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The 2022 National Symposium will take place in Philadelphia, PA from June 1-4, 2022. A Call for Papers will be announced later this fall. Sign up for our newsletter to be alerted when more details are announced.


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Video recordings of the 2021 National Symposium are available to watch on Vimeo. Members can use the code "member" to watch for $25 off.

The 2022 National Symposium is a collaboration of Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Philadelphia.

The National Symposium is only possible thanks to the generous support of partners and sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities will be announced later this year. If you are interested in supporting the 2022 Symposium, please reach out to us at info@docomomo-us.org



The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.

The Symposium developed as a result of the Docomomo US Board of Directors’ annual “Face to Face” meeting. The first expanded event took place in Los Angeles in 2010 with an open forum for local individuals actively engaged in the discussion of modern architecture. Docomomo US hosted its first National Symposium in Sarasota, Florida in April 2013. Held annually, this multi-day conference seeks to engage local participants in cities across the United States, offering participants the ability to interact with and explore a wide variety of significant modern architecture and sites.