The Conference on the Front Porch

This is the third annual Conference on the Front Porch.  The conference aims to explore the significance of the front porch in the American South, both from an architectural, as well as a sociological, perspective.  The two day conference will explore the origins of the front porch, its role in building and sustaining community, the porch and food, the porch and music, the porch and its impact on the story-telling tradition in the South will all be explored in detail.

This two day conference is held at The Mill at Plein Air – a 12,000 square foot venue built from entirely reclaimed materials and located in the Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor, MS.  Taylor is a seven minute drive from Oxford and Ole Miss.  

In addition to the lectures and panels, registration includes six meals, and includes a one evening porch concert and a one evening porch play.  The conference is open to architects, developers, planners, social historians, and lovers of all things porch.


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