TOHA held its inaugural annual conference on April 21, 2012, in the Cashion Academic Center on the campus of Baylor University in Waco.

A variety of sessions focused on Texas topics researched through oral history. Presenters included university students and local historians, as well as seasoned scholars.

Comments from participants:

Thank you for giving oral historians of Texas and those who specialize in Texas issues an opportunity to interact. Great job!

Wonderful conference, great presentation list, very friendly people. I look forward to the next conference.

I really loved the opportunity to hear about other oral history projects, their concepts and challenges. I am the only person working on oral histories in my job and I am not associated with a university, so it's inspiring and invigorating to network with others involved in these projects. I learned something with every presentation.

In every session, new and unexpected connections were made between people whose work or personal experiences provided new avenues for research, new research sources, or previously missing bits of information needed to complete a story.