Important announcement re #BHC2022


Business History Conference Meeting in Mexico City Changed to Hybrid Format

As the world enters the third year of the pandemic, professional academic organizations continue to struggle with how best to stage annual meetings. The Business History Conference is no different. Like many of our counterparts, we have had some success hosting “virtual” versions of our annual meeting. At the same time, we have found that no virtual platform can supply the opportunities for networking and camaraderie that have been such an integral part of our organization’s in-person meetings.

In light of this – and given the need to move forward with a concrete plan for our April meeting sooner rather than later – the Business History Conference will stage a hybrid conference in Mexico City that acknowledges the very real obstacles to travel that some members currently confront as well as the desire of many members to return to resume annual in-person meetings.

This hybrid conference will not mix and match in-person and virtual presentations within individual panels because of the very significant technical challenges this approach entails. Instead, accepted papers and panels or roundtables originally scheduled to appear as part of the parallel sessions will be held online, while plenary sessions and other academic and social events will continue to be held in person. This approach guarantees that most of those who cannot travel because of Covid will still be able to participate, even if their plans change at the last minute. Likewise, anyone who is currently planning to stay home but who might consider traveling if the Covid situation improves will be able to do so.

Read more here.

2022 BHC Program Committee