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Interpreting Wright

Buffalo, New York & Online

October 13 – 17, 2021

Interpreting Wright was the Conservancy’s third Buffalo conference, and our first there in over a decade. It was also the Conservancy’s first-ever hybrid conference, with 90 in-person attendees and 130 online participants. Education sessions explored how Wright is interpreted for public audiences, with a special emphasis on visitor centers and public education programs as integral aspects of historic preservation. Toshiko Mori, architect of the acclaimed Greatbatch Pavilion at the Martin House estate, delivered a keynote address. In-person and video tours took in Wright’s most notable Prairie-period works in Western New York, including the Martin House, Graycliff (the Isabelle Martin House), the Boynton House and the Davidson House, as well as other landmarks of the region. Evening events allowed us to reconnect with old friends, make new ones and celebrate the recipients of the 2021 Wright Spirit Awards. Thanks to co-chairs Mary Roberts and Pat Mahoney, and Presenting Partner, TAWANI Property Management!

Virtual Conference 2020: Saving Wright Now

Online

November 11 – 14, 2020

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