Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History

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February 12, 2014 - 10:00 pm Deadline for early registration discount

 The Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History

Sustainable Public History

Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, California
March 19-22, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History

Want to learn more about Monterey? Read Monterey: History on the Half Shell from Dennis Copeland of our Local Arrangements Committee and check out this Reading List!

Tips, Advice, and Frequently Asked Questions for First-Time Attendees

Conference Connection – Mentoring

Are you new to NCPH or attending the NCPH annual meeting for the first time? Or, are you a veteran of NCPH or annual meetings who is willing to assist a new attendee? For the Monterey meeting, NCPH will match students and new professionals with experienced public historians for some informal conversation. If you are interested, let us know by checking the box on the annual meeting registration form. We are looking for both mentors and mentees able to meet during the conference. Mentors and mentees contact each other by email prior to the conference to agree on a place and time to meet, such as the Mentor/Mentee Pre-Reception on Wednesday evening, March 19. During the conference, mentors try to introduce their mentee to other public history practitioners, discuss networking, and share information to maximize the conference experience. Mentors also can give advice about selecting session and tours to attend, or making the rounds in the reception, the exhibit hall, or the Poster Session. How do you use this or any conference as a source of professional development, new projects, and new ideas?

Click here for more information about the guidelines and expectations of the Mentor/Mentee program, or feel free to contact the Mentor Coordinator, Nick Sacco, at with any questions or concerns, or to sign up!

Hotel Information

The main conference activities will take place at the Monterey Conference Center.  NCPH has reserved room blocks at three nearby hotels:

Hotel Pacific The NCPH room rate is $149/night for a single or double.  Reservations must be made by February 19. 2014.  Wireless internet access is complimentary and parking is available for $20.00 per night with in/out privileges.  To reserve a room, call 800-554-5542 and ask for the NCPH room block.

Hotel Abrego  The room rate is $139/night.  Reservations must be made by February 18, 2014.  High speed internet and parking for all guests provided at no charge. To reserve a room, call 800-982-1986 or email and ask for the NATIONAL COUNCIL ON PUBLIC HISTORY group rate.  The hotel requires that a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) deposit equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged to the individual guest’s credit card at the time of booking the reservation.  The charge will be applied to the individual guest folio.

Casa Munras  The room rates start at $150/night for a queen, $160/night for two double beds or a king, and $179/night for two double beds or a king with a fireplace.  Reservations must be made by Friday, February 21, 2014.  Complimentary parking and complimentary wireless internet in guestrooms. To reserve a room, call 800-222-2446 and ask for rooms in the National Council on Public History block.
Note: Inns of Monterey (owner of Casa Munras) is a recipient of the National Green Seal Award as a Certified Green Hotel, read more here

A shuttle will run between the Hotel Abrego, Casa Munras, and the Monterey Conference Center.  Hotel Pacific is adjacent to the Conference Center.


NCPH is seeking student volunteers to help with the 2014 Annual Meeting in Monterey, California.  We need student volunteers to help with registration, the exhibit hall, and special events. Those who volunteer will receive FREE conference registration (a $90 value). The deadline for volunteer registration is February 12, 2014. Fill out the volunteer application form and email it to Nick Sacco, volunteer coordinator, at as soon as possible to receive the time slot that fits best with your schedule. Volunteers will work one four-hour time slot during the conference. Be sure to note that you will be unable to attend any conference activities such as sessions, working groups, workshops, or field trips/tours during your volunteer shift.

Requirements: Volunteers must have a current NCPH membership to participate. You are required to work at least one shift to get free registration. Anyone wishing to volunteer should be a current student, and at least 21 years old at the time of the conference.

Interested? Click Here to fill out a volunteer application form!