Convention History

Conventions are listed by title and host city below. Click on the name of a convention for more information.

Additional Convention history can be found on the IAGSDC History Wiki.  In particular, the Guide To IAGSDC Convention provides a wealth of information about what to expect, who attends, and why you should consider going yourself.

Yearsort descending Convention Name City Host Club(s) Number of Dancers
1984 All Join Hands Seattle 132
1985 Promenade Along The Rockies Denver Rocky Mountain Rainbeaus 284
1986 Star Thru The Golden Gate San Francisco 654
1987 Explode The Rose Portland Rosetown Ramblers 578
1988 Cross Trails In The Desert Phoenix 676
1989 Peel The Apple New York Times Squares 604
1990 North Star Promenade Vancouver Squares Across the Border 845
1991 Cast A Shadow In The Sun Miami South Florida Mustangs 605
1992 Diamonds In The Desert Albuquerque Wilde Bunch 1,071
1993 Remake The Circle Seattle Puddletown Squares 1,149
1994 Stars And Squares Forever Washington DC Lambda Squares 1,137
1995 Track 2 Chicago Chicago Chi-Town Squares 1,062
1996 Stars, Thars and Cable Cars San Francisco Foggy City Dancers; Western Star Dancers; El Camino Reelers; Diablo Dancers; Capital City Squares; Midnight Squares; and Prime 8's 1,166
1997 Wheel And Deal Las Vegas Neon Squares 1,066
1998 Weave The Rose Portland Rosetown Ramblers 1,080
1999 Lights, Camera, Linear Action! Los Angeles 1,110
2000 Crack The Crab Baltimore Chesapeake Squares 1,015
2001 Make Magic Vancouver Squares Across The Border 1,108
2002 Cloverleafs And Maple Leafs Toronto Triangle Squares 1,120
2003 Anchors Aweigh With A Half Sashay San Diego Finest City Squares 1,045
2004 Remake The Heatwave Phoenix Desert Valley Squares 952
2005 Star Thru the Silicon Galaxy San Jose El Camino Reelers 993
2006 When You Wish Upon A Thar Anaheim Bloomin' Squares, Empire Squares, Golden State Squares, Shoreline Squares & Tinseltown Squares 934
2007 Red Rocks and Purple Mountains Denver Rocky Mountain Rainbeaus 1,089
2008 Touch a Quarter Century Cleveland Cleveland City Country Dancers 906
2009 DC Diamond Circulate Washington DC Lambda Squares 878
2010 Chi-Town Shakedown Chicago Chi-Town Squares 1,014
2011 Gone with the Windmill Atlanta Hotlanta Squares 801
2012 Dance Up A Storm Vancouver Squares Across the Border 804
2013 Weave Your Heart In San Francisco San Francisco Capital City Squares, Diablo Dancers, El Camino Reelers, Foggy City Dancers, Midnight Squares, Oaktown 8s, Prime 8s, Redwood Rainbows, Western Star Dancers 1,174
2014 Squeeze The Hive Salt Lake City Temple Squares 792
2015 Swing Me In St Louis St Louis Sho-Me Squares 821
2016 Maple Leafs Regroup Toronto Triangle Squares 852
2017 Palm Springs Swing & Mix 2017 Palm Springs Boots in Squares 825
2018 Circle Back to Seattle Seattle Puddletown Squares 907
2019 Belles Run Philadelphia 2019 Philadelphia Independence Squares 762
2022 Twin City Spin 2022 Minneapolis Heads to the Center 397
2023 Follow Your Northern Neighbour - Ottawa 2023 Convention Ottawa Ottawa Date Squares 644