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Preservation Leadership Forum of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is a network of preservation leaders, those on the frontlines in the business of saving places. Preservationists, planners, architects, scholars, students, volunteers, activists and experts make up Forum, and we want you to be part of the community. Forum provides in person and online networking opportunities, cutting edge content and skill building training, as well as access to new, diverse voices and perspectives that offer a complete, well-rounded look at preservation and the many worlds it intersects.

Forum is the leading voice in preservation — join or renew today. You can either join online using the form below or print off a Forum Join form or Forum Renewal form and mail in with payment.

Join Forum now for $195 and take advantage of these benefits:

  • The quarterly, all digital Forum Journal, preservation’s premier scholarly publication. The journal brings you in-depth articles by industry experts and award-winning authors, examining preservation practices and current challenges to the field, accompanied by slide shows, videos and links to additional resources. 
  • Forum Bulletin, a weekly electronic communication that delivers timely announcements and feature articles with a national perspective on current issues, as well as information on funding opportunities, scholarships, award deadlines, upcoming events and special member deals.
  • Access to the Forum Reference Desk which provides preservation leaders direct, easy and timely access to the latest and best information, referrals and tools (1-866-594-9997 or 
  • Forum Connect (coming soon), state-of- the-art, user-driven online platform that will make it even easier for you to get in touch with colleagues all across the country and across many disciplines.
  • Access to the Forum Webinar series, with topics such as Redevelopment, Section 106 and Preservation Law.
  • Substantial discounts for conferences and training, as well as priority registration.
  • All the benefits of standard National Trust membership including the award-winning Preservation magazine.
  • Substantial discounted room rates at participating hotels through Historic Hotels of America (National Trust staff discount).

Organizations can join Forum at the Organizational level of $250 and receive these additional benefits:

  • Eligibility for grants from the National Trust.
  • A special $95 individual rate for staff and board members of your organization.
  • Note: The discount to participating hotels through Historic Hotels of America only applies to the executive director of the participating organization. Employees that join at the special $95 rate will receive the benefit.

If you are a student join Forum for a low price as $75 with proof of eligibility (US addresses only) for the same benefits of an individual membership.

Libraries join Forum at $195 for the same benefits of an individual membership.

For more information email or call 202-588-6164.

Individually we are preservationists, together we are Forum.

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