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Major Meetings

See a comprehensive list of past Annual & Spring Meeting locations, dates and MPCs. Note that there may be a few holes as not all information is readily available.

Past Annual & Spring Meetings

Annual Meeting

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

The Annual Meeting takes place in the October - November timeframe.

Spring Meeting

The AIChE Spring Meeting is the year’s key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers. A wide range of subjects relevant to the current needs of industry is covered. Plus, the Global Congress on Process Safety covers the critical needs of process safety practitioners more broadly and deeply than any other conference.

The Spring Meeting takes place in the March - May timeframe.

Annual Student Conference

The Annual Student Conference is four days of career information, social events, competitions, and fun. Student engineers from more than 150 schools celebrate the Chemical Engineering profession, along with young professional members, AIChE leaders, and industry professionals from numerous engineering specialties. Students are able to meet new friends and discover the exciting benefits of AIChE membership.

The Annual Student Conference is co-located with the Annual Meeting.

For a complete list of AIChE meetings, including specialty conferences, please visit the Conferences & Events page

Site Selection

Site selection for AIChE’s Annual and Spring Meetings involves consideration of many factors by the Meetings Site Selection Committee, the Meetings Director and their staff, and the Executive Director. The factors include the attractiveness of the city (including air travel), the facilities (hotel versus convention center), the cost (facilities, room rates, air travel, general cost of city for attendees), proximity of facilities to each other and to hotels and availability. Often, we must make tradeoffs, e.g. cost versus popularity of a city.Sometimes strong labor unions make a city more expensive for the production of our meeting. We also like to rotate our meeting from region to region, making it possible for many members to attend every third or fourth year.Thus, the people involved in site selection have a significant responsibility.

AIChE’s Annual and Spring Conference locations can be found on the AIChE Conferences and Events page at