Annapolis, Maryland | October 29-November 1

Keeping History Above Water®: Annapolis was an international gathering of over 250 experts and practitioners from around the country hosted by the City of Annapolis with support from the Newport Restoration Foundation. Conference discussions examined the increasing and varied risks posed by sea level rise to historic coastal communities, their built environments and traditional ways of life.

Given the city’s leadership on sea level rise planning with its Weather It Together: Protecting Our Historic Seaport Initiative, Annapolis shared the city’s planning priorities for sea level rise adaptation with residents, cultural resource professionals, government leaders and other community resiliency practitioners. Leaders in the fields of historic preservation, business, culture, tourism, economics, urban planning, environment, sustainability, design, engineering and public policy participated in lectures, workshops, roundtables and tours that focus on practical solutions and community engagement.

Educational credits (AIA and APA) are available to those who attended the conference.


CONFERENCE PROGRAMAn overview of conference activities over four days, including schedule and full session abstracts.


The full roster of national & international panelists, showcase speakers, keynotes, and presenters.


Stories and pictures from KHAW: Annapolis and the local action team. 

PRESENTATIONS FOR DOWNLOADMissed the conference? Want to refer back to one of those fun graphs? It’s all here.


A resource page for press releases and press coverage of the 2017 conference.


The fantastic people, places, and organizations who helped to make KHAW: Annapolis happen.