Past NEHA AEC Locations

Collage of photos from the NEHA AECOver Eight Decades of NEHA Conferences

The first NEHA annual meeting, now called the Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition, was held on June 25, 1937, in Long Beach, California. Since that time, NEHA (known as the National Association of Sanitarians [NAS] prior to 1970) has held 83 AECs in 30 different states; Washington, DC; and Canada. The most AECs have been held in California (14), followed by Colorado (5), Florida (5), Nevada (5), Ohio (4), and Texas (4).

Below is a listing of past AECs by decade. Links to past AEC summaries published in The Sanitarian or Journal of Environmental Health have been included. These summaries provide a rich history of the evolution of the AEC, relevant topics within the profession and association, award winners and notables, and images from our past.

1930s

1937: June 25 | Long Beach, California

1938: December 10| Phoenix, Arizona | NAS 1938 AEC Report (PDF)

1939: July 28–30 | Oakland, California | NAS 1939 AEC Report (PDF)

1940s

1940: September 20–22 | Bakersfield, California | NAS 1940 AEC Report (PDF)

1941: October 11–13 | Sacramento, California | NAS 1941 AEC Report (PDF)

1942: October 16–18 | Los Angeles, California | NAS 1942 AEC Report (PDF)

1943: October 17–19 | San Francisco, California | NAS 1943 AEC Report (PDF)

1944: September 17–19 | Long Beach, California | NAS 1944 AEC Report (PDF)

1945: October 12–13 | El Centro, California | NAS 1945 AEC Report (PDF)

1946: August 13–15 | Seattle, Washington | NAS 1946 AEC Report (PDF)

1947: September 15–17 | Salt Lake City, Utah | NAS 1947 AEC Report (PDF)

1948: July 7–9 | Portland, Oregon | NAS 1948 AEC Report (PDF)

1949: August 15–18 | Los Angeles, California | NAS 1949 AEC Report (PDF)

1950s

1950: August 22–24 | St. Louis, Missouri | NAS 1950 AEC Report (PDF)

1951: August 21–24 | Miami Beach, Florida | NAS 1951 AEC Report (PDF)

1952: September 1–5 | Denver, Colorado | NAS 1952 AEC Report (PDF)

1953: September 7–11 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | NAS 1953 AEC Report (PDF)

1954: August 16–20 | New Orleans, Louisiana | NAS 1954 AEC Report (PDF)

1955: August 22–26 | Boston, Massachusetts | NAS 1955 AEC Report (PDF)

1956: July 23–26 | Chicago, Illinois | NAS 1956 AEC Report (PDF)

1957: July 14–19 | Seattle, Washington | NAS 1957 AEC Report (PDF)

1958: July 28–August 1 | New York City, New York | NAS 1958 AEC Report (PDF)

1959: June 22–26 | Miami Beach, Florida | NAS 1959 AEC Report (PDF)

1960s

1960: July 18–22 | San Francisco, California | NAS 1960 AEC Report (PDF)

1961: July 9–14 | St. Louis, Missouri | NAS 1961 AEC Report (PDF)

1962: June 18–22 | Cincinnati, Ohio | NAS 1962 AEC Report (PDF)

1963: June 23–28 | Honolulu, Hawaii | NAS 1963 AEC Report (PDF)

1964: June 28–July 3 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | NAS 1964 AEC Report (PDF)

1965: June 20–24 | Miami Beach, Florida | NAS 1965 AEC Report (PDF)

1966: June 12–16 | Chicago, Illinois | NAS 1966 AEC Report (PDF)

1967: July 2–7 | Denver, Colorado | NAS 1967 AEC Report (PDF)

1968: June 23–28 | Washington, DC | NAS 1968 AEC Report (PDF)

1969: June 22–27 | Houston, Texas | NAS 1969 AEC Report (PDF)

1970s

1970: June 21–26 | Las Vegas, Nevada | NEHA 1970 AEC Report (PDF)

1971: June 26–July 2 | Portland, Oregon | NEHA 1971 AEC Report (PDF)

1972: July 2–7 | New York City, New York | NEHA 1972 AEC Report (PDF)

1973: June 23–27 | Atlanta, Georgia | NEHA 1973 AEC Report (PDF)

1974: June 23–27 | Cincinnati, Ohio | NEHA 1974 AEC Report (PDF)

1975: June 29–July 3| Minneapolis, Minnesota | NEHA 1975 AEC Report (PDF)

1976: June 27–July 1 | Nashville, Tennessee | NEHA 1976 AEC Report (PDF)

1977: June 25–July 1 | San Diego, California | NEHA 1977 AEC Report (PDF)

1978: June 24–29 | Snowmass, Colorado | NEHA 1978 AEC Report (PDF)

1979: June 23–28 | Charleston, South Carolina | NEHA 1979 AEC Report (PDF)

1980s

1980: July 27–30 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | NEHA 1980 AEC Report (PDF)

1981: June 27–July 2 | Phoenix, Arizona | NEHA 1981 AEC Report (PDF)
[Note. The title on the first page of the PDF is "1982 Annual Conference," which is an error as the report is for the 1981 Annual Conference.]

