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 78 member societies of the American Council of Learned Societies. 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.

If you are interested in hosting a meeting or have any questions, please contact Sandra Bradley, director of governance and society 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.

Visit Spokane

Fall 2019

Meetings under consideration:

  • The booking of future meetings was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Visit Tampa Bay

Fall 2018

Meetings booked:

  • American Anthropological Association (November 20-24, 2024)

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:

  • Society for Military History (April 29-May 3, 2022)
  • 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)

Tourisme Montreal

Fall 2015

Meetings booked:

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

Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fall 2014

Meetings booked:

  • Association for Asian Studies (March 24-27, 2021)
  • American Studies Association (November 7-10, 2019)

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)

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)