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Registration for the WHA Conference opens July 1. Visit this page to follow a link to register and pay online.*

*Please note that folks have been having trouble registering using the Safari browser. We recommend using Firefox or Google Chrome to register for WHA2023!

Do you prefer to register by mail? Click below for a registration form that you can mail to the WHA office with your payment for processing.


Want to opt-out from receiving a printed program in the mail? Select that option in your "MyWHA" profile before July 15!


Los Angeles Conference Registration:

All persons attending, including program participants, are required to register. Registration for the 63rd Annual WHA Conference opens July 1. Pre-registration rates (discounted for members) are available until September 12, and full payment must be processed or postmarked by this date. Mailed registrations postmarked after September 12 will be processed with an onsite registration rate. The WHA office will not process registrations (online or mailed) that are not received by October 19. The online registration portal will close at 5:00 P.M. (Central) on October 19.

WHA Registration Desk Hours:

The conference registration desk will be located in the California Foyer on the 2nd Floor of the Westin Bonaventure. It is accessible by using the stairs, escalator, or the ADA Elevator near the hotel reservation desk. Hours of operation are October 25-28 as follows: Wednesday, 1:00-5:00 P.M.; Thursday/Friday, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; Saturday, 8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Refund Policy:

Refunds will be issued for cancellations on registration for the Los Angeles conference received by midnight on September 25 (this includes cancelled registration and ticketed events). All refunds for cancelled registration received after September 25 and before October 23 will be honored, minus $40 handling fee (allow 2-4 weeks processing). No refunds will be issued after October 24. No refunds on food-related tickets will be honored after September 25. 

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860 

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!