The Consortium holds a conference every February. Scholars of the revolutionary era (i.e. students, professors, independent historians) are encouraged to attend the meetings and to present the results of their studies to the assembled members of the Consortium. Our first meeting in 1971 included four sessions and eleven papers. At the September 1989 Bicentennial meeting at Florida State University, there were forty-five sessions and 150 presentations, demonstrating the vitality and commitment of students and professors to the Consortium.