Past Midwinter Meetings, 1908- Present

   

The ALA Midwinter Meeting is convened for the primary purpose of expediting the business of the Association through sessions of its governing and administrative delegates serving on boards, committees, and Council. Programs designed for the continuing education and development of the fields of library service shall be reserved for Annual Conference except by specific authorization of the Executive Board acting under the provisions of the ALA Constitution. Hearings seeking membership reactions and provisions for observers and petitioners at meetings of Council, committees, and boards are to be publicized; programs of orientation or leadership development to Association business are encouraged; assemblies of groups of individuals for information sharing vital to the development of Association business shall be accepted as appropriate to the purposes of the Midwinter Meeting. (Policy Manual 7.4.11)

2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s

Midwinter Meetings, 2010-2013

Year

Dates

Location

Conference Attendees

2013 January 25-29 Seattle 10,731
2012 January 20-24 Dallas 9,929
2011 January 7-11 San Diego 10,110
2010 January 15-19 Boston 11,095

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Midwinter Meetings, 2000-2009

Year

Dates

Location

Conference Attendees

2009 January 23-28 Denver 10,222
2008 January 11-16 Philadelphia 13,601
2007 January 19-24 Seattle, WA 12,196
2006 January 20-25 San Antonio, TX 11,084
2005 January 14-19 Boston 13,232
2004 January 9-14 San Diego 10,762
2003 January 24-29 Philadelphia 13,664
2002 January 18-23 New Orleans, LA 11,853
2001 January 12-17 Washington, DC 14,739
2000 January 14-19 San Antonio, TX 10,601

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Midwinter Meetings, 1990-1999

Year

Dates

Location

Conference Attendees

1999 January 29 - February 2 Philadelphia 12,655
1998 January 9-14 New Orleans 11,601
1997 February 14-20 Washington, DC 11,107
1996 January 19-25 San Antonio 10,779
1995 February 3-9 Philadelphia 12,612
1994 February 4-10 Los Angeles 10,973
1993 January 22-28 Denver 9,684
1992 January 24-30 San Antonio 7,266
1991 January 12-17 Chicago 8792
1990 January 6-11 Chicago 9,283

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Midwinter Meetings, 1980-1989

Year

Dates

Location

Conference Attendees

1989 January 7-12 Washington, DC 8,030
1988 January 9-14 San Antonio 6,613
1987 January 17-22 Chicago 6,492
1986 January 18-23 Chicago 5,792
1985 January 5-10 Washington, DC 5,720
1984 January 7-12 Washington, DC 5,260
1983 January 8-13 San Antonio 4,117
1982 January 23-38 Denver 3,850
1981 January 31 - February 5 Washington, DC 4,362
1980 January 20-25 Chicago 4,210

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Midwinter Meetings, 1970-1979

Year

Dates

Location

1979 January 7-12 Washington, DC
1978 January 22-27 Chicago
1977 January 30 - February 5 Washington, DC
1976 January 18-24 Chicago
1975 January 19-25 Chicago
1974 January 20-26 Chicago
1973 January 28 - February 3 Washington, DC
1972 January 23-29 Chicago
1971 January 17-23 Los Angeles, CA
1970 January 18-24 Chicago

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Midwinter Meetings, 1960-1969

Year

Dates

Location

1969 January 26 - February 1 Washington, DC
1968 January 8-13 Bal Harbour, FL
1967 January 9-14 Chicago
1966 January 27-29 Chicago
1965 January 25-30 Washington, DC
1964 January 27 - February 1 Chicago
1963 January 28 - February 2 Chicago
1962 January 29 - February 3 Chicago
1961 January 29 - February 4 Chicago
1960 January 28 - February 1 Chicago

Prior to 1960, all ALA Midwinter Meetings were held in Chicago. The first meeting was held in 1908, and annually every year since, with the following exceptions:

No meetings were held in the following years:

  • 1947
  • 1933
  • 1926
  • 1923
  • 1919
  • 1918
  • 1917

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