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Book and Trade Fair

CAA Book and Trade Fair

The Book and Trade Fair at the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago (photograph by Bradley Marks)

The Book and Trade Fair complements the Annual Conference program by allowing exhibitors to educate attendees about currently available products, publications, and services. Participants in the event include:

  • Publishers of books in art history, studio art, cultural history, architecture, gender studies, museum practices, media studies, and visual culture
  • Magazines, journals, and periodicals in the arts, humanities, and visual culture
  • Manufacturers and distributors of materials and equipment for artists
  • Digital-image resources and digital-media providers
  • Residencies and fellowships, foreign-study programs, and higher-education service providers
  • University art and art-history departments and art schools

Open for three of the conference’s four days, the Book and Trade Fair is a market opportunity rated “good to excellent” by over 97 percent of past exhibitors.

Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus

The Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus for the 2017 Annual Conference in New York is now available for download. Featuring essential details for participation in the Book and Trade Fair, the booklet also contains options for sponsorship opportunities and advertisements in the Conference Program and on the conference website. Printed copies of the prospectus will be available at the end of August.

The Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus will help you to reach a core audience of artists, art historians, educators, students, and administrators, who will converge in New York for CAA’s 105th Annual Conference, taking place February 15–18, 2017. With three days of exhibit time, the Book and Trade Fair will be centrally located in the New York Hilton Midtown. CAA offers several options for booths and tables that can help you to connect with conference attendees in person. The priority deadline for Book and Trade Fair applications is Monday, October 31, 2016; the final deadline for all applications and full payments is Friday, December 9, 2016.

In addition, sponsorship packages will allow you to maintain a high profile throughout the conference. Companies, organizations, and publishers may choose one of four visibility packages, sponsor specific areas and events, or work with CAA staff to design a custom package. Advertising possibilities include the Conference Program, distributed to over four thousand registrants and press contacts in the conference tote bag, and the conference website, seen by tens of thousands more. The deadline for sponsorships and advertisements in the Conference Program is Monday, December 5, 2016; web ads are taken on a rolling basis.


Questions about the 2015 Book and Trade Fair? Please contact Paul Skiff, CAA assistant director for Annual Conference, at 212-392-4412. For sponsorship and advertising queries, speak to Anna Cline, development and marketing assistant, at 212-392-4426.

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