Upcoming Symposium

US/ICOMOS 2020 International Symposium:
U.S. World Heritage and Social Justice in the 21st Century

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Symposium will be an all-virtual event taking place in two 4-hour sessions on November 12-13. Each day will begin with a keynote presentation via Zoom, followed by three themed sessions. Speakers will present virtually from around the world.

General map of the United States, showing the area and extent of the free & slave-holding states, and the territories of the Union: also the boundary of the seceding states. 1857. Library of Congress.

Day One: Social Justice, Civil Rights & Slavery
November 12, 2020: 1 – 5 pm EDT

1 – 1:30 PM EDT          Plenary

1:40 – 2:40 PM EDT     International Examples of Monuments Associated with Oppression

2:50 – 3:50 PM EDT     World Heritage Sites and Slavery

4 – 5:00 PM EDT          Interpretation of Civil Rights Sites





Chaco Culture NHP: Pueblo Bonito

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco National Historical Park

Day Two: Social Justice and Indigenous Peoples
November 13: 1 – 5 pm EDT, 5 – 6:30 PM EDT Cocktail Hour / Mixer

1 – 1:30 PM EDT          Plenary

1:40 – 2:40 PM EDT     World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples’ Struggles for Social Justice

2:50 – 3:50 PM EDT     Interpreting Indigenous Homeland World Heritage Sites

4 – 5:00 PM EDT          Diversifying & Decolonizing World Heritage

5 – 6:30 PM EDT          Cocktail Hour/Mixer: Virtual Networking and post-Symposium discussions in breakout rooms


We have a number of registration options for Young Professionals, Members, New Members, and Non-members. Please become a member for the best rate!

Young Professional Member
For 2020 and 2021 US/ICOMOS Young Professional Members
Young Professional Non-Member
For non-members under the age of 30
For 2020 and 2021 US/ICOMOS Members
For all other non-members
New Member 2021
If you join as a new member for 2021, your event registration is free.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at member [at] usicomos.org. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW.