About The Conference

APT San Antonio 2016:  Preserving Heritage with Tomorrow’s Technology

Old World charm meets New World technology.  The blend of these two worlds converge in San Antonio – a place where preservation of historic Spanish Colonial Missions has led to a UNESCO World Heritage designation, only the 23rd such honor for the United States, and the first for Texas.

In a city where heritage is evident in neighborhoods, buildings, and landscapes, preservation is key.  San Antonio will host this year’s APT conference, and it is here where we will explore many components of preservation, the processes, techniques and technologies that have been developed and are now in practice, or new ideas that are being introduced.

We invite you to mark your calendars and join us October 30-November 2 in the beautiful city of San Antonio!




The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), is a cross-disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. Membership in APT provides exceptional opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas.

APT members, who hail from more than 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, craftspersons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation. The international, interdisciplinary character of APT, with its outstanding publications, conferences, training courses, awards, student scholarships, regional chapters, and technical committees, makes it the premier worldwide network for anyone involved in the field of historic preservation.

APT’s mission is to advance the application of traditional and contemporary technology appropriate to conservation of the built environment and the cultural resources that contribute to its significance.

Not a member? Join today and you can register for the APT 2016 Conference at the member rate and save!