Annual Meeting Exhibits

Join us in Washington, DC, January 4 – 7, 2018!

Since 1884, the American Historical Association annual meeting has been the premier gathering for historians to come together to share research and professional development, and to network with other scholars from across the world. Young historians attend to learn about the profession and their career paths. The Exhibit Hall is a major attraction for attendees seeking publishers for their work; procuring books for course adoption; finding new teaching tools; investigating the latest monographs, edited volumes, and journals; and exploring digital solutions.

The meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.

Join us in Washington, DC for the American Historical Association's 132nd Annual Meeting.


Why Exhibit at the AHA Annual Meeting?

  • Support your authors by promoting their books
  • Meet new potential authors waiting to pitch their projects to you
  • Demonstrate your electronic database, digital program, or other tool
  • Connect with educators seeking new books for course adoption
  • Convince attendees to recommend your books and databases to their institutions for purchase


86% visited the Exhibit Hall

11% attended a reception at an exhibitor's booth

21% visited the Exhibit Hall stage

34% came to see a specific exhibitor

57% explored the Exhibit Hall looking for something to interest them

30% were seeking digital collections and tools for primary source access, research, and teaching

44% reported that they learned about a new product or service during their visit

45% made a purchase at the Exhibit Hall

Learn more about Who Attends the AHA annual meeting

About the AHA

The American Historical Association (AHA) is the largest professional organization in the United States devoted to the study and promotion of history and historical thinking. Only the AHA brings together historians from all specializations and professions, embracing their breadth, variety, and ever-changing activity.

The AHA has 12,000 members and over 100 affiliate organizations, many of who hold sessions as part of the AHA annual meeting. Nearly 4,000 historians attended recent meetings in Atlanta and Denver, and over 5,000 attended the last meeting in the Eastern corridor. The Exhibit Hall regularly includes over 80 or more exhibitors.