The Middle: Where did we come from? where are we going?

April 19-22, 2017
Westin Indianapolis

Check out the 2017 errata sheet for additions and changes to the onsite Program!
2017 Annual Meeting Program Available at
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Travel Information

The 2017 annual meeting will be held at the Westin Indianapolis. The NCPH room rate is $169/night for a single or double room. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 29, 2017. To reserve a room, call 888-627-8414 and request a room in the National Council on Public History Block.

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Public Plenary:

“Making LGBTQ History American History: A Public Conversation on Stonewall and Beyond,” Joshua Laird, Commissioner of the National Parks of New York, and Beth L. Savage, Center for Historic Buildings and Federal Preservation Officer, US General Services Administration

Awards Breakfast Keynote Address:

“Telling Our Story: Using History and Culture to Build Community,” Devon Akmon, Arab American National Museum

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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 exhibit space and advertisements in the Program is available in our 2017 Marketing Opportunities brochure.

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Mentoring Connection

We are looking for both mentors and mentees for the 2017 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19-22.

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Eat and Engage

Looking for a low-key, low-cost way to experience Indianapolis’s restaurant scene? Participate in one of our Dine Arounds or our Out to Lunch programs!

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Have general questions about registering for the conference?
Check out our registration FAQ.

Is this your first conference?
Check out our First Time Attendee Guide and FAQ

Are you a presenter looking for advice and answers?
Check out our Presenter FAQ.

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Working Groups

What’s an Annual Meeting “working group”?

NCPH working groups are seminar-like conversations of 8-10 people before and during the annual conference that explore, in-depth, a subject of shared concern.  Working groups have a purpose they are working toward, a problem they are actively trying to solve.  The working group proposal must articulate this as well as an end product(s) that the group seeks to create.

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