The 28th Annual Fall Forum will welcome an exciting new speaker!

“Fall Forum brings together preservationists, architects, designers and fans of Cincinnati’s built fabric for an interesting luncheon that inspires and educates us all.”
-Beth Johnson
CPA Executive Director 

Friday, October 13th at Noon

More details for 2023 coming soon! 

Thank You Fall Forum Sponsors

To learn more about 2023 Sponsorship opportunities please contact Lindsey Armor at 513.246.2043 or

About Fall Forum

Every fall, CPA hosts a nationally renowned speaker who gives a lecture on a topic of local interest. The Fall Forum has historically taken place in the Netherlands Plaza’s Hall of Mirrors, one of the grandest ballrooms in the Midwest.

Past lectures include:

  • Fall Forum 2022: Carl Elefante, Principal Emeritus with Quinn Evan, “The greenest building is…one that is already built”

  • Fall Forum 2021: Brent Leggs, National Trust for Historic Preservation African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, “Preservation as Social Justice”

  • Fall Forum 2020: Thea Tjepkema, preservationist and historian, “Muses: The Women of Music Hall” 

  • Fall Forum 2019: Gabrielle Esperdy, author and architectural historian, “Women, Architecture and the Most Modern Hotel in America”

  • Fall Forum 2018: Terry Stewart, former President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “King Records”

  • Fall Forum 2017: James Crawford, author, “Fallen Glory, The Lives and Deaths of 20 Great Buildings”

  • Fall Forum 2016: Jamie Bennett, President of Art Place America, “Art, Culture and Historic Buildings”

  • Fall Forum 2015: Donovan Rypkema, Place Economics, “The Economics of Historic Neighborhoods”

  • Fall Forum 2014: John Stubbs, “A Global View of Architectural Conservation”

  • Fall Forum 2013: Kenneth Barnett Tankersley, Ph.D. , “Cincinnati Unearthed, Victories in Preservation”