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Call for Abstracts

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clientuploads/2013_conference_art/Student Scholar 1 by Sue Ann Pemberton.jpgStudent Abstracts Due March 31
Student Scholars receive a full APT NYC 2013 Conference registration and a complimentary one-year APT membership, in addition to mentoring from an APT Fellow. Selected Student Scholars will prepare an electronic presentation (i.e. PowerPoint) based on the abstract topic. Each scholar will be included as a Conference presenter and deliver a 5- to 10-minute oral presentation and answer questions as part of a Conference paper session. Student scholars will be required to follow specific criteria when designing their electronic presentations, helped along by an assigned mentor from the APT College of Fellows.

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Testimonials from Past Student Scholars
A chance meeting before lunch at APT Puerto Rico in 2007 led Lyles McBratney to her current position at the structural engineering firm, 4SE, Inc. "During the conversation, my friend mentioned that I was moving to Charleston without a job. I guess lunch became an impromptu interview, because the gentleman who is now my boss asked me to join his firm soon after. Many APT members not only own their own small design firms, but they feel it's important to act as a mentor as well. I can’t tell you how much I have learned working here, while also being able to contribute greatly to what we do. Young preservations should jump at the opportunity to become a Student Scholar!

While pursuing a graduate degree in conservation at the Université de Montréal from 1999 to 2001, Susan M. Ross, Architect (OAQ), MRAIC, LEED AP, was fortunate to receive APT scholarships to conferences and workshops in Banff, Alberta and Philadelphia, PA. "As a mature student recently returned from working in Europe, becoming part of the APT network was an excellent way to reconnect to the professional North American context. I met many APT members who have remained influences or mentors of some kind ever since.  I encourage students to apply for a scholarship— there is so much that it can lead to." Since 2002, Susan has worked as a conservation architect with the Canadian federal government.

Her experience as a student presenter at APT 2009 allowed Jennifer Schork, now a Conservator at Integrated Conservation Resources, to find other professionals who "also love mortar." During her scholarship experience, Jennifer was paired with an architect-engineer from NYC who also shared  her interests and connected her to a small group of people focusing on bonding material. The APT Student Scholar Program "is an important opportunity, as a poor student, to not only gain experience but to network," she said.

Deadline: All abstracts should be submitted electronically. Abstracts are to be submitted by Sunday, March 31, 2013. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be made in spring 2013.

Call for Abstracts is now closed for Professionals. Speakers enjoy a reduced rate for the Conference as well as high visibility before an expected audience of 1,000 preservationists from around the world.


For the first time in history, the population of cities exceeds that of the surrounding suburbs and countryside. New York City, after decades of population decline, has recently exceeded its peak 1970s population and continues to grow. Such growth, mirrored in older and newer cities globally, is countered by cities with shrinking populations in the United States and abroad. Both expanding and shrinking cities present new challenges that require preservationists to think broadly and collaboratively, themes that will be highlighted at APT NYC 2013.