Patrons and Partners
With the Generous Support of

2014 Annual Meeting

San Carlos Cathedral

Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, California
March 19-22, 2014

Sustainable Public History

Read the digital Conference Program.


Early registration ends February 12, 2014. Regular registration ends March 5. After March 5 it will be necessary to register onsite at the conference. Tours or other events may be cancelled, and refunds issued, if an insufficient number of registrations are received.

Registration Rates Early Bird
(received by 2/12/14)
(after 2/12/14)
Onsite Only
(after 3/5/14)
NCPH Member $162 $187 $187
NCPH Student Member $90 $105 $105
Nonmember $192 $215 $215
Nonmember Student $105 $120 $120
One Day $95 $110 $110

Refund requests must be submitted in writing via fax or email no later than March 5. Fax: (317) 278-5230; Email:

  • 100% refund of registration fee (minus a 20% admin. fee) will be issued if cancellation request is received by Feb. 12.
  • 50% refund of registration fee will be issued if cancellation request is received between Feb. 13 and March 5)
  •  No refunds will be issued for requests received after March 5. 

Tips, Advice, and Frequently Asked Questions for First-Time Attendees

Want to learn more about Monterey? Read Monterey: History on the Half Shell from Dennis Copeland of our Local Arrangements Committee and check out this Reading List!

Hotel Information
The main conference activities will take place at the Monterey Conference Center.  NCPH has reserved room blocks at three nearby hotels:

Hotel Pacific  The NCPH room rate is $149/night for a single or double.  Reservations must be made by February 19. 2014.  Wireless internet access is complimentary and parking is available for $20.00 per night with in/out privileges.  To reserve a room, call 800-554-5542 and ask for the NCPH room block.

Hotel Abrego  The room rate is $139/night.  Reservations must be made by February 18, 2014.  High speed internet and parking for all guests provided at no charge. To reserve a room, call 800-982-1986 or email and ask for the NATIONAL COUNCIL ON PUBLIC HISTORY group rate.  The hotel requires that a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) deposit equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged to the individual guest’s credit card at the time of booking the reservation.  The charge will be applied to the individual guest folio.

Casa Munras  The room rates start at $150/night for a queen, $160/night for two double beds or a king, and $179/night for two double beds or a king with a fireplace.  Reservations must be made by Friday, February 21, 2014.  Complimentary parking and complimentary wireless internet in guestrooms. To reserve a room, call 800-222-2446 and ask for rooms in the National Council on Public History block.
Note: Inns of Monterey (owner of Casa Munras) is a recipient of the National Green Seal Award as a Certified Green Hotel, read more here 

A shuttle will run between the Hotel Abrego, Casa Munras, and the Monterey Conference Center.  Hotel Pacific is adjacent to the Conference Center.

Looking to set up a ride or room share for Monterey? Visit our Public History Commons to post your requests or offers!

Interested in learning how much greenhouse gas your trip to Monterey will generate and how much it would cost to offset?  Click here for information on carbon offsets.

Sponsorship, Exhibiting, and Advertising Information

NCPH Annual Meeting event sponsorship provides an excellent platform to promote your organization, institution, press, program, or company and demonstrates to conference attendees your commitment to the field of public history.  Information about purchasing exhibit space and advertisements in the Program is available by clicking here.

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Carmel Event Sponsors:
Arizona State University
Central Connecticut State University
New Mexico State University
University of California Press
University of Central Florida

 Event Co-Sponsors:
Alder, LLC
American West Center – University of Utah
Artiflection, LLC
California Council for the Promotion of History
FTI Consulting
JRP Historical Consulting
Historical Research Associates
New South Associates, Inc.
Patrick Cox Consulting
Stevens Historical Research Associates
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Texas at El Paso
Shelley Bookspan
Stanford University
Wells Fargo Family History Center
William Willingham, Consulting Historian

American Society for Environmental History
California Council for the Promotion of History
California Historical Society and Heyday Books
California State Parks
First Water Design
Historical Research Associates
Left Coast Press
National Women’s History Project
Palgrave Macmillan
Port Chicago Naval Weapons Magazine National Memorial
Princess Monterey Whale Watching
Rosie the Riveter World War Two Home Front National Historical Park
Stanford University Press
The Ultimate History Project
University of California Press
University of Massachusetts Press
University of Nevada Press

Please consider sponsoring one of the following NCPH events at the annual meeting:

Event Sponsor Co-Sponsor
Public Plenary —- $975
Name Badges/Lanyards TAKEN $1,500 —-
New Member Breakfast $700 $450
Public History Educators Breakfast TAKEN $700 $450
Awards Breakfast and Business Meeting $1,000 $700
Opening Reception TAKEN —- $1,300
Consultants Reception  —- $325
Poster Session Reception TAKEN  —- $450
Speed Networking TAKEN  $500 $350
The Commons — a gathering space TAKEN  $500 $350
Coffee Break $700 $450
Snack Break $1,000 $700
Endowment Fundraiser $1,500 $975
Printed Conference Program $2,000 $1,300
Printed Award Program $500 $350
Promotional Item- Your logo in one color
(Distributed to all attendees)
$2,500 n/a


NCPH is seeking student volunteers to help with the 2014 Annual Meeting in Monterey, California.  We need student volunteers to help with registration, the exhibit hall, and special events. Those who volunteer will receive FREE conference registration (a $90 value). The deadline for volunteer registration is February 12, 2014. Fill out the volunteer application form and email it to Nick Sacco, volunteer coordinator, at as soon as possible to receive the time slot that fits best with your schedule. Volunteers will work one four-hour time slot during the conference. Be sure to note that you will be unable to attend any conference activities such as sessions, working groups, workshops, or field trips/tours during your volunteer shift.

