International Congress of Eugenics

Certificate of appreciation from the Second International Congress of Eugenics

Logo of the Second International Congress of Eugenics, on the upper portion of a certificate of appreciation presented to Myrtelle M. Canavan

These organizational developments were not confined to the United States. Great Britain’s Eugenics Education Society had branches throughout its empire, and there were similar societies throughout Europe, South America, and Japan. In 1912, the Eugenics Education Society sponsored the first International Congress of Eugenics. Held in London, the conference had over 800 participants. The outbreak of the first World War delayed plans for a second, and it was not until 1921 that the Second International Congress was convened in New York; the third, and final, International Congress was held in 1932, again in New York.

International Congress of Eugenics