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*All persons attending, including program participants and SHA members who are presenting on the WHA program, are required to register for the WHA conference. SHA members who are also presenting on the SHA program will receive a registration discount.

Please opt-out from receiving a printed program in the mail and pick yours up at the desk in Kansas City! 

Select that option in your "MyWHA" profile before July 22!

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Kansas City Conference Registration:

All persons attending, including program participants and SHA members who are presenting, are required to register for the conference. Registration for the 64th Annual WHA Conference opens July 8. Pre-registration rates (discounted for members) are available until September 9, and full payment must be processed or postmarked by this date. Mailed registrations postmarked after September 9 will be processed with an onsite registration rate or your WHA account will have a balance due on it. The WHA office will not process registrations (online or mailed) that are not received by October 14. The online registration portal will close at 5:00 P.M. (Central) on October 14.

WHA Registration Desk Hours:

The conference registration desk will be located at The Terrace on the Mezzanine Level of the Sheraton at Crown Center. It is accessible by using the stairs, escalator, or Elevators near the hotel reservation desk in the main lobby. Hours of operation are October 23-26 as follows: Wednesday, 12:00-4:45 P.M.; Thursday/Friday, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; Saturday, 8:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

Refund Policy:

Refunds will be issued for cancellations on registration for the Kansas City conference received by midnight on September 23 (this includes cancelled registration and ticketed events). All refunds for cancelled registration received after September 23 and by/on October 18 will be honored, minus $40 handling fee (allow 2-4 weeks processing). No refunds will be issued after October 18. No refunds on food-related tickets will be honored after September 23. 

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860 

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!