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2012 Annual Meeting: Registration

2012 Oral History Association Annual Meeting
October 10 – 14, 2012
Cleveland Marriott at Key Center
Cleveland, Ohio


This year those wishing to attend the 2012 Oral History Association Annual Meeting will be able to register online by accessing the following URL:


Registration Fees:

Member – All Days: $140 One Day: $85

Non-Member – All Days: $165 One Day: $105

Student: $40

You will be able to pay by credit card, but for those who wish to pay by check, you may still use the online system. You will be given the option at the end to pay later by check and then will be sent instructions on how to do so. We encourage you to use the online system after looking over the program materials so you will be able to take full advantage of all the exciting events, sessions, workshops and tours that are planned. If you are unable to register online, please contact OHA at ude.n1635456487osnik1635456487cid@a1635456487ho1635456487 or by calling Madelyn Campbell, Executive Secretary,


All registered participants are responsible for making their own lodging and transportation reservations. Please identify the Oral History Association to obtain our discounted hotel rate: $147.00/single/double.


Conference Hotel:

Cleveland Marriott Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44114. 216-696-9200.

We encourage you to stay at the Marriott and enjoy the convenience of being close to all the activities.

Priority Deadline:

Rates available until September 17, only if our block is still available. Be sure to register early.


Alternate Accommodations:

Hotels abound in downtown Cleveland ranging in cost from about $100 nightly to over $300, based on their proximity to Public Square and/or the Mall, both at the Center of the Downtown. Less expensive hotels typically can be found on the edges of downtown, usually between $80 and $125 nightly. These include the Comfort Inn (1800 Euclid Avenue), Hampton Inn (1460 E. 9th Street),The Radisson Gateway (651 Huron Road East), or the Hilton Garden Inn (1100 Carnegie Avenue), or Wyndham, Playhouse Square (1260 Euclid Avenue).


The Cleveland Hostel, a 60-bed Hostel, is slated to open in June 2012 and could be available for the conference at $25 per night. It is adjacent to the West Side Market and easily accessible to downtown via public transit. Check the Hostel’s website often to see when it opens:

THATCamp Oral History Association

This year, for the first time, an oral history THATCamp is being held in conjunction with the Oral History Association conference.  In order for this event to go forward, we need to have at least 25 people registered by September 21st. If you were considering signing up for this THATCamp, please do so as quickly as possible. If you will be attending the OHA conference, you can register for THATCamp in the “workshops” section of the registration form at . If you will not be going to the OHA meetings but would still like to participate in this THATCamp, please visit

If you haven’t been to one of these events in the past, this is your chance to try out an unconference in a friendly setting. If you have attended one already, you know what all the fuss is about and will be eager to sign on.  In any event, please register by September 21st so that we can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. The event is being generously sponsored by the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities and the Ohio Humanities Council. Click here for more information on THATCamp OHA

Archived: OHA 2012 Online Election Deadline: September 21

This year all current OHA members as of July 15 will have the opportunity to vote in our new online election process.  Simply use the URL :

Deadline: September 21, 2012

You will need your membership number which was printed on an election card that was recently mailed.  If you did not receive a card, please contact ude.n1635456487osnik1635456487cid@a1635456487ho1635456487.  We hope this new electronic balloting process will be both easy and fun.  Thanks for voting.