Why sponsor, exhibit or advertise at the AFS Annual Meeting?
Reach 800+ professionals in folklore studies and related fields, working in academic, public, and private institutions. Our exhibitors are a vital part of our annual meetings. Plus, as an exhibitor, you have access to all sessions and social events.
Discounted sponsor packages are available if you’d like to participate in more than one way. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.
Our attendees are particularly interested in:
Publications: showcase books and/or journals to those interested in advancing their education. Meet scholars interested in publishing their own work.
Technology: expand attendees’ awareness of technology that will assist them in the field and at their home institutions. Show them how you can help improve their work.
Community Resources: connect communities to information and resources about folklore studies, folklore, folklife, festivals, exhibits, archives, and more!
Sponsor an Event or an Item
Note: THIS OPTION IS CLOSED FOR 2023; CONTACT US TO ASK ABOUT AN EVENT IN 2024.
Organize a “meet the author” book event, workshop, information session, or hosted meet and greet all your own. You can be creative about the content — we’ll provide the reception space or Zoom meeting, schedule listing, and in-conference promotion. Contact us at [email protected] to discuss how we can support your plans.
Support a Scheduled Session/Event
Sponsor a Specialty Item
- Lanyards $2800: (limited to one sponsor)
Your name and logo alternated with the AFS name and logo on the name tag lanyards that are distributed to every attendee.
- Tote bag or similar product: $3500 (limited to one sponsor)
Your name and logo printed on one side of the official conference tote to be distributed at registration. Includes the option to place one flyer or promotional item in each bag.
# of Tables Rates
- 1 Table $300
- 2 Tables $500
- 3 Tables $600
- Tables should be staffed by members of your organization. Have your own exhibit setup? Contact us at [email protected].
A dedicated half table for your materials or floor space for a banner stand. Either is approximately 3’x3’. Ideal if you plan to attend the conference but prefer not to staff a table.
NOTE: NO NEW 2023 EXHIBIT PAGES CAN BE ADDED AFTER SEPT. 11, 2023.
Claim your space in our virtual Showcase, where attendees can browse your description, statement, images or video, download your catalog, and contact you. This feature of our online conference hub is a great way to share information about your organization and links to your store or website. The Showcase will be viewable to all online visitors, not just in-person attendees, from June through December 31. We can suggest ways to customize your space to make the most of its features, including new networking options.
Place your banner ad or logo in the online program, the hub for all virtual and in-person events, with traffic from September through the live event, and continuing at least until the end of the year for on-demand, asynchronous access. Anyone can view the online program, not just registered attendees.
NOTE: NO NEW 2023 PRINT ADS CAN BE PURCHASED AFTER SEPT. 11, 2023.
- Half Page $500: 5.5” x 4.25” (horizontal)
- Full Page $650: 5.5”x8.5”
- 2-page spread $1100: see full page specs
- Additional pages $450/ea
Provide your own materials – fliers, brochures, etc. – to be handed out to every attendee at registration along with their program book and name tag.
- Pick 2 and get a 20% discount.
- Pick 3 and get a 30% discount
Contact us at [email protected] to take advantage of the package discount. The opportunity to sponsor a specialty item such as a lanyard or a tote bag are not eligible for the packages.
For full details and policies, see Terms, Conditions, and Specifications for Meeting Sponsors.