meeting. Additional events and meetings can be added below.

  • This registration is valid for staff of any State Historic Preservation Office only. Includes registration to all events including the NCSHPO Annual Meeting, NCSHPO Reception, tours, Advocacy Week Reception, and Congressional Reception. Though all events are included, please still RSVP for receptions, meetings & tours below. Each rsvp will reflect $0.00.

  • This option DOES NOT include Advocacy Week registration (most registrants are not eligible for this option)

                Preliminary Schedule


                Schedule subject to change

                Monday, March 04, 2024


                March 04, 2024 8:30am-4:00pmRegistration

                Those invited to attend Monday meetings may check in for 2024 Advocacy Week in the lobby of NCSHPO Headquarters.

                Hall of States | 444 North Capitol St. NW Washington, DC 20001


                March 04, 2024 9:00am-11:00amNCSHPO/ACHP Roundtable

                Join fellow SHPO colleagues for engaging discussion on timely topics. Open to NCSHPO members and invited guests. Light refreshments provided.

                Hall of States, Room 285. 444 North Capitol St. NW Washington, DC 20001

                Included with NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration. RSVP required.


                March 04, 2024 9:00am-5:00pmNAPC Board Meeting

                National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Board meeting & breakout committee meetings. Open to NAPC Board members & invited guests. Light breakfast provided. Lunch provided.

                Hall of States, Room 337. 444 North Capitol St. NW Washington, DC 20001

                Included in General and NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration.


                March 04, 2024 11:00am-12:30pmNCSHPO Working Lunch

                NCSHPO members are invited to a working lunch to chat with colleagues about the past, present and future of NCSHPO and contribute to our next Strategic Plan.

                Open to NCSHPO members & invited guests. Lunch TBD.


                March 04, 2024 12:30pm-5:00pmNCSHPO Annual Meeting

                National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers annual meeting. Open to NCSHPO members & invited guests. Afternoon refreshments provided.

                Hall of States | 444 North Capitol St. NW Washington, DC 20001 | Room 285

                Included in NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration. RSVP required. a la carte price: $50


                March 04, 2024 1:00pm-3:00pmPreservation Action Members Tour

                Preservation Action will host Members-Only Tour at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Don’t miss your chance to get a behind-the-scenes guided tour of this National Historic Landmark!

                Only open to Preservation Action members. RSVP required at: https://forms.gle/Txs22Wudu4tNTTgQ8

                Folger Shakespeare Library | 201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003


                March 04, 2024 4:00pm-5:00pmPreservation Action Member Meeting

                Annual Preservation Action Member Meeting. All are welcome.

                Hall of States | 444 North Capitol St. NW Washington, DC 20001 | Room 231

                Included in General Registration. RSVP required.


                March 04, 2024 5:30pm-6:30pmAdvocacy Scholars Happy Hour

                A casual happy hour to welcome Preservation Action Foundation's exceptional 2024 Bruce MacDougal Advocacy Scholars to Advocacy Week. All are welcome.

                Kelly's Irish Times | 14 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

                Included in General Registration. RSVP required.


                March 04, 2024 5:30pm-7:30pmNCSHPO Reception

                Join your SHPO colleagues for cocktails & hors d'oeuvres at Clyde’s of Gallery Place. Open to NCSHPO members and invited guests.

                Included with NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration. RSVP required. a la carte price: $85

                7th Street Parlor Room | 707 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001


                March 04, 2024 7:00pm-8:00pmPreservation Action PAC Launch Party

                Preservation Action is starting a Political Action Committee! Join us for the launch party.

                Only open to Preservation Action members. RSVP required by emailing [email protected].

                The President's Bar | The Dubliner | 4 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001


                Tuesday, March 05, 2024


                March 05, 2024 7:45am-8:15amShuttle Bus Departures

                1st Shuttle bus leaves from front of Royal Sonesta Hotel to Miracle Theatre at 7:45am.

                2nd Shuttle bus leaves from front of Royal Sonesta Hotel to Miracle Theatre at 8:15am.

                *Shuttles may reach capacity. You may need to arrange for alternate transportation to Miracle Theatre.


                March 05, 2024 8:00am-9:00amRegistration

                Check in and socializing at the historic Miracle Theatre. Breakfast items & beverage service provided.

                Miracle Theatre | 535 8th Street SE, Washington 20003

                Tuesday educational sessions are open to General & NCSHPO All-Inclusive registrants.


                March 05, 2024 9:00am-9:45amWelcome

                Join us as we welcome you to Advocacy Week 2024!

                Included in General and NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration.

