This conference focuses on the increasing risk of sea level rise and the impacts of tidal flooding, extreme precipitation, and hurricanes on historic coastal and river communities. Workshops and breakout sessions
will emphasize St. Augustine and Florida, while addressing communities throughout the world. St. Augustine includes the oldest continuous European settlement in the US; the Castillo de San Marcos – the nation’s only 17th century fortification; 14,000 years of archaeological history; thousands of historic properties; and the Hotel Ponce de Leon National Historic Landmark (Flagler College). View the conference program
Flagler College is hosting the international Keeping History Above Water™
conference from May 5-8, 2019 in St. Augustine, together with principal partners the University of Florida, the City of St. Augustine, and the Newport Restoration Foundation. The Casa Monica Resort & Spa, a Historic Hotels of America partner, is the conference headquarters hotel. Experts in urban planning, economic development, finance, communication, national security, technology, historic preservation, cultural heritage, and climate science will participate.