Join us for the National Symposium as we explore the Modern view from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The National Symposium will take place Tuesday May 31 - Sunday June 5, 2022. Tuesday May 31 will be a panel, tour and demonstration at Richard Neutra's Hassrick House hosted by the Center for the Preservation of Modernism from Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment. On Sunday June 5, there will be a special farther afield self-driving tour to modern craft sites Wharton Esherick Museum and Nakashima Woodworkers. Wednesday - Saturday will be a keynote address with Inga Saffron and Michael J. Lewis, moderated paper sessions, bus and walking tours, and evening receptions at the Institute for Contemporary Art and Howe & Lescaze's iconic PSFS building.


Online registration is now closed. In person registration will be available starting Wednesday 6/1 at 4:30 pm at the registration table in Meyerson Hall.


A la carte tickets 

A limited number of a la carte tickets for individual events and tours are now available at a reduced rate thanks to the generous support of an anonymous Docomomo US member. 

Wednesday Keynote Address & Opening Reception: $125 $45

Thursday morning sessions at Penn (breakfast & lunch on your own): $50 $25

Friday morning sessions at Beth Sholom (breakfast & lunch provided): $50 $35

Friday Evening Reception at PSFS: $75 $45

A la carte tickts can be purchased at the door.

The Hassrick House event, bus tours, and walking tours are also available to be purchased a la carte at their original prices. Hassrick House tickets are available at the main registration page. 

Tickets for tours with space still available can be purchased at the door.

Registration Prices 

Registration includes the Wednesday Opening Keynote and Reception, Thursday morning sessions at Penn, Friday morning sessions at Beth Sholom (breakfast and lunch provided), and the Friday Evening Reception at PSFS. The Hassrick House event and bus and walking tours are additional. 


$295.00 (early) 
$345.00 starting Tuesday May 10 



$345.00 (early)
$395.00 starting Tuesday May 10





Registration for Symposium sessions and receptions (Wed-Sun). Forum and tours additional. You will be asked to provide a valid form of school enrollment identification for academic year 2020-2021 or 2021-2022. 

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Docomomo US Members:

$100.00 First 50 registrants SOLD OUT - thanks to our Anne Griswold Tyng sponsors.


If you are already registered as a National Symposium sponsor, please email the following information to Full Name, Title, Company, and Email of the individual(s) who will be using your comped registration(s). If your sponsorship level includes comped tours, please indicate which tours you would like and who will be using the tour ticket. Docomomo US staff will complete the registrations and you will receive a confirmation email as well as an email to register for additional tours if you'd like.

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Yo! Richard Neutra! A Modern House Conservation Panel, Tour and Demonstration

A special one-day event on Tuesday May 31st featuring a panel, tour and demonstration at Richard Neutra's Hassrick House, hosted by The Center for the Preservation of Modernism at Thomas Jefferson University. 

Member + Non-Member:





Individual tour tickets are now available for purchase for tours with open spots. To register for a single tour, go to the Tour page and click on the tour you want to register for, then click the orange Register button. 

Bus tours:


Walking tours:



Covid-19 policy

Docomomo US will continue to monitor the ongoing pandemic and will adjust to the situation as needed. We will be following all CDC guidelines as well as requirements of the Symposium host venues including the University of Pennsylvania, Beth Sholom Synagogue, and Thomas Jefferson University. All participants will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and booster during the registration process. Currently no food or drink will be allowed indoors and masking while indoors is required. If venue policies change, we will provide an update to all attendees.  

Refund policy

Refund requests up to 30 days prior to the symposium (received by May 1) will be refunded in full minus a $25 administrative fee; requests received 15-29 days prior to the symposium (May 2 - May 16) will receive a 50 percent refund. No refund requests will be honored after May 16th or for no shows, however, if you need to cancel for reasons related to Covid-19, we will offer the option to transfer your registration to a future Symposium. Registration substitutions can be submitted in writing at any time without penalty.