Preservation & Main Street Conference
RevitalizeWA is Washington’s annual statewide conference focused on historic preservation and economic revitalization, brought to you by Washington State Main Street Program, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation. RevitalizeWA is great way to both dip your toe in the world of Main Street and dive deep into its economic development and preservation principles.
RevitalizeWA 2020 Canceled
It will come as no surprise, given recent government restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, that this year’s RevitalizeWA conference has been canceled. While we are deeply disappointed, we have also been planning for the likelihood of this scenario, knowing that the health of our communities is the highest priority.
We have seen already that, in the face of uncertainty and challenges, this network is creative and strong. Please know that your statewide partners are here to support you as you navigate what “building community” looks like during these unprecedented times.
For the time being, please scroll down to learn about the logistics of the cancellation, as well as our “Plan B.” We look forward to continuing to work together as a community to get through this difficult time.
Those of you who already registered for the conference will automatically receive a full refund (including field sessions and Excellence on Main tickets). Please bear with us as we process these refunds throughout the week. If you do not receive notification from Eventbrite of your refund by Friday, March 20, please feel free to reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you booked a hotel room in Wenatchee independently from the conference room blocks at the Coast Hotel or Hilton Garden Inn, you will need to contact that hotel directly to cancel your reservation. For those booked as part of the conference room blocks:
- Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel: the Coast Hotel will automatically cancel all rooms that were booked as part of the RevitalizeWA 2020 block. If there were any fees charged as part of your reservation, they will be automatically refunded. However, if you booked at the Coast Hotel through a third party website like Expedia or Hotels.com, you will need to cancel directly through that third party. If you’d like to double check whether your room was part of the block, please call the hotel directly at 509-662-1234 or via email at email@example.com.
- Hilton Garden Inn Wenatchee: the Hilton Garden Inn has automatically canceled all rooms that were not manually canceled before March 19. If you did not receive a refund and/or cancellation email, please log into their online system (just click on the “Modify your reservation” button in the email confirmation you received after booking the room) or call the hotel at 509-662-0600 to cancel.
We want to thank the Wenatchee Downtown Association and their local partners for the incredible amount of time and creativity that has gone into coordinating this conference with us. We plan to roll as much as possible (sessions, tours, events, etc.) into the RevitalizeWA 2021 conference next spring, including working with Wenatchee as the host!
Excellence on Main (our annual awards party which typically takes place at RevitalizeWA) will be rescheduled for later this year. While so much is uncertain right now, we hope to be able to plan toward an in-person event this summer.
Lastly, we are working on various options for e-learning this spring and summer. In addition to offering some sessions that were slated for conference, we also hope to work with state and national partners to specifically address the current economic concerns facing our communities.
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