The association was formalized during the 6th Brazilian Meeting of Chemical Ecology (held from December 1-4, 2009 in Viçosa, MG). The minutes of the founding act can be accessed here (Portuguese version only). The bylaws which were approved by the General Assembly held during the 1st ALAEQ meeting in Uruguay in october 2010, can be downloaded here (Spanish version).
The Association met for its second ALAEQ meeting in 2012 in Córdoba, Argentina, and again last year in Bogotá, Colombia. Both meetings were highly succesfull, both academically and socially, with 120-150 participants and excelent academic programms. Before each meeting (2nd and 3rd), online elections were held to partially renovate the board, and the executive board as well as the general assembly of members met during the meetings. The next meeting will be the first joint ALAEQ-ISCE meeting, which will be held in Foz de Iguazú, Brasil.