|2012 Annual Meeting: Exhibitor and Advertising Information|
Exhibitors and Advertisers
The American Folklore Society invites publishers of materials of interest to folklorists in all media to reserve exhibition space at the Society's 2012 annual meeting, scheduled for the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24-27 (exhibit days are October 25-27).
Produced every year since 1889, the AFS annual meeting is the largest professional gathering of folklorists in the world, bringing some 700 folklorists together each year for professional and social interaction. Registration and proposal numbers have grown steadily in recent years; last year our group of more than 20 exhibitors found our meeting to be a lively, engaged, and productive setting for sales, acquisitions, and networking. We expect another good turnout for our the 2012 meeting, our first in New Orleans since 1975.
The theme of the meeting, on which presentations will be encouraged but not required, is "The Continuity and Creativity of Culture."
In order to increase traffic to the exhibit room, we will schedule several other activities in or in the immediate vicinity of the exhibit room, including complimentary morning and afternoon beverage service each day for exhibitors and attendees, table-top presentations by a number of AFS interest-group sections, and perhaps a curated AFS thematic exhibition of poster presentations.
All exhibitors will receive a
complimentary listing in the AFS annual meeting program book, but we encourage you to send your message to meeting attendees by
reserving ad space in the book. All exhibitors will receive significant discounts (between 30% and 80%) on the
purchase of display advertising space, and exhibitors who rent three tables
will receive a half-page ad FREE!
Click here for more specific information about exhibiting or advertising at the 2012 annual meeting.
When you are ready to reserve table or advertising space, you may pay online in our online store.
If you prefer to fax or mail your reservation and payment, download our exhibitor information and reservation form.
The deadline for table or advertising reservations is July 1.
The Society also extends an invitation to its interest-group sections to reserve complimentary exhibit table space to promote the activities of their sections. Sections requesting such space must provide people to staff the table for a total of 20 hours during the annual meeting. Section exhibitors should also review the general exhibition information.
Sections, you can reserve your complimentary table space online. The deadline for Section reservations is March 31.
If you prefer to fax or mail your reservation and payment, download our section exhibitor information and reservation form.