Get ready for some deep dish - we're headed to Chicago!

 

As Docomomo US celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are headed back to where it all began, Chicago, Illinois. It was in 1995 that a group of volunteers gathered during the first Preserving the Recent Past conference to set in motion a Docomomo chapter in the United States. As we look back on 25 years of preserving modernism, we hope you will join Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Chicago VIRTUALLY for a deep dive of where we've been and what challenges lie in store.

CHICAGO:
CROSSROADS OF MODERN AMERICA

May 25 - 28, 2021
Virtual event

 

Join us for the 2020-21 Docomomo US National Symposium where we explore our thematic vision which views innovation and change through the lens of the modern movement. Experience Chicago's history and the prospects for the recognition, interpretation, preservation and extension of these forms and ideas of modernism in the middle of America.


Docomomo US is an AIA Continuing Education Provider. 

 


The 2020-21 Docomomo US National Symposium is a collaboration of Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Chicago.
 

The Chicago Symposium would not be possible without the generous support of the following partners and sponsors.

Century of Progress

World's Fair Columbian Exposition

The Great Chicago Fire

Fort Dearborn

Chicago River

Partner Organizations

About

The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.
 

The Symposium developed as a result of the Docomomo US Board of Directors’ annual “Face to Face” meeting. The first expanded event took place in Los Angeles in 2010 with an open forum for local individuals actively engaged in the discussion of modern architecture. Docomomo US hosted its first National Symposium in Sarasota, Florida in April 2013. Held annually, this multi-day conference seeks to engage local participants in cities across the United States, offering participants the ability to interact with and explore a wide variety of significant modern architecture and sites.