Past Conferences

Virtual Conference 2020: Saving Wright Now


November 11-14, 2020

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s virtual conference, Saving Wright Now, offered an unprecedented chance to convene the global community of Wright specialists and aficionados online from November 11-14, 2020. Preservationists, homeowners and public site leaders participated in lively panel discussions and opened their doors to attendees through video and photographic tours, providing a broad look at the current state of the movement to save Wright. Nearly twenty sites were featured, many not regularly open to visitors—an itinerary that spanned Wright’s career and reaches from his Midwestern origins to Japan. A special Gala honored the 2020 Wright Spirit Award recipients and highlighted unique items and experiences offered in the Conservancy’s first-ever online silent auction.

Several conference sessions were available free to the public, and videos can be viewed online: Wright Sites PechaKucha vol. 2, Wright Virtual Visits: Taliesin West & Unity Temple, and the Gala featuring the Wright Spirit Awards.

Wright’s Influence in Postwar Southern California

Los Angeles, California

October 2-6, 2019

Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

October 10-14, 2018

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

New York City

September 13-17, 2017

Wright’s Late Years, 1946-59

San Francisco, California

November 2-6, 2016

Wisconsin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laboratory

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 30-October 4, 2015

Past, Present, Future: The Conservancy at 25

Phoenix, Arizona

October 29-November 2, 2014

Wright on the Inside

Grand Rapids, Michigan

October 16-20, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright and Midwest Modern

Mason City, Iowa

October 10-14, 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright and the East Coast

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

September 21-25, 2011

Modifying Wright’s Buildings and Their Sites: Additions, Subtractions, Adjacencies

Cincinnati, Ohio

September 22-26, 2010

Wright in the Drafting Room: Drawings for the Built and Unbuilt

Buffalo, New York

October 7-11, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Roots of Sustainability

Western Pennsylvania

September 18-21, 2008

Frank Lloyd Wright: From Private to Public

Chicago, Illinois and Racine, Wisconsin

October 10-14, 2007

Art, Craft, and Industry: Frank Lloyd Wright in Southeast Michigan

Southfield, Michigan

September 13-17, 2006

Frank Lloyd Wright and His Los Angeles Progeny, 1917-1941

Los Angeles, California

October 19-23, 2005

Frank Lloyd Wright: On Home Ground

Madison, Wisconsin

October 13-17, 2004

Frank Lloyd Wright and Midcentury Modernism

San Francisco, California

September 3-7, 2003

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Modern Metropolis

White Plains, New York

September 18-22, 2002

Restoring Wright: Past Perspectives / Future Directions

Lakeland, Florida

October 31-November 4, 2001

Broadacre City and Beyond: Wright’s Vision for Usonia

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

September 20-24, 2000

Wright in the Valley of the Sun

Scottsdale, Arizona

November 10-14, 1999

Wright’s Vision for the Prairie

Chicago, Illinois

September 23-27, 1998

Preserving Wright at the Edge of the Prairie

Buffalo, New York

September 17-21, 1997

Wright in the Northwest

Seattle, Washington

September 25-28, 1996

Wright in Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 5-8, 1995

Fifth Annual Conference

New York, New York

April 28-30, 1994

Fourth Annual Conference

Mason City, Iowa

September 8-12, 1993

Third Annual Conference

Manchester, New Hampshire

September 17-20, 1992

Second Annual Conference

Grand Rapids, Michigan

May 9-12, 1991

First Annual Conference

Scottsdale, Arizona

March 1-4, 1990