Resolution to Subscribe to the Informed Meetings Exchange
Referred to the AHA Council by the Business Meeting of the American Historical Association
January 6, 2007, 4:45 p.m.
At its annual business meeting on January 6, 2007, members of the Association referred the following resolution to the AHA Council. At its January 7, 2007 meeting, the AHA Council instructed the executive director to investigate the desirability of the AHA subscribing to INMEX, and make a recommendation to the Council at its June 2007 meeting.
Whereas, The success of the meetings and conventions of the American Historical Association are critical to the success of the wider organization;
Whereas, The AHA has an interest in avoiding the effects of a labor dispute upon its meetings;
Whereas, The Informed Meetings Exchange (INMEX) has recently been created to grant subscribing organizations access to information that will help avoid labor disputes at future meetings;
Whereas, Subscribing to INMEX does not entail a commitment to take any specific action with respect to any particular hotel, but would better equip the AHA to implement the resolution passed at its 119th Business Meeting, held on January 8, 2005, regarding hotel workers and AHA conventions;
Whereas, The American Historical Association endorses the principles* that are affirmed by subscribing to INMEX; and
Whereas, Over 150 organizations holding conventions spending over $250 million annually have subscribed to INMEX, including the Organization of American Historians, the American Anthropological Association, the American Sociological Association, the American Academy of Religion, the Society for Biblical Literature, the American Studies Association, American Association for Applied Linguistics, the American Public Health Association and the American Chemical Society; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the AHA shall subscribe to the Informed Meetings Exchange (INMEX).
*The principles can be found at www.inmex.org/media/fckeditor/inmex_pledgesheet.pdf.
Last Updated: July 18, 2007