The 124th annual meeting was held January 7-10, 2010, in San Diego with events scheduled in the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (headquarters) and San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina (co-headquarters). Many of the profession’s most distinguished members were present to deliver papers and more than 1,700 scholars participated in the four-day meeting. In addition, 46 specialized societies and organizations met in conjunction with the AHA. Each society held its own sessions, luncheons, or meetings, as well as some joint sessions with the Association. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich of Harvard University delivered the presidential address the evening of January 8, and the Association’s book awards, Awards for Scholarly Distinction, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize, the Feis Award, the William Gilbert Award, the John E. O’Connor Film Award, the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award, and the 2009 Honorary Foreign Member were announced.