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APH 2013 Annual Conference—Capital Reflections

Registration Deadlines

  • Early Registrations: July 1 - 31
  • Regular Registrations: August 1 - September 30
  • Late Registrations: October 1 - October 31
  • Last Minute Registrations: After October 31

Registering for the Conference Online

Online registration is easy and fast. You can pay in U.S. dollars using your charge card via PayPal. Or you can register online and choose to mail your check or money order (US$), using the check confirmation page that summarizes your fees.

If you have any registration questions, email Marty Walton, Registrar.

Registering for the Conference by Mail

If you prefer to register by mail, please download the form. If you are registering for two people, be sure to make a copy of the form beforehand. Only one person may register per form.

Send your registration form and payment to:
Marty Walton, APH Registrar
45 Indian Ledge Drive, #3, Springvale, ME 04083

Hotel Reservations

Our host hotel is the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Maryland. You can read more details about the APH group rate of $119 on the Hotel & Travel Information page. You must make your own hotel reservations–they are not included in the conference registration process. Be sure to book your room before the hotel reservations cutoff date, October 11, 2013.

Partner/Guest Information

Registrants can bring guests (spouse, partner, friend, or family member) who are not participating in the conference to meals or social events at the listed rates. Please check the "Guest box" on the registration form and add the name of your guest(s), along with any food constraints. Applicable fees will be included in the final amount due.
Note: Those wishing to attend any program sessions must register separately as a conference attendee.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A fee of $100 will be deducted from the refund total if a full-time registration is cancelled on or before October 11. Cancellations of a one-day registration will incur a $50 penalty. As of October 11, our hotel commitments are binding and no refunds are possible.

Join APH, Then Register at Member Rates and Save

APH offers three membership options for new members: Full Membership annual dues $200; Associate Membership annual dues $150; Introductory Membership annual dues $125. Read about APH member benefits. You can take advantage of a full year of membership and lower registration rates. We encourage those new to the conference to join APH prior to registering. Very shortly after you pay for your membership, you will receive a welcome email confirming that your membership has been activated. At that point, you can register and get the discounted member rates.

Volunteer Activities

APH could not pull off such a huge event without the help of its skilled volunteers. There's no better way to get in on all the action than to sign up as a volunteer when you register. Specific details will be communicated prior to the conference, but please sign up to help.

Scholarship Opportunities

Short on money but eager to attend this year's conference? Find out more about APH scholarship opportunities.

Optional Pre-Conference Seminars

You have an opportunity to attend one of two in-depth, full-day pre-conference seminars on November 8. Choose either Starting and Succeeding with Your Own Personal History Business presented by Stephanie Kadel Taras or Listen Up! The Art of Interviewing for Story presented by Paula Stahel. Enrollment is limited, and fees are discounted during Early Registration (July 1-31).

Linda Rowe adding notes on the photo directory

Photos for the Conference Directory

No later than October 1, please email your photo to cj Madigan, our Conference Photo Directory designer. Your photo should be 300 dpi .tif or high-resolution .jpg (minimum 2 by 3-inch portrait-style headshot, B/W or color). For the filename, please use this format: lastname-firstname-2013-orig.jpg or you can send us a file with a .tif extension (e.g., madigan-cj-2013-orig.tif). Please note that the preferred format is all lower case. You'll be glad you participated when you see how useful the photo directory is. As you meet new people at the conference, you can put a face with a name and make notes—"talked with Sue at lunch about new digital recorders"—that help you remember everyone you met. Even after the conference, the directory remains useful to jog your memory about participants on LISTSERV. A bit of warning: if we don't receive your photo, we'll substitute a rather boring silhouette for your smiling face.

Photo credit Brina Bolanz