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It's our space, but it's your showcase! This year the WHA and Southern Historical Association invite you to attend our 2024 concurrent conferences in Kansas City. As advertisers, exhibitors, and sponsors, your audience exposure will double. Our combined exhibit hall will multiply your engagement with a robust and dynamic crowd of over 1,500 attendees eager to participate in their favorite regional gathering.

Continue scrolling to discover opportunities for marketing and engagement at this year's WHA Annual Conference! Next fall, don't foret to link to the WHA with #WHA2024 and #WHASHA2024 on your social media platforms!



WHA membership continues to grow each year! In 2023 the organization grew in membership, conference attendees, and submissions for the next conference!

Exhibitor Hours: 

  • Set Up - Thursday: 7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
  • Thursday: 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Saturday: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Why Advertise/Exhibit at the WHA?

  • Affordable! The WHA offers some of the lowest rates for advertising and exhibiting at professional meetings and is free of hidden costs.
  • Coffee! The WHA schedules complimentary coffee breaks in the exhibits ballroom on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings. 
  • Receptions! The WHA intentionally schedules large receptions in the exhibits hall on Thursday and Friday, which is a perfect way to network with conference attendees and hold meetings with potential authors. 
  • Friendly! The WHA prides itself in offering the profession with one of the most friendly, inclusive, and diverse gatherings for the study of history in the country!


Every year the WHA Annual Conference provides attendees with a wide variety of options to learn about the North American West. By promoting the study of the west through the lens of a "big tent," the organization prides itself in offering the profession with one of the most friendly, inclusive, and diverse history meetings. Estimated expenses for the annual conference include fees to cover special events, materials, printing, tote bags, water stations, shipping, technology, student sponsorship, staff, and receptions.



    All advertising orders are final. Full payments are due upon reservation. If you request an invoice, payment is due 30 days after you receive the invoice. All artwork is due May 1 for guaranteed placement in the WHA printed program. Ad space is limited and requests will be made in the order they are received.


    • No refunds will be issued on sponsorship commitments
    • No refunds will be issued on advertisement reservations
    • Any requests to cancel exhibit space after June 1, 2024, will not be refunded.


    All exhibitors at booths are required toregister online for the conference even though it is complimentary. All conference attendees, including exhibitors, must adhere to the WHA Code of Conduct. Exhibitors who plan to hold author signings must alert the WHA ahead of time. Authors signing books must be conference registrants. It is the responsibility of exhibitors to contact SS&G to rent their booth furniture.


    • Each Exhibiting Press must reserve and pay for booth space.
    • No exhibitors under any circumstances will be allowed to share booth space.
    • Additional penalties may be applied. Please report any violations you observe to show management.

    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!