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NRHC 2022

A More Perfect Union: Creating and Restoring Community in An Age of Disruption

April 7-10, 2022

Conference Information

Dates & Location

The conference will take place from Thursday, April 7, 2022 to Sunday, April 10, 2022.

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Our conference hotel is the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown (201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103). The room rate per night is $199.00 (single-quad room occupancy). 

The hotel block is now open. Please click here for details on booking your room at a discounted rate.

Conference Theme

You can read the conference theme, "A More Perfect Union: Creating and Restoring Community in an Age of Disruption" here.

Registration Information

Early-Bird Registration - $325.00/person - January 21-March 4

Regular Registration - $335/person - March 5-23

On-site Registration - $450/person - April 7-9


Every 10th registration per institution is FREE.


The tentative timeline for the conference is as follows:

  • Proposal Acceptance/Decline Notifications - December 22, 2021

  • Registration Opens - January 21, 2021

  • Early Bird Registration Ends - March 4, 2021

  • Regular Registration Ends - March 23, 2021

Virtual Option

Virtual option – For member institutions that are unable to attend in-person due to institutional policies banning student travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic or statewide travel restrictions, attendees can register virtually for $150. Registration includes

  • Live-streaming access to the Keynote Speaker, the Author Talk, the Presidential Address, and the Awards Ceremony

  • Opportunity to present in one of five formats – live paper presentation, pre-recorded poster presentation, pre-recorded Idea Exchange, pre-recorded live performance or short film, or pre-recorded art gallery presentation.

  • Ability to submit pre-recorded Open Mic Night entries

  • The opportunity to maintain involvement in the Student Activities Committee

  • Access to attend Student Decompression Chambers and any virtual conference programming

  • Eligibility for awards and scholarships

Virtual registrants will be required to provide proof of institution's policy banning off-campus travel, statewide travel restriction policy, or both.

There is no virtual option for Roundtable presentations. In the event of institutional travel restrictions or statewide gathering restrictions preventing in-person attendance, students who propose roundtable presentations and then are unable to attend can be switched to a different format.

Health and Safety Protocol


Registration for NRHC 2022 will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination uploaded to the registration system and/or a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken and submitted within 48 hours of the start of the conference. Failure to produce either may result in removal from the conference without refund. NRHC reserves the right to adjust health and safety guidelines to correspond with CDC recommendations.

Opportunities to Publish

  • We would like to encourage you to submit your presentation electronically to the NRHC journal, Illuminate. We encourage submissions across all presentation platforms. Proposers should consider the following guidelines:

  • For academic entries: please note that posters and/or PowerPoint presentations will not be considered. Illuminate only accepts academic papers of 5,000 words or less for consideration.

  • For art entries: students are invited to send a detailed summary of their art project and pictures for consideration.

  • Creative works: students are also invited to submit creative writing or other artistic pieces to the journal for consideration.

  • Full submission guidelines are available HERE. The form for submissions will be open by August 30, 2021 and submissions are due no later than May 20, 2022.

  • If you have any questions, you may reach out directly to the editors of Illuminate at illuminatenrhc@gmail.com. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity!