The Art House Convergence began in 2006 when the Sundance Institute invited 14 Art House theaters to the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. By 2008, the theaters decided to meet annually in Utah. Since then, the annual conference has grown to over 600 attendees and expanded to include regional seminars, industry events, and other programs throughout the year. The 2018 Annual Conference sold out one month in advance and took place January 15 - 18, 2018 in Midway, Utah.
The 2019 Annual Conference will be held January 21-24, 2019 in Midway, UT.