National Convention

78th National Convention

Hosted by

Louisville Turners

*POSTPONED UNTIL 2021* 

August 7-9, 2020

Every two years, delegates from the American Turner Districts converge on a selected Society's Hall to elect National officers and conduct National business. The last Convention took place in St. Louis, MO at our Concordia Turners on August 3rd-5th2018 ​​​​​​.  The next convention in Louisville, KY will be the place to be for Turner Family fun and have your voice heard. 

Check with your society or district for details on how to attend this important event!

More details to come soon!

2020 Convention Schedule    2020 Convention Flyer

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Past Conventions of American Turners

1. Washington, D.C. April 2-5, 1865
2. St Louis, MO April 1-4, 1866
3. Boston, MA May 3-6, 1868
4. Pittsburgh, PA May 20-June 1,1870
5. Louisville, KY May 19-22, 1872
6. Rochester, NY May 24-27, 1874
7. New Ulm, MN May 27-29, 1876
8. Cleveland, OH May 26-29, 1878
9. Indianapolis, IN May 30-June 2,1880
10. Newark, NJ June 4-7, 1882
11. Davenport, IA June 1-4, 1884
12. Boston, MA June 13-17, 1886
13. Chicago, IL May 20-23, 1888
14. New York, NY June 22-25, 1890
15. Washington, D.C. June 19-22, 1892
16. Denver, CO June 24-26, 1894
17. Louisville, KY June 21-24, 1896
18. San Francisco. CA July 5-8, 1898
19. Philadelphia, PA July 17-20, 1900
20. Davenport, IA July 6-8, 1902
21. Pittsburgh, PA July 26-29, 1904
22. Newark, NJ July 8-10, 1906
23. Chicago, IL June 28-July 1, 1908
24. St Louis, MO June 26-29, 1910
25. Indianapolis, IN June 23-26, 1912
26. San Francisco. CA July 27-29, 1915
27. Louisville, KY June 22-24, 1919
28. Chicago, IL July 3-4, 1921
29. St Louis, MO June 23-26, 1923
30. Elkhart Lake, WI June 26-28, 1925
31. Cleveland, OH June 18-20, 1927
32. Philadelphia, PA June 28-30, 1929
33. Elkhart Lake, WI June 26-30, 1931
34. Elkhart Lake, WI June 28-30, 1933
35. Rochester, NY June 28-30, 1935
36.  Los Angeles, CA July 9-11, 1937
37.  Detroit, Ml July 1-4, 1938
38.  Elkhart Lake, WI June 27-30, 1940
39.  Moline, IL June 25-28, 1942
40.  Johnstown, PA June 29-July 1, 1944
41.  Indianapolis, IN August 30-Sept. 1, 1946
42.  Lawrence, MA September 2-5, 1948
43.  New York, NY August 30-Sept. 4, 1950
44.  Davenport, IA August 29-31, 1952
45. Cleveland, OH August 18-21, 1954
46. Louisville, KY August 26-30, 1956
47. Kansas City, MO June 29-July 2, 1958
48. Rochester, NY August 28-31, 1960
49. Toledo, OH August 26-29, 1962
50. New York, NY August 23-27, 1964
51. Chicago, IL August 21-25, 1966
52. Buffalo, NY August 18-21, 1968
53. McKeesport, PA August 15-20, 1970
54. St Louis, MO August 14-17, 1972
55. Springfield, MA August 4-7, 1974
56. Moline, IL August 8-11, 1976
57. Louisville, KY July 16-19, 1978
58. St Louis, MO August 10-13, 1980
59. Clinton, MA August 2-5, 1982
60. Monaca, PA August 5-8, 1984
61. South Bend, IN August 3-6, 1986
62. Toledo, OH July 30-August 3, 1988
63. South  Bend,   IN 1990
64. Aurora,   IL 1992
65. Baltimore, MD 1994
66. Louisville,  KY 1996
67. Cincinnati, OH July 31-August 3, 1998
68. Aurora, IL August 17-19,2000
69. Cincinnati, OH August 2-4, 2002
70.  Syracuse,   NY 2004
71 Unk location, 2006
72. Ft. Wayne, IN 2008
73. Aurora, IL 2010
74. Akron, OH 2012
75. Illinois District 2014
76. Clinton, MA 2016
77. Concordia, St. Louis 2018
78. Louisville, KY 2020

 

Want to Host a Convention?

Here's the latest Guide to Hosting a National Convention.  If you would like to host, please contact the National Office for more information!

Convention Host Guide