Trying to decide whether to attend #HNS2023 virtually or join us in person at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter? This handy comparison tells you all you need to know.

Note that In Person Attendees can attend all Virtual sessions and purchase any In Person or Virtual Master Class

Check the Full Conference Program for more details!

Virtually From Anywhere

Pre-conference virtual content June 5-7, includes regular programming such as:

  • Featured Presentations
  • Author Spotlights
  • Conversation Rooms
  • Cold Reads (submissions welcome)

As well as special offerings available at additional cost:

  • Master Classes (will be recorded for on-demand viewing)
  • Virtual Agent & Editor Pitches

*Note that all virtual content will be recorded for on-demand viewing EXCEPT conversation rooms.

Content from June 8-10 will also be available:

  • Special guest speeches livestreamed from San Antonio
  • One salon of mainstage sessions each day plus State of the State panel livestreamed
  • Access to all recorded mainstage conference sessions for on-demand viewing (40+ sessions)

*Note that in-person master classes, conversation rooms, Cozy Chats, and entertainment and social events will NOT be recorded for on-demand viewing.

In Person in San Antonio

June 8-10

All of the content details outlined for virtual attendees are available to in person attendees and included in your registration. In person attendees may also add virtual master classes at an additional cost. However, virtual agent pitches are not available to in person attendees.

Additional sessions and events included are:

  • Meals June 8-10: opening reception, two breakfasts, two lunches, closing reception
  • Special guest speeches, recorded for on-demand viewing
  • Four salons of mainstage sessions, recorded for on-demand viewing, plus exclusive Cozy Chats
  • State of the State plenary panel, recorded for on-demand viewing
  • NEW! Histfic Hub, a centrally located lounge with beverage station for relaxing and networking
  • After-hours events: History After Dark and Games
  • Blue Pencil Café
  • Bookstore
  • Book Signing and Readers Festival (open to the public)

For an additional cost, you may also participate in:

  • In person master classes (will not be recorded)
  • Sightseeing excursions
  • Agent & Editor pitches and query critiques
  • Hooch through History and Trivia

*Note that in-person master classes, Cozy Chats, and entertainment and social events will NOT be recorded for on-demand viewing.

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