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The AASLH Online Conference

The 2019 Online Conference is over. Online Conference recordings will be adding to the AASLH Resource Center in early 2020.

Want to participate in AASLH Annual Meeting sessions without leaving your office? The AASLH Online Conference consists of six hot-topic Annual Meeting sessions, re-formatted for an online audience. Each session is broadcast live from the Annual Meeting every year. See slides, ask questions, and interact online with presenters and the virtual audience in these live broadcasts. Then enjoy access to the recordings for six months. These sessions provide real ideas, tools, and solutions to help you do good history.


Low rates and a group log-in option make this online learning opportunity accessible for anyone who wants to improve their practice of history. Watch at home, at your desk, or gather staff members together for a team-building event.

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Online Conference Schedule

The sessions listed below will be recorded live at the 2019 AASLH Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Recordings will be made available in the spring of 2020.

Thursday, August 29


What Lurks in the Basement: Finding the Silver Lining in HVAC Projects

Who knew that HVAC could be … fun? This panel of survi­vors from three National Historic Landmarks in the tri-state area will share how they’ve found silver lining in mechanical systems failures, offering advice for integrating facilities plan­ning (which often gets put off until doom is impending) with interpretation and use planning.



Erasing Silences: Sally Hemings at Monticello

Discover the process, stakeholders, values, and design of an exhibition with a powerful message packed into a small space. The panelists contributed to the creation of The Life of Sally Hemings, an emotionally powerful presentation of her life and the dynamics of race, power, sex, and slavery at Monticello.



Intercultural Collaboration: Museums as Agents and Conveners

Museums have the agency to act as community conveners. Through the lens of an inaugural project, Inherit Chicago, learn about intercultural collaboration that builds trust, engages diverse perspectives, and crosses neighborhood boundaries. Come away with tools ready to launch a cele­bration and include new voices at your museum.


Friday, August 30


We Are No Longer Waiting: Teaching a More Inclusive American History

Learn about new rich and nuanced materials for teaching American history based on recent scholarship and targeted to diverse classroom populations. Learn about two muse­ums’ approaches and the research behind creating these new frameworks. Participants are encouraged to create new teacher resources.



Building STEM Identity in Girls Outside of Science Centers

In this panel, hear from non-science center museums who promote girls’ interest and identity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), through exhibitions, girl-friendly activities, partnerships with girl-serving organiza­tions, and community events, thus creating new narratives around women’s roles in science and engineering.



Making the Most of Your Collections Assessment: How to Prioritize and Fund Collections Care

Presenters will discuss different types of assessments insti­tutions can use to evaluate their collections care needs and how to leverage them for funding preservation projects. Presenters will walk the audience through a preservation needs assessment and describe how they can be used to help fund preservation initiatives at a museum.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Registration” tab_id=”1524517909844-2-9″][vc_column_text]

Registration Rates

Registration for the 2019 Online Conference is now open.



Individual: Single Login            Group: Multiple Login
AASLH Members $60 $120
Nonmembers $110 $180
Higher Level Members* $60 $75


Partner, Premier Partner, and Platinum Partner Institutional Members get a special group rate of $75.

We have expanded the definition of “group” to include those institutions that are part of a regional group, not just those that have many employees and an auditorium. When you sign up as a group, you are no longer limited to a single internet connection and one location to view the conference.

If your organization works with multiple history institutions and you sign up at the Multiple Login Rate, you can now forward the link for the Online Conference to those institutions so they can view it from their individual sites, all for one low price.

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