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Upcoming events

    • 07/13/2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • GotoWebinar
    • 244

    Many historic preservation programs train young professionals to prepare high quality descriptions of exteriors. Due to the steep learning curve of students who generally enter programs with no knowledge of historic architecture, academic training can fall short in training young professionals to describe historic interiors.

    This presentation fills any gaps in training by providing an organized template to guide interior descriptions for any report type. From the perspective of owners or managers working in cultural resource firms, the presentation will promote high quality descriptions by your staff that will promote professionalism of your staff in addition to the satisfaction of clients, SHPO staff members, and reviewers from preservation entities (such as state preservation trusts or historical societies).

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time


    Seth Hinshaw, Senior Historian and Building Documentation Specialist with Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc.

    Professor Hinshaw also teaches historic preservation at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. In his role as a historian the past quarter of a century, he has written 20 nominations for historic resources/districts resulting in their listing in the National Register of Historic Places or as a National Historic Landmark. He has further written or contributed to dozens of other documentation projects including Historic Structure Reports, Historic Resource Impact Studies, Historic American Building Survey documentation projects, and historic house reports. His primary publication is A Field Guide to American Residential Doors (2019), which documents the 300 most common types of doors found in the nation and provides a history of changes in door production the past three centuries.

    • 09/07/2023
    • 09/11/2023
    • The Omni Severin, Indianapolis, IN

    Our 29th annual conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN from September 7-10, 2023 at the Omni Severin hotel. This year’s conference theme—CRM at a Crossroads: Navigating a Changing Industry—acknowledges the uncharted future of the CRM industry, including communication with students and university programs, shifting cultural narratives, and regulation changes. Indianapolis is an ideal location for these discussions, as the state motto of Indiana is Crossroads of America. Our host firms are Stantec and Gray & Pape

    Information about booking your hotel, add-on events, and other details are available at our Conference Page. A full session schedule is available here.

    Additionally, we are thrilled to be joined this year by the Chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Sara Bronin. Chair Bronin will participate in a session where attendees will hear her thoughts on the current state of historic preservation,  the future of the industry, and more.

    Note: we are currently working on developing a workshop/tour as an add-on event and will announce additional details as soon as they are available. Individuals already registered at that time will be able to easily add on the workshop/tour to their completed registration.

    ACRA members and members of firms that have already purchased one registration are eligible for further discounts. As a special thank you to ACRA members, we have increased the member discount to $100 below standard registration rates. Register today!

    Rooms are available at the Omni Severin for the special conference rate of $179.00/night. Click here to book online.

    For questions on the conference contact Conference Chair Bonnie Gibson.

    • 09/26/2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • GotoWebinar
    • 245

    Many CRM employees come to their employers with a college education but also a need to “learn while they earn,” through the types of opportunities that can employ them. As such, newer employees may not know how their work fits into a larger picture of compliance, preservation, and research practices, thus limiting their ability to make critical decisions or offer creative leadership. Because every project is different, we need to provide a better understanding of how and why projects are planned and implemented.

    The goals of this webinar are to:

    • Help companies review their project lifecycle/project tracking materials and apply them, including establishing standard milestones to help track project from initiation to closeout
    • Help supervisors/team members understand their role in projects to empower their decision making and creativity on a project, and the relationship between individuals and teams
    • Help professors/classrooms understand the types of knowledge that will be valued in a CRM practitioner

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time


    Robert Heckman, Statistical Research, Inc.

    Robert Heckman started work at Statistical Research, Inc in 1992 as a crew member and is now President of a company growing across the western United States.

    Holly Herbster, PAL

    Holly Herbster began at PAL in 1988 as a crew member and is now part of the Senior Management Team and PAL’s Proposal Coordinator, conducting work in the northeast United States.

    Sarah Herr, Desert Archaeology

    Sarah Herr started work at Desert Archaeology in 1995 as a crew member and is now president of that Arizona-focused firm.

    • 10/05/2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • GotoWebinar
    • 244

    What is the state of the market for the CRM industry today? Where has it been and, most importantly, where is it going? This presentation presents the most up-to-date data on the CRM industry market at the global, North American, United States (US), US Regional, and US State levels. Quantitative data are presented so that firms can make informed, data-driven decisions about growth, expansion, and resource allocation that are needed for goal setting, strategic planning, marketing, boosting win probabilities, and adding financial value to firms. If you don’t know where the market is, how are you going to know where to look to find the more rewarding opportunities and contracts?

