2024 OHA Annual Meeting

Oral History: Bridging Past, Present, and Future

October 30-November 2, 2024
Cincinnati Netherland Plaza – Cincinnati, Ohio

Make plans to attend the 2024 OHA Annual Meeting! The annual meeting attracts a broad range of people and features the best work in the field. The meeting enables students and both emerging and established scholars to network and learn valuable skills. The theme for 2024 is Oral History: Bridging Past, Present, and Future. Conference registration is now open! Click here to register!

Latest Updates:

Registration: Our 2024 Annual Meeting registration is now open! Click here to register!

Housing: Our 2024 Annual Meeting will take place at the Hilton Netherland Plaza at 35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202. The OHA Conference Rate is $203.00 per night. To reserve a room at this rate, click here. Or call (513) 421-9100 and be sure to mention that you’re with the Oral History Association. All reservations must be complete before October 8, 2024 to reserve at that rate. Looking for a roommate at the conference? Check out our Annual Meeting Roommate Interest Board.

Important Dates:

  • February 23, 2024: Deadline to Submit Proposals
  • May 17, 2024: Deadline to Submit to the Poster Session
  • June 12, 2024: Registration Opens!
  • July 2024: Preliminary Program Now Available

Sponsoring, Advertising, & Exhibiting

By advertising with OHA, attending the meeting as an exhibitor, or sponsoring the conference you will reach the most informed and connected oral historians working in the field today.

Visit the Advertising, Exhibiting, and Sponsorships page for details.

Awards and Scholarships

Annual Awards

This year we are accepting applications for the following five categories:

Visit the linked award pages to learn about each award and fill out a nomination for a worthy publication, project, or person!

Annual Meeting Scholarships

The Oral History Association scholarship program assists students, professionals, and community practitioners with travel funds so they may attend the annual meeting. Each year, OHA offers more than $10,000 in scholarship funds. The 2024 application portals closed on June 22, 2024. Notifications will go out in late summer.

Get Involved

Promote the Meeting

For anyone that would like to promote our upcoming annual meeting we have a full-sized flyer and a sheet of bookmarks that you can download/print/share!

Mentorship Program

Each year, the Mentorship Pairing Program connects newcomers with veteran oral historians. This program gives the opportunity for people who are new to the OHA Annual Meeting to connect with people who have experience in the organization and in the field of oral history in general.

  • A mentor can help you navigate the meeting and may be able to provide advice about the field or suggestions for starting or continuing your career.
  • The mentorship meet & greet provides an opportunity for new oral historians to get to spend time getting to know seasoned oral historians and other OHA members.
  • The speed networking session allows newcomers to ask questions, network, and learn from practitioners in the field of oral history.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee at this year’s conference, please indicate your interest by Sept. 15th within the conference registration form (coming June 2024!)

Volunteer Opportunities

Student volunteer opportunities are available at this year’s annual meeting. Job descriptions & benefits can be found here: OHA Annual Meeting Volunteer Job Descriptions 2024. Interested in volunteering? Sign up here!

Author Book Signing

Selected authors will be assigned a table top space in the OHA Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall to meet with OHA Attendees & sell/display their books. Authors will be responsible for shipping and receiving materials, as well as their own sales. Author Signing Interest Form is available here.

Information for First-Time Attendees!

The Diversity Committee put together a list of FAQs for First-Time Attendees to OHA! Find it here: Conference Basics for First Timers_2023

OHA’s Cincinnati Spotify Playlist

Check out our Cincinnati Spotify Playlist here. Have suggestions for additions to this playlist? Send them to oha@oralhistory.org.

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