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April 18-21, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV

Registration Information

The 2018 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program  is available here.
Early bird registration is now open!

Prefer a paper registration form? Fill out the form and send it to the address indicated, along with a check made out to NCPH.

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Travel Information

The 2018 annual meeting will be held at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. The NCPH room rate is $149/night for a single or double room. Reservations must be made by Thursday, March 29, 2018. To reserve a room, click here or call 702-784-5700 and request a room in the National Council on Public History Block.

Update as of 2/9/2018: Our block of rooms at the Renaissance Las Vegas is fully booked on every night but Saturday, April 21. Thank you for booking our block! If staying at the conference hotel is a priority for you, there is availability at the Renaissance outside the NCPH block for a slightly higher rate.

NCPH has secured an overflow block at the nearby SpringHill Suites at the rate of $149/night. The block is open through March 5, but we expect it to fill, so don’t wait! Book the block online here or call 1-800-MARRIOTT and request a reservation at the SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center under the group name National Council on Public History.

Update as of 2/28/2018: Our overflow block of rooms at the SpringHill Suites is now full on several nights. If you’d like to be emailed with updates should rooms open up in our main block at the Renaissance Las Vegas due to cancellations, please email Meghan Hillman at [email protected].

Las Vegas has plenty of available hotel inventory, so finding a room that fits your needs should not be too difficult! The conference hotel is located on the same block as the Las Vegas Convention Center monorail stop, so hotels along the Strip are easily accessible to the Renaissance via the Las Vegas Monorail if getting around Las Vegas without a car is of concern.

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Sponsorships, Exhibiting, and Advertising

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 a sponsorship, a booth in our exhibit hall at the Renaissance Las Vegas, or an advertisement in the Program can be found in our 2018 Marketing Guide.

Ready to purchase? You can now pay for a sponsorship or exhibit booth purchase online.

    • Purchase a sponsorship here!
    • Purchase a booth in our exhibit hall here!

Questions, problems purchasing, or interested in paying another way? Email [email protected].

Update: As of February 20, 2018, we are no longer accepting advertisements for our 2018 Program. If you’re interested in purchasing ad space for our 2019 Hartford Program, marketing information will be available in summer 2018!

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Calls for Proposals

Open cfps


Public history is about then, but it’s also about now. A lot has happened since NCPH’s call for session proposals closed last July. Here’s your chance to shape cutting-edge conversations at the conference and help us cover important issues that might otherwise be missing on our 2018 program.

NCPH seeks brief proposals for discussions to be held onsite at our 2018 conference in Las Vegas this April 18-21. These “On the Fly” sessions are informally structured conversations, held in meeting rooms during blocks of regular conference programming. Attendees can discuss current events or issues that feel especially timely, important, or forward-looking.

To propose a topic for an “On the Fly” discussion, read the full Call for Topics and submit the form by March 16.

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Program and Local Arrangements Committee Members


Priya Chhaya, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Benjamin Filene, University of North Carolina, Greensboro


Andy Kirk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Alicia Barber, Stories in Place LLC

Click below to see the full committees.

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