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how the market for cultural resource consulting services is distributed.
    • Articulate marketing’s fundamental principle.
    • Be able to explain why knowing market distribution is important for marketing, especially in busy times.
    • Understand how the market has changed through time, why the market has changed through time, and what changes are expected in the market over the next five years.
    • Be able to explain the relationship between financial value and market distribution.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time


    Dr. Christopher Dore, Heritage Business International, L3C

    Heritage Business International is an L3C social enterprise venture with a mission to help heritage organizations increase their value, sustainability, and impact. Principal consultant, Christopher Dore, is one of only a handful of professional archaeologists with a Ph.D. and an M.B.A. (marketing emphasis). He is a Certified Digital Marketing Professional (DMI) and a Professional Certified Marketer-Digital Marketing (AMA). He is a leader in the cultural resources industry and on heritage policy, having served as the President of the American Cultural Resources Association, President of the Register of Professional Archaeologists, and Treasurer of the Society for American Archaeology.

    Kenneth Aitchison, Landward Research

    Landward Research is a certified UK social enterprise with a vision to be the leading international provider of cultural heritage labor market research. We are an accredited Company Partner of the Market Research Society, are experts at undertaking socioeconomic research and identifying ways that individuals and employers can become more skilled, knowledgeable, and capable, allowing them to improve the quality of their work. Landward Research provides the secretariat for FAME: the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (the trade association for companies working in commercial archaeology in the United Kingdom and Ireland), and Kenneth Aitchison is the embedded CEO of FAME.

