Friday Roundup: Virtual Conferences and Learning

The 63rd annual Germanna Foundation conference is moving online this year. Six presentations will be hosted on Zoom today, July 17 and Saturday, July 18. Registration is $30. If you can’t attend the live sessions, registration will let you watch the sessions at your convenience. Find the full panel descriptions and register at .

Preservation on Main Street is also going virtual in 2020. The event will be held July 29 through July 31 and will feature many educational and interactive panels and activities for board members, executive directors, or anyone interested in sustaining and revitalizing historic main streets across America. Cost for the full event is $25, or free for students with a student ID. Find the full schedule and more information at . Registration closes July 28 at noon.

As part of the lead up to the National Trust’s conference, they have posted a Reading List for Change. Like other organizations, this year the PastForward conference (held in the late fall) will be virtual. Find out more about the 2020 conference at their website. At the bottom of the page, you can also find links to past conference recordings to watch on YouTube.

Last, if you have some children in need of fun activities this weekend, the National Building Museum offers online resources for families to explore architecture, design, and engineering. Go to the At-Home Learning tab for coloring sheets, seek and find activities, and building paper models.