Convention History


Every four years, elected delegates, from all across the US and Canada, come together to remember the history of our great Union and chart its future. September 7-11, 2020 the IAM will call to order the 40th Grand Lodge Convention in San Diego, California.

The Grand Lodge Convention has a rich history in providing a conduit for needed growth, change, and progress through the action of the elected delegates. At the 1984 Convention in Seattle, Washington, the delegates voted to fund our Placid Harbor Education Center. In 2000 in San Francisco, California, delegates voted to create an Educator and Communicator position within the IAM. And in 2016, the delegates made history by passing the Members’ Bill of Rights which will have a lasting impact for generations to come on strengthening and preserving our tradition of Democracy in the IAM.

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