Annual Convention

Annual Convention October 5-8

The AAEC and Association of Canadian Cartoonists will be joining with the Cartoon Art Museum in San Franscisco for a 3-day celebration of editorial art and political cartoonists, October 5-8, 2023.

Online registration is now open!

2011 AAEC Convention – basic information

The 2011 AAEC Convention will be held at the  Poynter Institute and the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, in downtown St. Petersburg,  Florida, July 6 – 9, 2011.  

There is tons to do around Tampa Bay — beaches, museums, historic sites, shopping, hiking, kayaking.  And Disney World is just two-hours up  I-4.  Start planning and saving now.

We will have a bargain room rate of $95 per night — find yourself a  roommate, and you can pare that down to $47.50.  The Hilton was completely renovated from top to bottom in 2009, and it has a bitchin' lobby bar, a vast pool deck and poolside bar.

Plus, free parking for the AAEC!

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The mission of the AAEC is to champion and defend editorial cartooning and free speech as essential to liberty in the United States and throughout the world.

The AAEC aims to be an international leader in support of the human, civil, and artistic rights of editorial cartoonists around the world, and to stand with other international groups in support of the profession.



Cartoons in Education

Every two weeks throughout the year, The Learning Forum and the AAEC offers CARTOONS FOR THE CLASSROOM, a free lesson resource for teachers discussing current events.  Visit for more lesson plans.