112th Annual Meeting (2019)

Global Connections, Local Impact

The 112th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association

July 31-August 2, University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Early Online Registration Will End on July 15

 early, online registrationon-site registration
AHA Member$110$130
*AHA Student Member$45$60
*Student Non-Member$60$75
AHA Retired Member$75$95
Retired Non-Member$100$120
All K-12 Teachers$25$35

* AHA faculty members who register early may also register accompanying students at a rate of $20 per student until July 15, 2019. When you register online by July 15, you also may register for the Camarillo Latino/a Scholar and Western Association of Women Historians luncheons. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!


Conference Program

Our final PCB 2019 Program is now online with everything but award winners and advertisements. We will be updating it, including with information about our exciting plenary session, luncheon speakers, and presidential address. So, stay tuned!


Venue and Lodging Information

UNLV Information

UNLV Campus Map

UNLV Parking Information

About the UNLV Campus

NOTE: Conference venues will include the Student Union and Wright Hall, and may include the Boyd School of Law and Flora Dungan Humanities. Campus apartments are located at Tonopah Hall.


McCarran International Airport is within a few minutes of the UNLV campus. Transportation options include rental cars, cabs, shuttles, and ride shares; many hotels, including the Hyatt Place (where we will have a special rate), have an airport shuttle.

Bus service also is available both to and from the airport and from various hotels on or near the Strip to UNLV.


UNLV’s Tonopah Hall has campus apartments available for rental during the conference. Rooms are $58 per night for up to 2 people to share the room. They are all suite-style, with 2 rooms connected via a bathroom, so up to 4 sharing a bathroom. The rental price includes sheets, towels, bath mat, blanket, and mattress pad. Tonopah Hall is within a five-minute walk of the venues where our conference will meet. You will rent through the PCB, so you will need to email us at [email protected].

The Hyatt Place, conveniently located just west of the UNLV campus and about a 15-minute walk through the campus to the Student Union, is offering a special rate for those attending the PCB-AHA. Click on PCB-AHA Reservations link 7.30–8.03.2019 for details.

Las Vegas has about 150,000 hotel rooms, as well as Airbnb. Wherever you are staying, we realize that some of you may want to stay an extra night or two. You can check the websites of various hotels as well as travel sites to look for deals. Unless you’re really, really dedicated, the Strip is probably too long a walk (probably about three miles to the conference site), but you can find good rates and then use Uber or Lyft or other means of reaching the UNLV campus.

Preparing for Las Vegas: WATER

Las Vegas is Spanish for “The Meadows,” meaning it is an oasis in the desert. It’s still an oasis, but it’s also still in the desert, and the temperature probably will be more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If you stayed in Tonopah Hall, ate in the Student Union or right across the street, and went to panels and meetings, you wouldn’t be in the sun too long. But if you plan to walk around more, you should think about a hat and sunblock.

Water is in capital letters because, no matter how much you are outside, you will want to make sure you are hydrated. Even though it’s more humid in Las Vegas than it used to be, it’s still mostly a “dry heat,” so it’s best to plan to have your water bottle with you and keep it filled.

Food and Dining

We hope you will sign up for our luncheons and take advantage of our receptions–you will not starve! But rest assured, UNLV’s dining services include both a dining commons a short walk (literally a couple of minutes) from Tonopah Hall as well as several options in the Student Union, where we will be meeting for the bulk of the conference; summer school will be in session, so most of them should be open.

We also have a Dining Guide of nearby possibilities that include all varieties, including fast food and ethnic food, many of which are right across the street from our conference venue on the UNLV campus. In addition, Las Vegas has become a worldwide “foodie” destination: the Strip has many restaurants with celebrity chefs, downtown has numerous smaller and highly regarded establishments, and virtually every kind of ethnic food you could want is available somewhere in town.