An annual meeting of the Grand Masters of Masons in North America.  Currently, the Conference membership consists of the Grand Lodges of the Provinces of Canada; the States of the United States of America, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; the State of York, Mexico; and the American-Canadian Grand Lodge of Germany.  These Grand Masters represent some 2 million Freemasons in North America.  Grand Masters from countries throughout the world also attend the annual Conference to join in fellowship.  The annual Conference is the largest gathering of Grand Masters in the world. “Considering the checkered history of Masonic congresses and conventions from 1780 to World War I…no achievement of the Conference of Grand Masters of North America is more outstanding than its…survival as a voluntary annual meeting of the leaders of the Craft… it answers a need of Grand Masters to know each other and to learn how others are meeting and handling the problems of the Fraternity in their jurisdictions” (”A Short History of the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America” by M.W. Conrad Hahn, PGM Connecticut, published by the Masonic Service Association in 1963) The Associations/Committees fo the Conference are: Child Identification Program (CHIP):              Commission on Information for Recognition: George Washington National Masonic Memorial Association: Masonic Renewal Committee: Masonic Service Association of North America (MSANA); National Masonic Foundation for Children:    The 2016 Conference will be held FEB 20-23, 2016 at the Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin
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