Utah Conference on Introductory History Courses

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Utah conference logo The AHA will hold the inaugural Utah Conference on Introductory History Courses on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the South City Campus of Salt Lake Community College (1700 South & State Street). 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. 


Register here. The conference is free for all to attend. 

Parking Information

Parking is free for all conference attendees. Please reference this map to see where to access free parking. 


To view the agenda, please click here. A printed copy will be provided to attendees as well. 

Recommended Reading

Here is a list of recommended reading to reference in preparation for the conference. 


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


We are grateful to our sponsors who have helped make this conference possible. 

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Church History Library

BYU History Department

Department of History, Brigham Young University

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Utah Historical Society

Department of History, USU

Department of History, Utah State University

Department of History, Univ. of Utah

Department of History, University of Utah

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Cambridge Assessment International Education