The 2018 Annual Convention will be held in beautiful Cartagena/Baru Colombia, South America. The city of Cartagena, known in the colonial era as Cartagena de Indias, is a major port founded in 1533, located on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region. It is the capital of the Bolívar Department, and had a population 971,592 as of 2016.Recommended activity (5/5) Kick off your shoes and unwind on the white sands of the immaculate Caribbean coast in Playa Blanca. Leave the walled city of Cartagena behind and spend your day basking in the warmth of paradise as you saunter along the beach, go for a quick dip in the ocean, or just chill out on the waterfront. After being picked up from your Cartagena hotel, head south for a panoramic drive along the coast, passing through the leafy, laidback neighborhood of Manga. Continue on through Mamonal past mammoth cargo ships and industrial towers as your guide shares the history of the area's important oil manufacturing. Cross the Canal del Dique, a thin river that forms the border between mainland Cartagena and Isla Baru. Continue your drive until you reach Playa Blanca, a postcard-worthy spot dotted with dense palm trees and brightly colored umbrellas. Find a spot on the warm sand and devote the rest of your day to soaking up the Colombian sun. Here you can relax with a good book, take a peaceful stroll along the shore, or go for a refreshing swim in the emerald-green water. Enjoy a traditional lunch and some fresh tropical fruit before making the drive back to your hotel.