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CAA 113th Annual Conference Book and Trade Fair 

a crowded aisle of the 2014 book and trade fair

The Book and Trade Fair is an ideal opportunity to reach a highly engaged audience.  

CAA’s Annual Conference is the world’s largest gathering of visual arts professionals, convening over 4,000 practitioners from across the globe. Attendees come to share the latest advanced scholarship and developments in professional practice to strengthen their careers as scholars, authors, artists, and educators. The four-day conference explores an array of subjects around art, architectural, and design history and the visual arts through more than 225 sessions, workshops, and special events.  

Publishers, global art suppliers, universities and colleges, foundations, magazines and journals, art materials manufacturers, digital-image resources, advanced study programs, membership organizations, and other services for visual art professionals make CAA’s Annual Conference Book and Trade Fair a must on their exhibit calendars. Whether you choose to exhibit at the Book and Trade Fair, participate as a sponsor, cohost an event, or place an ad on our website, there is a marketing option that is right for you. 

The 2025 conference will take place February 12–15, 2025 in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown. All exhibitors will also receive a virtual exhibit for the online conference platform. Conference exhibitor content will be available there for further access on-demand through to April 11, 2025.  

Our surveys show approximately 80 percent of conference attendees visit the exhibitors at the Book and Trade Fair and 51 percent of CAA attendees spend more than $1,000 at the in-person conference.  

The New York Hilton Midtown is one of the city’s top conference destinations, within walking distance or convenient public transportation to world-renowned cultural attractions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the city’s art gallery districts. When the conference is located in New York City, it draws the highest attendance of any location for CAA’s Annual Conference. 


Exhibitors are offered exhibit booths on site at the headquarters hotel, as well as virtual on-line exhibits. The in-person Book and Trade Fair offers Standard 8 x 10–foot exhibit booths with prime placement for sponsors. Also offered are Enterprise exhibits at a special price for qualified exhibitors. The exhibit hall is centrally located next to conference registration where all attendees must check in, guaranteeing high visibility and immediate access to the exhibits. Virtual exhibits provide a full engagement environment with multiple formats for content as well as engagement features and statistics. 

Full information, including costs and exhibitor applications, will be available in September 2024. 

For more details and to be added to our mailing list to receive full information, please contact 

Paul Skiff, CAA Senior Conference Consultant.