The National Preservation Awards are presented annually at the PastForward conference to individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation and sustainability. These efforts include citizen attempts to save or retrofit important landmarks, companies and craftsmen whose work restores the richness of the past using modern techniques, the vision of public officials who support preservation projects and legislation in their communities, and educators and journalists who help Americans understand the economic, environmental, and educational value of preservation. The PastForward conference is scheduled for October 28 – 30, in New Orleans. Louisiana. The nomination deadline was extended to January 26.