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Conference History

The list below is the history of STARFLEET’s Conferences.

 

From 1986 to 1995 STARFLEET Conferences were held in conjunction with another convention.

1986 – June 13 to June 15 – St. Louis, Missouri – 1st STRFLEET Conference, held at the Clarion Hotel in association with Archon 10 fan convention.

1987 – July 10 to July 12 – Hunt Valley, Maryland – Held at the Hunt Valley Inn, in association with Shore Leave IX.

1988 – June 16 to June 19 – Cleveland, Ohio – Held at the Cleveland Convention Center, this National Conference was combined with International Superman Convention and the 7th annual Neovention gaming convention.

1989 – August 25 to August 27 – San Jose, California Held at the LaBaron Hotel in association with TimeCon 89.

1990 – August 31 to September 2 – Kansas City, Missouri – Held at Adam’s Mark Hotel in association with Delecon One.

1991 – July 12 to July 14 – Hunt Valley, Maryland – Held again at the Hunt Valley Inn, in association with Shore Leave XIII.

1992 – July 3 to July 5 – Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City Marriot Hotel, in association with Delecon Two. Special charity events at the 1992 IC raised money to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

1993 – July 2 to July 4 – Arlington, Texas – Held at the Arlington Convention Center, the IC was branded as “Tex-Trek ’93” and some events were opened to the public. Guests included actor Colm Meaney.

1994 – July 17 to July 19 – Orlando, Florida – Held at Orlando North Hilton in conjunction with Vulkon 94

1995 – July 13 to July 16 – Atlanta, Georgia – Held at Ramada Downtown in conjunction with Dragon Con/NASFIC

1996 marked the beginning of stand-alone STARFLEET International Conferences

1996 – August 30 to September 1 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Held at Oklahoma City La Quinta

1997 – August 22 to August 24 – Cherry Hill, New Jersey – Held at Cherry Hill Hilton Hotel

1998 – July 3 to July 5 – Lubbock, Texas – Held at Holiday Inn and Towers

1999 – August 6 to August 8 – Charlotte, North Carolina – Held at Charlotte Marriott Executive Park

2000 – September 1 to September 3 – Burlington, Vermont – Held at Sheraton Burlington Hotel

2001 – July 27 to July 29 – Kansas City, Missouri – Held at Kansas City Airport Marriott

2002 – August 1 to August 4 – San Jose, California – Held at DoubleTree Hotel Airport

2003 – July 31 to August 3 – Greensboro, North Carolina – Held at Holiday Inn Airport

2004 – July 29 to August 1 – Birmingham, Alabama – Held at Marriot Grandview

2005 – July 1 to July 3 – San Antonio, Texas – Held at Hilton San Antonio Airport – Guests included Richard Herd, Vaughn Armstrong, and Casey Biggs.

2006 – August 4 to August 6 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Held at Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport

2007 – August 9 to August 12 – Denver, Colorado – Held at Adams Mark Hotel – Included guest Tim Russ

2008 – June 27 to June 29 – Ithaca, New York – Held at Ithaca Ramada Airport Inn – This IC’s theme was “Back to School” and special guests included actors J. G. Hertzler and Robin Curtis, and Superman author Roger Stern.

2009 – August 6 to August 9 – Greensboro, North Carolina – Held at Greensboro Airport Marriot – With the theme “One Small Step, One Giant Leap”, this IC celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing as well as the 35th Anniversary of STARFLEET International. The special guest was Apollo 13 astronaut Fred W. Haise.

2010 – July 30 to August 1 – Sequoyah State Park, Wagoner, Oklahoma – The “Wagon Train to the Stars” theme reflects the Oklahoma setting and echoes a phrase Gene Roddenberry used to describe Star Trek to television network executives.

2011 – August 12 to August 14 – Held at The Inn at Pocono Manor, Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania

2012 – August 3 to August 5 – Held at Whispering Woods Resort, Memphis, Tennessee – “Trekkin’ on the Mississippi” – Included Guest: Rod Roddenberry

2013 – August 1 to August 4 – Held at MCM Elegante Hotel, Dallas, Texas – “Year of the Phoenix” – Included Guest: Vaughn Armstrong

2014 – August 8 to August 10 – Held at The Clock Tower Resort and Convention Center, Rockford, Illinois – “Time is Fleeting”, Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of STARFLEET: The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.

2015 – August 21 to August 23 – Held at The Conference & Event Center, Niagara Falls, New York – “Honeymoon in STARFLEET”

2016 – August 12 to August 14 – Held at Crown Plaza Louisville Airport, Louisville, Kentucky – “Trekkin’ II: Horsing around on the Ohio!”

2017 – August 18 to August 20 – New Orleans, Louisiana – Held at the Crown Plaza New Orleans Airport.

2018 – August 10 to August 12 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Held at Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America – “Family Reunion”.

2019 – August 2 to August 5 – St. Louis, Missouri Held at the Marriott St. Louis Airport. A new convention, IDIC Con, attempted to use the International Conference funds to spin-off, but failed.

2020 – August 1 – Virtual IC2020 – Hosted online on Zoom by the STARFLEET International Conference Committee. IC2020 was to be held in San Mateo, California was CANCELLED by the Admiralty Board, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

2021 – August 7 – The IC was to be in Tallahassee, Florida but was postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. In place of a full IC, a one day Virtual IC will be held by a Zoom conference call hosted by the STARFLEET International Conference Committee.