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60th Annual Meeting Call for Exhibitors/Advertisers

 We are excited to announce that 2017 African Studies Association Exhibit Hall and Advertiser Registration is now open! 

You can now sign-up to participate in the 2017 Exhibit Hall and to advertise in the 2017 Final Program.

First, select your preferred booth by reviewing the floor plan (premium booths are designated in red): 2017 Floor Plan

Second, complete the Exhibitor and Advertiser Registration Form: online Exhibitor registration is now closed.  As of November 7, online Exhibitor registration has closed. If you are an Exhibitor who would like to register for a booth please contact Renee DeLancey ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to inquire about availability.

You will notice that the ASA has made some exciting changes to our Exhibit Hall this year. The ASA has teamed up with an organization called Sponsorship Boost to expand our exhibitor and sponsorship audience and to improve the overall effectiveness of our Exhibit Hall. Sponsorship Boost has more than 20 years of experience working with Associations, including other Learned Societies, on sponsorships, exhibits, and advertising. Sponsorship Boost brings us expertise on how to ensure that you, our exhibitors, get the most out of your participation in our Annual Meeting.


Some of the innovations in this year’s Exhibit Hall include:

  • The ability for exhibitors to select a specific premium ($1100) or standard ($900) booth on the floor plan
  • New booth/advertising packages with discounted rates!
    - Platinum Premier Package (2 Premium Booths + 2 Full-page ads + Post-conference Mailing List)-$2880 (20% off!)
    - Gold Premier Package (1 Premium Booth + 1 Full-page ad)- $1620 (10% off!)
    - Gold Standard Package (1 Standard Booth + 1 Full-page ad)-$1440 (10% off!)
    - Display Table Package (1 6ft Display Table + 1 Full-page ad)- $840 (10% off!)
  • The introduction of new “table displays” ($550) for non-profits and Africa-based publishers and book stores Subject to ASA approval (Please note that only six tabletops are available.)
  • Improved floor-plan to increase traffic to booths


Yolie Oncita will be your main point of contact for this year’s Exhibit Hall and Final Program ads. You may contact Yolie by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 301-200-4616 x 105. We hope that  Yolie and the team at Sponsorship Boost will exceed your expectations and continue the tradition we have for excellent service. We also intend to open up some exciting new sponsorship opportunities this year. If you are interested in finding out more about sponsorship, then Yolie can update you on those opportunities as well.  


The African Studies Association (ASA), the official learned society for African Studies with more than 2,000 members globally, is pleased to invite you to exhibit and/or advertise at the 2017 Annual Meeting.  The theme for this year’s meeting is Institutions: Creativity and Resilience in Africa. The meeting will be held on November 16-18, 2017 at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL.  For further information about this meeting, go to the ASA's Annual Meeting page

Benefits of participating at the ASA Meeting

If your target audience is academics, practitioners, policymakers, or constituencies involved in knowledge dissemination and sharing on issues concerning the African continent, then you cannot afford to miss participating in this event as an exhibitor! The ASA is also excited to offer prime advertising space in the Annual Meeting Program, which will be viewed by more than 3,000 individuals in the ASA’s network. As an Exhibitor at the ASA’s Annual Meeting you are provided with the opportunity to display your products and services to the largest congregation of African scholars and practitioners anywhere in the world.


Bag Inserts

Bag inserts up to three pages double sided can be purchased for a flat fee of $1000. If you have questions regarding purchasing bag inserts, please contact Renee DeLancey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Advertisement submission specifications

Ad submissions are due no later than September 30, 2017. Specifications around ad submissions are as follows:

Size: 8.5 x 11 (Full page) and 8.5 x 5.5 (Half page)
No Bleeds
Color: Grayscale or Color

For questions regarding the Exhibit Hall and advertisements, please contact the ASA at 848.445.1367 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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African Studies Association
Rutgers University - Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
Tel: 848-445-8173
Fax: 732-445-6637