Meeting History & Notes

Meeting History

Founded in 1883, the American Ornithologists' Union is the oldest and largest organization in the New World devoted to the scientific study of birds. The 2008 meeting in Portland will mark the 125th anniversary of the AOU's founding and is the 126th slated meeting.

This special joint meeting will also mark the 78th meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society and the 28th meeting of the Society of Canadian Ornithologists/La Société des Ornithologistes du Canada.

How Green is Our Meeting?

The conference organizers have carefully considered the effects of meeting on our environment and selected the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower because it is a certified green property by Green Seal Lodging Properties (

We will also work on keeping the meeting green with the following: