2020 UTAH conference

The World History Association’s 29th Annual Conference will be held in Salt Lake City from June 25 – 27 2020, where the conference theme will be “Sustainability & Preservation: Local + Regional + Global.”

We will gather in the Foothill Cultural District (http://www.foothillcd.com/) where museums meet nature.

Utah 2020 Info

Utah CFP Submission Utah CFP Information


The hotel registration for the WHA 29th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City is now available! To take advantage of hotel block pricing, click here.  Click here for student rooms at the Marriott.

The conference opens Thursday, June 25 at the Marriott with the Keynote Speaker and Opening Reception in the gardens and the sessions commencing Friday at the University of Utah.  The hotel offers guests a complimentary shuttle within a two mile radius, a Starbuck’s and restaurants and is approximately a 10 minute walk to WHA sessions.  

The pricing for the WHA block of hotel rooms are $149 per night for conference registrants and $115 per night for students with a 3pm check in time. Rooms in the WHA block must be booked by June 2, 2020 and are managed directly through the Marriott. These prices are based on single or double occupancy. The room tax rate is 13.82% per day.

Our block of rooms will be available from Tuesday, June 23 through Sunday, June 28. To accommodate all registrants, the WHA office can connect people seeking roommates. If interested or if you have any questions, please email us at info@thewha.org.


10 January 2020: Revised deadline for conference Call for Papers.

1 March 2020: Last day to register at early registration rate.

15 March 2020: Last day for scholarship applicants to apply for UTAH 2020 awards.

15 April 2020: Preliminary UTAH 2020 schedule will be published online, which will be updated weekly through June.

15 May 2020: Last day to register at the regular registration rate.

25 June 2020: Conference begins. Join us for opening ceremonies starting with the Keynote Address, followed by the Opening Reception at the Marriott University Park, Salt Lake City. Sessions will begin on Friday, June 26 at the University of Utah Campus.


The UTAH 2020 Keynote Speaker will be announced by January 1, 2020.


Registration for the 29th Annual WHA Conference is now available. The easiest way to register for the UTAH 2020 WHA Annual Conference in Salt Lake City is through online registration. In addition, a registration form is available for those who wish to register by post or fax, or with email attachments. For this conference, session technology is available at the University of Utah and will be covered within the registration fee.  Registration is also available by calling the WHA telephone number with your credit card.

The conference registration rates are:

(until 1 March)
(2 March–15 May)
(16 May & after)
WHA member$225$325$355
WHA student member$125$170$190
Guest pass$75$90$100


Our programming for UTAH 2020 will also include local tours & events. These will be announced, as well as located on the website, by January 1, 2020.

CFP UTAH Submissions

UTAH 2020 Conference – Individual Paper Proposal Submission

UTAH 2020 Conference – Organized Paper Panel Session Proposal Submission

UTAH 2020 Conference – Organized Round Table Session Proposal Submission

UTAH 2020 Conference – Organized Workshop Session Proposal Submission