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!

2012 AAEC convention hotel registration details

The 2012 AAEC Convention will be here before we know it, so start planning now.

This year's convention is scheduled for September 13-15, in Washington, DC. Complete details are being organized and will be made available over the next few weeks. Know however that this is one convention you really don't want to miss!

In the meantime, start making your travel arrangements or vacation plans. We've reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge in nearby Arlington. This hotel is within one block to the Metro system which will take you to the sessions at George Washington University – just two stops away. Metro tickets will be provided to registered convention attendees.

Our special group rate at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn is $159(+tax)for weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) and drops to only $89 (+tax) for weekends (Friday and Saturday). This averages out to only about $112(+tax) per night for a three-night stay during the convention! To make your reservation, call the Holiday Inn Rosslyndirectly at (703)807-2000 or (800)368-3408. Be sure to mention block code "AAE" to get our special group rates. The block is only being held through August 11, so reserve your overnight room today!

Special note: these special group rates apply for three days prior to and three days after our convention dates, so plan to come early or stay a few extra days to fully enjoy our Nation's Capital and all the great museums in DC!

Also, be sure to sign up for the Priority Club program through the Holiday Inn prior to your arrival or at check-in, so you will have access to free breakfast each morning!

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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.



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