This is a panel discussion with the following International Society of Bassists leadership figures:

This was originally published on Contrabass Conversations.

Here are a few of the key historical highlights for this organization:

  • 1967 – Gary Karr founds the International Institute for String Bass (IISB)
  • 1974 – organization is relaunched by Barry Green and Lucas Drew as the International Society of Bassists (ISB)
  • 1982 – Jeff Bradetich is appointed executive director
  • 1984 – ISB Convention at Northwestern University
  • 1986 – ISB Convention at University of Texas at Austin
  • 1988 – ISB Convention at UCLA
  • 1990 – ISB Convention at New York University
  • 1993 – ISB Convention at Interlochen Arts Academy
  • 1995 – ISB Convention at Indiana University
  • 1997 – ISB Convention at Rice University
  • 1999 – ISB Convention at University of Iowa
  • 2000 – ISBworldoffice.com launched
  • 2001 – ISB Convention at Butler University
  • 2003 – ISB Convention at University of Virginia
  • 2005 – ISB Convention at Western Michigan University
  • 2007 – ISB Convention at Oklahoma City University
  • 2008 – ISB Store and ISB Editions launched
  • 2009 – ISB Convention at Penn State
  • 2011 – ISB Convention at San Francisco State University
  • 2013 – ISB Convention at Eastman School of Music
  • 2015 – ISB Convention at Colorado State University
  • 2017 – ISB Convention at Ithaca College

The ISB has a great history page on their website with more detailed information.