New for the SAH 2018 Saint Paul Conference

by SAH News | Dec 13, 2017

Landmark CenterThe Society of Architectural Historians will host its 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, MN, April 18–22, 2018. We’re excited to welcome our members to Saint Paul for what promises to be a dynamic conference full of opportunities to share research, network, and explore the architecture of the Twin Cities. Below we’ve highlighted important dates and changes so you know what to expect.  

Important Dates

  • December 19 – Program available online as a PDF
  • February 20 – Early registration closes at 11:59 pm CST
  • February 21 – Registration rates increase and tours-only registration opens to the public
  • April 4 – Online registration closes

What’s New for 2018

  • The Saint Paul conference will include a total of 48 paper sessions in seven tracks, the largest number to date. The additional track of sessions will run from 5:30–7:40 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.
  • There is no limit on capacity for the Opening Night Social Hour on Wednesday, April 18. The event is free and all attendees are welcome to attend. Registration requested.
  • The SAH Award Ceremony and Plenary Talk will be held on Friday evening, April 20, instead of Thursday. Attendees will be free to explore Saint Paul Thursday night.
  • In addition to a printed copy of the conference program, all attendees will receive a separate booklet with information on conference tours.
  • Tours-only registration will no longer include a $25 administrative fee.
  • On Tuesday, April 17, the University of St. Thomas has extended an invitation to early arrivals to attend a conversation, reception, and exhibit about the career of Voorsanger Architects PC and the process of creating an archive at St. Thomas to preserve the firm’s architectural legacy.
  • On Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Chapter of SAH will present a workshop to teach people about how to do short, videotaped oral histories with architects.
  • On Thursday afternoon, SAH will host a networking event aimed at conference attendees who self-identify as minorities. The purpose of this event it to provide a forum and support system for those who are underrepresented in the Society’s membership.
  • The conference will include the launch of the SAH Architects Council, a new honorific program that recognizes and builds relationships with leading architects who rely on research and support the historic built environment. The Council’s inaugural members will host a roundtable on Friday.

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
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