Q&A addresses why only 71 meeting in 75 years?

A year-long celebration of the Academy's 75th anniversary kicked off during the 2013 Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla. Many members couldn't help but notice that this was the 71st Annual Meeting. This week, the Member to Member Q&A looks at the reason for this discrepancy. 

Q. Why has the Academy only had 71 Annual Meetings in 75 years? 

A. The Academy was founded in 1938 and held the first Annual Meeting that year in St. Louis. Meetings were held yearly until the outbreak of World War II. The Academy did not meet from 1942 - 1945 as the war raged.

The Annual Meeting resumed in 1946 when Cleveland's Hotel Statler hosted the Fifth Annual Meeting of the AAD.

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