Ottawa, Ontario | May 14-17, 2020

For its annual convention next year, the AAEC is teaming up with the Association of Canadian Cartoonists.



MARK THE DATE! In May 2020, the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will be teaming up with the ACC — the Association of Canadian Cartoonists — for a 4-day festival of political art! May 14-17, 2020.


In the meantime, begin making your travel plans and reserve your hotel room. (And an important reminder to all American cartoonists: bring your passport. You will need it to get back in the country.) 


Check back here in the new years!

Convention Registration Form


Staying in Ottawa

Our hosts have arranged for a special convention rate of $170.00CAN* per night and a REAL DEAL for the American visitors! Room space is limited and we encourage you to book as soon as possible. Make your reservations** by calling 1-800-853-8463 or click here:

*Please note: The convention rate is currently only good for May 14,15,16. Also, exchange rates may cause this price to fluctuate slightly. Just sayin’. 

**It’s the Marriott, folks. If you can’t get through on the phone, or they tell you they’ve never heard of the ACC, just hang up and start over. You’ve been warned.

About the AAEC

For over six decades, the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has been the professional association concerned with promoting the interests of staff, freelance and student editorial cartoonists. This includes political illustrators and the growing field of comics journalists.

We are a network of cartoonists who support the profession of editorial cartooning on all platforms, from print to digital. We are active in the defense of free speech and a free press, the very foundation of political cartooning.

We encourage and mentor young editorial cartooning talent, and aim to provide a common meeting ground for cartoonists of all political persuasions to exchange views, meet socially, and showcase creative and technological innovation.

The new AAEC website is now up and active at There you can see daily cartoons and news, and cartoonists can renew their membership and update their AAEC information.

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