East Tennessee Preservation Conference

Please join Knox Heritage on September 18 for the 2020 East Tennessee Preservation Conference. This will be a virtual conference experience via the ZOOM platform and we have assembled a wonderful day of speakers and subject matter. PLUS, AIA continuing education credits have been approved.

Ethiel Garlington, the Executive Director of Historic Macon Foundation will be our keynote speaker. Jack Neely will discuss the recent Knoxville History Project publication about the Bearden neighborhood and the process of “publishing history”. We will dig deeper into the grassroots efforts one regional small town used to spur local preservation, visit with Becky Hancock, the Executive Director of the Historic Tennessee Theater Foundation, and much more!

September 18 | 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: Wherever You Are (Virtual via ZOOM)
Keynote Speaker: Ethiel Garlington, Historic Macon Foundation

2020 Conference Schedule

Registration is now closed.

Questions? Please contact Hollie Cook at hcook@knoxheritage.org

For over a decade, Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance have brought the East Tennessee Preservation Conference to our region. It has become a cherished event for those who love history, historic sites, and learning about preservation methods.

Many regional communities have been highlighted by the conference, including Townsend, Rugby, Jonesborough, Gatlinburg, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Knoxville, Morristown, and Clinton. Attendees include preservation professionals, architects, planners, tourism professionals, government and community leaders, economic developers, real estate professionals and others who have found that advanced knowledge of historic preservation principles and practices has value. It is a great event for learning, networking and experiencing historic sites distinctive to the host community.


Extraordinary speakers, an informed and motivated audience and one of the best conferences I have ever witnessed!” – Kenneth Libby, CDF Haley Farm Business Manager on the 2017 East Tennessee Preservation Conference in Clinton, TN