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Experience the welcoming embrace of St. Louis, where belief to achievement is immortalized in the open stance of the Gateway Arch—a symbol of American pioneers' triumphant journey west.
Credit: Dan Donovan ©St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission

APH Annual Conference
Believe It . . . Achieve It!

St. Louis, Missouri  ♦  October 22–26, 2014 (Wednesday-Sunday)

We are The Life Story People.
We believe that behind every ordinary person is an extraordinary story waiting to be told.
We bond and support one another to achieve product excellence and business success.

In October 2014, the Association of Personal Historians, aka The Life Story People, will return to St. Louis, Missouri—the city built by explorers, fur traders, pioneers, and immigrants who believed they could achieve a better life. There, grounded in the same expectations as the city's forebearers, APH will sponsor four intense days of education, inspiration, and motivation for those who believe they can achieve ever-greater results in the telling of Life Stories. Beginners and veterans alike will be inspired as they learn innovative techniques and strategies for their personal history businesses throughout the conference. They will leave with newfound entrepreneurial skills and ideas after attending the informative workshops, hearing the motivational speakers, and networking with colleagues from across the globe.

I look forward to working with the 2014 Conference Committee to build the strongest possible program for all and to welcoming you back to St. Louis.

Peggy Greenwood, Conference Program Chair

APH Conference 2014 Speakers

Playwright Henry Greenspan
Washington Post Editor Steve Luxenberg
Author Qais Akbar Omar

Learn more about the speakers . . .


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Located in the Hill Neighborhood, the Italian Immigrants sculpture memorializes the Italian families who came to St. Louis believing they could achieve a better life.
Credit: Bob Patton
Soulard Neighborhood stands in tribute to the intrepid French settlers who believed and achieved personal freedoms and economic opportunities.
Credit: Donna S Thomson