ATA Annual Meeting & Show Locations

ATA Annual Meeting and Show Locations

Date

Year

Venue

City

Notes

Chair

September 17

1950

Sherman Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

ATA Regional Convention; members from six states attended

 

January-

February

 

1950

 

National Philatelic Museum

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

200-frame noncompetitive topical stamp exhibition

 

March 2-4

1951

 

Camden, New Jersey

ATA's Second Topical Exhibition, in conjunction with Sojex

 

June 20-22

1952

Fort Stanwix Hotel

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Topex, first ATA National Convention & Exhibition

Homer L .Jones

 

June 19-21

 

1953

 

National Philatelic Museum

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Topex, hosted by Museum and Philadelphia ATA Chapter #6

 

William M. Wilson

June 18-20

1954

Miami Hotel

Dayton, Ohio

Topex, hosted by Dayton Philatelic Society

Carl Soendlin

June 17-19

1955

Hotel Orlando

Decatur, Illinois

Topex, hosted by Decatur Stamp Club

Dessie E. Bodamer

June 15-17

1956

Hotel Tuller

Detroit, Michigan

Topex, hosted by ATA Greater Detroit Chapter #14

James C. Gardner

June 14-16

1957

Hamilton Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

Topex, hosted by ATA Chicagoland Chapter #15

Joseph A. Hudec

June 13-15

1958

LaFayette Hotel

Little Rock, Arkansas

Topex, hosted by Twin City Stamp Club

O. M. Blackford

 

June 19-21

 

1959

 

Sheraton McAlpin Hotel

 

New York, New York

Topex, 10th anniversary, hosted by ATA New York Area Chapter #3

and ATA New Jersey Chapter #17; first First Day of Issue ceremony, for the 14 denominations of postage due stamps (Scott J88-J101)

 

Leonard Helm

June 17-19

1960

Dykman Hotel

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Topex, hosted by ATA Minneapolis Chapter #28

Levi M. Hall

 

June 16-18

 

1961

 

Johnstown Masonic Temple

 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

 

Topex, hosted by Johnstown Stamp Club

 

Homer L. Jones

 

June 15-17

 

1962

 

Antlers Hotel

 

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Topex, hosted by Colorado Springs Stamp Club, Air Academy Stamp

Association and Kit Carson Stamp Club

John H. Jeffus and

Zeta Zimmerman

 

June 13-15

 

1963

 

Ramada Inn

 

Phoenix, Arizona

Topex, hosted by Arizona Society of Topical Philatelists (ATA Chapter

#13)

 

Robert E. Ditzler

 

June 19-21

 

1964

 

Walt Whitman Hotel

 

Camden, New Jersey

Topex,  15th  anniversary, hosted  by  ATA Philadelphia Chapter #6;

June 22 was "ATA Day" at the NY World's Fair

 

Melvin J. Andrews

 

June 25-27

 

1965

Aurora Hotel / Masonic Temple

 

Aurora, Illinois

Topex, hosted by ATA Aurora Topical Chapter #40 and Fox Valley

Stamp Club

 

Ashton J. Humiston

 

June 24-26

 

1966

Cardinal Spellman Philatelic

Museum / Charter House

Motel

 

Weston, Massachusetts

 

Topex, hosted by Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum

 

Arthur B. Crowell, Jr.

 

June 23-25

 

1967

 

Manger Hotel

 

Rochester, New York

 

Topex, hosted by Rochester Philatelic Society

Dorothy Fordham

Smith

 

June 21-23

 

1968

 

Sheraton Schroeder Hotel

 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Topex, hosted by ATA Wisconsin Chapter #5. Canada Post operated a

postal station.

