Collaborate, learn, and network with your colleagues both in person and online. Attend our annual meeting, the largest conference in North America for conservation professionals.

Current Meeting

Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future, Los Angeles 2022, #AIC2020

The year 2022 marks the 50thanniversary of the incorporation of the American Institute for Conservation. The field of cultural heritage preservation has grown immeasurably since 1972, with the introduction of new treatment methodologies, analytical techniques, and conservation materials. Where do we want AIC to be in the year 2072? What lessons can we learn from the past that will help guide our field into the future? What should our priorities and goals be? What steps should we take, and which frameworks should we build, to achieve those goals and shape our field for the next fifty years?


May 13-17, 2022 

  • May 13-14, 2022 (Workshops, Tours, Pre-sessions)
  • May 15-17 (Main Conference)
  • May 18-19, 2022 (Possible Post-conference events)



Registration will be open soon.


See what Exhibitor Packages we will offer for our 2022 in-person meeting in Los Angeles. Connect with your best customers in our exhibit hall. For more details or to get a registration packet, email


Call for Submissions

Our abstract submission portal opens August 1. Abstracts are due September 17. Read more about our 2022 Call for Submissions


Cory Rogge, AIC Vice President chairs the Program Committee, and Ruth Seyler, AIC Meetings & Advocacy Director, serves as its staff liaison. Each specialty group, network, and committee that plans programming has a program chair, and we add additional program committee members as sessions develop.

Virtual Component

We realize that some attendees may not be able to participate in our in-person meeting in Los Angeles in 2022., which is why we plan to live-stream the opening session as well as some of the concurrent general and specialty sessions and make recordings of these sessions available later on-demand. Virtual attendees can access them at a reduced rate. We will include more information on the virtual component and whether or not presenters will need to present live and in-person when the abstract submission process opens.