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What is the OAH Annual Meeting | Virtual Conference on American History?

Each spring, the Organization of American Historians connects 2,000 history practitioners with publishers, research and teaching resource providers, associations, agencies, and those looking to meet with U.S historians at its Annual Meeting—the largest conference for American historians in the nation. The conference provides ample networking and sponsorship opportunities to get you front and center while presenting more than 150 informative sessions that present nationally renowned speakers on the most recent scholarship and pedagogy. The virtual format of the 2021 event will be no different!

The 2021 OAH Annual Meeting | Virtual Conference on American History will continue to offer the same value as its in-person model: quality education, live networking and engagements, and access to a diverse blend of history professionals…just a little differently.

Virtual Booth Samples

The OAH Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall displays a unique blend of publishers and resources for the American history professional, and it is a vital and active feature of the conference! 

All virtual booths are fully customizable, so you can create the booth that best represents you and your product. Most importantly each booth includes a fully interactive chat box where you can see who is visiting your booth. You can message them in the public chat or take your conversation into a one-on-one video chat!

The OAH Virtual Platform provider will be working with each exhibitor to help create your custom booth.  

Premium Virtual Booth

$1,300 (Best Value!)

The premium virtual booth includes several opportunities to be seen.

  • Booth space in the first exhibit hall section (filled on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Two video options in the booth (one is linked, and includes optional promotion. Ask for details!) 
  • Up to 15 links (to webpages, PDFs, or other)
  • One still "On-demand" session advertisement
  • One Featured Email Messaging
  • Fully interactive chat box with option for one-on-one video chat
  • Four full conference registrations

Standard Virtual Booth


The standard booth options includes:

  • One video option to greet attendees
  • Up to 10 links (to webpages, PDFs, or other)
  • Fully interactive chat box with option for one-on-one video chat
  • Three full conference registrations

Association Virtual Booth


This affordable option is available for smaller, membership-based non-profit organizations. These booths are limited to non-profits such as historical associations, societies, and small museums. 

  • Up to 12 links (to webpages, pdfs, or other)
  • Fully interactive chat box with option for one-on-one video chat
  • Two full conference passes

Maximize your reach by purchasing Exhibit Enhancements under the Advertising tab! 

Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall

OAH21 Exhibit Hall Navigation

The Exhibit Hall is made up of several sections. Exhibits will include the exhibitor's links to books and discounts, information, videos, and supplemental material. Each booth will also include the ability to chat live with the exhibit personnel or anyone else in the booth via the chat window, or in one-on-one video chat!

You will be able to wander the hall in two ways: You may move from section to section within the exhibit hall or from booth to booth. Looking for someone in particular? Just search for them in the search bar. (Click image for larger view, actual hall design may vary)

Chat Room Booth

The Chat Room will provide an opportunity for historians to share their knowledge and experiences with their peers. Led by up to two moderators, each 45-minute seminar will encourage conversation in a relaxed and unstructured environment. 

Networking Booths

Networking Booths are similar to Networking Lounges. These will be located in the Exhibit Hall, and are designed to bring people of similar backgrounds and interests together in one space. Are you a graduate student? Visit the Graduate Student Booth!

The Hub 

You will be able to sign up for one-on-one meetings with select acquisitions editors from various publishers. A list of publishers will be available soon!

"Hey, I Know Your Work" Mentorship Program

Graduate students, recent graduates, or early-career historians will be able to meet with established scholars to discuss research, professional aspirations, or simply to get acquainted. Mentors and Mentees will be able to meet at the Mentorship Booth for one-on-one conversations! (Information on the mentorship program will be available soon!)