Fall Forum

Save the Date 

Friday, October 11th at Noon
Netherland Plaza Hotel

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Contact Lindsey Armor 513.246.2043


About Fall Forum

“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 


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.


Recent Lectures Include

  • Fall Forum 2023: Dr. Bruce Stephenson of Living New Urbanism “Why John Nolen’s Mariemont Plan Still Informs Sustainability” presented in partnership with Mariemont Preservation Foundation’s Millard F. Rogers Jr. Lecture Series.
  • 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” 
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