1982: June 19–23 | New Orleans, Louisiana | NEHA 1982 AEC Report (PDF)

1983: July 9–14 | Norfolk, Virginia | NEHA 1983 AEC Report (PDF)

1984: June 24–28 | Grand Rapids, Michigan | NEHA 1984 AEC Report (PDF)

1985: June 23–27 | Las Vegas, Nevada | NEHA 1985 AEC Report (PDF)

1986: June 14–18 | Hartford, Connecticut | NEHA 1986 AEC Report (PDF)

1987: June 14–18 | San Diego, California | NEHA 1987 AEC Report (PDF)

1988: June 25–30 | Cleveland, Ohio | NEHA 1988 AEC Report (PDF)

1989: June 24–29 | Seattle, Washington | NEHA 1989 AEC Report (PDF)

1990s

1990: June 23–28 | Charlotte, North Carolina | NEHA 1990 AEC Report (PDF)

1991: June 22–27 | Portland, Oregon | NEHA 1991 AEC Report (PDF)

1992: July 11–15 | Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | NEHA 1992 AEC Report (PDF)

1993: June 26–30 | Orlando, Florida | NEHA 1993 AEC Report (PDF)

1994: June 18–22 | Fort Worth, Texas | NEHA 1994 AEC Report (PDF)

1995: June 24–28 | Denver, Colorado | NEHA 1995 AEC Report (PDF)

1996: June 30–July 3 | Chicago, Illinois | NEHA 1996 AEC Report (PDF)

1997: June 28–July 2 | Washington, DC | NEHA 1997 AEC Report (PDF)

1998: June 27–July 1 | Las Vegas, Nevada | NEHA 1998 AEC Report (PDF)

1999: July 6–9 | Nashville, Tennessee | NEHA 1999 AEC Report (PDF)

2000s

2000: June 15–19 | Denver, Colorado | NEHA 2000 AEC Report (PDF)

2001: June 28–July 3 | Atlanta, Georgia | NEHA 2001 AEC Report (PDF)

2002: June 30–July 3 | Minneapolis, Minnesota | NEHA 2002 AEC Report (PDF)

2003: June 8–11 | Reno, Nevada | NEHA 2003 AEC Report (PDF)

2004: May 9–12 | Anchorage, Alaska | NEHA 2004 AEC Report (PDF)

2005: June 26–29 | Providence, Rhode Island | NEHA 2005 AEC Report (PDF)

2006: June 25–28 | San Antonio, Texas | NEHA 2006 AEC Report (PDF)

2007: June 18–21 | Atlantic City, New Jersey | NEHA 2007 AEC Report (PDF)

2008: June 22–25 | Tucson, Arizona | NEHA 2008 AEC Report (PDF)

2009: June 21–24 | Atlanta, Georgia | NEHA 2009 AEC Report (PDF)

2010s

2010: June 6–9 | Albuquerque, New Mexico | NEHA 2010 AEC Report (PDF)

2011: June 18–20 | Columbus, Ohio | NEHA 2011 AEC Report (PDF)

2012: June 28–30 | San Diego, California | NEHA 2012 AEC Report (PDF)

2013: July 9–11 | Washington, DC | NEHA 2013 AEC Report (PDF)

2014: July 7–10 | Las Vegas, NV | NEHA 2014 AEC Wrap-Up (PDF)

2015: July 13–15 | Orlando, Florida | NEHA 2015 AEC Wrap-Up

2016: June 13–16 | San Antonio, Texas | NEHA 2016 AEC Wrap-Up

2017: July 10–13 | Grand Rapids, Michigan | NEHA 2017 AEC Wrap-Up

2018: June 25–28 | Anaheim, California | NEHA 2018 AEC Wrap-Up 

2019: July 9–12 | Nashville, Tennessee | NEHA 2019 AEC Wrap-Up

2020s

2020: July 13–16 | New York City, New York [Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic]

2021: April 20–21, June 1–2, and July 14–15 | NEHA 2021 AEC Three-Part Virtual Series Wrap-Up

2022: June 28–July 1 | Spokane, Washington


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