Requirements: Volunteers must have a current NCPH membership to participate. You are required to work at least one shift to get free registration. Anyone wishing to volunteer should be a current student, and at least 21 years old at the time of the conference.

Interested? CLICK HERE to fill out a volunteer application form!


Program Committee

Briann Greenfield, Central Connecticut State University (Co-Chair)
Leah Glaser, Central Connecticut State University (Co-Chair)
John Akers, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
Melissa Bingmann, West Virginia University
Kate Christen, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Carol McKibben, Stanford University
Jeff Pappas, New Mexico Historic Preservation Division
Elizabeth Rose, Fairfield Museum and History Center
Cathy Stanton, Tufts University

Local Resource Committee
Marianne Babal, Wells Fargo Historical Services (Co-Chair)
Stephen Payne, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey(Co-Chair)
Patricia Clark-Gray, California State Parks
Dennis Copeland, City of Monterey
Mariko Ehrhart, Independent Historian
Sylecia Johnston, Monterey County Convention Visitors Bureau
Debbie Jordan, Monterey County Convention Visitors Bureau
Carol McKibben, Stanford University
Esther Rodriquez, Monterey Cultural Arts Commission
Tish Sammon, Historic Monterey

Conference Connection – Mentoring – now closed

Are you new to NCPH or attending the NCPH annual meeting for the first time? Or, are you a veteran of NCPH or annual meetings who is willing to assist a new attendee? For the Monterey meeting, NCPH will match students and new professionals with experienced public historians for some informal conversation. If you are interested, let us know by checking the box on the annual meeting registration form. We are looking for both mentors and mentees able to meet during the conference. Mentors and mentees contact each other by email prior to the conference to agree on a place and time to meet, such as the Mentor/Mentee Pre-Reception on Wednesday evening, March 19. During the conference, mentors try to introduce their mentee to other public history practitioners, discuss networking, and share information to maximize the conference experience. Mentors also can give advice about selecting session and tours to attend, or making the rounds in the reception, the exhibit hall, or the Poster Session. How do you use this or any conference as a source of professional development, new projects, and new ideas?

Click here for more information about the guidelines and expectations of the Mentor/Mentee program, or feel free to contact the Mentor Coordinator, Nick Sacco, at with any questions or concerns, or to sign up!

“The Conference mentor program was fantastic! As a first-time conference-goer, it was great to be matched up with a young professional a little further along in her career. We had a lot of common interests and enjoyed attending sessions and the Thursday evening reception and plenary address together!” – Conference Participant

Call for Dine Around Topics – now closed
We’re looking for volunteers to suggest a topic for ‘Dine Arounds’ on Thursday, March 20, 7:00 pm. Volunteer facilitators pick a focus for the dinner conversation, select a nearby restaurant (see the list of recommendations on p. 13 of the Program) and make dinner reservations, and agree to lead their group to dinner. Participants simply stop by the conference registration desk to sign up on the dine around list of their choice. (Space is limited, but it’s free; participants cover the cost of their own dinner.) Email NCPH at ncph [at] to suggest a topic by February 12, 2014.

Here’s a Sampling of Past Dine Around Topics:

  • Going Solo; Going Digital: Doing History without a Bricks and Mortar Institution, Mill Street Brewery, Ottawa, 2013
  • Interpreting Women’s History at Historic Sites (National Women’s History Collaborative), Parliament Pub, Ottawa, 2013
  • Engaging the “Public” in “Public History,” King & I Thai, Milwaukee, 2012
  • Social Justice Projects: Activism and Public History, Atlas Oyster House, Pensacola 2011

Call for Working Group Discussants – now closed

The Call for Working Group Discussants is now closed.  The submission deadline was October 21, 2013. For more information on working groups and to view the 2014 Call for Discussants,click here.  Please note that all accepted discussants must register for the annual meeting.

Call for Proposals – now closed

The Call for Proposals is available, here.  The Call for Proposals is now closed.  The submission deadline was July 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT.  Proposers will be informed of their acceptance status in September.  Please note that all accepted presenters must register for the annual meeting.

Call for Posters – now closed

Submit a poster proposal to participate in the Poster Session at the 2014 annual meeting.  Click here for details. The submission deadline was October 1, 2013 at 11:59 EDT. Proposers will be notified of their acceptance by November. Please note that all accepted presenters must register for the annual meeting.