This year’s HNS Conference will be a hybrid event, with different options available to In-Person and Virtual attendees (along with some options available to both). Before proceeding with registration, you’ll need to determine whether you wish to register for In-Person or Virtual attendance.
To help you make that decision, here’s a brief overview of each.

Virtually From Anywhere

See the full conference program here.


Pre-conference virtual content June 5-7, includes regular programming such as:


• Featured Presentations

• Author Spotlights

• Conversation Rooms

• Cold Reads (submissions welcome)


As well as special offerings available at additional cost:

• Master Classes (will be recorded for on-demand viewing)

• Virtual Agent & Editor Pitches


Networking, games, and prerecorded videos will be available in the EventMobi conference app.


*Note that all virtual content will be recorded for on-demand viewing EXCEPT conversation rooms.


Content from June 9-10 is also included:

• Special guest speeches livestreamed from San Antonio

• One salon of mainstage sessions each day plus State of the State panel livestreamed

• Access to all recorded mainstage conference sessions for on-demand viewing (40+ sessions)


Note that in-person master classes, conversation rooms, Cozy Chats, and entertainment and social events will NOT be recorded for on-demand viewing.


In-Person at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

See the full conference program here.


All of the content details outlined for virtual attendees are available to in-person attendees and included in your registration. In-person attendees may also add virtual master classes at an additional cost. However, virtual agent pitches are not available to in-person attendees


Additional sessions and events included are:

• Meals June 8-10: opening reception, two breakfasts, two lunches, closing reception

• Special guest speeches, recorded for on-demand viewing

• Four salons of mainstage sessions, recorded for on-demand viewing, plus exclusive Cozy Chats

• State of the State plenary panel, recorded for on-demand viewing


• NEW! Histfic Hub, a centrally located lounge with beverage station for relaxing and networking

• After-hours events: History After Dark and Games

• Blue Pencil Café

• Book Signing and Bookstore

• Readers Festival (open to the public)


For an additional cost, you may also participate in:

• In-person master classes (will not be recorded)

• Sightseeing excursions

• Agent & Editor pitches and query critiques

• Hooch through History and Trivia


Note that in-person master classes, Cozy Chats, and entertainment and social events will NOT be recorded for one-demand viewing.