Past Annual Meetings

1930s
September 13-15, 1933, Milwaukee, Wis.
September 25-27, 1934, Philadelphia, Pa.
October 1-3, 1935, St. Louis, Mo.
September 29-October 1, 1936, Cleveland, Ohio
September 13-17, 1937, Atlantic City, N.J.
September 26-30, 1938, Dallas, Texas
September 26-29, 1939, Toronto, Canada

1940s
September 16-19, 1940, Boston, Mass.
September 15-19, 1941, Atlantic City, N.J.
September 12-15, 1942, St. Louis, Mo.
September 13, 1943, Buffalo, N.Y
October 2-5, 1944, Cleveland, Ohio
1945 Meeting Cancelled Due to World War II
September 30-October 3, 1946, Philadelphia, Pa.
September 22-25, 1947, St. Louis, Mo.
September 20-23, 1948, Atlantic City, N.J.
September 26-29, 1949, Cleveland, Ohio

1950s
September 18-21, 1950, Atlantic City, N.J.
September 17-20, 1951, St. Louis, Mo.
September 15-18, 1952, Philadelphia, Pa.
August 31-September 3, 1953, San Francisco, Calif.
September 13-16, 1954, Chicago, Ill.
September 19-22, 1955, Atlantic City, N.J.
September 17-20, 1956, Chicago, Ill.
September 30-October 3, 1957, Atlantic City, N.J.
September 18-21, 1958, Chicago, Ill.
September 24-27, 1959, New York, N.Y.

1960s
August 29-September 1, 1960, San Francisco, Calif.
September 24-28, 1961, Atlantic City, N.J.
September 17-20, 1962, Chicago, Ill.
August 26-29, 1963, New York, N.Y.
August 24-27, 1964, Chicago, Ill.
August 30-September 2, 1965, San Francisco, Calif.
August 29-September 1, 1966, Chicago, Ill.
August 21-24, 1967, Chicago, Ill.
September 16-19, 1968, Atlantic City, N.J.
August 18-21, 1969, Chicago, Ill.

1970s
September 13-17, 1970, Houston, Texas
August 23-26, 1971, Chicago, Ill.
August 7-10, 1972, Chicago, Ill.
August 19-21, 1973, Chicago, Ill.
August 11-15, 1974, Chicago, Ill.
August 18-21, 1975, Chicago, Ill.
August 22-26, 1976, San Francisco, Calif.
August 21-25, 1977, Hollywood, Fla.
September 9-14, 1978, Detroit, Mich.
August 25-30, 1979, St. Louis, Mo.

1980s
September 13-18, 1980, Atlanta, Ga.
August 29-September 3, 1981, Phoenix, Az.
August 28-September 2, 1982, Boston, Mass.
August 20-25, 1983, New Orleans, La.
August 25-30, 1984, Chicago, Ill.
August 17-22, 1985, Anaheim, Calif.
August 9-14, 1986, Washington, D.C.
August 22-27, 1987, Cincinnati, Ohio
August 13-18, 1988, Seattle, Wash.
August 19-24, 1989, Boston, Mass.

1990s
August 11-16, 1990, Atlanta, Ga.
August 3-8, 1991, Nashville, Tenn.
August 8-13, 1992, Denver, Colo.
August 14-19, 1993, San Francisco, Calif.
August 13-18, 1994, Washington, D.C.
August 5-10, 1995, Minneapolis, Minn.
August 10-15, 1996, Philadelphia, Pa.
August 9-14, 1997, San Francisco, Calif.
August 1-6, 1998, Nashville, Tenn.
August 7-12, 1999, Boston, Mass.

2000s
August  5-10, 2000, Chicago, Ill.
August 11-15, 2001, San Francisco, Calif.
August 3-7, 2002, Orlando, Fla.
August 2-6, 2003, Boston, Mass.
August 7-11, 2004, Seattle, Wash.
August 6-10, 2004, Washington, D.C.
August 5-9, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio
August 4-8, 2007, Denver, Colo.
August 9-13, 2008, Minneapolis, Minn.
August 1-5, 2009, San Diego, Calif.

2010s
August 7-11, 2010, Seattle, Wash.
August 6-10, 2011, Boston, Mass.
August 4-8, 2012, San Francisco, Calif.
August 10-13, 2013, Las Vegas, Nev.

 

Historical Resources

 

 Annual Meeting Fast Facts

 


The only meeting held outside the US was Toronto in 1939.

Attendance in at the first meeting in 1933 was 120.

Most Visited Cities
Chicago - 15
Atlantic City - 8
San Francisco - 8
Boston - 6

The 1945 meeting was cancelled due to World War II.

 

 Annual Meeting Firsts

 


Registration Fee: $1 in 1938​

Student Luncheon: 1977

State Presidents' Luncheon: 1980

Opening Ceremonies: 1987

College Bowl: 1989

Sponsor-A-Student Program: 1990

Poster Session: 2001

Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture: 2004

 

 Annual Meeting Past Traditions

 


Voting in elections (1933-1979)

State Night Friendship Dinner
(1952-1973)

Green Beanies worn by first-time attendees (1958-1974)

Comedy Hour (1982-1993)