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Prior APH Conferences

2011 Conference   Program Chair: Barbara Tabach, APH Events Manager: Paula Yost
Las Vegas, Nevada   Oct. 16 - 20, 2011

Paula Yost & Barbara Tabach hope you will join them for the APH Conference in Las Vegas
 

Where others may simply see the past, members of the Association of Personal Historians see the past as a portal to the future. We see E x p a n d i n g   H o r i z o n s

The 2011 conference promises insights as well as creative and innovative methods to expand your horizons as a personal historian. We will focus on new frontiers being explored in the industry and motivational viewpoints that will help you grow your business.

View the 2011 Conference Workshops and the Pre-Conference Seminars Read the biographies of our Keynote Speakers

Photo collage from APH 2011 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada   You can view all the photos in a Slideshow or see them All in a Glance.

Special thanks to APH Member Brina Bolanz for taking most of these photos. Thanks also to Daniel Glenn, Mixie Eddy, and Marcia Orland for contributing photos.

2010 Conference Program ( pdf)   Program Chair: Pattie Whitehouse, APH Events Manager: Paula Yost
Victoria, B.C., Canada   Nov. 3 - 7, 2010
Aboriginal Art -What Once Was
Aboriginal Art - "What Once Was"

Compliments of Tourism Victoria & photographer Rob Bukta
 
Our conference theme, Voices of the Elders, honours the First Nations, the first peoples of Canada, on whose traditional territory we will meet, and the elders of all nations, whose stories we preserve. The perspective we gain from working with elders assists us in understanding our world and contributes to success in our businesses and our lives.

Who among us has not seen the world differently after hearing an elder's story? Who has not wished she or he could do an even better job of capturing an elder's wisdom, of helping an elder share his or her values, of ensuring that more elders' stories are saved for generations to come?
Photo from APH 2010 Conference in Victoria, BC, Canada   Both of these photos required team work. On the left are those attending the 2 day board meeting. This photo was taken by Vicki, who flew in from Argentina with her husband, Eduardo Zemborain, APH member and executive board member.

On the right is a group photo of conference attendees taken by Tom Forster, APH member and board member. Maureen, (Tom's wife and partner), magically placed Tom in the photo that he took. Click on photos to enlarge.
  Photo from APH 2010 Conference in Victoria, BC, Canada

You can view all the photos in a Slideshow or see them All in a Glance.
Special thanks to APH Member Brina Bolanz for taking the photos and making them available to all of us.
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2009 Conference Program ( pdf) Program Chair: Marianne Waller, APH Events Manager: Paula Yost
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania   Oct. 21 - 25, 2009
Puzzle Revolutionary Perspectives, the theme for our 2009 APH conference, reflects the rich historical significance of our meeting site as well as the storytelling revolution that is sweeping our culture today. As APH members, we are on the front lines of this exciting revolution, and we each bring unique talents and perspectives to our work. What is your perspective? Do you look at personal history as a videographer, a writer, an oral historian? Think of all the different hats we wear as personal historians. There's a business hat and a helping hat. A service hat. A techno hat. An education hat. And, yes, sometimes even a therapy hat. It all depends on your perspective. Each client's personal history provides a unique perspective of the universal history that only he or she can tell.
As Christina Baldwin writes in Storycatcher, "I have heard a thousand variations of my girlhood; stories from the mother's point of view, the daughter's point of view, the father's and the brother's point of view."
You can view all the photos in a Slideshow or see them All in a Glance.
Special thanks to APH Member Brina Bolanz for taking the photos and making them available to all of us.
Photo from APH 2009 Conference in Valley Forge, PA Photo from APH 2009 Conference in Valley Forge, PA Photo from APH 2009 Conference in Valley Forge, PA Photo from APH 2009 Conference in Valley Forge, PA Photo from APH 2009 Conference in Valley Forge, PA Photo from APH 2009 Conference in Valley Forge, PA


2008 Conference Program Program Chair:Paulette Stevens, APH Events Manager: Paula Yost
Salt Lake City, Utah   Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2008
Petroglyph The theme for 2008, Crossroads in Personal History, was inspired by Robert Frost's poem, The Road Not Taken, about life's pivotal decisions. Our keynote speakers, workshops, and conference activities will explore four intriguing areas of interest in support of our theme:
  • Business & Products Crossroads
  • Historical Crossroads
  • Crossroads at the Heart of the Story
  • Personal Crossroads
Centuries ago, one of the world's first personal historians etched this petroglyph into a southern Utah sandstone cliff.
Photo collage from APH 2008 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

You can view all the photos in a Slideshow or see them All in a Glance.
Special thanks to APH Member Brina Bolanz for taking these photos.


2007 Conference Program ( pdf) Program Chair: Jane Baxter, APH Events Manager: Paula Yost
Franklin, Tennessee   Nov 8 - Nov 12, 2007
Listen logo Listen was the theme for the 2007 Annual Conference in Franklin, Tn (near Nashville). Listening is a key element of our work as personal historians. We listen carefully to the stories our clients tell us, and to the feelings and meaning behind their words, in order to preserve for future generations the full sense of their lives. What more appropriate place for personal historians to gather in 2007 than in Nashville, where listening to the human experience has developed into a rich tradition of celebrating personal stories through music?

Welcome from Jane Baxter, Conference Chair 2007
Welcome
to Nashville
Listening to John Seigenthaler, Sr
Listen & Learn
Paula Stahel serving up soup
Board Meeting Fun
(music by Heidi)
Town Square Mayor Sarah White
Town Square
Hospitality
Listening to Minton Sparks Music and Stories
Listen & Share
(music by Jane)
Nashville Scenery
Nashville
Scenery
APH 2007 Conference Attendees
APH 2007 Conference Video


2006 Conference Program( pdf)

2005 Conference Program( pdf)

2004 Conference Program( pdf)

2003 Conference Program( pdf)

2002 Conference Program( pdf)