The Business History Conference has cancelled plans to hold its 2018 annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its decision is in response to the adoption of HB2 by the state government, and the recent rejection of a repeal of the measure by the North Carolina legislature. The BHC will instead hold its 2018 annual meeting at the Baltimore Embassy Suites Inner Harbor in Maryland.
The Business History Conference has been meeting annually since the inception of the organization in 1954. By the mid-1990s, single sessions had been replaced by multiple concurrent sessions. Attendance continues to grow, as does the variety of meeting activities. The BHC has adopted policies governing the annual meeting.