The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists met first in 1916 at the American Museum of Natural History and, except for the World War II years 1943-1945, members of ASIH have met annually. The purposes of the annual meetings are to conduct society business, to hold technical sessions for oral presentations, posters and symposia, to present annual achievement and service awards, to select and including "best student paper" awards, and especially to provide opportunities for continuing and new colleagues to meet and socialize. Indeed, the annual meetings are the best venue for members to keep informed about each other's work, and for students to enter in person the scientific community of ichthyologists and herpetologists. Meeting sites change from year to year around North America and occasionally overseas (e.g. Brazil, Costa Rica).
In 2008 ASIH began to meet together with the American Elasmobranch Society, the Herpetologist's League and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. The four societies have recently agreed to a Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists at which each society will have its own governance meetings and mutually open paper sessions.
2014 Meeting: Chattanooga, Tennessee
The 2014 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH) will take place at the Chattanooga Convention Center in downtown Chattanooga on July 30–August 3, 2014. It will include the 30th annual meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, the 57th annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, the 72nd annual meeting of the Herpetologists' League, and the 94th annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
- 2015 - Reno, Nevada, 15-19 July 2015
- 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia
- 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 2010, Providence, Rhode Island
- 2009, Portland, Oregon
- 2008, Montreal, Quebec