Join us on Friday, February 18, and Saturday, February 19, 2022, for our 56th (mostly) Annual History Conference. This will be in person, at Portuguese Hall in Point Loma, San Diego, CA. Got an event you want to speak about? Let us know by November 20, 2021!
Celebration. Commemoration. Remembering. Coming together after a year and a half of staying apart. As people, we are social beings. We gather for many reasons: to share joy, to honor others, to remember good times, or to make our voices heard. This conference showcases events that have inspired us to gather, be they happy (parades, fairs, festivals, or fun) or serious (protests, passings, problems, or pain). These events may repeat each year (like holiday celebrations) or may have been a one-time event.
Is there an event that defined you, your family, or your community? Was there a gathering that you attended that was pivotal in your life? Is there a gathering that keeps traditions alive? Was the gathering a positive experience, or no? If the event happened or started at least 20 years ago, we want to hear about it (we use 20 years to have some historical perspective). In “Come One, Come All” we want to hear about it!
Historians, researchers, writers, and storytellers: Each year the Congress of History presents a history conference on topics that reflect our region. We’ve done conferences on big themes (like the impact of world wars on the region). This year we seek talks about events that have importance to you. You don’t have to be a professional speaker, writer, or historian. Great presentations come from those who care!
Download the Request for Speakers form, or just send an email to Louise Torio, Conference Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea for a talk. Questions? Contact Louise via email, or text or call her at 619-233-8833 by November 20.