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2014 Annual Meeting

The 2014 SHAFR conference will be held June 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington and the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

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for updates.

Registration — registration fees are $80 standard/$30 student, K-12 teacher, or adjunct faculty before June 1. After June 1, registration fees increase to $105 standard/$45 student, K-12 teacher, or adjunct faculty.

Preregistration is now closed. You may register on site with cash, check, or credit card. Registration fees are $105 standard or $45 student/adjunct faculty/K-12 teacher.

The Presidential (Friday) luncheon and the Social Event are completely sold out. A limited number of tickets for the Keynote (Saturday) luncheon with speaker Rajiv Chandrasekaran of the Washington Post will be on sale at the registration desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

Conference Program  – updated June 14, 2014.

Presenter Guide — useful for first-time participants and seasoned veterans alike!

Conference Venue and Hotel Reservation Information – UPDATED — SHAFR’s room blocks at the Hyatt Regency Lexington and Hilton Lexington Downtown are now full. Visit the Venue page linked above for information on alternate hotels. Please also see our online forum to arrange room- and ride-sharing.

Travel and Parking — information about the courtesy shuttle service between Blue Grass Airport and the Hyatt Regency, and more!

Social Event – please plan to join us Friday evening, June 20, at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort for a bourbon tasting, picnic dinner, live bluegrass music, and a chance to relax and unwind. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. 

Visit Lexington! — a list of local restaurants, bars, and attractions to check out while you’re in town.

Research Venues — a list of archives and repositories in the Lexington area. See also this research guide, especially created by the University of Kentucky Libraries, describing their holdings of interest to SHAFR attendees.

Job Search Workshop – returning for the 2014 meeting!

Book Exhibit — hours and list of exhibitors.

AV Equipment Policy

SHAFR 2014 Ad and Exhibit Info – click here if you are interested in advertising in the conference program, participating in the Book Exhibit, or sponsoring an event during the conference.

Call for Papers — deadline was 1 December 2013.

Conference Online Application Gateway — submit a panel proposal or apply for travel funding here by 1 December 2013.

Travel Funding Opportunities — application deadline is December 1, 2013.

Panelists Seeking Panelists Forum — or  to find fellow scholars.


If you have questions about the program, please contact the 2014 program committee co-chairs, Andrew Preston and Sarah Snyder, at program-chairATshafrDOTorg.

If you have questions about advertising and exhibiting, registration, hotel information, transportation, or anything else related to conference logistics, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Jennifer Walton, at conferenceATshafrDOTorg.

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