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The gala with Wright Spirit Awards will stream live for free on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. EDT! Click here to tune in.

Online Conference Agenda

This is an outline of the current conference schedule for online attendees. All times are Eastern Daylight Time. All details subject to change. A more detailed agenda, along with links to access live video streams and recordings of events that have concluded, will be available in the online Event Hub. Registrants will receive an email providing access to the Event Hub before the conference begins.

Tuesday, October 12

Silent auction bidding opens online. Watch for an announcement on email and social media!

Thursday, October 14

  • 8:30 – 9 a.m. EDT: Conservancy Annual Meeting
    • The Executive Director and Board President will provide an overview of the Conservancy’s work over the last year. The 2021 Thorpe Fellows will be introduced. A vote will be taken on the proposed slate of new Board members. If you are a Conservancy member who is not otherwise attending the conference, but would like online access to the annual meeting, please email events@savewright.org.
  • 9 – 11 a.m. EDT: Education Sessions
    • Frank Lloyd Wright in Western New York
      Patrick J. Mahoney, AIA, Author of “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Scholarly Clients: William and Mary Heath”
    • Curating Change: Revisiting the House Museums of Frank Lloyd Wright
      Dr. Ashley Paine, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland (Australia)
    • Flow: Interpreting the Zimmerman and Kalil Houses
      Ann Bible, Lead Museum Educator and Interpreter, Currier Museum of Art
  • 2 – 3 p.m. EDT: Graycliff tour premiere with Q&A
    Catch the premiere of our video tour of Graycliff, followed by an interactive Zoom Q&A with Graycliff Conservancy board member and docent Phyllis Spears. The recorded tour and Q&A session will be available to stream on demand after it takes place.
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EDT: Martin House estate tour premiere with Q&A
    Catch the premiere of our video tour of the Martin House estate, followed by an interactive Zoom Q&A with Martin House Curator Susana Tejada. The recorded tour and Q&A session will be available to stream on demand after it takes place.

Friday, October 15

  • 9 – 11 a.m. EDT: Education Sessions
    • A Spirited and Fresh Little Building: Fallingwater’s Visitor Center at 40
      Scott W. Perkins, Director of Preservation and Collections, Fallingwater
    • Graycliff: Past and Present
      Patrick J. Mahoney, AIA, Founding Board Member of the Graycliff Conservancy
    • Graycliff Visitor Center: A Regional Destination Set Within a Historic Landscape
      Basar Girit, Partner, SITU
      Matthew Meier, Partner, HHL Architects
  • 3 – 4 p.m. EDT: Boynton House tour premiere with Q&A
    Catch the premiere of our video tour of the Boynton House, followed by an interactive Zoom Q&A with homeowner Jane Parker. The recorded tour and Q&A session will be available to stream on demand after it takes place.
  • 8 – 9 p.m. EDT: Homeowners & Public Sites Dinner livestream
    Wright homeowners and the staff of Wright public sites are invited to join us for fellowship and stimulating presentations at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s joint gathering of Wright homeowners and public sites staff from across the country—the only event of its kind. Supported by Ted and Debi Muntz, owners of the Lovness Estate. Dinner will begin in Buffalo at 7:00 p.m. EDT, while the program livestream will begin at 8:00 p.m. EDT for those attending remotely. If you are a homeowner or public site staff and did not receive an invitation, email events@savewright.org.

    • Reconstructing the Frank Lloyd Wright/Aaron Green San Francisco Office
      See a short video about the newly-opened office on exhibit at the Hagen History Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, and hear from Executive Director George Deutsch about the process of installing it.
    • Wright as a Backdrop for Art: Opening private homes to artist exhibits
      Chuck Henderson will show images of an unusual art glass exhibit that the Walker House recently featured and will explain the process and considerations for temporarily opening your Wright home as a gallery space. Norman Silk and Dale Morgan, owners of the Turkel House, will discuss the unique experience of participating in a fully virtual art exhibit.

