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2014 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Date: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Texas State Historical Association
One Hundred and Eighteenth Annual Meeting

March 6 - March 8, 2014
Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Hotel
San Antonio, Texas

Come to San Antonio and discover the latest research for the work you do in regional, state, and local Texas history!

Meet with new and experienced history professionals during three days of networking, tours, events, and professional development that will expand your knowledge, energize you, and help you make the connections between the past and the present.

Program

Coming Soon.

The Program Committee, chaired by Robert Wooster, has constructed an excellent meeting program with 41 sessions on all aspects of Texas history, including Texas Borderlands, women, African Americans and the Civil War.

Registration

Registration opens in December! Check back soon for updates.

Guest Speakers

Coming Soon.

Workshops

  • TSHA Publication
  • Handbook of Texas
  • Educator

Dining Near Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Hotel is located in Sundance Square with many options for dining.  Click here for a listing.

Parking

When parking at the Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Hotel during the Annual Meeting you have several options:
·         Self-parking in the garage in front of the hotel is at $17.00, per vehicle, per night.
·         Valet Parking is $28.00 plus tax per vehicle, per night. 
Registration
Registration Information: 

Registration is now closed. You may register onsite begining February 28. 

Registration hours are as follows:

  • February 28 - 8am-4pm
  • March 1 - 7am-3pm
  • March 2 - 8am-12 noon

 

**NEW! All-Access Registration

All-Access Registration is $250.  This includes access to all sessions for 3-days, exhibit hall, silent and live auction, registration packet, and all social events and meals including:

  • Women in Texas History Luncheon, Thursday
  • Presidential Reception, Thursday
  • Book Lovers' & Texana Collectors' Breakfast, Friday
  • Fellows Luncheon and Presentation of Awards, Friday
  • Presidential Banquet, Friday

Choose from one of three Saturday tours for only $25 more. Additional tickets for meals can be purchased for an attendee's guest.

 

Registration Rates  

RegistrationTable

NEW! All-Access Registration** 250.00
Presenter* (Required for all presenters) 65.00
Member Early * 65.00
Member Late 85.00
Non-Member Early* 80.00
Non-member Late * 100.00
Guest* (member or non-member) 35.00
K-12 Educator * 15.00
Student * WITH VALID STUDENT ID 20.00
One-day
45.00










 
*Provides meeting registration for all 3 days of meeting. Events purchased separately.


Event Rates 

Thursday  
Women in Texas History Luncheon 30.00
Graduate Student Mixer** (Complimentary)
0.00
Presidential Reception 35.00
Friday
 
Book Lovers’ & Texana Collectors’ Breakfast 25.00
Fellows Luncheon and Awards Presentation 30.00
Presidential Banquet 65.00
Saturday (choose one)
 
Downtown and Stockyards Tour 25.00
Fort Worth Museum Tour (Cowgirl & Amon) 25.00
Tarrant County Courthouse and Archives Tour 25.00

**Mixer is for Graduate Students and TSHA Fellows only.

Deadlines

Early registration: December 3, 2012 - February 8, 2013
Late registration: February 9 - 18, 2013
Registration closed: February 19 - 27, 2013
Onsite registration: February 28- March 2, 2013


Refund/Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds must be made in writing and postmarked by February 15, 2013. A $30.00 service charge will be applied to all refunds.

Registration PDF: 
Sponsors
Current Sponsors : 

Presidential Banquet

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Presidential Reception

Texas Christian University AddRan College of Liberal Arts
 Texas Cristian University Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

Women in Texas History Luncheon

Ms. Ellen C. Temple
Ms. Frances B. Vick 

Graduate Student Mixer

Texas Christian University History Department 

Platinum

Katrine Menzing Deakins Charitable Trust
Dr. John M. Parker
Dr. & Mrs. Watson C. Arnold 

Gold

Filedstone Partners
Mrs. Joyce P. Capper & the A.M. Pate Jr. CharitableTrust
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Paup 

Silver

American Litho Color, Inc.
Texas Christian University Center for Texas Studies 

Individual Session Sponsor

Dr. & Mrs. Gus Seligmann
Love and War in Texas
Dr. Paula Tyler
Texas Folklore Society
Texas General Land Office Archives and Records
Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History Program
Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
The History Press
University of North Texas College of Arts & Sciences
University of North Texas History Department
Vinson & Elkins

