Please plan on participating in the 2018 IBHA conference from July 26 - 29 at Villanova University. Directions to Villanova are available here. Take a virtual tour of Villanova here. Panels and plenary sessions will be in the Connelly Center. You may reserve an attractive room on west campus or stay at nearby hotels.
Before or after the conference, you will enjoy the Philadelphia area. Independance Hall is the birthplace of America; it is where the Declaration of Independence and later the US Constitution were signed.
Great museums include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum, The Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Liberty Bell has inspired many in the struggle for freedom. Among Eastern State Penitentiary's celebrated prisoners were Al Capone. A few ideas for restaurants are here, another one is here, and here.