The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is a professional association concerned with promoting the interests of staff, freelance, and student editorial cartoonists in the United States. The AAEC sponsors a "Cartoons for the Classroom" program designed to aid educators at all levels in teaching history, economics, social studies, and current events. They hold an annual convention in June to give member cartoonists an opportunity to meet and consider issues through panel discussions and guest speakers. Between conventions, cartoonists can discuss issues on a daily basis through a members-only email list-serve. The officers of the organization consist of a president, vice president, and board of directors that serve one year terms. They are elected by active AAEC members.