Our office has recently received notices of a scam call. The caller may claim to be from the Hilton Portland, and ask you to reserve a hotel room for the 2021 WHA conference in Portland, Oregon. Please note that this IS NOT a legitimate call. Please notify the WHA office immediately if you receive any calls like this. Do NOT give the caller any credit card or payment information. Thank you!

The 2021 WHA Conference will be located at the Hilton Portland. The WHA hotel room block will open for reservations on July 15, 2021 and close September 19, 2021 or when it is filled. 

Room Reservation Rates (Singles/Doubles):

Regular Rate: $199 per night

Student* Rate: $179 per night

All room rates are subject to any local, state and federal tax that may apply at the time of occupancy.

*The WHA staff will ensure only students hold reservations using the discounted rate.

Hotel Contact Information:

Hilton Portland Downtown

921 SW Sixth Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97204, USA



Transportation: The conference hotel is approximately 10 miles from the Portland International Airport. There is an airport shuttle bus and a light rail that run to the Hilton Portland. Click here for more information about transportation options. 

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!

Western History Association

University of Kansas 

1445 Jayhawk Blvd.

3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045