NCPH is turning 40 in 2020. join us in atlanta to celebrate!

Calls for Proposals

Call for working group discussants EXTENDED TO 10/11! – read the call for discussants here

Four working groups assembling for our 2020 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia are still seeking discussants!. Facilitators will collect case statements from all discussants in the fall, and the groups work together before, during, and often after the annual meeting to discuss their shared experiences and work toward the creation of an end product (such as a best practices guide, digital space, report, or series of blog posts). Apply to join one of these four groups via the online form by October 11, 2019.


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Registration Information


Presenters can register for NCPH 2020 beginning on September 15, 2019 via the 2020 Annual Meeting Registration page in our database. Registration will open in early November for all attendees. Please expand this section for more information on presenter pre-registration, adding events and guests to your registration after the fact, and more.


Early Bird
(rec’d by 2/5/20)
(after 3/4/20)
NCPH Member $180 $205 $218
NCPH Student Member $110 $130 $140
Nonmember $230 $250 $275
Nonmember Student $135 $155 $165
One Day $120 $140 $150
Guest* $40 $40 $44
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Support NCPH 2020

Support your public history community and celebrate NCPH’s 40th birthday by sponsoring an event at our 2020 annual meeting, buying a booth in our exhibit hall at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, or purchasing ad space in our Program. You’ll make contact with 900+ conference attendees and over 20,000 people via our social media presence—a great way to show your support for your public history community and get the word out about your organization, institution, or services.

Check out the 2020 Marketing Guide to decide if supporting NCPH 2020 is right for you!

Have all the information you need?
Purchase a sponsorship here.
Purchase an ad here.
Purchase your exhibit booth here.

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Travel & Lodging


The Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia is the main location for NCPH 2020 conference sessions and events. The National Council on Public History has secured a block of rooms at the hotel at a rate of $195/night; reservations must be made by February 26, 2020. Please note that the block may fill before this date.

Please use the Westin’s online portal to reserve your room! You can also call 1-800-WESTIN1 (1-800-937-8461) to request a room in the National Council on Public History’s block.

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Program and Local Arrangements Committee Members

2020 Program Committee

Ashley Bouknight (Co-Chair), Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
Brian Joyner (Co-Chair), National Park Service
Shakti Castro
Elon CookThe Center for Reconciliation, Rhode Island School of Design
Tanya Evans, 
(representing IFPH), Macquarie University
Shannon HaltiwangerHistory Colorado
Ari KelmanUniversity of California Davis
Joe McGill, The Slave Dwelling Project
Valerie Paley, New-York Historical Society
Rebecca Pattillo, University of Louisville
Philip Scarpino, (representing the NCPH 40th Anniversary Ad Hoc Commmittee), IUPUI
Jennifer Scott, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Michael Twitty, author
Adrienne Usher, Shapell Manuscript Foundation
Julia Brock, Local Arrangements co-chair
Amy Wilson, Local Arrangements co-chair

2020 Local Arrangements Committee

Julia Brock (Co-Chair), University of Alabama
Amy Wilson (Co-Chair), Independent Consultant
Jennifer Dickey, Kennesaw State University
Jina DuVernay, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Richard HarkerHistoric Oakland Foundation
Meredith Evans, Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
Jeremy Katz, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Adina Langer, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University
Ann McCleary, University of West Georgia
Nicole Moore, Center for Civil and Human Rights
Robin Morris, Agnes Scott College
Derek Mosley, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Alena Pirok, Georgia Southern University
Michael Rose, Atlanta History Center
Louise Shaw, David J Spencer CDC Museum
Jessica VanLanduyt, Atlanta History Center
Kathryn Wilson, Georgia State University
Holly Smith, Spelman College

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