Welcome to an exciting venue of events that
will be unfolding for us from June 18 to June 20, 2014.
We will host the 110th Annual Convention at the beautiful Gideon Putnam
Resort at Saratoga Spring, New York. It is a first
class facility that you can learn more about by logging on to their
Again this year will be an
email around mid March containing all details about the convention.
Also voting for our Slate of Candidates will be done via email in
late April. The online convention registration form has not
been updated as of this date. We are waiting on our web host
to do the updates. However, in the meantime you can register
for the convention at any time. Click
for a printable convention registration form. Continue checking this website for new information and
announcements about the 110th Annual Convention.
The schedule this
year is entirely new. Prior to the official opening of the
convention, the annual golf tournament will be held Wednesday, June
18, at the Saratoga Spa Golf Course beginning at noon.
Pre-registration for golfers is a must to facilitate the start of
the tournament. Further information on the golf outing can be
found under the golf tab under this section.
The official opening
convention will begin with Registration on Wednesday, June 18, from
5 to 7 pm in the Lobby followed by a Cocktail Reception and Dinner
on the Gideon Patio. It will be a great time to have
conservations with old and new associates in the leather industry.
ALCA President Steve
Lange will open the Technical Program at 8 am on Thursday, June 19.
This year's technical program is being organized by Vice-President
Sarah Drayna and will offer a wide array of leather technologies
covering tanning to finishing to environmental issues and can be
viewed in the coming months under this section of our website under
Technical Program. The John Arthur Wilson Lecture will feature
Jakov Buljan of Croatia. His tentative topic will be
Achievements and Limitations of International Technical Cooperation
- UNIDO's Assistance to the Leather Section. The technical
sessions will end at 4:45 pm followed by the Annual Fun Run at 5:30
pm. Thursday's activities will be capped off by a cocktail
party at Portico from 7:15 to 8 pm followed by the Awards Banquet
from 8 to 10 pm at the Arches. This will be an exciting
evening that you won't want to miss.
will resume Friday morning at 8 am with the Annual Business Meeting
ending the morning sessions. At noon everyone is invited to
attend the Sports Activities Awards Luncheon at the Arches from
12:15 to 1:15 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the Fun Run and
golf outing as well as door prizes. The convention will close
after the Sports Activities Awards Luncheon.
Please make plans now to join us for a
wonderful time at Gideon Putnam.