Conference & Attendee Profile

The Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), formerly known as the American Philological Association (APA), will be held in San Diego, California, from January 3–6. Full details on booth and table prices, and advertising and sponsorship opportunities will be posted in the Spring.

About the AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting: Last year, the AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting (AM) welcomed 2,478 conference participants.  We expect attendance numbers to range between 2,300- 2,700+. More than 50 companies exhibit at the meeting, and more than 80% return every year. The showroom floor is always expanding to welcome new international and domestic exhibitors and attendees. We welcome book, software/technology, outdoor gear, archaeological supply, travel, job placement, and finance companies, as well as educational institutions, field schools, grant-making, and non-profit agencies. We also seek artisans related to classics/archaeology and local destination crafts and goods. The AM brings together professional and vocational archaeologists, classicists, art historians, epigraphers, scientists, and anthropologists, as well as students, from around the world to share their latest research, network and learn about developments from the field. 

How Do We Compare to Similar Industry Conferences?

  • We are one of the few shows that negotiate exhibitor discounts with the decorator as part of our contract resigning.
  • Our room rates are up to $150 less per night.
  • Additional Exhibitor badges above the complimentary amount are offered a discounted rate of just $60.
  • You receive a value add of $70 per booth with complimentary tickets to the Opening Night Reception.
  • We have booked our future conferences in only top-tier destinations that are also cost effective to travel to by most major cities in the US and that deliver positive attendance numbers.

We know that exhibiting can be expensive, so we make a point to help you save in as many ways as possible. Here are a few of the discounts that AIA and SCS AM Exhibitors receive:

  • Decorator discounts!
    We work to secure shipping discounts for our exhibitors to lower the costs of getting your materials to the conference location.
  • Exhibitor Onsite Extras!
    Complimentary water and snacks are offered to all exhibitors and this year basic wifi will also be offered to you in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Networking opportunities!
    Complimentary tickets to the Opening Night Reception will provide you with an opportunity to mingle outside of the Exhibit Hall and create personalized connections with nearly 800 attendees in attendance.
  • Low Hotel Rates!
    Our room rates are up to $150 less per night.
  • Save on Extra Badges!
    Additional Exhibitor badges above the complimentary amount are offered at the reduced rate.
  • Airline discounts from multiple carriers coming soon!

The AM has the distinction of being the largest and oldest established meeting of classical scholars and archaeologists in the world, with attendance numbers that range from 2,200 to more than 3,000. We are proud that the AM continues to maintain its importance amongst industry leaders, with the 2018 AM being the 119th annual meeting for the AIA and the 149th for the SCS.

View some past Annual Meeting Exhibitors

Age of Bronze
AIA Orange County Society
American Classical League
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
American Research Center in Egypt
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
American Schools of Oriental Research
American Schools of Oriental Research
Archaeology & Art Publications
Athenians Publishers
Baylor University Press
BigC Dino-Lite Scopes
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
Bristol Classical Press
Caique Publishing LTD/ Cornucopia Magazine
Cambridge University Press
Casalini Libei - Fiesole Italy
Center for Hellenic Studies
Centro di Archeologia Sperimentale Antiquitates
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology—UCLA
De Gruyter
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (German Archaeological Institute)
Dig-It! Games, LLC
Duckworth Publishing
Earth/Matrix Tours LLC
Educational Tours & Cruises
Erasmus Academy NY / Summer Language Program Online
Eta Sigma Phi (ETA)
Ethiopian Airlines Journeys
Focus Publishing / R. Pullins Co., Inc
Getty Publications
GNS Science/Rafter Radiocarbon
Hackett Publishing Company
Harvard University Press
Hertiage Watch/The Association for Research into Crimes Against Art
ING Financial Partners
Journal of Roman Archaeology
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
L'Erma di Bretschneider
Loeb Classical Library
Maney Publishing
Midsea Books LTD
National Geographic Society
Ocean Institute
Oxford University Press
Peeters Publishers and Booksellers
Penguin Group
Peten Travels
Princeton University Press
PromPeru - The Tourism Board of Peru
Richer Resources Publications
Rock Art in Watercolors, LLC
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Sanity Silversmithing
School for Advanced Research
School of Archaeology & Ancient History
Society of Biblical Literature
Strati-Concept sarl
Texas A&M University Press
Texas Archaeological Socities and Organizations
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
The David Brown Book Company
The Etruscan Foundation
The Field Museum, Anthropology Department
The Institute for the Visualization of History, Inc.
The International Studies Institute at Palazzo Rucellai and Archeodig Project
The Johns Hopkins University Press
The New York Times (On the Avenue Marketing)
The Ohio State University Press
The Paideia Institute
The Scholar's Choice
The University of Chicago Press
United States Department of Defense - Legacy Resource Management Program
University of California Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Leicester, School of Archaeology and Ancient History
University of Michigan Press
University of Oklahoma Press
University of Pennsylvania Press
University of Texas Press
University of Wisconsin Press
Women's Classical Caucus
World Archaeological Congress
Zero Production

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