ACHE’s annual conference is returning to an in-person event for 2022! For this year’s conference, we’re working to bring you both engaging, informative content and provide tools to help navigate our current landscape of burnout, stress, and increasing pressure on educators.

Conference At-a-Glance

Historical Memory: Triumph, Trauma, & Truth


Saturday, September 17th, 8am – 12pm


MPS Creative Arts (Historic Irving School) – Mesa, AZ

Detailed Conference Information

Theme – Historical Memory: Triumph, Trauma, & Truth

This year’s theme will focus on how the commemoration of historical moments informs our understanding of history. In recent years people across the globe have engaged in debates over the portrayal of historical figures and the impact statues, memorials, building namesakes, and textbooks play in constructing historical memory. How can we use current controversies to engage in a broader discussion of the past by including a wider narrative, more diversity, and empathy to contribute to the complexity of understanding?

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Lauren Harris, Arizona State University

Time, Place, and Activities

When: Saturday, September 17th from 8am-12pm

Where: MPS Creative Arts (Historic Irving School) – Mesa, AZ

Parking: Park in the lot behind the Irving School Building, next to the Mesa Convention Center (see map below)


  • Breakfast with Historians, courtesy of ACHE
  • Breakout Sessions and Workshops
  • Gifts and Special Prizes
  • Lunch from Republica Empanada, courtesy of ACHE
  • Post-conference socializing and drinks in Downtown Mesa, courtesy of ACHE

Cost (includes conference entry, full year of ACHE and NCHE memberships):

  • Students and Retired Educators: $20
  • All others: $25 Early Bird (now through August); $30 Regular Admission (all September and at the door)
  • Travel scholarships will be available through ACHE (contact ACHE for details)