                Stay tuned for more details.


                March 05, 2024 09:45-10:45amHistoric Preservation in the 2nd Session of the 118th Congress

                Hear from policy experts on the opportunities and challenges facing historic preservation in the 118th Congress.

                Included in General and NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration.

                Stay tuned for more details.


                March 05, 2024 10:45-11:45amSuccessful Advocacy

                Join us for a panel discussion on historic preservation advocacy and everything you need to know to have successful congressional visits from a variety of advocates including Paul Coussan, Vice President of Government Relations at the National Park Foundation; Dave Straka, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Michael Turner; Lauren Cohen, Associate Director of Government Relations at the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Introduction & moderation by Vincent Michael, Executive Director, Conservation Society of San Antonio.

                Included in General and NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration.


                March 05, 2024 11:45am-1:15pmLunch on your own

                Enjoy lunch on your own by checking out one of many local eateries along the Barrack's Row Main Street and nearby. State attendees are encouraged to lunch together & use this time to go over schedule of congressional office visits, legislative asks, materials and more (this is your state breakout time this year). Bigger groups may want to make reservations ahead of time.

                Stay tuned for a list of local eateries.


                March 05, 2024 1:30pm-2:30pmLegislative Briefing

                Review of Legislative Asks and materials with an array of experts in preservation legislation including Christina Hingle, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers; Valerie Grussing, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers; Shaw Sprague, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Mike Phillips, National Trust Community Investment Corporation; Rob Naylor, Preservation Action.

                Included in General and NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration.


                March 05, 2024 2:30pm-3:00pmLights, Camera, Action!

                Our day will wrap in front of the big screen. We’ll recognize Advocacy Scholars & present advocacy awards.

                Included in General and NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration.


                March 05, 2024 3:10pm-4:30pmOptional Tours or Theatre Presentation

                Attendees have the option to remain in the theatre for our featured presentation OR select a nearby walking tour.

                Walking tours have limited availability, will be outside, and require significant walking. Remember to dress warm and wear comfortable shoes. Tours held rain or shine, except in the event of extreme weather.

                Those not participating in a walking tour or the presentation should seek own transportation to the hotel.

                Included with General registration & NCSHPO all inclusive registration. RSVP required.


                * Civil War Building Tour | Capitol Hill Restoration Society

                * Preservation & Revitalization on Capitol Hill | Washington Walks

                * Parks - Treasures of Capitol Hill | Capitol Hill Restoration Society

                * Alleyways of Capitol Hill | DC Preservation League

                * THEATRE PRESENTATION | Barracks Row Main Street


                March 05, 2024 4:45pm-5:15pmBus Departures

                4:45pm: 1st Shuttle bus departs from front of Miracle Theatre to Crimson Whiskey Bar for evening reception.

                5:15pm: 2nd Shuttle bus departs from front of Miracle Theatre to Crimson Whiskey Bar for evening reception.

                Shuttles may reach capacity. You may need to arrange for alternate transportation to the Crimson.


                March 05, 2024 5:30pm-8:00pmAdvocacy Week Reception

                Cap off a day of sessions, briefings and tours with a cocktail reception including drinks and hors d'oeuvres, while networking with your fellow attendees.

                Following the reception, guests may opt to walk back to hotel (Royal Sonesta is .6 miles) or find alternate transportation. Venue is 21+

                Crimson Whiskey Bar | 627 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Downstairs.

                Included with NCSHPO All-Inclusive price. RSVP required. a la carte price $75.


                Wednesday, March 06, 2024


                March 06, 2024 8:30am-5:00pmCongressional Office Visits

                Visits with your members of Congress. Scheduled by your State Coordinators.

                Included with General and NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration.


                March 06, 2024 5:30pm-7:30pmChampions of Historic Preservation Congressional Reception

                Join Preservation Action after your congressional visits for the Champions of Historic Preservation Congressional Reception. You'll hear from some of historic preservation's biggest champions in Congress. Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres provided.

                Immediately following the reception attendees are invited on a guided tour of the Capitol from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Tour included with Reception ticket.

                Stay tuned for more details.

                Included with NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration. RSVP required. a la carte price $80


                Thursday, March 07, 2024


                March 07, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pmAdditional Congressional Office Visits | Meet w/Colleagues | Explore DC

                Attendees are encouraged to leave extra time before leaving town to allow time for additional Congressional Meetings, further meet with colleagues, and explore DC on your own.

                We recommend you book return travel in the evening for the aforementioned reasons, and/or in the event additional programming is added to the schedule.

                Included with General & NCSHPO All-Inclusive registration.




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