With a week to go before the conference starts, we've already broken our own record for registration numbers. Our highest attendance ever at an NCPH conference was 476 people, at Santa Fe two years ago, and we now have more than 520 registered for the Providence event.
While these are big numbers for NCPH, you may find yourself thinking, "This is still quite a small conference, compared with some of the mega-events staged by academic and professional organizations." And this is the beauty of the NCPH conference - it attracts many people from within the field of public history, but it offers a very human-scale conference-going experience, with lots of opportunity for connecting with like-minded colleagues, students, and practitioners. Speaking for myself, I'm really looking forward to another wonderful gathering!