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The 45th Annual Meeting will take place May 28 - June 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, IL.

Our room block is now open! Book your room here!

We are pleased to announce that the theme will be: "Treatment 2017: Innovation in Conservation and Collection Care."

Meeting Theme

Whether item or collection-level, preventive or interventive, treatment remains at the heart of what conservators do in order to preserve cultural heritage collections. The design and implementation of an ethical and sound conservation treatment, even the ultimate decision of no treatment at all, begin before its commencement and the consequences continue well beyond its completion.

Papers are solicited that explore various facets of conservation treatments and collection care programs intended to prolong the lifetime of cultural property. Topics may include, but are not limited to, a reconsideration of historic procedures no longer in practice, cutting edge technologies employed in treatments, effective preventive conservation or collection care steps that reduce the necessity or extent of interventive treatments, the incorporation of sustainability into conservation treatments, or innovations in treatment design, execution, and documentation.

Register Today

Make sure to register as soon as possible to save on registration fees! Don't forget to check if you qualify for a special rate - AIC members save 25% on registration. You can already register online - learn more here!

Book Your Room

Staying in the conference hotel is the most convenient way to participate in the meeting! Be sure to book your room as soon as possible. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, right in the heart of downtown, just off the river. More information here!


Learn more about all the fantastic pre-sessions, tours, workshops, and sessions you can attend! Start building your schedule and plan to come early to make sure you don't miss out on any of the great opportunities Chicago has to offer. 

- Did you know pre-sessions are included in your meeting registration? Find out more here!
- Tours are a great way to learn more about our host city and get a glimpse into the conservation labs of world-renowned museums! Book a tour today here!
- Our FAIC workshops provide incredible continuing education for conservators. Build your professional skillset by registering for a workshop here!
- With over 190 presentations, there are all kinds of topics to choose from in our sessions! Learn more about the General Session, Specialty Sessions, and Joint Specialty Sessions here