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Cultural and Academic Network Hall
General Information

The Cultural and Academic Network Hall is designed to put conference attendees in direct contact with representatives from many of our institutional members and other cultural organizations. Part exhibition hall, part interview center, and part meeting place, the Cultural and Academic Network Hall is the space for job seekers , cultural institutions, and academic departments to meet face-to-face. The Network Hall is free and open to the public.

Participating museums, colleges, and universities may reserve a Tabletop Exhibit in the Network Hall. Organizations may also reserve Interview Booths as part of their booth package to meet with candidates for open positions. Interview Booths are available to non-exhibitors for 90-minute time slots , but must be booked in advance (see pricing below).

The Network Hall is a great way for department leadership and alumni offices to connect with faculty and former students and to meet new students and instructors. Due to size limitations, the Network Hall will be limited to the first 50 organizations that register.

There will be Interview Booths within the Network Hall. This will give interviewers the opportunity to meet prospective faculty and program candidates in a private and professional setting, removing the need to conduct interviews in private hotel rooms or other locations. Each booth can hold up to five people comfortably. Catering will be available at an additional cost.

To reserve space in the Cultural and Academic Network Hall, fill out the Academic Network Hall Exhibitor Reservation Form, or contact Alison Chang, sponsorship and partnership manager, at or 212-392-4436.

To book Interview Booth time slots contact Teresa Lopez, chief financial officer, at or 212-392-4422.


The Tabletop Exhibit includes one six-foot, draped table, two chairs, and name sign, but does not include the cost of additional booth furnishings, drayage, electrical, internet or labor.

Tabletop Exhibit and Interview Booth Pricing
CAA Institutional Members (all tiers) $425
Non-member Institutions $650
Interview Booth (non-exhibitor) (90 minutes) $100
Idea Exchange

Idea Exchange enables conference attendees to meet informally with others who are interested in similar topics or to learn a little more about an unfamiliar subject area. These conversations will be held at round tables in the Cultural and Academic Network Hall and will be facilitated by someone knowledgeable in a respective field.

Important Dates


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Thursday, February 14, 2019, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday, February 15, 2019, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM


Saturday, February 16, 2019, 2:30 to 6:00 PM


Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Afternoon

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday, February 15, 2019, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM


Thursday, February 14 8:30 AM
10:30 AM
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM

Friday, February 15 8:30 AM
10:30 AM
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM

Saturday, February 16 8:30 AM
10:30 AM
12:30 PM

Book and Trade Fair
General Information
Dates: Thursday, February 14–Saturday, February 16, 2018
Hours: Thursday–Friday: 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM–2:30 PM
Location: Rhinelander Gallery and Americas Hall I
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

The Book and Trade Fair hosts more than 100 publishers, art materials manufacturers, and services for professionals in the field. Stop by to explore the products and talk directly to the exhibitors. Meet an editor, discover a great book, test a new brush, chat with authors, explore opportunities, and more!

  • See the newest art books, journals, and magazines
  • Attend book signings
  • Test the latest materials and tools and watch demonstrations
  • Discuss your book ideas with experienced art editors
  • Meet the editors of The Art BulletinArt Journal, Art Journal Open, and
  • Learn about new survey textbooks and teaching aids for your classroom
  • Investigate digital-image resources for your classroom or library
  • Learn about academic testing and research firms
  • Meet with representatives from professional associations

A wide variety of art materials will be on view, and many of the experts who manufacture them will be on hand to discuss their products, which include:

  • Paints and brushes
  • Graphic materials and graphic-design supplies
  • Paper
  • Easels and tools
  • Printmaking supplies
  • Digital-studio supplies

Admission is FREE with your conference registration badge.

For those not registered for the full conference, Book and Trade Fair tickets are available onsite in the 2nd floor Promenade registration area during the conference:

Member: $15 with credit card, check, or cash
Nonmember: $25 with credit card, check, or cash


Information for Exhibitors

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 your services to professionals in the visual arts? Exhibit in the Book and Trade Fair and connect with over 4,500 artists, art historians, curators, critics, designers, librarians, department chairs, academic administrators, students, and professionals in the visual arts, who will convene February 13–16, 2018, for CAA’s 107th Annual Conference. Find out all you need to know in the Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus, including a list of past exhibitors.

Exhibitor Benefits
  • Index and map listing in the Conference Program
  • Listing in the conference program
  • Complimentary or reduced registration to over 300 conference sessions, exposing you to the trends in art, scholarship, and education
  • Discount on lodging at the conference hotels
  • Three days of exhibit time
  • A marketing opportunity rated “good to excellent” by 97% of past exhibitors
Reservation Deadlines:
October 31, 2018 Priority deadline for applications
December 7, 2018 Final deadline for applications with full payment
Exhibition Schedule:
February 13, 2019 9:00AM–5:00 PM Exhibitor load-in and setup
February 14–16, 2019 9:00AM–6:00 PM Exhibit open to attendees
February 16, 2019 9:00AM–2:30 PM Exhibit open to attendees
February 16, 2019 2:30 PM–6:00 PM Exhibitor dismantle and load-out
Exhibit Booths

The Exhibit Hall is Rhinelander Gallery and Americas Hall II, conveniently located in the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. All conference sessions and meetings are headquartered in this central location, which will guarantee high visibility and heavy floor traffic for all exhibitors. Every attendee—each a potential buyer—will have ample opportunity to visit your booth in a relaxed environment.

Booth Prices and Payment
Single Standard Exhibit Booth $1,350
Single Standard Aisle Corner Exhibit Booth $1,450
Additional Standard Booths $1,250
Half Standard Booth $700
Tabletop Exhibits for qualified applicants* $650


Standard Booth

All Standard Exhibit Booths are 10 ft. wide x 8 ft. deep and are furnished with a draped back wall (8 ft. high) and draped side rails (3 ft. high). A 7 x 44 in. identification sign with booth number is provided at no additional charge.

Half Standard Booth

For those exhibitors with limited space needs, CAA encourages no more than two unrelated companies to share a single exhibit booth. You can make your own arrangements with a booth partner or have CAA match you with another company. Contact Paul Skiff, CAA assistant director of Annual Conference, or 212-392-4413 for more details.

Prices for Standard and Half Standard sooths do not include the cost of furnishings, drayage, electrical or internet service, or labor. Please refer to the Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus for more information.

Tabletop Exhibit

The following types of exhibitors qualify for Tabletop Exhibits:
  • A registered nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status
  • A publisher, distributor, wholesaler, retailer, or author with one to three titles to display
  • A publisher of a periodical with circulation under 10,000 per issue
  • An individual, educational, or business organization with one to three products, programs, or services to promote
Only one Tabletop Exhibit is allowed per applicant. The cost includes one 6 ft. draped table, two chairs, and name sign, but it does not include the cost of additional booth furnishings, drayage, electrical, internet, or labor.
Reserve Now

Priority deadline for applications is October 31, 2018. Final deadline for applications with full payment is December 7, 2018.

Fill out the appropriate application form for the Standard Exhibit Space or Tabletop Exhibit and submit with 50% deposit to to the attention of Paul Skiff, assistant director for Annual Conference.

Booth space assignment is based on a priority point system until October 31, 2018. Applications received after this date will be assigned space on a first-come, first-served basis. The contract on the application form describes the point system.

Exhibitors should carefully review the floor plan in the prospectus and select four priority booth choices in order of preference. If none of your choices is available, CAA will assign space as close as possible to your requested booth locations.