2019 Symposium: the Benefits of World Heritage Listing in the United States

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Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

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Join us to learn about the economic and social benefits that World Heritage sites in the United States bring to their communities

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The economic and social benefits of World Heritage listing are not well understood in the United States. This conference will provide perspective on the impact of World Heritage designation as well as provide an opportunity to discuss lessons learned by a range U.S. World Heritage sites. Hear from local, national and international heritage experts from World Heritage sites such as the recently inscribed Frank Lloyd Wright sites, and sites that have been listed for many years, such as Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. The symposium will also examine the potential for social and economic benefit to sites on the United States Tentative List, looking at ways to begin planning now for future benefit to local communities.

Please register here for the daylong SYMPOSIUM on SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER, 8:30 am – 4 pm EST: “Learning from Current U.S. World Heritage Sites and Planning for the Future.”

Administrators, experts and local leaders will share the benefits and challenges of World Heritage inscription in the United States; compare and discuss strategies for how to maximize the benefits of inscription; and share planning for future inscription and benefit. This daylong symposium will take place at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC). US/ICOMOS members receive a significant membership discount.

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08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:20 Welcome and Agenda for the Day (Doug Comer, Sarah Chicone, Mechtild Rössler video)

09:20-10:20 Session 1: The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (Fallingwater - Justin Gunther; Hollyhock House - Jeffrey Herr; Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation - Stuart Graff) 

10:20-11:20 Session 2: Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks (Ohio), Civil Rights Movement Sites, & Moravian Church Settlements (Bethlehem, PA) (Hopewell - Jen Aultman and Todd Kleismit; Civil Rights Sites - Dr. Glenn Eskew; Moravian Settlements - Charlene Donchez Mowers)

11:20-11:35 Coffee

11:35-12:15 Session 3: Central Park and Early Chicago Skyscrapers (Central Park - Lane Addonizio, Central Park Conservancy; Chicago Skyscrapers - Phyllis Ellin)

12:15-12:55 Session 4: Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point and Chaco Culture (Poverty Point - Raymond Berthelot; Chaco - Paul Reed, Archaeology Southwest)

12:55-13:55 Lunch

13:55-14:15 Presentation of Murtagh|Graham Awards

14:15-15:15 Session 5: San Antonio and Philadelphia ( San Antonio--Claudia Guerra and Javier Flores; Global Philadelphia - Zabeth Teelucksingh)

15:15-15:45 Session 6: Pacific Ocean Sites - California Current (Farallones, Cordell Banks, Monterey Bay), Marianas Trench  (Bill Douros, Western Regional Director, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries)

15:45-17:00 Session 7: Discussion: how to strengthen the World Heritage program and ensure more support, centering on the following desired outcomes/questions:

How can US/ICOMOS create a space for World Heritage Sites and sites on the Tentative List to share experiences and develop best practices?

What can US/ICOMOS do to make the public aware of the benefits that World Heritage Sites and participation in the World Heritage program provide to local communities and the United States?

Can we develop a strategy to advocate for political support for the World Heritage program?

How can US/ICOMOS provide support to US World Heritage Sites and sites on the Tentative List through the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program?

Is there a way to bring the resources that universities like Johns Hopkins University have to bear on all of the above?

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Please Note: there will be a PANEL DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION on FRIDAY, 8 NOVEMBER, 6:30 - 7:45 PM EST: "Benefitting from World Heritage Designation.” This panel and reception is organized in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Cultural Heritage Management Program and is sold out. You can attend virtually by tuning in to the Johns Hopkins University Cultural Heritage Management Program facebook page.

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1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

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