 

Clarence Beltmann

 

June 22-29

 

1969

 

Sheraton-Chicago Motor Hotel

 

Chicago, Illinois

 

Topex, 20th anniversary, hosted by ATA Chicagoland Chapter #15

Donald J. van Winter

 

June 19-21

 

1970

 

Paul Sauve Sports Centre

 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Topex, hosted by the Union Philatelique de Montreal; bilingual

sessions

Clarence de

Bellefeuille

 

June 18-20

 

1971

Onondaga County War

Memorial

 

Syracuse, New York

 

Topex, hosted by Syracuse Stamp Club

 

Elsie P. Rose

June 23-25

1972

Falmouth High School

Falmouth, Maine

Topex-Maipex, hosted by Maine Philatelic Society

Harold M. Karkos


ATA Annual Meeting and Show Locations

Date

Year

Venue

City

Notes

Chair

June 22-24

1973

Denver Hilton Hotel

Denver, Colorado

Topex-Rompex, hosted by Rocky Mountain Philatelic Exhibition

Bruce Cary

June 21-23

1974

Flagship Hotel

Rochester, New York

Ropex-Topex, hosted by Rochester Philatelic Association

John H. Kalbfus

June 27-29

1975

Radisson Cornhusker Hotel

Lincoln, Nebraska

Linpex-Topex, hosted by Lincoln Stamp Club (ATA Chapter #46)

Walter L. Knight

June 4-6

1976

Benjamin Franklin Hotel

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In conjunction with Interphil '76

 

June 17-19

1977

Marriott Hotel

Dallas, Texas

Topex, hosted by North Texas Philatelic Association. Theme: Six Flags

Over Texas

Sam Wilkinson III

June 23-27

1978

Ocean One Motel

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Topex, hosted by Seashore Stamp Collectors Club

George Prague

June 22-24

1979

Ridpath Hotel

Spokane, Washington

Topex, hosted by Inland Empire Philatelic Society

Al Seeber

June 20-22

1980

Holiday Inn

Portland, Maine

Topex, hosted by Maine Philatelic Society

Earle C. Brooks

June 27-28

1981

Palmer House

Chicago, Illinois

Topex, hosted by ATA Chicagoland Chapter #15; first literature

exhibit

Armin Kusswurm

September 5

1982

Hunt Valley Inn

Baltimore, Maryland

ATA Annual Meeting at Balpex (June 25-27 exhibition in Anaheim,

Calif., canceled)

 

June 17-19

1983

Four Seasons Hotel

San Antonio, Texas

Texanex-Topex, hosted by San Antonio Philatelic Association

John Taddy

June 15-17

1984

Hilton Hotel

Lincoln, Nebraska

Linpex-Topex, hosted by Lincoln Stamp Club (ATA Chapter #46)

Kenneth Pruess

June 21-23

1985

Riverside Hotel

Reno, Nevada

Nevpex-Topex, hosted by Nevada Stamp Study Society

Richard Dreiling

May 30-June 1

1986

Ramada O'Hare Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

In conjunction with Ameripex '86

 

June 26-28

1987

Radisson Hotel

Columbia, South Carolina

Sepex-Topex, hosted by Columbia Philatelic Society, in conjunction

with Southeastern Philatelic Exhibition

Harry McDowell

June 17-19

1988

Sheraton Centre

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Topex, held in conjunction with the Canadian Stamp Dealers

Association

Alan J. Hanks

June 16-18

1989

Ridpath Hotel

Spokane, Washington

Topex, hosted by Inland Empire Philatelic Society; first to qualify for

the APS World Series of Philately

Albert Seeber

June 1-3

1990

Omni Biltmore Hotel

Providence, Rhode Island

Topex-Ripex, hosted by Rhode Island Philatelic Society

Kenneth Woodbury

June 21-23

1991

Radisson Hotel

Aurora, Colorado

Topex,    hosted    by    Topical    Philatelists    in    Colorado.    Theme:

A Mile High Philatelic Experience

Donald G. Beuthel

May 29-31

1992

Radisson Suite Hotel

Rosemont, Illinois

In conjunction with World Columbian Stamp Exposition

 

June 25-27

1993

Grand Milwaukee Hotel

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Topex, hosted by Waukesha County Philatelic Society. Theme:

Saluting America's Dairy Industry

Robert J. Mather

June 17-19

1994

Holiday Inn Central

Omaha, Nebraska

Topex, hosted by Omaha Philatelic Society: Theme: Tribute to the

Plains Indians

Robert C. Loeck

July 7-9

1995

Peppermill Hotel

Reno, Nevada

Topex-Nevpex, hosted by Nevada Stamp Study Society.

