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!

“Protecting Cartoonists and Satire” — Monday, Oct. 30 at Columbia University

We are now just one week out from the first event of the 2017 Political Cartoon & Satire Festival! Join us Monday, Oct. 30 at Columbia University for the pre-convention panel: “Protecting Cartoonists and Satire.” 

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Ann Telnaes, Matt Wuerker and Nick Anderson will join Patrick Chappatte and David Schulz, Director of the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School to discuss free speech in today's increasing dnagerous environment. The talk is in conjunction with Patrick Chappatte’s “Windows on Death Row” exhibition, and the event is free and open to the public.

So if you're in New York City, come on up! Monday, Oct. 30, 6:30pm–8:30pm.

Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107
435 W 116th Street, at Amsterdam Avenue, NYC

(Parking may be available on the street. If not, the closest lot is on the corner of 114th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. 114th runs one-way W-E so you have to enter it from Broadway or further west.)

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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.



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.