The Conservancy's 2017 conference will take place Sept. 13-17 in New York City. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth, we are holding an extended symposium at the Museum of Modern Art to coincide with MoMA's major new exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
. More than a dozen speakers from the United States and abroad will address topics including Wright's critical reception, his attitude toward preservation and his influence on his contemporaries.
The symposium will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 13, with a keynote presentation in the evening followed by a dinner for our Leadership, Clerestory and Visionary Circle members. Presentations will continue all day Thursday, Sept. 14, followed by a dinner for Wright homeowners and public sites representatives. The symposium will continue Friday morning, with visits to the Wright exhibit at MoMA in the afternoon and a special event at the Guggenheim Museum Friday evening. An all-day architecture tour will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16. Pre- and post-conference tours for Sept. 13 and 17 also are being planned.
With presentations and events centered at MoMA instead of a hotel, and considering the high cost of hotel rooms in New York City, conference attendees will have the opportunity to seek out lodging that fits their budget and preferences. For your convenience we have arranged limited room blocks at two hotels: our preferred hotel partner Omni Berkshire Place
, a Historic Hotel of America located one block from MoMA at 21 E. 52nd St. (group rate rooms start at $349/night), and The Empire Hotel
, located one mile from MoMA at 44 W. 63rd St., across from Lincoln Center (group rate rooms start at $299/night). Conference tours will depart from these hotels, but you are free to stay anywhere in the city you like. Booking details will be released soon. Transportation will not be provided to MoMA, which is easily accessible by the MTA or taxi to all parts of New York City. We look forward to seeing many of you in New York!