East Tennessee Preservation Conference

Special Focus: Historic Houses and Museums 

Join Knox Heritage and the Historic Homes of Knoxville on October 1 for the 2021 East Tennessee Preservation Conference. Featuring Dan Brown, Historic Sites Program Director for the Tennessee Historical Commission, as the keynote speaker.

October 1 | 9 AM to 5 PM at the East Tennessee History Center
6 PM Reception at James White Fort

2021 East Tennessee Preservation Conference Schedule – TENTATIVE

Registration Closes September 29, 2021
$75 per person | $55 for Knox Heritage & HHK Members

Or call Hollie Cook to register by phone at 865-523-8008, ext. 3.

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


McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects & Interior Designers

Sparkman & Associates Architects

Brewer Ingram Fuller Architects

Open Door Architecture

SK Ballard Contract Interiors


The 2021 East Tennessee Preservation Conference is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our guests. We monitor both local and national government agencies and health authorities for updates on ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We encourage all guests to be vaccinated.

Capacity: Attendance is limited to 75 individuals.

Face Coverings: All guests are required to wear a mask or face covering while indoors. The exception will be presenters when speaking.

Sanitation: Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Dining & Snacks: Bottled beverages and individually packaged snacks will be provided. Lunch is not included so guests can make their own arrangements at their comfort level. Recommendations will be available. The evening reception at James White Fort will be held outdoors.

Since 2009, the East Tennessee Preservation Conference has been a cherished event for people who love history, historic sites, and learning about preservation methods. Attendees traditionally 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 preservation’s impact on our communities.

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