The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention in the United States, advertising itself as "a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman". Held in July 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, the meeting launched the women's suffrage movement, which more than seven decades later ensured women the right to vote.
The convention, organised by female Quakers and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, attracted widespread national attention. It was soon followed by other women's rights conventions, including one in Rochester, New York two weeks later. In 1850 the first in a series of annual National Women's Rights Conventions met in Worcester, Massachusetts.