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2018 AFS Annual Meeting: Exhibiting and Advertising

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 2018 Annual Meeting, October 17-20, 2018, at the Buffalo Niagara County Convention Center, in Buffalo, New York, with guest rooms at the Hyatt Buffalo. The theme for the meeting, on which presentations are encouraged but not required, is “No Illusions, No Exclusions.”

Produced every year since 1889, the AFS annual meeting is the largest professional gathering of folklorists in the world, bringing more than 700 folklorists together for professional and social interaction. Registration and proposal numbers have grown steadily in recent years. 

This year, we will preserve as much free time as possible to allow participants more opportunities for informal engagement—and browsing the exhibit room. Long lunches (12:15–2:00 p.m.) and evening free time (Thursday, 5:00–8:00 p.m.) will allow participants more time to shop.

In order to increase traffic to the exhibit room further, 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 and table-top presentations by a number of AFS interest-group sections.

All exhibitors will receive a complimentary listing in the AFS annual meeting program book and conference app, but we encourage you to send your own message to meeting attendees by reserving ad space in the program book and app (app details tbd). All exhibitors will receive significant discounts (between 20-48%) on the purchase of 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 2018 annual meeting.

When you are ready to reserve table or advertising space, you may submit your order 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 June 30.

AFS Sections

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 complete AFS 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.

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