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 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 (or are in the process of being 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

1939: July 28–30 | Oakland, California

1940s

1940: September 20–22 | Bakersfield, California

1941: October 11–13 | Sacramento, California

1942: October 16–18 | Los Angeles, California

1943: October 17–19 | San Francisco, California

1944: September 17–19 | Long Beach, California

1945: October 12–13 | El Centro, California

1946: August 13–15 | Seattle, Washington

1947: September 15–17 | Salt Lake City, Utah

1948: July 7–9 | Portland, Oregon

1949: August 15–18 | Los Angeles, California

1950s

1950: August 22–24 | St. Louis, Missouri

1951: August 21–24 | Miami Beach, Florida

1952: September 1–5 | Denver, Colorado

1953: September 7–11 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1954: August 16–20 | New Orleans, Louisiana

1955: August 22–26 | Boston, Massachusetts

1956: July 23–26 | Chicago, Illinois

1957: July 14–19 | Seattle, Washington

1958: July 28–August 1 | New York City, New York

1959: June 22–26 | Miami Beach, Florida

1960s

1960: July 18–22 | San Francisco, California

1961: July 9–14 | St. Louis, Missouri

1962: June 18–22 | Cincinnati, Ohio

1963: June 23–28 | Honolulu, Hawaii

1964: June 28–July 3 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1965: June 20–24 | Miami Beach, Florida

1966: June 12–16 | Chicago, Illinois

1967: July 2–7 | Denver, Colorado

1968: June 23–28 | Washington, DC

1969: June 22–27 | Houston, Texas

1970s

1970: June 21–26 | Las Vegas, Nevada

1971: June 26–July 2 | Portland, Oregon

1972: July 2–7 | New York City, New York

1973: June 23–27 | Atlanta, Georgia

1974: June 23–27 | Cincinnati, Ohio

1975: June 29–July 3| Minneapolis, Minnesota

1976: June 27–July 1 | Nashville, Tennessee

1977: June 25–July 1 | San Diego, California

1978: June 24–29 | Snowmass, Colorado

1979: June 23–28 | Charleston, South Carolina

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 (PDF)

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

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

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

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

2020s

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

2021: July 12–15 | Spokane, Washington [Transitioned to a three-part virtual series due to the COVID-19 pandemic]


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