Ruthe Dreiling

 

July 10-12

 

1996

 

Medallion Hotel

 

Dallas, Texas

Topex,   hosted   by   the   Southwest   Philatelic   Foundation,   the

Wineburgh Philatelic  Research  Library  and  14  north  Texas  stamp clubs

 

Larry D. Sall

 

June 6-8

 

1997

King George Hotel / San

Francisco Convention Center

 

San Francisco, California

 

In conjunction with Pacific '97

 


ATA Annual Meeting and Show Locations

Date

Year

Venue

City

Notes

Chair

 

July 17-19

 

1998

 

Fairview Park Marriott Hotel

 

Falls Church, Virginia

National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS); first show to be organized

exclusively by ATA

 

David A. Kent

 

July 30-Aug 1

 

1999

 

Grand Milwaukee Hotel

 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

50th Anniversary of ATA

Robert J. Mather /

Dorothy C. Smith

 

June 16-18

 

2000

Buffalo Convention Center /

Hyatt Regency Buffalo

 

Buffalo, New York

 

 

David A. Kent

 

June 22-24

 

2001

Sheraton Mesa Hotel and

Convention Center

 

Mesa, Arizona

 

 

Paul E. Tyler

 

June 21-23

 

2002

Orlando Expo Convention

Center / Orlando Marriott

Downtown Hotel

 

Orlando, Florida

 

 

Paul E. Tyler

 

June 27-29

 

2003

Holiday Inn Hotel and

Conference Center

 

Denver, Colorado

 

 

Robert J. Mather

 

June 11-13

 

2004

Holiday Inn Select Memphis

Airport

 

Memphis, Tennessee

 

 

Ray E. Cartier

June 17-19

2005

Four Points Sheraton

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Robert J. Mather

 

May 27-June 3

 

2006

Washington Convention Center

 

Washington, D.C.

 

In conjunction with Washington 2006

 

 

June 15-17

 

2007

 

Sheraton Grand Airport Hotel

 

Irving, Texas

 

NTSS Theme: a western theme

 

Ray E. Cartier

 

June 13-15

 

2008

Monarch Hotel and Conference

Center

Portland (Clackamas),

Oregon

 

NTSS Theme: Discovery and Exploration

 

Robert J. Mather

 

June 12-14

 

2009

Dayton Convention Center /

Crowne Plaza Dayton Hotel

 

Dayton, Ohio

 

NTSS Theme: Birthplace of Aviation

 

Robert J. Mather

 

June 25-27

 

2010

Crowne Plaza Denver Airport

Hotel

 

Denver, Colorado

 

NTSS Theme: Pony Express

 

Robert J. Mather

 

June 24-26

 

2011

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield

Hotel

 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

NTSS Theme: Are You Wisconscious?

 

Robert J. Mather

 

June 22-24

 

2012

Lancaster Host Resort and

Conference Center

 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

 

NTSS Theme: Lancaster: More than you Think

 

Robert J. Mather

 

May 17-19

 

2013

Rochester Main Street

Armory/Quality Inn Airport

 

Rochester, New York

 

Joint show and exhibition with CANEJ approval, Ropex-NTSS

Thomas Fortunato /

Jack And Denys

 

June 27-29

 

2014

Renaissance St. Louis Airport

Hotel

 

St. Louis, Missouri

 

NTSS Theme: Gateway to Topicals

 

Gary G. Hendren

 

July 31-August 2

 

2015

Monarch Hotel and Conference

Center

Portland (Clackamas),

Oregon

 

NTSS Theme: Trail to Topicals

Orlie Trier /

Jack Congrove

 

May 28-June 4

 

2016

 

Jacob Javits Convention Center

 

New York, New York

 

In conjunction with World Stamp Show-NY 2016

 

 

June 23-25

 

2017

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee

Airport Hotel

 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

NTSS Theme: Brewing up Topicals

 

John Hamman

 

August 9-12                 2018          Greater Columbus Convention Center     Columbus, Ohio                                      Here Be Dragons                                                                                                                                John Hamman

August 1-4                    2019         CHI Health Center                                          Omaha, Nebraska                                  Working Dogs                                                                                                                                     John Hamman

August 21-26                2020   Canceled due to Covid-19 pandemic

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