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Annual Meeting

“Moving Stories”

2021 OHA Annual Meeting
Virtual Meeting
October 9-14, 2021

Make plans to virtually attend the 2021 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 2021 is Moving Stories.

The Call for Proposals is available here:

The submission portal is closed.

2021 Annual Meeting Scholarships Available

The Oral History Association values conference registrations from community members of diverse experiences and background. We welcome scholarship applications from students, professionals and community practitioners. Scholarships are open to both presenters and non-presenters. OHA membership is not required. Please complete and submit the following scholarship application by September 19th. We will notify scholarship recipients by October 1. Scholarships will cover the full price of conference registration.

Find the application here:

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers will receive complimentary registration in exchange for 3 hours of volunteer service (about two sessions or one workshop). Volunteer opportunities include meeting hosts and transcription editors. Sign up here:

Volunteers will receive an email in September with a discount code and instructions on how to register. This email will also have instructions on how to select the volunteer time slots. Please don’t register for the conference without paying until you receive this email.



Online Forum:


Mentor Program:

If this is your first time attending the OHA Annual Meeting, we encourage you to sign up for the OHA Mentorship Program. The purpose of this program is to pair people who are new to the OHA Annual Meeting with established oral historians. The program brings together oral historians seeking connection, mentorship, networking opportunities and space for professional growth around a shared interest or affiliation. Small groups and pairs will be established to meet at the Annual Meeting and virtually throughout the year. Mentors can help you navigate the Meeting and may be able to provide advice about the field or suggestions for starting or continuing your career. Sign up below to be a mentee. If you would like to be a mentor, please fill out the form and add your area of expertise. 


The preliminary schedule is now available. All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time. 

Sponsoring and Exhibiting:


The OHA has several sponsorship opportunities this year. Institutions can sign up as a Co-Sponsor of the Conference at $2000, an Event Sponsor at $1000, or with any other amount. All sponsors will be featured in the Pheedloop platform. Co-Sponsors will receive the most prominent publicity and Event Sponsors will be listed with their chosen event.

To sign up for a sponsorship, please complete this form:


The exhibit fee this year is $100. Exhibitors will receive a virtual booth that can be customized with your logo, contact information, weblinks, and videos or other documents. Exhibitors will receive an email invitation  in September for a portal to set up the booth. Exhibitors receive complimentary registration.

There will be time built into the program schedule to give attendees a chance to visit the Exhibit Hall. Exhibitors will be able to text and video chat directly with attendees.

To sign up, and pay online, please complete this form:

Please email the OHA Executive Office at gro.y1632486642rotsi1632486642hlaro1632486642@aho1632486642 if you have any questions about sponsoring or exhibiting at the annual meeting, or if you would like to pay either the sponsorship or exhibiting fees with a check.


Registration is now open. Find more information here:

Future Annual Meetings

Los Angeles
October 19-22, 2022

Baltimore, MD

Cincinnati, OH