Log in

Forward Together

  • 13 Nov 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • 14 Nov 2018
  • 5:30 PM
  • The Presidio, San Francisco, California


November 13-14, 2018

The Presidio, San Francisco, California

Join thought leaders from around the globe in advancing the conservation connections between cultural and natural heritage. This symposium, Forward Together, builds on the recognition among US and international professionals that integration of cultural and natural heritage conservation and stewardship across professional boundaries and disciplines is essential to improving conservation outcomes.

Sponsored by US/ICOMOS in partnership with ICOMOS, IUCN, World Heritage Centre, Presidio Trust, and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. US/ICOMOS is also working in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Annual Conference PastForward 2018, November 13-16, 2018 in downtown San Francisco.


  • Share the latest international theory, practices and techniques with a broad audience of conservation practitioners;
  • Learn from past journeys – the Nature/Culture Journey at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu and the Culture-Nature Journey at the 2017 ICOMOS Triennial General Assembly in Delhi, India;
  • Explore the power of intangible heritage and the diversity of associative values people hold for special places;
  • Address the urgency and impact of climate change on heritage places and explore opportunities to build resilience;
  • Consider the evolution of Western and non-Western perspectives on nature and culture expressed through philosophy, practices, approaches and language to inform better integration and conservation outcomes;
  • Reflect on the status of the first 40 years of US World Heritage inscriptions and the future of US participation in the World Heritage Program;
  • Meet a network of international colleagues from a range of disciplines and perspectives and identify the best ways for conservation practitioners to “reach across the culture/nature aisle” while working on a diversity of landscape scales.


To register, follow this link and be sure to choose either Forward Together and PastForward, or just Forward Together. Please contact director@usicomos.org with any questions and to receive the $50 member discount code.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software