2017 Annual Meeting

Power, Publics, and the United States in the World
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Annual Meeting


Renaissance Arlington Capital View
2800 South Potomac Avenue
22202 Arlington , VA

The SHAFR 2017 Annual Meeting will be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington, VA (Washington, DC Area) from June 22, 23, 24, 2017.

Renaissance Hotel exteriorRenaissance Hotel lobby

Call for Papers -- Deadline 1 December 2016

Travel Funding -- Deadline 1 December 2016

Panelists Seeking Panelists Forum

Presenter Guidelines

Roommate Seeking Roomate: The Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH) offers support for finding a roommate. People interested in taking advantage of this opportunity should contact the CCWH-SHAFR Liaison Ilaria Scaglia at scaglia_ilaria@columbusstate.edu (subject line: SHAFR roommate).

Friday Night Dinner -- This year's social event will be a seafood feast on the gorgeous East Pier at National Harbor catered by Foster's Clambake. Friday, June 23, time TBA. (Vegetarian and vegan options available.)

SHAFR and the media occasionally record conference sessions for use in broadcast and electronic media. Presenters who do not wish for their session to be recorded may opt out when submitting a proposal to the Program Committee. An audience member who wishes to audiotape or videotape must obtain written permission of panelists. SHAFR is not responsible for unauthorized recording. SHAFR reserves the right to revoke the registration of anyone who records sessions without appropriate permissions.

If you have any questions about conference logistics, please contact Julie Laut, Conference Coordinator, at [email protected]. If you have questions about the conference program, please contact the 2017 program committee co-chairs, Robert Brigham and Adriane Lentz-Smith, at [email protected].


Online registration will open in Spring 2017.

Fees for the conference are $100 standard or $40 student, K-12 teacher, or adjunct faculty until June 1. On June 1 registration fees increase to $120 standard or $55 student, K-12 teacher, or adjunct faculty.

Please note: all participants on the program must be current SHAFR members. If you need to renew your membership or you are not yet a member, please click here. Registrants who are not participants on this year's program are not required to be SHAFR members, but we encourage you to check us out anyway!

Event Program: 

New this year: a hospitality suite for parents of babies and small children will be available throughout the conference. More details to come.

Venue and Hotel Information: 

The 2017 SHAFR annual meeting will be held from June 22-24 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. The LEED-certified Capital View is located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue, two miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code DCA). There is complimentary hotel shuttle service every 20 minutes between 7 am and 11 pm to DCA and the Crystal City Metro (Blue and Yellow Metro lines). In the lobby, SOCCi Urban Italian Kitchen and Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while Espressamente illy Coffee House serves coffee and light fare during the day. A 24-hour fitness center and heated indoor pool are also available on site, and there is complimentary wi-fi access in the lobby. SHAFR hotel guests will receive complimentary internet access in their sleeping rooms. Conference room rates are $165/night, single or double occupancy, plus tax. The tax rate is currently 13%. The deadline for receiving the conference rate is June 1, 2017. Please note that the hotel is required to honor the reduced rate until this date OR until all the rooms in the SHAFR block have been booked. Once the block is fully booked, the hotel will offer rooms at its usual rate, if any are available, or may even be completely full. Please make your reservation as early as you can.

Reservations can be made by calling 1 (800) 228-9290, and mentioning "SHAFR 2017." Online booking is also available HERE.

Travel and Parking: 

The hotel is located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue in Arlington (point-to-point driving directions).

Parking at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View for SHAFR registrants is $18/day for self-parking or $20/day valet.

Detailed information regarding shuttles from Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport, travel via bus or train, and tips for visiting the Washington D.C. area can be found on the SHAFR 2017 Washington, D.C. Guide.

Exhibit Info: 
The Book Exhibit will be open Thursday, June 22 from 10 AM - 5:30 PM, Friday, June 23 from 8 AM - 4:30 PM, and Saturday, June 24 from 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
A/V Information: 
Requests for A/V equipment MUST be made with your proposal submission. We cannot accommodate requests made after 1 December 2016. Rental laptops are available on a very limited basis. Please bring your own laptop to use. If your panel requires a projector, we strongly recommend that you use a single laptop and have each presenter put their presentation on a flash drive or have it available online. There will be complimentary wifi access in the meeting area.
Contact Person: 
Julie Laut