Resources and Guides

Annual Meeting Policies

The AHA has outlined several important policies for attendees.

Accessibility Guide

Information about accessibility at the annual meeting and in the hotels.

Annual Meeting Career Fair

The Career Fair introduces job candidates and students to historians working in a wide variety of careers.

Information for International Participants

This page provides links to resources on obtaining visas and information on letters of invitation from the AHA to support visa applications.

AHA Guide to Lightning Rounds

The annual meeting lightning rounds now include sessions on digital history projects, dissertations, and the research of early career scholars. This guide gives background on the format and tips for crafting an engaging lightning round presentation.

Annual Meeting Funding

The AHA offers several grants and fellowships to assist graduate students and early career historians with childcare and travel costs for the annual meeting.

First-time Attendee Guide

Navigating so many sessions and events can be daunting; here are a few tips for making the most of your experience.

Guidelines for Tweeting at the Annual Meeting

If you're planning to use Twitter during the meeting or follow the meeting on Twitter, check out our guidelines for effective and courteous tweeting.

Making Your Case

How do you present your case when applying for departmental funding or paid leave to come to the meeting? Here's some advice.

Poster Resources

Reflections from past presenters and tips on effective poster design.

Speaker Resources

Crucial information about deadlines, time limits, and making presentations accessible.

Undergraduates at the Meeting

Information on undergraduate sessions and resources for undergrads interested in attending the annual meeting.