Fair of Money in Chicago
Previous vote to hold
convention in Indianapolis is changed
The American Numismatic Association Board of
Governors has voted to hold its 2011 World’s
Fair of Money® in Chicago. The vote was taken
during the Board’s open session on Aug. 1 during
the 2008 World’s Fair of Money in Baltimore.
The decision changed a previous vote by the
current Board to hold the convention in
The previous decision to hold the 2011
convention in Indianapolis was made during the
Board’s meeting at the 2008 National Money Show™
in March. Due to a high level of feedback about
the selected site, the ANA sent an online survey
to its members on July 3 concerning sites for
future ANA conventions. The survey indicated
that from a list of 24 cities, Chicago was the
second most popular site for an ANA convention,
trailing only Baltimore.
Governor Clifford Mishler made the motion to
change the site of the 2011 convention to
Chicago; the vote was 7 in favor, 1 opposed, and
"After hearing the concerns of our membership,
the Board felt that additional input and
discussion was needed to make a decision that
best served our Association," said ANA President
"Although Indianapolis is a fine location, the
selection of Chicago is more in line with the
wishes of our membership, and provides a larger
metropolitan area and better travel options."
The dates for the 2011 World’s Fair of Money
have not been announced. Site locations within
the Chicago area are currently being considered.
The ANA is also considering another time to hold
a convention in Indianapolis.
About American Numismatic Association
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encouraging people to study and collect money
and related items. The ANA helps its 32,000
members and the public discover and explore the
world of money through its vast array of
education and outreach programs as well as its
museum, library, publications, conventions and
seminars. For more information, call
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