Alliance Annual Meeting

Call for Session Proposals – 2021 Annual Meeting


Do you have a great idea you’d like to share with the local history community? The Alliance is now accepting session proposals for the 2021 Annual Meeting. This year’s theme is Challenge Accepted: Overcoming Obstacles.

We haven’t yet determined whether the meeting will be held online or in person, but mark your calendars for the beginning of October, regardless.

It is our hope that the theme will inspire proposals that reflect a variety of ways that individuals have experienced obstacles. We encourage sessions that address the creative ways your organization has overcome the pandemic or other obstacles. We also hope to include content sessions about individuals or groups who overcame the obstacles of racism, sexism, economic insecurity, religious discrimination, or other barriers to full participation in American society. We also welcome sessions on any aspect of public history theory and practice. Submissions are due February 16, 2021 Monday, February 22 at 5pm – deadline extended!

Download a Session Proposal Form here.


The Alliance presents its Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Annual Meeting. Awards applications and supporting materials must be postmarked or emailed by August 1.  Check our Awards page for more information and category information.


The Ohio Local History Alliance has two scholarship opportunities to attend the Alliance’s Annual Meeting. The J.D. Britton Scholarship supports emerging museum professionals, and the Trella Romine Memorial Scholarship may awarded to anyone who needs financial assistance to attend. Both awards grant full registration and lodging.

Past Annual Meetings

Access resources from past annual meetings.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

    Premier Sponsor:

    Ohio Humanities

    Awards Sponsor:

    Fernandez-Hillibish History Fund

    Awards Sponsor:

    Ursuline College

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    Conference Sponsor:

    Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

    Conference Sponsor:

    Museum Acrylics


Interested in sponsoring the conference? Get more information here.