Conference Registration

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October 27-30, 2021 - Portland, Oregon

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Download a pdf of our registration form here.

Registration Rates

The  61st Annual Western History Association Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from October 27-30, 2021. Please visit our travel and accommodations page to book your hotel now! 

If you have any questions regarding registration please contact the WHA Office via email at, or by phone at 785-864-0860.

Pre-Registration rates end October 1. All mailed registrations for Pre-Registration and On-Site rates must have an October 1 postmark.

Refunds will be issued for cancellations received by midnight on October 11, 2021 (this includes cancelled registration and ticketed events). All refunds for cancelled registration after that date will be honored, minus a $25 handling fee (please allow 2-4 weeks for processing). 

To view a pdf of the registration form, click here!

Pre-Registration Rates: July 15 - October 1

WHA Member $115

WHA Members-Assisted

Non-Member $175

Student Member

Student Non-Member  $45 
K-12 Teachers $50
Contingent Faculty Member $20**
Contingent Faculty Non-Member $50 
Guest (Non-Member) $50*** 
Under/Unemployed Email the WHA Office

*This 30% discount is a one-time initiative to offer our members extra assistance in 2021. Please do not use this registration rate if you do not require financial support.

**Contingent faculty includes those whose primary employment, whether full-time or part-time, is not on the tenure track.

***The WHA defines a guest as a family member or someone who would not attend the conference except to accompany a conference attendee. Each WHA conference attendee, regardless of membership category, must individually register – unless they qualify as a guest.

On-Site Registration Rates: Beginning October 2

WHA Member

WHA Members-Assisted $110*
Non-Member $205
Student Member  $30
Student Non-Member $65
K-12 Teachers $50
Contingent Faculty Member $45**
Contingent Faculty Non-Member $75
Guest (Non-Member) $75***
Under/Unemployed  Email the WHA Office

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas.

The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860