 

Sponsorship Opportunities: 
 
Diamond Level Sponsor $25,000
Sponsors at the Diamond level will be recognized as major donors to the Annual Meeting. 
  • Full page advertisement in Annual Meeting Program
  • Four complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • One complimentary table (10 Tickets) for the Presidential Banquet
  • Two complimentary tickets for every event during the Annual Meeting
  • Recognition at each event and also in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line
 
Presidential Banquet Sponsor $10,000
Held to honor the outgoing TSHA president, Friday evening's banquet features a three-course dinner and a scholarly talk by the outgoing president.
  • Option to name the 2012 event
  • Full page advertisement in Annual Meeting Program
  • Two complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • One complimentary table (10 Tickets) for the Presidential Banquet
  • Recognition at the event and also in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line
 
Presidential Reception Sponsor $7,500
Thursday evening's reception with a hosted beer and wine bar and hearty hors d' oeuvres serves as the official welcome for the incoming president.
  • Option to name the 2012 event
  • Half page advertisement in the Annual Meeting Program
  • Two complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • Ten tickets for the Presidential Reception
  • Recognition at the event and in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line
 
Fellows Luncheon and Awards Presentation Sponsor $5,000
Friday's Luncheon features the presentation of the 2013 TSHA Fellows and the annual awards and fellowships.
  • Two complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • Six complimentary tickets to the luncheon event
  • Recognition at the event and also in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line
 
Women in Texas History Luncheon Sponsor $5,000
Thursday's Luncheon will feature the presentation of the Liz Carpenter Award and a scholarly presentation on Women in Texas History.
  • Two complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • Six complimentary tickets to the luncheon event
  • Recognition at event and also in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line
 
Book Lovers' and Texana Lovers' Breakfast Sponsor $5,000
Friday's Breakfast will feature a scholarly presentation by a noted Texas author or collector of Texana.
  • Two complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • Six complimentary tickets to the breakfast event
  • Recognition at the event and also in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line
 
Graduate Student Mixer Sponsor $1,000
Friday's mixer invites graduate students and TSHA Fellows to interact casually at a hosted event.
  • Two complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • Two complimentary tickets to the event
  • Recognition at the event and also in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line

Gold $2,500
  • Two complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Fellows Luncheon and Presentation of Awards
  • Recognition in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line

Silver $1,000
  • Two complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Book Lovers’ and Texana Lovers’ Breakfast
  • Recognition in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line
 
Deluxe Individual Session Sponsor $750
  • Two complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • Complimentary coffee service in the meeting room for all who attend the session
  • Recognition at the session and also in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line

Individual Session Sponsor $500
  • Two complimentary Meeting Registrations
  • Recognition at the session and also in the Annual Meeting program, TSHA website, and the Association’s quarterly newsletter, the Riding Line
 
Become a sponsor today.  Download the Sponsorship Packet and complete the form.
 
For inclusion in the 2013 Annual Meeting program,
a response must be received by October 31, 2012
.
 
For more information, please contact Cristina Rodriguez at
Cristina.Rodriguez@TSHAonline.org or (940) 369-5200.

 

Exhibitors
Exhibits Info: 

Exhibit space is available for the Annual Meeting. The multiple-day event attracts a wide audience ranging from collectors to university professors and graduate students to history enthusiasts.

The exhibits will be the Hotel's Rio Grande Ballroom on the same floor and in the same area of the hotel as the registration area, many of the session rooms, and the Silent Auction display. Having the exhibits area so centrally located will generate foot traffic and interest.

Click here to see Exhibit Hall layout

EXHIBIT SPACE IS SOLD OUT!

Space in the ballroom will include:

  • A draped 6' table and 2 chairs
  • Meeting registration for two exhibit representatives
  • Listing in the 2013 Annual Meeting program that is mailed to 3,000+ members nationwide.
  • The opportunity to have each exhibitor  listed on the TSHA Annual Meeting web page with live links to the exhibitor's website

Unloading/Loading

The unloading and loading dock is located at Houston and W 2nd Street. There is an easy access roll-up door for the exhibit hall in Rio Grande. 

