2016 Conference Program Highlights

  • Conference Program Chair Martha Humphries and the APH Board hosted a welcome reception, a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new. Conversations were sparked by the invitation to bring a small personal item (or photo of the item) to talk about.
  • Twenty-four workshops were conducted in five different sessions, providing education on topics ranging from business planning and writing to video production and project pricing models.
  • The conference store was open throughout the conference with educational materials from APH, as well as a  selection of books and materials from our speakers, presenters, and attendees.
  • At the Video Share session, video biographers shared clips of their personal history productions and participated in a brief audience discussion afterward.
  • At the annual meeting and luncheon of the Association of Personal Historians, Inc., the Board of Directors updated members in attendance on the status of the organization and discussed ongoing projects.
  • A panel of experienced personal historians who have "seen it all" presented "It's Complicated," a discussion of challenges that arise with difficult project relationships.
  • Oral Fixation, a live storytelling series in Dallas, performed for an evening event open to the public. Oral Fixation has been described as "memoirs on stage." 
  • The final evening event, Boots and Barbecue at Billy Bob's Honky Tonk, was a fun opportunity for everyone to soak up the Texas atmosphere, try out those new cowboy boots with line-dancing lessons, and bring out their inner cowboy or cowgirl.