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Education Sessions

DSC02341webFriday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Salt Lake Masonic Temple at 650 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City.
Four sessions included with All-In-One Registration or separately
$15 per session per person in advance/$20 day of conference

Our Education Sessions cover a variety of topics from preservation experts in our community.   Whether you need basic preservation training, or just want to network with other communities about what has worked, our sessions are for you!


Session Schedule and Titles





Advance registration ran through May 1, giving you the option of getting all four education sessions with All-In-One registration for $125, or choosing any number of individual sessions for $15 per session.  For those CLG representatives using the code, they must enter it one registration at a time.  Following May 1, registration was available at the door on May 4, with All-In-One registration $165 and individual education sessions $20.  All-In-One registration also includes admission to Breakfast and Brainstorming,  Heritage Awards Luncheon, and one Historic Homes Tour ticket.  Registration for individual sessions is per session time and not for any specific session topic.   Membership in Utah Heritage Foundation is strongly encouraged with your conference registration.  Your basic membership helps UHF provide our award-winning, quality programming like this conference and homes tour for reasonable prices, as well as giving free year-round tours and education programs for children.  All registrants must check in at the Masonic Temple previous to attending their session.

Education Session Schedule and Titles

IMG 3266webAll sessions will take place inside the Masonic Temple.  A tentative list of session titles, times and room locations is posted below; descriptions and presenter information is forthcoming.  Call (801) 533-0858 ext. 107 for additional details on any session. 

9:00 to 10:15 a.m.

Rehab It Right! Care and Treatment of Utah's Historic Brick, Stone & Mortar

Learn the common mistakes building owners make when repairing / restoring historic masonry. Familiarize yourself with the best possible materials and methods for cleaning and repairing historic brick, stone and mortar.
Presenter: John Lambert, Abstract Masonry Restoration
David Tempel Lounge

Move Preservation Forward: Good Lobbying Technique

Discover what you can and cannot do as an advocate, ideas to get Legislators involved with your organization, and how and when you meet with your legislator. Basic techniques for working with local elected officials at all levels will be discussed including the basics of finding out who your legislators are.
Presenter: Jayceen Craven Walker, Government Relations and Advocacy Associate, Pathway Associates
Colonial Room

Land Bank or Piggy Bank: Protecting Rural Heritage Landscapes

When there’s a run on land banks, they often fail. Preventing withdrawals of rural heritage lands from productive use should be a planning priority but is it? An expert panel will guide participants to an understanding of ways and means of protecting and using these living landscapes.
Presenters: Laura Ault, Forest Legacy Program, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
John Bennett, Executive Director, Utah Quality Growth Commission/LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund
Darlene Burns, Uintah County Commission Chair
William S. McMurrin, President, Virgin River Land Preservation Association
Bob Allen, Community Planner, Mountainland Association of Governments
Egyptian Room
Agriculture Sustainability in Utah report
NRB 30, Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Rural Historic Landscapes
State of Utah Planning and Education Resource SUPER Tool
Utah Association of Governments

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Rehab It Right! Historic Interiors - It's What's on the Inside That Counts

Still redoing rooms with new throw pillows? Pick up better techniques for decorating interior spaces, color and material selections, and matching historical style in this session. Appropriate attention to detail when deviating from the historical style and resources for interiors will also be provided.
Presenter: Amber Hobbs, ASID, H&H Design
David Tempel Lounge

South Salt Lake: Finding Community Identity Through Revitalization

As the valley grows and changes, South Salt Lake is reinventing itself. New and rehabbed housing mixes with adaptive reuse and everyone seems to be going green! Learn about the streetcar and greenway project, which will be bringing new life to the former Sugar House rail spur, the Mayor's Design Excellence Award winners and the buildings that are reshaping this city into a vibrant urban community.
Presenters: Steven Cornell, Principal, CRSA
Sharen Hauri, Urban Design Director, South Salt Lake City
Colonial Room

Strategies to Build Credibility

Planning is an often overlooked tool for preservation organizations. But a solid plan can be the means with which your CLG, preservation commission, or organization can establish credibility in your community and move your preservation agenda forward. This session will offer practical tips on how to put together a sensible, practical plan for preservation in your community.
Presenter: Bim Oliver, Consultant
Egyptian Room

2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

Rehab It Right! A Primer for Painting

At some point, every old house needs a good exterior paint job. Learn how to select an appropriate historic color scheme, identify and remedy causes of paint failure, and what elements are part of getting a quality paint job.
Presenter: Don Hartley, State Historical Architect, Division of State History
David Tempel Lounge

Facilitating Difficult Meetings

This session will examine the social and technical elements of meeting management to acknowledge and work with attendees’ underlying issues that lead to confrontation. We will examine how to create an environment of collaborative problem solving.
Presenter: Pam Gardiol, President, Gardiol & Associates
Colonial Room

Planning Successful Events and Tours

Public tours and events are the best way to introduce people to historic buildings. Allowing them to hear the stories of the people who have lived, worked and entertained in historic building connects to the past. Learn easy steps you can take to start a tour in your community or host a memorable event in a local historic building.
Presenters: Sandra Morrison, Executive Director, Park City Historical Society and Museum
Alison Flanders, Public Outreach Director, Utah Heritage Foundation
Egyptian Room

3:00 to 3:45 p.m.

Rehab It Right! Preservation At Work Project House: Pugsley Street

Utah Heritage Foundation and Salt Lake City’s Redevelopment Agency have teamed up for the first Preservation at Work Project House. Both organizations are bringing different resources and expertise to the table to make this valuable partnership project a success. Come learn what the Project House is, what the process has been, how we’re using resources, and tips on how to bring this partnership “model” to your community.
Presenters: Elizabeth Bradley-Wilson, Assistant Director, Utah Heritage Foundation
Ben Davis, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City
Ed Butterfield, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City
David Tempel Lounge

Hear ye! Hear ye! Local Historic Districts Endangered

Did you ignore what was happening with Senate Bill 115 during the 2012 State Legislature? Well you shouldn’t any longer. A proposal to severely curb all new local historic districts statewide has been proposed. If this passed, it would undoubtedly affect the way we do preservation in Utah. Take action now by attending this session to discuss how together, we best advocate to save your ability to locally designate.
Presenters: Kirk Huffaker, Executive Director, Utah Heritage Foundation
Barbara Murphy, Deputy SHPO, Division of State History
Colonial Room

Mud and Mod: An Architectural History Perspective

You may think that adobe construction (mud) and mid-century modernism (mod) might be the most disparate topics in architectural history. But what they have in common is mass production for a low cost. Check out how both styles progressed in their own time periods to become sophisticated in their design and implementation.
Presenters: Jonathan Kland, Architect
Laurie Bryant, Local Historian
Egyptian Room


Conference attendees may park behind the Masonic Temple for free.  There are two entrances to the parking lot south of the building:

  • From eastbound South Temple, turn in the driveway along the west side of the Temple.
  • From southbound 700 East, turn into the parking lot south of the Anniversary Inn.


We also encourage attendees to use any one of the public transit options available for reaching the Masonic Temple.  Particularly UTA bus route 209 makes regular stops close to the Temple.  Visit the UTA website for specific route information.


Volunteers at Utah Preservation Conference receive free admission to all sessions.  For details on volunteer opportunities, contact Utah Heritage Foundation's Volunteer Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (801) 533-0858 ext. 104.

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