Lodging

Make your hotel room reservations before January 28.  You may reserve by phone at (800) 433-5677 or online  .  Mention our group code TSHTSHA to receive the rate of $172.11

Exhibit Schedule

Exhibit Set-Up: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:00 - 5:00 PM
  Thursday, February 28, 2013 7:00 - 10:00 AM
Exhibits Open:  Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  Friday, March 1, 2013 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  Saturday, March 2, 2013 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Rates

Current exhibitors may add extra staff, internet, or electricity to their current table for the below price

  • Each additional staff $15
  • Wi-fi Internet $25/day
  • Electricity $30/day 

Packages and Deliveries

Any packaged delivered to the Hotel must arrive no sooner than seven (7) working days prior to the function. It is imperative that the packaging slips have the following information:

Renaissance Worthington Hotel
200 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Attention: (Your Business Name)
Hold for: Texas State Historical Association, (Name of Contact picking up boxes)
February 27,  2013 - March 3, 2013

There will be no charge for zero (0) to three (3) boxes. However, if there are four (4) or more there will be a $5.00 per box handling fee. A separate labor charge applies to Crates and Pallets as they do not qualify as boxes.  Any boxes left at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel seven (7) days after the event without prior instructions will be disposed of.

Ads: 

 Program Advertisements

Advertising space in the Annual Meeting program is available. The annual meeting program is mailed to TSHA's 3,000+ members and is distributed onsite at the Annual Meeting. It is also posted on the Association's website atwww.TSHAonline.org. Pairing an advertisement in the annual meeting program with an exhibit space is the optimal means to draw attention to your company, organization, or product. 

If you are unable to exhibit this year, placing an ad is an excellent opportunity to promote your organization or product. TSHA members and annual meeting attendees reside all over Texas and as far away as Alaska. They demonstrate great interest in all aspects of Texas: Texas museums and historic sites, history books, and Texas products.

Reserve your space today!  Download the pdf form or register onilne.

Rates

Single page $250

Specifications

  • Full page (vertical)
  • Image Area 5" x 8"
  • Actual Trim 6" x 9" with a margin of 1/2"
  • No color or bleed (will be printed on white paper)
  • Digital files strongly preferred in PDF
  • 300 DPI

Deadline for art and receipt of payment is October 31, 2012.

 Email attachments to SusanManuel@TSHAonline.org

Auctions
Live Auction: 

 

Book Lovers’ and Texana Collector’s Breakfast

7:00 AM
Friday
Pecos I and II

Thomas H. Kreneck and Gerald Saxon will present "Collecting Texas." A breakfast buffet will be served. 

Fellows and Awards Luncheon

Noon
Thursday
Pecos I and II

Fellows, awards, and fellowships will be announced. Mike Campbell presiding. Char Miller will present on the topic of a facet of water conservation in Texas.  Menu to be determined. Please let us know if you dietary needs when registering (allergies, religious).

See list of awards in program.

Graduate Student Mixer

5:15 PM
Thursday
Terrace
Complimentary

All graduate students and TSHA Fellows are invited for light drinks and appetizers. Students are highly recommended to attend for a night of networking.

Off-site Tours

Two tours will be offered. TBA.

President Banquet

7:00 PM
Friday
Location TBD

Join us to honor 2012 President Watson Arnold.  Gregg Cantrell presiding. Menu to be determined. Please let us know if you dietary needs when registering (allergies, religious).

Presidential Reception

6:30 PM
Thursday
Location TBD

Welcome for Incoming 2013 President Gregg Cantrell. Watson Arnold presiding. Menu to be determined.

Women in Texas History Luncheon

Noon
Thursday
Pecos I and II

The Liz Carpenter Award for Research in Texas Women’s History will be awarded. Laura McLemore will present "Adele Looscan and the TSHA. " Menu to be determined.

Presenters
Presenters Desc: 

Presenter Checklist

As a Session Chair, Presenter or Commentator, please read the below information carefully and note the due dates.   Download presenter checklist.

