Information for Convention & Visitors Bureaus

The ACLS Conference of Executive Officers (CEO) meetings are an excellent opportunity to showcase your city's facilities and attractions for an important group of meeting planners. The CEO is composed of the executive directors of the 75 member societies of the American Council of Learned Societies (see list). The group's fall meeting, held the first or second weekend in November, is both a city-hosted familiarization trip and a business meeting for CEO members. It meets in a convention city of interest to CEO members for their own organizations' annual meetings and regional conferences.

For meeting specifications, see "ACLS Conference of Executive Officers 'Familiarization' Trip Overview." If you are interested in hosting a meeting or have any questions, please contact Sandra Bradley, director of member relations, by email or by phone at 212-697-1505 x123.

Listed below are CVBs that have hosted CEO "fam" trips over the last decade, along with information on ACLS member society meetings booked and/or under consideration for each city. For the locations of upcoming society meetings, see Society Meetings Schedule.

Visit Tampa Bay

Fall 2018

Meetings under consideration:

  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Society for Military History

Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fall 2017

Meetings booked:

  • American Council of Learned Societies

Explore St. Louis

Fall 2016

Meetings booked:

  • American Anthropological Association (November 17-22, 2020)
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (March 24-28, 2020)
  • Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (October 17-20, 2019)
  • Society for the History of Technology (October 11-14, 2018)

Meetings under consideration:

  • American Schools of Oriental History
  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Society for Military History

Tourisme Montreal

Fall 2015

Meetings booked:

  • American Political Science Association (September 14-18, 2022)
  • American Society for Aesthetics (November 17-20, 2021)
  • American Sociological Association (August 10-13, 2024)
  • Oral History Association (October 10-13, 2018)

Meetings under consideration:

  • Society for Military History
  • American Schools of Oriental History
  • American Anthropological Association

Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fall 2014

Meetings booked:

  • American Studies Association (November 7-10, 2019)

Meetings under consideration:

  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Society for Military History
  • American Schools of Oriental History

Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fall 2013

Meetings booked:

  • American Musicological Society (November 12-15, 2015)
  • Society for Military History (April 30-May 3, 2018)

Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fall 2012

Meetings booked:

  • American Society for Theatre Research ( November 1-4, 2012)
  • National Council on Public History (April 15-18, 2015)
  • American Association for the History of Medicine (May 4-7, 2017)

Meetings under consideration:

  • American Sociological Association
  • Linguistic Society of America
  • Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Meet Minneapolis

Fall 2011

Meetings booked:

  • Association of College and Research Libraries (April 10-13, 2019)
  • American Anthropological Association (November 16-20, 2016)
  • American Society of Church History (April 9-12, 2015)
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (March 30-April 2, 2017)
  • American Association for the History of Medicine (April 28-May, 2016)
  • American Folklore Society (October 19-22, 2017)
  • American Musicological Society (November 5-8, 2020)
  • American Society for Theatre Research (November 3-6, 2016)
  • Law and Society Association (May 29-June 1, 2014)
  • Linguistic Society of America (January 2-5, 2014)
  • North American Conference on British Studies (November 7-9, 2014)
  • Oral History Association (October 4-8, 2017)
  • World History Association (June 26-29, 2013)

Meetings under consideration:

  • German Studies Association
  • History of Science Society

Tourism Vancouver

Fall 2010

Meetings booked:

  • American Anthropological Association (November 20-24, 2019)
  • American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory (November 3-6, 2016)
  • American Philosophical Association (April 1-5, 2015) and (April 17-20, 2019)
  • Modern Language Association (January 8-11, 2015)
  • Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (October 22-25, 2015)

Travel Portland

Fall 2009

Meetings booked:

  • American Dialect Society (January 5-8, 2015)
  • Association of College & Research Libraries (March 25-28, 2015)
  • American Oriental Society (March 15-18, 2013)
  • American Philosophical Association (March 31-April 4, 2021)
  • American Society for Environmental History (March 10-14, 2010)
  • American Society for Theatre Research (November 5-8, 2016)
  • Linguistic Society of America (January 5-8, 2012)
  • National Council on Public History (March 10-14, 2010)
  • North American Conference on British Studies (November 8-10, 2013)
  • Society for the History of Technology (October 10-13, 2013)
  • German Studies Association (October 3-6, 2019)
  • Rhetoric Society of America (May 21-24, 2020)