Past events

04/25/2023 2023 CRM Day on the Hill
04/12/2023 ACRA Webinar: The Do’s and Don’ts of Subcontracting on Federal Projects
03/22/2023 ACRA Membership: What's In It for Me?
03/16/2023 ACRA Webinar: Principles of Curation for Cultural Resource Professionals
03/07/2023 ACRA Hot Topics Series: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Writing in CRM
02/15/2023 NON-ACRA EVENT: SAA Webinar - Black Heritage Resources: Why They Matter
02/08/2023 NON-ACRA EVENT: SAA Webinar - The Future of U.S. Archaeology
02/07/2023 The 2023 Outlook for CRM in Washington
01/26/2023 ACRA Webinar: Surveys: Are They Going to the Dogs?
12/08/2022 ACRA Webinar: Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements
12/01/2022 NON-ACRA EVENT: SAA Webinar - Illuminating Marginalized Stories from the Jim Crow Era in Historic Preservation
11/15/2022 ACRA Hot Topics Series: Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in Hiring Practices & Current Labor Market
11/01/2022 NON-ACRA EVENT: PastForward Online 2022
10/12/2022 NON-ACRA EVENT: Satellite Summit 2022
10/06/2022 ACRA Webinar: Alternative Mitigations: Let’s Continue the Discussion
09/21/2022 2022 Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
08/04/2022 ACRA Webinar: Identifying and Mitigating Sexual Harassment in CRM
08/03/2022 ACRA Hot Topics Series: Secretary of Interior Standards & Labor Market
07/25/2022 Women Leaders in CRM Interest Call
07/13/2022 ACRA-Corps Listening Session
06/23/2022 ACRA Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Section 106 Mitigation
06/08/2022 ACRA Hot Topics Series: Labor Issues in the CRM Industry
05/12/2022 ACRA Webinar: Nuts and Bolts of SCA
05/02/2022 ACRA 2022 Virtual Hill Week
04/14/2022 ACRA Webinar: Bones: Isotopes in Dating, Diets and Migration Studies
03/09/2022 The 2022 Outlook for CRM in Washington
01/21/2022 ACRA Small Business Mastermind Group #2
12/09/2021 ACRA Webinar: Documentation and e106
10/14/2021 ACRA Webinar: Storytelling in CRM: Moving Beyond Producing Gray Literature
09/08/2021 2021 Annual Conference in Old Town Alexandria, VA
08/12/2021 ACRA Webinar: Technical Editing for CRM
07/22/2021 ACRA Webinar: Reframing Public Outreach: Addressing Historically Underrepresented Communities in CRM
06/10/2021 ACRA Webinar: Section 110(k) and Section 106: Responding to Anticipatory Demolition Concerns
05/18/2021 NON-ACRA EVENT: Women in STEM Happy Hour @ NAEP Conference
05/13/2021 ACRA Webinar: Radiocarbon Dating Basics
05/12/2021 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
04/19/2021 2021 CRM Virtual Advocacy Week
04/08/2021 ACRA Webinar: A Digital Marketing Primer
02/20/2021 NON-ACRA EVENT: The Dennis Farm Annual Forum - Fostering Racial Understanding
02/04/2021 Legislation & Policy: What CRM Can Expect in 2021
01/28/2021 ACRA Webinar: A, B, C, easy as 1, 2, 3: Evaluating Archaeological and Tribal Resources Under the “Other” National Register Criteria
01/20/2021 NON-ACRA EVENT: West 67th Street Artists' Colony
12/10/2020 ACRA Webinar: So you think you need a PA…
11/19/2020 “Modernizing” the NEPA Process or Returning to the Stone Age? Integrating New Definitions for Key Language in the NEPA–Section 106 Process
11/18/2020 NON-ACRA EVENT: Examining the Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Arizona Archaeology
11/12/2020 ACRA Webinar: Aerial Archaeology, Then and Now
10/22/2020 ACRA Webinar: Technical Writing for CRM: Developing More Efficient Communication
10/20/2020 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
09/24/2020 Virtual 2020 ACRA Annual Conference
08/13/2020 ACRA Webinar: Data Preservation and Access in the Digital Age of CRM
07/16/2020 ACRA Webinar: Emerging Technology for Heritage Management & Section 106 Compliance
06/15/2020 NON-ACRA EVENT: WSU Archaeological Field School 2020
06/11/2020 ACRA Webinar: Resolving Disputes in Section 106
05/28/2020 ACRA Webinar: CRM Health and Safety Programs in the 21st Century
05/20/2020 ACRA Healthcare Program Informational Webinar
05/04/2020 CANCELED: 2020 CRM Day on the Hill
04/30/2020 ACRA Webinar: Safety and Human Resources for CRM During COVID-19
02/20/2020 Harnessing the Power of the People in NEPA and Section 106 Compliance: An ACRA and NAEP Webinar
12/05/2019 ACRA Webinar: Meeting the Reasonable and Good Faith Identification Standard in Section 106 Review
10/24/2019 2019 Annual Conference in Spokane, WA
10/10/2019 ACRA Webinar: Forecasting 101
09/26/2019 ACRA Webinar: Acquisition v. Retention: Strengthening the Firm-Client Relationship
09/05/2019 NAEP Webinar (non-ACRA event): NEPA Case Law Update
07/25/2019 ACRA Webinar: Meetings for a Healthy Organization
07/25/2019 NAEP Webinar (non-ACRA event): NEPA Legislative Update with Ted Boling/CEQ
06/20/2019 ACRA Webinar: Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements
05/22/2019 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
05/16/2019 2019 CRM Day on the Hill
05/09/2019 ACRA Webinar: Accounting Basics
04/03/2019 CRM Day on the Hill: What to Expect
03/21/2019 ACRA Webinar: The Art of Negotiation and Conflict Management
01/24/2019 ACRA Webinar: Advocacy Skills for All Levels
12/06/2018 ACRA Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Section 106 Mitigation
11/15/2018 ACRA Webinar: What the 2018 Election Results Mean for CRM
10/25/2018 ACRA Webinar: Geophysical Survey for Cultural Resource Management Archaeology
09/06/2018 2018 Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio
08/16/2018 ACRA Webinar: Communications Skills for All
07/26/2018 ACRA Webinar: Ethnography Basics
06/14/2018 ACRA Webinar: Planning to Involve the Public in Section 106
05/23/2018 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
03/22/2018 ACRA Webinar: Digital Data Management and Curation for CRM Professionals
01/17/2018 FREE WEBINAR -- Preservation in the Trump Era: What Will Year 2 Bring?
12/06/2017 Proposals due for ACRA Continuing Education Presenters
11/02/2017 OLO: Secrets Revealed: Why CRM Sales Efforts Aren’t Effective…and How You Can Change this at Your Firm
10/20/2017 OLO: Hosting a Successful Internship Program
10/04/2017 OLO: Section 106 Review for Planners and CRM Professionals
10/02/2017 Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects
09/19/2017 OLO: Indigenous Stone Features and Landscapes of the Northeast
09/07/2017 2017 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07/12/2017 Beyond Profit: Increase Value and Create a Sustainable Firm
05/18/2017 The California Environmental Quality Act: What Cultural Resource Managers Should Know about the Fundamental Process and Larger Context
04/13/2017 Occupational Wellness Among U.S. Archaeologists: A Special Preview of Study Results
02/21/2017 How to Make a Project Budget for CRM Professionals
02/10/2017 Advocacy Strategy Session (Members Only)
01/26/2017 How to Write a Great Proposal
11/28/2016 The CRM Industry in the Age of Trump
10/20/2016 Section 106 Review for Planners and CRM Professionals
10/20/2016 Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects
09/15/2016 2016 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California
07/28/2016 Making Your Voice Heard in Election Season



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