  1. Confirm attendance for 2013 Annual Meeting by May 1, 2012.
  2. Approval of Program Listing or Revisions to your paper title and contact information with Susan Manuel by July 6, 2012.
  3. By January 15, 2013- Submit your vitae (or resume) and paper to the chair and commentator of your session.
  4. By January 28, 2013 - Make Hotel Reservations at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.
  5. By February 18,  2013 - Register for the Annual Meeting. Please register at the Session Speaker rate (includes admittance to all sessions over the 3-days) or One Day rate. (Graduate and Ph.D. students may register at the student rate.)
  6. By February 20, 2013 - Secure AV equipment or make reservation with hotel. TSHA will NOT provide projectors or laptops.  Where can I rent AV equipment?
  7. Become a TSHA member or renew your TSHA membership (highly encouraged).

    Session Presenters

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of the session chair?

As the chair, your role is to welcome the audience and introduce the session and make just a few comments about the overall subject. Then, you can either introduce both speakers at once or introduce the first one and once he/she finishes introduce the second one. (It is preferred separate introductions, but it can be done both ways.) The other job, which can be sensitive, is to keep the speakers on time. In advance, look at the length of the papers. Each presentation in a three-paper session should not exceed twenty minutes (about 10 typewritten pages) and in two-paper sessions each should be limited to twenty-five minutes (about 12 pages).

What is the role of the session commentator?

As commentator, your role is to indicate how the papers provide perspective on the same subject (hope they do) and suggest strengths and weaknesses of each. This can be really sensitive, but commentators generally tend to be kind. Try to leave some time for questions and comments from the audience. You can serve as the "moderator" of the Q&A.

How long should my presentation be?

Each presentation in a three-paper session should not exceed twenty minutes (about 10 typewritten pages) and in two-paper sessions each should be limited to twenty-five minutes (about 12 pages). The Chair will introduce speakers and the commentator will serve as moderator for Q&A session.

When will I know the date and time of my session?

The program has not been published for the 2013 Annual Meeting.  A copy will be emailed to you as soon as it is finalized.

Will AV equipment be provided?

No.  ALL meeting rooms will only have a screen, an AV cart with a power supply, and an AV technician on standby. LCD projectors and laptop computers MUST be provided by the session presenters. The Worthington Renaissance Hotel AV department can provide an LCD projector at a cost of $350 per day. We recommend coordinating with fellow presenters or colleagues to share equipment.  

Where can I rent AV equipment?

 

You may contact the Worthington Renaissance Hotel AV Department, Ribwar Majeed-ali at 817-882-1695 or Ribwar.Majeed-Ali@marriott.com. Download the hotel pricing form. Other options coming soon.  

Do I need to register for Annual Meeting?

Yes. Your registration will allow you access to other sessions, the exhibit hall, and silent auction. 

If I am a graduate student, can I register at the student rate?

Yes. If you are currently enrolled in classes at a university, you may register at the student registration rate.  Please show a copy of your student ID or mail into the office with your registration.

Do I have to be a member to present a paper?

You do not have to be a member to present or attend Annual Meeting, but we highly encourage it.  Members receive discounts on Annual Meeting registration along with other great benefits.  Visit our membership page for more information.

Are there any travel grants?

At this time, we only offer travel grants to K-12 educators.  Please contact Steve Cure for more information.

What is a vitae and what should I include?

A curriculum vitae (CV) provides an overview of a person's experience and other qualifications. CV is used in academic circles and medical careers as a "replacement" for a résumé and is far more comprehensive. A CV elaborates on education to a greater degree than a résumé and is expected to include a comprehensive listing of professional history including every term of employment, academic credential, publication, contribution or significant achievement. In certain professions, it may even include samples of the person's work and may run to many pages. 

A working resume and introduction bio will also suffice.

Want to lure even more to your session with coffee provided in your meeting room and receive special recognition?

Session sponsorships ($750) include complimentary coffee service for the session’s attendees, recognition for the sponsoring individual or institution, and complimentary meeting registration for the presenters. Special recognition is given orally and with signage at the session, in the session listing and in the sponsor list in the Annual Meeting program, in the Riding Line newsletter, and on the TSHA website. If three presenters share the cost, that’s just $250 each, with a complimentary registration. Institutions, university history departments and organizations who present sessions jointly with TSHA at the meeting are especially encouraged to support their presenters and TSHA with a sponsorship. Sponsorship ranges from $500 to $25,000 is detailed on Sponsorship Opportunities or contact Cristina Rodriguez at 940-369-5200.

Volunteers
Volunteers: