ACA Annual Meetings

The American Crystallographic Association’s Annual Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of crystallographers in the world and features hands-on workshops, sessions showcasing research and developments from all levels of crystallographers as well as one of the largest exhibit shows in the industry.  The ACA Annual Meeting is a great place to network, learn and collaborate with fellow scientists, students and professionals.  


Meeting Committee

2019 Members: 
Stephan Ginell  [2018-2019]                              
Vivien Yee [2018-2019]    
Nozomi Ando [2019-2020]
Carla Slebodnick [2019-2020]


The duties of the Meeting Committee will be as follows:

  • Act as program chairs for the Annual Meeting: (a) collect session proposals from SIG chairs, including a priority ranking for inclusion in the program; (b) arrange the program for the Annual Meeting, including session dates/times; special lectures, evening events, opening/closing ceremonies, and any other activities attached to the Annual Meeting and (c) any other duties outlined in the Guidelines for Program Chairs document.
  • Contribute to meeting site selection by: (a) suggesting potential sites for consideration; (b) reviewing proposals negotiated by the Director of Administrative Services and CFO; (c) making recommendations to ACA Council.
  • Proposing themes for upcoming meetings.  
  • Investigating additional methods for improving the Annual Meeting


Meeting Site Selection Committee

2019 Members: 


The members of this ad hoc committee shall be the Director of Administrative Services, Financial Officer, and one ACA member chosen by Council who will routinely recommend to Council a meeting site four years in advance. The Committee is authorized by Council to carry out site feasibility studies and to recommend to Council appropriate sites for their approval. 


The ACA has been diligent in the collection of information regarding attendees and locations.  Information, including locations, statistics and documents regarding past meetings can be found on the ACA website.  


The ACA has a list of desired attributes of any potential meeting venue, including but not limited to a minimum number of room nights at the venue or nearby hotel, space of at least 15,000 square feet for exhibitors, coffee breaks and events, as well a number of spaces for workshops, five meeting rooms with the ability to accommodate 100-400 individuals and a banquet space.  A number of smaller conference rooms will also be required throughout the conference for assorted conferences and meetings.  


The ACA is always open to meeting location suggestions.  For more information please contact ACA HQ.