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.
REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE
Downtown Wenatchee | April 6-8, 2020
Registration is now open for RevitalizeWA 2020! Join us April 6-8 in wonderful Wenatchee for three days of workshops, tours, and exciting opportunities to explore this “always fresh, always growing” town.
If you are a member of a Main Street Community, Main Street Affiliate, Certified Local Government (CLG), or the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, please contact us for a special discount code. Conference presenters, sponsors, and PreserveWA Fellows will also be provided with a registration code.
EXPLORE THE SCHEDULE
At this year’s RevitalizeWA, we’re thrilled to partner with experts and practitioners throughout the region to offer a full slate of unique learning and networking opportunities. In addition to dozens of compelling panels and speakers, you’ll have the chance to explore the wider Wenatchee community through interactive field sessions, with options ranging from a hike in the foothills to hands-on exploration of Pybus Public Market to tastings and discussion with local brewers. Be sure to sign up for these field sessions when you register to attend the conference. But don’t wait– space is limited!
Stay tuned for a full program– including details on individual classroom sessions, field sessions, keynote speakers, and special events– in the coming months. Make sure you don’t miss a beat by signing up for our e-newsletter.
STAY IN WENATCHEE
For out of town attendees, there are many options for lodging in and around downtown Wenatchee. Three hotels have set aside limited room blocks at special rates for conference participants. We encourage you to book early- space is limited and final room block rates expire on Monday, March 16!
MEET THE KEYNOTE
We’re thrilled to announce that Jaebadiah Gardner, Managing Partner of Onpoint Real Estate, will present a keynote address during during the opening plenary of RevitalizeWA 2020! Jaebadiah’s presentation will focus on ownership. Whether we are discussing preservation or new development in real estate, ownership and access to ownership is a key factor. Drawing from his own experience, Jaebadiah will explore examples of community ownership models and attempt to rewire our thinking around creating accessible, sustainable real estate projects that provide opportunities for individuals from their communities to participate in building wealth. Jaebadiah’s keynote address will take place during the conference’s opening plenary on Monday, April 6 at 4:00 pm. Access to the opening plenary is included as part of conference registration.
CELEBRATE MAIN STREET
Excellence on Main Awards Reception | Tuesday, April 7
Pybus Public Market Event Center
Whether you’re planning to attend the RevitalizeWA Conference or not (and we hope that you are!), we invite you to join us for Washington Main Street’s annual Excellence on Main Awards, celebrating exceptional entrepreneurs, organizers, and preservationists from across the state. The reception will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and local craft beverages from Wenatchee’s famous Pybus Public Market. Alongside good company and live entertainment, we’ll announce and celebrate this year’s Excellence on Main award winners.
Tickets are available now for $20 and can be purchased through the conference registration site— simply select “EVENT // Excellence on Main Awards Reception” as an individual item or as part of your overall registration.
Do you know an exceptional entrepreneur, organizer, or preservationist in our state? Nominate them for an Excellence on Main award! The Awards are open to Washington Main Street network members, including Main Street Communities and Affiliates.
BECOME A CONFERENCE SPONSOR
If you’re interested in sponsorship and marketing opportunities at the Washington Trust’s largest event of the year, please check out the RevitalizeWA 2020 sponsor prospectus via the link below, and contact Kristy Conrad for more information.