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Advance registration is now closed. Registration will be available onsite.

Membership Category 

Early Registration (*CLOSED* December 18, 2019) 

Advance Registration (*CLOSED* January 24, 2020) 

Onsite Registration 

Tier One

$ 200.00  

$ 250.00  

$ 325.00  

Institutional Members & Staff 

$ 200.00  

$ 250.00 

$ 325.00 

Tier Two 

$ 350.00  

$ 425.00  

$ 525.00  

Tier Three
PT Faculty /Retired Independent 

$ 175.00  

$ 190.00  

$ 210.00  

Tier Three

$ 125.00  

$ 150.00  

$ 175.00  

CAA Institutional Member Student 

$ 100.00  

$ 150.00 

$ 175.00 


$ 450.00  

$ 495.00  

$ 595.00  

Day pass 



$ 100.00  

Single Timeslot Ticket



$ 20.00  

Exhibit Hall-Only Pass 



$ 20.00  

(Friday only) 



$ 25.00 

Registration Information

Benefits of Registration | On-site Registration | Institutional Registration | Press Registration  

Benefits of Registration 

Full-conference registrants receive a conference badge, conference tote, a PDF download of the digital publication Abstracts 2020, and online access to the Directory of Attendees. These benefits are not available to those who buy a day pass. 

Badges: A conference badge entitles full-conference registrants access to all sessions, the Book and Trade Fair, the Cultural and Academic Network Hall, and free admission to select area museums. Please wear your badge at all times during the conference. There is a $50 charge to replace a lost badge. 

Directory of Attendees: All full conference registrants can search the Directory of Attendees  online (you must be logged into your Individual Member Account to view the Directory). It contains the name, address, affiliation, email address, and phone number of all early registrants who chose to be included; if you do not want to be listed, please be sure to indicate that you want to opt out of the Directory by selecting that option during online registration or by checking the appropriate box on the registration form. The Directory of Attendees is dynamic and changes daily based on registrants who opt in to the database. 

Abstracts 2020: The PDF download of Abstracts 2020 is free for conference registrants.  

On-site Registration

On-site registration will take place in the Hilton Chicago, Lower Level, Salon B. 

On-Site Registration Hours: 


5:00–7:00 PM 


8:00 AM–7:00 PM 


8:30 AM–2:30 PM 

On-site registration fees may be paid by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover credit cards. There are no refunds on Annual Conference registration. Registration is not transferable. 

Institutional Registration

CAA members at all Institutional Membership levels may register faculty, students, and staff at the discounted, premium member rate, regardless of the individual membership status of each person. Institutional I level members may register up to 25 faculty, students, and staff and Institutional II level may register up to 10. Institutional III level members may register up to 5 faculty, students, and staff. 

Institutional registrations must be received by December 20, 2019. 

To register for the conference using an Institutional Membership, please contact Member Services at 212-691-1051, ext. 1.

Press Registration

CAA welcomes members of the press to attend the 108th Annual Conference to be held February 12–15, 2020, at the Hilton Chicago. Press passes allow members to attend any and all sessions and to enter the Book and Trade Fair. They do not include entrance to special events or workshops. 

CAA provides press passes to interested parties for the purpose of covering the Annual Conference. In order to apply for a press pass, please provide either (1) links to/examples of your two most recent articles, or (2) proof of assignment from a news source or press agency. Kindly note, press passes are nontransferable.

 To be considered for a press pass, please contact Alison Chang, interim director of communications, marketing, and membership, at at 212-392-4401 or Joelle Te Paske, media and content manager, at or 212-392-4426.