Sponsorship Opportunities and Information


What: Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region 2018 Conference

Vulnerable Voices: Power and Privilege in Oral History

In this Digital Age, electronic media stokes the creation and consumption of oral histories. Through communication, creation, capture, and curation, oral histories cross traditional social divisions and explore race, class, age, health, and gender. When considering both community and thesis-driven projects, interviewers must be mindful of both audience and privilege, as well as the legacy of their work. How do we effectively—and ethically—record and preserve narratives from vulnerable voices? In turn, how can we acknowledge distinctions, record perspectives, and interpret experiences while maintaining the narrator’s ownership or agency? When interviews conclude and release forms are signed, how much control do narrators have over the content of “their” stories?


Date: March 15 & 16, 2018, American University, Washington DC

Thursday, March 15:

Opening Plenary Session

Forest Pogue Award Luncheon & OHMAR Business Meeting

Evening Networking & Reception


Friday, March 16:

Keynote Speaker

Afternoon Coffee & Networking


Audience: The annual conference is attended by regional oral historians practicing at the academic, professional, and independent levels. Our attendees share a passion for oral history and strive to share their work with their communities.


About OHMAR: Dedicated to the practice, promotion, and growth of oral history, OHMAR was founded in 1976. We provide a forum for sharing information about the techniques and application of oral history, promoting standards of quality among practitioners, and assisting those interested in learning more about what we and other historians do.



Conference Co-Chair: Anna Kaplan

Conference Co-Chair: Owen Rogers

Development Director: Samantha Blatt, sblatt@chemheritage.org



Your support will demonstrate to our members and attendees your commitment to the field. A sponsorship provides an excellent way to promote your organization, institution, press, program, or company. In addition to a form of recognition directly associated with the specific sponsorship opportunity, such as signage, sponsors will receive the following:


Partner — $1,500 or More

Annual Conference Partners receive:

  • Exhibition table for both days of conference.
  • Up to four complimentary meeting registrations.
  • Recognition and direct link on OHMAR website for full calendar year.
  • Full page ad in electronic and print versions of conference program.


Supporter — $750 TO $1,499

Annual Conference Supporters receive:

  • Two complimentary meeting registrations.
  • Exhibition table for one day of conference
  • All Friend level benefits


Friend — $350 TO $749

Annual Conference Friends receive:

  • Recognition and direct link on OHMAR website through 2018.
  • Signage at conference.
  • One complimentary conference registration.
  • Recognition of sponsorship in electronic and print versions of conference program, including a half page ad.


The following are available for sponsorship & include recognition of sponsored event in acknowledgment section of program.


Event Sponsor Co-Sponsor
Opening Plenary $500 $250
Keynote Speaker $250
Pogue Award Luncheon $2,000 $1,000
Networking Reception $750 $400
Coffee Break $250 $125
Printed Conference Program $500 $250


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