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2024 South Dakota History Conference

Friday, April 5, 20248:00 amSaturday, April 6, 20242:00 pm
Pierre, SD

Twenty-five years ago, the world feared that a new “computer superbug” named Y2K would disrupt our technology-driven society. After the threat passed, technology continued to reach greater heights, and the ways we tell South Dakota’s history have changed dramatically as a result. The 2024 South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference in Pierre will highlight the innovative ways our history is being discovered, studied, and utilized.

The 2024 History Conference will be presented in Pierre, SD at the Ramkota Hotel on April 5-6, 2024. This year’s keynote speaker for Saturday’s Awards Luncheon is bestselling author and public historian Jason Steinhauer, discussing his book, History, Disrupted: How Social Media & the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past.

Please contact us directly at the information below if there are any special needs during the conference (dietary, access, etc).

Refund Policy: Cancellations made after March 15, 2024 will not be refunded. All refunds will be processed after April 10, 2024.

All registrations are for tickets numbers, the dollar amounts will be calculated and totaled during the registration checkout.


Hotel reservations can be made directly with the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center. There is a room block at the Ramkota Hotel under the name "State Historical Society".

Click here to register for the 2024 South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference and Governor’s Awards for History.

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This program is made possible, in part, by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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