HSPA Conference History

Beginning in 2006, HSPA (formerly IAHCSMM) began holding one conference annually, predominantly held each year in early spring. Below is a listing of all Annual Conferences, followed by fall and winter conferences (when applicable).

Past Annual Conferences

Date Location #
June 1964 New York, NY 1
May 1965 Memphis, TN 2
April 1966 Los Angeles, CA 3
May 1967 New Orleans, LA 4
May 1968 Atlanta, GA 5
April 1969 Anaheim, CA 6
Spring 1970 No Annual Meeting  
June 1971 St. Louis, MO 7
June 1972 Los Angeles, CA 8
June 1973 Columbus, OH 9
April 1974 Kansas City, MO 10
Spring 1975 No Annual Meeting  
February 1976 San Diego, CA 11
February 1977 Tampa, FL 12
February 1978 New Orleans, LA 13
February 1979 Tucson, AZ 14
February 1980 Tampa, FL 15
Marcy 1981 Anaheim, CA 16
March 1982 New Orleans, LA 17
March 1983 Albuquerque, NM 18
March 1984 Dallas, TX 19
March 1985 Chicago, IL 20
March 1986 Arlington, WV 21
April 1987 Las Vegas, NV 22
May 1988 Philadelphia, PA 23
May 1989 Long Beach, CA 24
May 1990 New Orleans, LA 25
May 1991 Las Vegas, NV 26
May 1992 Houston, TX 27
May 1993 Atlantic City, NJ 28
May 1994 Tulsa, OK 29
May 1995 Portland, OR 30
April 1996 San Francisco, CA 31
May 1997 Dallas, TX 32
May 1998 Miami, FL 33
May 1999 Philadelphia, PA 34
May 2000 Reno, NV 35
May 2001 St. Louis, MO 36
May 2002 Orlando, FL 37
May 2003 Branson, MO 38
May 2004 Long Beach, CA 39
May 2005 Cleveland, OH 40
May 2006 Las Vegas, NV 41
May 2007 Atlanta, GA 42
May 2008 Reno, NV 43
May 2009 Orlando, FL 44
May 2010 San Diego, CA 45
May 2011 Louisville, KY 46
May 2012 Albuquerque, NM 47
May 2013 San Diego, CA 48
May 2014 Columbus, OH 49
May 2015 Fort Lauderdale, FL 50
April 2016 San Antonio, TX 51
May 2017 Nashville, TN 52
April 2018 Phoenix, AZ 53
April 2019 Anaheim, CA 54
April 2020 (virtual) Chicago, IL 55
October 2021 (Originally April 2021) Columbus, OH 56
Date Location
October 1964 New York, NY
October 1965 Dallas, TX
October 1966 Washington, DC
November 1967 New York, NY
October 1968 St. Louis, MO
October 1969 Miami Beach, FL
October 1970 New York, NY
October 1971 Montreal, Canada
October 1972 Philadelphia, PA
November 1973 Boston, MA
November 1974 Carefree, AZ
November 1975 Williamsburg, VA
October 1976 Boston, MA
November 1977 Salt Lake City, UT
November 1978 Kansas City, MO
October 1979 Chattanooga, TN
October 1980 Hunt Valley, MD
October 1981 Colorado Springs, CO
October 1982 Richmond, VA
October 1983 Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 1984 Honolulu, HI
October 1985 Cincinnati, OH
October 1986 Salt Lake City, UT
November 1987 Orlando, FL
November 1988 St. Louis, MO
November 1989 Kailua-Kona, HI
November 1990 Montreal, Canada
November 1991 Miami, FL
November 1992 Boston, MA
November 1993 Little Rock, AR
November 1994 Pittsburgh, PA
November 1995 Orlando, FL
November 1996 Indianapolis, IN
November 1997 Baltimore, MD
November 1998 Albuquerque, NM
November 1999 Chicago, IL
November 2000 Birmingham, AL
November 2001 Pittsburgh, PA
November 2002 San Antonio, TX
November 2003 Cancun, Mexico
November 2004 Boston, MA
November 2005 Norfolk, VA
Date Location
February 1965 St. Louis, MO
February 1966 Miami, FL
February 1967 Chicago, IL
February 1968 Los Angeles, CA
March 1969 Washington, DC
February 1970 Chicago, IL
February 1971 San Francisco, CA
February 1972 New Orleans, LA
February 1973 Atlanta, GA
February 1974 San Francisco, CA
February 1975 Miami Beach, FL

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