The Western History Association's annual conference is a four-day event that is usually scheduled in October. It features over 120 sessions, roundtables, workshops, and professional panels on all aspects of the North American West. Participants enjoy meals, receptions, awards ceremonies, and tours to nearby historic sites and cultural centers. While the WHA Office is located in Omaha, Nebraska, the conference site changes yearly, with recent conferences held in San Antonio, San Diego, St. Paul, Portland, Newport Beach, and Tucson.
The WHA is hosted on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and benefits from the generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences and UNO Department of History. The Western History Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.