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Plan to attend the annual APASA conference. Conferences offer you a chance to share your research and service work, receive feedback, and network with others.


Plan for the Summer 2024 APASA Conference


Diverse Perspectives on Healthcare and the Plain Anabaptist People

The conference will also include research on other topics, including history, society and culture, and service work.

Wilderness Center

9877 Alabama Ave. SW
Wilmot, OH 44689

Tuesday, July 16, 1pm, to Wed., 17, 5pm, 2024


The program will be available for download shortly after registration opens.


Follow this link to register.

Your registration fee covers two on-site plain Anabaptist themed  meals Tuesday evening and Wednesday mid-day (optional to attend), all snacks, meeting place rental, and APASA administrative costs.


APASA has a limited number of discounted rooms for the nights of July 15-17 at the two closest hotel locations. Both include complimentary breakfast. To have the discounted rate honored, call and make reservation under the "Amish studies conference" name. Make your reservations as early as possible.

The Inn at Amish Door in Wilmot (2 miles away). Call 330-359-7996. APASA can provide transportation between Amish Door and Wilderness Center if requested. $150 + tax.

The Ramada in Strasburg (9 miles away). Call 330-878-1400. $109 + tax.

Other lodging options may be found in Massilon (13 miles) and Wooster (19 miles).

APASA conferences disseminate advances in research and service work, spark new ideas through conversation, and broaden networks. Thought-provoking conversations, presentations, and panels, all within a collegial context, are characteristic of our conferences.

What can I expect to get out of attending the APASA Conference?

  • Inform your work by learning about contemporary trends among plain people

  • Expand your understanding of the Amish and plain Anabaptist faith and culture.

  • Engage with panelists and compare your experiences with others’.

  • Explore collaboration possibilities in service and research projects.

Continuing education credit hours
We work with professionals in any field to provide a certificate evidencing attendance, where employers request such to award continuing education credit. Check with your employer to ensure that this event qualifies for credit. We will furnish a certificate of attendance for those present during one full day or both days.


Healthcare: 10.16 Contact Hours if attending both days. (Tuesday only, 4.0 contact hours; Wednesday only 6.16 contact hours). Aultman Health Foundation is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Past Conferences

  • First annual conference | Columbus, OH | 2017

  • Second annual conference | Berlin, OH | 2018

  • Third annual conference | Millersburg, OH | 2019

  • Fourth annual conference | cancelled | 2020

  • Fifth annual conference | Millersburg, OH | 2021

  • Sixth annual conference | Millersburg, OH | 2022

  • Seventh annual conference | Wilmot, OH | 2023


Direct your questions to our conference committee on our contact page

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