Meetings under consideration:

  • American Folklore Society
  • American Society of Church History
  • History of Science Society
  • Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
  • Society of Architectural Historians

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Fall 2008

Meetings booked:

  • Society for the History of Technology (November 6-9, 2014)
  • Society of Architectural Historians (April 18-22, 2012)

Meetings under consideration:

  • African Studies Association
  • International Center for Medieval Art
  • Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

Visit Pittsburgh

Spring 2008

Meetings booked:

  • American Musicological Society (November 7–10, 2013)
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (March 31-April 3, 2016)
  • Linguistic Society of America (January 4-8, 2018)
  • Society for Ethnomusicology (November 13-16, 2014)
  • German Studies Association (October 4-7, 2018)

Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fall 2007 (Retreat)

Meetings booked:

  • National Communication Association (November 8-11, 2018)
  • National Council on Public History (March 24-27, 2021)
  • Linguistic Society of America (January 4-7, 2018)
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (May 3-5, 2012)

Meetings under consideration:

  • Society for Music Theory

Tourisme Montreal

Spring 2007

Meetings booked:

  • American Academy of Religion (November 7-10, 2009)
  • American Anthropological Association (November 16-20, 2011)
  • American Sociological Association (August 12-15, 2017)
  • American Society for Theatre Research ( November 17-20, 2011)
  • History of Science (November 4-7, 2010)
  • North American Conference on British Studies (November 9-11, 2012)
  • Renaissance Society of America (March 24-26, 2011)
  • Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (October 12-17, 2010)
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (March 25-29, 2015)
  • Society for Music Theory (November 11-15, 2009)

Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association

Fall 2006

Meetings booked:

  • German Studies Association (September 18-21, 2014)
  • Society for Military History (April 3-6, 2014)
  • American Philosophical Association (March 1-4, 2017)

Meetings under consideration:

  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for American Music

San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fall 2005

Meetings booked:

  • American Anthropological Association (November 14-18, 2018)
  • American Anthropological Association (November 11-14, 2006)

Meetings under consideration:

  • American Society for Aesthetics
  • American Society of Comparative Law
  • German Studies Association

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland

Fall 2004

Meetings booked:

  • American Association for the History of Medicine (April 23-26, 2009)
  • American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (April 4-7, 2013)
  • History of Science Society (November 3-6, 2011)
  • Society for the History of Technology (November 3-6, 2011)

Meetings under consideration:

  • American Musicological Society
  • Society for the History of Technology
  • Society of Architectural Historians

Visit Charlotte Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fall 2003

Meetings booked:

  • Society for American Music (March 14-18, 2012)
  • Society for Music Theory (October 31-November 3, 2013)

Meetings under consideration:

  • Society of Architectural Historians

Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau

Fall 2002

Meetings booked:

  • Linguistic Society of America (January 2007)
  • American Philological Association, joint meeting with Archaeological Institute of America (January 6-9, 2010)

Meetings under consideration:

  • Economic History Association
  • History of Science Society
  • Law and Society Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fall 2001 (Retreat)

Meetings booked:

  • American Folklore Society (October 21-25, 2009)
  • American Society for Environmental History (March 12-16, 2008)

Meetings under consideration:

  • Society for the History of Technology regional meeting

Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fall 2000

Meetings booked:

  • American Antiquarian Society (2004)
  • Association of American Law Schools (2002)
  • Economic History Association (September 15-17, 2006)
  • German Studies Association (September 27-October 1, 2006)
  • History of Science Society (November 6-9, 2008)
  • Law and Society Association (June 5-8, 2003)
  • Law and Society Association (May 28-31, 2009)
  • Linguistic Society of America (January 5-8, 2017)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (November 17-20, 2005)
  • Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (2003)
  • Society for American Music (March 1-4, 2007), joint meeting with Music Library Association
  • Society for the History of Technology (October 15-19, 2009)
  • Society of Architectural Historians (April 11-15, 2007)
  • Law and Society Association (May 28-31, 2009)

Meetings under consideration:

  • American Folklore Society
  • American Society for Theatre Research
  • American Society of Comparative Law
  • Latin American Studies Association