2023 Utah Conference on Introductory History Courses: Building a Stronger K–16 Bridge (Salt Lake City, Oct. 6–7)

Event Details

End: October 7, 2023
Contact: rwheatley@historians.org
More Info: https://www.historians.org/utah-conference

The AHA will hold the inaugural Utah Conference on Introductory History Courses on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the South Campus of Salt Lake Community College. This two-day, statewide conference facilitates conversations among people who teach introductory history courses, whether in high schools, community colleges, or four-year universities.

2023 Utah Conference: Building a Stronger K–16 Bridge

History and social studies educators at all levels share a fundamental interest in helping our students develop knowledge and skills necessary for success in the twenty-first century. The Utah Conference will focus on the theme of“Building a Stronger K–16 Bridge,” bringing together educators across a range of institutions to engage in a robust discussion about the evolving needs of our students. We will consider: 

  • What skills and support do today’s students need in order to thrive on college campuses? 
  • How can we structure courses to improve success across the complex transition between high school and college? 
  • What can K–12 colleagues tell college faculty about incoming students’ strengths, passions, and concerns? How can post-secondary faculty assist our K–12 colleagues?

Who Should Attend

K–16 educators in Utah will be most interested in this event. 


The conference is free and meals are provided. Registration will open on August 7. We will publish the program in September.


Contact Rachel Wheatley, program assistant, at rwheatley@historians.org.