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The International Preservation Trades Workshop is the only annual event in North American which brings the foremost practitioners of the traditional trades together in a single venue dedicated to sharing the skills and knowledge of all of the trades employed in conservation of the built environment. 

Upcoming events

    • October 10, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 12, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • 2302 East Gwinnet Street, Savannah, GA 31404
    • 281


    Hosted at
    re:purpose savannah



    SAVANNAH, GA 31404

    The Preservation Trades Network is excited to welcome you to the 26th IPTW! This October, we invite you to attend this three-day event, hosted at Re:Purpose Savannah, a women+ led 501(c)3 nonprofit establishing a sustainable future through the deconstruction, salvage, and reuse of historic buildings.

    Converging at Re:Purpose's Salvage Yard will be experts in the traditional building trades. Hands-on demonstrations and workshops include the topics of carpentry and timber framing, stone and brick masonry, plaster, roofing and so much more. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with professionals throughout each day and learn from the masters.

    Visit our IPTW 2024 page for details on lodging, pre-conference workshops, sessions, and more. And remember, PTN may have a few surprises up our sleeves, you’ll only know if you attend!

    IPTW Attendees will receive a 20% discount at the Re:Purpose Savannah yard on Saturday, October 12. Check out their current inventory, and bring your trucks and trailers!



    Register up to 25 attendees for your organization or school to attend IPTW! Use the "add guest" option to complete a group registration.


    Students, apprentices, and emerging professionals may register at $50 with proof of status and in return volunteer for part of their time at the conference. They can also apply for the Misia Leonard Scholarship, which provides funding to offset travel costs.

    APPLY HERE for the Misia Leonard Scholarship


    Interested in demonstrating at IPTW? Submit a form so we can gather your presentation information. Accepted demonstrators will receive notice from the PTN Board upon acceptance and a registration code.


    We have opportunities for employers, vendors, and non-profits to support the IPTW and PTN's mission. View the Sponsorship Packet and fill out the form to get registered. The PTN Board will review, send an invoice according to which tier is selected, and register the individuals for the event.

    2024 Sponsorship Packet
    2024 Sponsor Exhibitor Registration Form

Past events

September 07, 2023 2023 International Preservation Trades Workshop
September 06, 2023 Cemetery Preservation Pre-Conference Workshop
September 05, 2023 Window Preservation Pre-Conference Workshop
September 05, 2023 Log House Preservation Pre-Conference Workshop
September 05, 2023 Masonry Preservation Pre-Conference Workshop
May 19, 2022 2022 International Preservation Trades Workshop
May 17, 2022 IPTW Pre-conference Workshop: Cemetery Conservation
October 26, 2018 IPTW 2018
August 03, 2018 Gravestone Preservation Workshop
July 24, 2018 Historic Masonry with Jimmy Price: A Hands-on Workshop, July 2018
May 22, 2018 Historic Masonry with Jimmy Price: A Hands-on Workshop
April 17, 2018 The Magic of Scagliola with David Hayles: A Hands-On Workshop
April 17, 2018 Historic Masonry with Jimmy Price: A Hands-on Workshop
April 13, 2018 Gravestone Preservation Workshop
September 08, 2017 IPTW 2017
June 16, 2017 Gravestone Preservation Workshop
September 09, 2016 Barn Tour
September 09, 2016 IPTW 2016
September 07, 2016 Pre-IPTW Workshop: Hard Mortar Removal and Repair
July 22, 2015 IPTW 2015
May 14, 2015 International Trades Education Symposium
September 12, 2014 IPTW 2014
May 16, 2014 Trowel Trades Workshop - Theory & Practice
September 06, 2013 IPTW 2013
September 30, 2012 IPTW 2012, Charleston SC parallel conference with APT
July 15, 2012 Preservation of Wood Windows - "Hands on" workshop
June 10, 2012 Preservation of Steel Windows - Hands On Workshop
August 03, 2011 IPTW 2011 Pre-Conference Tour 1
August 03, 2011 IPTW 2011 Pre-Conference Tour 2
August 02, 2011 Painting Historic Buildings
August 02, 2011 Porch Restoration Workshop
August 02, 2011 IPTW 2011
August 01, 2011 Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting
July 30, 2011 Timber Frame Sheep Fold Workshop
July 26, 2011 National Window Preservation Summit
May 19, 2011 ITES 2011 - Lincoln, England
May 15, 2011 ITES 2011 - Tour for the Trades
November 19, 2010 PTN Shop Stop No. 2
October 21, 2010 IPTW 2010
October 19, 2010 Gravestone Preservation Workshop - SOLD OUT
October 13, 2010 IPTW 2010 + Log Building Restoration Workshop
October 13, 2010 Historic Log Building Restoration Workshop
June 07, 2010 Shelburne Farms Timber Frame Workshop

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