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CAA will return to Chicago in 2014 for its 102nd Annual Conference. The conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago from Wednesday, February 12, to Saturday, February 15. This city of great architecture, museums, galleries, and public monuments has it all. Chicago is also an important base from which to explore the many exciting museums and architectural sites in the region. Sessions will begin on Wednesday morning and continue through Saturday afternoon. Special events will enable you to sample the city’s museums, campuses, and cultural institutions. As the world’s best-attended international art conference, CAA’s meeting will facilitate networking opportunities and enable you to exchange ideas and information with colleagues from across the globe.


CAA sponsors semiannual exhibitions, including shows of work by artists in MFA and BFA programs, that are on view during the Annual Conference.

Representatives from colleges, universities, or art schools in the conference city organize an annual group exhibition of student work from MFA programs in the region around the conference city.


Looking to promote your latest art publications and supplies? Need to recruit artists, scholars, and critics for your academic program or residency? Want to show off your services to professionals in the visual arts? CAA’s 102nd Annual Conference, taking place in Chicago, February 12 - 15, 2014, is the place for you.

CAA offers a variety of options to connect you with the more than 5,000 artists, art historians, critics, curators, designers, librarians, conservators, scholars, educators, and students who will convene at the Hilton Chicago for four days of nonstop art, dynamic events, and lively debate. Exhibit in the Book and Trade Fair to demonstrate and discuss your products and services one-on-one with potential customers. Grab the attention of CAA’s membership and drive traffic to your venue, website, or Exhibit Hall Booth with an ad in the Conference Information and Registration booklet, the Conference Program, or on the conference website. Maximize your visibility and show your support for the visual arts with a tailor-made sponsorship package.

Why Exhibit at CAA's 102nd Annual Conference?

The Book and Trade Fair is an opportunity to connect with CAA’s international base of artists, scholars, and professionals in the visual arts - the key buyers and decision-makers in their fields. As artists and scholars, they regularly purchase art supplies, publications, and services for their professional use. As educators, they recommend books, magazines, programs, services, and materials to students and colleagues, and specify which publications and supplies will be used in college - and graduate-level courses. As department chairs and administrators, they hold sway over significant budgets to purchase equipment, materials, and resources. CAA members drive trends in the field and are the perfect source for news about the latest directions in the profession, including efforts to integrate interactive, digital technology into classrooms.

Who Exhibits at the CAA Annual Conference?

• Publishers of books in art history, studio art, visual culture, curatorial studies, museum practice, architecture, cultural history, gender studies, film, and new media

• Magazines and journals in the arts, humanities, and visual culture

• Manufacturers and distributors of materials and equipment for artists

• Digital-image resources and other digital-media providers

• Residencies and fellowships, foreign-study programs, and higher- education service providers

• University art and art history departments and art schools

About CAA

The College Art Association is the world’s largest professional association for artists, art historians, arts professionals, and arts organizations. CAA serves as an advocate and a resource for individuals and institutions nationally and internationally by offering forums to discuss the latest developments in
the visual arts and art history through its Annual Conference, publications, exhibitions, website, and other programs, services, and events. CAA focuses on a wide range of advocacy issues, including education in the arts, freedom of expression, intellectual-property rights, cultural heritage and preservation, workforce topics in universities and museums, and access to networked information technologies. Representing its members’ professional needs since 1911, CAA is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards of scholarship, creativity, criticism, and teaching.

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the College Art Association 102nd Annual Conference, Book and Trade Show.

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Conference/Event Dates: 02/12/2014 - 02/15/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 02/12/2014 - 02/15/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Education Events
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Education, Education Events, Other / Miscellaneous
Estimated Attendance: 5,000
Audience: Artists, Art Historians, Critics, Designers, Librarians, Conservators, Curators, Scholars, Students, Museum Professionals, Department Chairs
Venue: Hilton Chicago Hotel
Venue Phone: (312) 922-4400
Venue Type: Indoor - Hotel
Official Conference Hotel:Hilton Chicago Hotel
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:Approximately 130
Event Square Footage:41,000
Show Owner:CAA
Show Manager:CAA
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Maintain a high profile throughout the conference with one of CAAâ€TMs sponsorship packages. Sponsors may choose one of four visibility packages, support specific events and services such as ARTexchange and the Student and Emerging Professionals Lounge, or underwrite amenities like the new conference smartphone app. CAA also offers additional sponsorship options, such as travel mugs, lanyards, and hotel keycards, which provide high visibility at more moderate price points. Any pre-designed package can be tailored to fit the particular needs and interests of your organization.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
8' x 10' Single Standard Booth $1,300   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
8' x 10' Single Standard Aisle Corner Exhibit Booth $1,400   Water: n/a
Half Standard Booth $675   Generator: n/a
Tabletop (For Qualified Applicants) $575   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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