Saturday, October 16

  • 9 – 11:30 a.m. EDT: Education Sessions & Keynote Address
    • The Competition for the Design of a Visitor Center for the Darwin D. Martin House
      Jack Quinan, Professor Emeritus, The University at Buffalo
    • FLW Superhosts Discuss Opening Their Homes to Tours
      Chuck Henderson, Owner, Walker House
      Roland Reisley, Owner, Reisley House
      John Shyer, Owner, Brandes House
      Norm Silk and Dale Morgan, Owners, Turkel House
    • Keynote Address
      Toshiko Mori, Architect
  • 8 – 9 p.m. EDT: Gala & Wright Spirit Awards livestream
    • Celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the 2021 Wright Spirit Awards honorees at an elegant gala, underwritten by Ron and Jan Scherubel. We’ll share highlights from the Conservancy’s silent auction and raffle; online bidding will close after the conclusion of the event. The gala with Wright Spirit Awards will stream live for free! Click here to tune in.
  • 10 p.m. EDT: Silent auction bidding closes online

Thursday, November 18

  • Last day to stream HD tours & event videos in the Event Hub

Online Tours

Professionally-produced, in-depth video tours will showcase the major sites of the conference. For these sites, tour premieres will be followed by live moderated discussions providing additional context and the opportunity to ask questions (see the schedule above):

  • Boynton House (1908)
  • Graycliff (1926)
  • Darwin D. Martin House & estate (1903–05)

Additional video tours, which will become available to stream on demand during the conference, will show:

  • Davidson House (1908)
  • Reconstruction of the Wright/Green San Francisco Office (1951) at the Hagen History Center
  • Kleinhans Music Hall (Eero & Eliel Saarinen, 1940)
  • Richardson Olmsted Campus (H.H. Richardson, 1870)

Martin House, photo by Biff Henrich / IMG_INK, courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

Martin House, photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Barton House, Martin House estate, photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Boynton House, photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Boynton House, photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Graycliff, photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Graycliff, photo by Matthew Digati

Davidson House, photo by Patrick J. Mahoney, AIA

San Francisco office reconstruction at Hagen History Center, photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Kleinhans Music Hall, photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Kleinhans Music Hall, photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Richardson Olmsted Campus, photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Online Registration Information

Online General Registration

Includes all morning education sessions, keynote, Gala and Wright Spirit Awards livestream and select tours listed above. Online attendees will be able to livestream events as they occur, and watch recordings of all events and HD tours through November 18. Online registration and payment via credit card is preferred. If you require assistance registering or have any questions, please email events@savewright.org or call 312.663.5500.

Conservancy Members: $150 per viewing household

Non-Members: $200 per viewing household
Includes a Friend membership.

Students and Public Sites Staff: $75 per person
To request this rate, please email preservation@savewright.org with information about your eligibility as either a current student or an employee of a Wright public site.

AIA credit has been approved for multiple conference programs. Online attendees will be able to receive credit for attending education sessions and the three tour programs that include live Q&A. In order to receive credit, online attendees must participate in these events live at the time they happen; streaming recordings after the events conclude will not confer eligibility for credits. A total of 13 LUs are available to online attendees. Credit must be requested using the form available in the Event Hub.

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Silent Auction

The Conservancy’s most popular annual fundraiser will take place online in conjunction with the conference. Bidding will open at 12 p.m. EDT on October 12 and close at 10 p.m. EDT on October 16. The auction offers rare Wright memorabilia, artwork, collectibles, experiences at Wright sites, books, and more. All proceeds support our mission of preserving Wright’s remaining structures. The silent auction is open to everyone; attendance at the annual conference is not required.

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Conference Sponsors

The Conservancy is grateful for the support of our conference sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Presenting Partner

TAWANI Property Management

Major Partners

Kelly Jones
Safina Uberoi and Lukas Ruecker
Ron and Jan Scherubel

Conference Partners

Anonymous
Ted and Deborah Muntz
Turkel House

Blossoms & Turkel House

Sponsors

James Cornell
Indow
Harboe Architects
SC Johnson
Tim Gibson representing Rotary District #6540
George Meyer
Sharon Osgood, Esquire
Gregory Photiadis, Esquire
WJE

Supporters

Architectural Resources Group
CYLA Design Associates, Inc. Landscape Architecture & Planning
Sassetti

Wright Spirit Awards

Underwritten by Ron and Jan Scherubel