February 1, 2023 - February 3, 2023     |    Doubletree by Hilton Austin

Real Places 2023 Conference

Bringing Preservationists Together

We are excited to host the 7th annual Real Places Conference and once again bring together, in-person, the people who make historic preservation in Texas happen.

Enjoy the opportunity to network with and learn from County Historical Commissions, Main Street managers, historic preservation officers, design review boards, architects, engineers, historians, archeologists, curators, interpreters, educators, nonprofit staff and volunteers, THC staff, Texas Heritage Trail Regions, and many more.

Attendees return to their communities with renewed energy, ideas, and resources for enhancing their historic preservation and heritage tourism programs. We hope you will join us!

Education and Certification Credits

Members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits by attending certain Real Places workshops and sessions.

Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) can earn continuing education credits to meet licensing requirements by attending certain Real Places workshops and sessions.

Past Conferences

Like Texas historic sites, we aim to preserve the knowledge and value that comes from the Real Places Conference. Visit our archives (coming soon) to explore presentations and programs of past years.