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IAHCSMM Conference History

Beginning in 2006, IAHCSMM began holding one conference annually, predominantly held each year in early spring. Below is a listing of all Annual Conferences, followed by Fall and Winter conferences (when applicable).

Past Annual Conferences

DateLocation#
June 1964New York, NY1
May 1965Memphis, TN2
April 1966Los Angeles, CA3
May 1967New Orleans, LA4
May 1968Atlanta, GA5
April 1969Anaheim, CA6
Spring 1970No Annual Meeting 
June 1971St. Louis, MO7
June 1972Los Angeles, CA8
June 1973Columbus, OH9
April 1974Kansas City, MO10
Spring 1975No Annual Meeting 
February 1976San Diego, CA11
February 1977Tampa, FL12
February 1978New Orleans, LA13
February 1979Tucson, AZ14
February 1980Tampa, FL15
Marcy 1981Anaheim, CA16
March 1982New Orleans, LA17
March 1983Albuquerque, NM18
March 1984Dallas, TX19
March 1985Chicago, IL20
March 1986Arlington, WV21
April 1987Las Vegas, NV22
May 1988Philadelphia, PA23
May 1989Long Beach, CA24
May 1990New Orleans, LA25
May 1991Las Vegas, NV26
May 1992Houston, TX27
May 1993Atlantic City, NJ28
May 1994Tulsa, OK29
May 1995Portland, OR30
April 1996San Francisco, CA31
May 1997Dallas, TX32
May 1998Miami, FL33
May 1999Philadelphia, PA34
May 2000Reno, NV35
May 2001St. Louis, MO36
May 2002Orlando, FL37
May 2003Branson, MO38
May 2004Long Beach, CA39
May 2005Cleveland, OH40
May 2006Las Vegas, NV41
May 2007Atlanta, GA42
May 2008Reno, NV43
May 2009Orlando, FL44
May 2010San Diego, CA45
May 2011Louisville, KY46
May 2012Albuquerque, NM47
May 2013San Diego, CA48
May 2014Columbus, OH49
May 2015Fort Lauderdale, FL50
April 2016San Antonio, TX51
May 2017Nashville, TN52
April 2018Phoenix, AZ53
April 2019Anaheim, CA54
April 2020 (virtual)Chicago, IL55
October 2021 (Originally April 2021)Columbus, OH56
DateLocation
October 1964New York, NY
October 1965Dallas, TX
October 1966Washington, DC
November 1967New York, NY
October 1968St. Louis, MO
October 1969Miami Beach, FL
October 1970New York, NY
October 1971Montreal, Canada
October 1972Philadelphia, PA
November 1973Boston, MA
November 1974Carefree, AZ
November 1975Williamsburg, VA
October 1976Boston, MA
November 1977Salt Lake City, UT
November 1978Kansas City, MO
October 1979Chattanooga, TN
October 1980Hunt Valley, MD
October 1981Colorado Springs, CO
October 1982Richmond, VA
October 1983Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 1984Honolulu, HI
October 1985Cincinnati, OH
October 1986Salt Lake City, UT
November 1987Orlando, FL
November 1988St. Louis, MO
November 1989Kailua-Kona, HI
November 1990Montreal, Canada
November 1991Miami, FL
November 1992Boston, MA
November 1993Little Rock, AR
November 1994Pittsburgh, PA
November 1995Orlando, FL
November 1996Indianapolis, IN
November 1997Baltimore, MD
November 1998Albuquerque, NM
November 1999Chicago, IL
November 2000Birmingham, AL
November 2001Pittsburgh, PA
November 2002San Antonio, TX
November 2003Cancun, Mexico
November 2004Boston, MA
November 2005Norfolk, VA
DateLocation
February 1965St. Louis, MO
February 1966Miami, FL
February 1967Chicago, IL
February 1968Los Angeles, CA
March 1969Washington, DC
February 1970Chicago, IL
February 1971San Francisco, CA
February 1972New Orleans, LA
February 1973Atlanta, GA
February 1974San Francisco, CA
February 1975Miami Beach, FL

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