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Information for Exhibitors

What is the AUPresses Annual Meeting?
The Association of University Presses Annual Meeting and Exhibits offers an opportunity to meet decision-makers from all of the major university presses and a number of other scholarly publishers. If you offer products and services of interest to scholarly publishers, you should plan to attend.

Who attends the AUPresses Meeting?
Meeting registrants are primarily staff from the Association's 148 member presses. AUPresses. Meetings typically attract between 600-800 people. Approximately 650 individuals attended the Association's 2018 meeting in San Francisco, California. View the 2018 Meeting Registration List. 

Who exhibits at the AUPresses Meeting?
Exhibitors offer a range of services that include: printing, typesetting, paper supply, copyright licensing, mailing list research, database and publishing software solutions, and more. See more information about 2018 Exhibitors. 

When and where is the 2019 Annual Meeting?
The AUPresses Annual Meeting will be held June 11-13 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Where will the exhibits be located?
The table-top Exhibits will be in the Ontario Ballroom. Coffee breaks will be held in the Exhibit hall. A floor plan will soon be available.

What are the fees to exhibit?
General rate: $1,950
Partner rate: $1,300

A non-refundable 20% deposit is required when booking your table.

A draped table with chairs and registration fees for two company representatives (excluding meals) are included in the table fees.

There will be additional charges for box-handling and any electrical and audiovisual needs. Exhibits are strictly table-top; no large displays or booths will be allowed. There is a limit of one table per company. Exhibitor representatives are entitled to attend annual meeting sessions. There is an additional fee for attending group meals. If a company would like to send more than two representatives, each additional representative will be required to pay the appropriate meeting registration fee.

Where do I stay?
The Association has blocked rooms at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. A limited block of rooms has been set aside at a special AUPresses rate: $189 for a single/double a night (+15% nightly room tax).

The last day to make a reservation at the discounted rate (subject to availability) is Monday, May 20, 2019, but book early, as this block of rooms tends to go quickly.

There is a citywide convention during the dates of the AUPresses meeting, so hotel inventory in Downtown Detroit is limited. The link to the AUPresses hotel reservation page will be sent to attendees after they register for the meeting. Annual Meeting registration will open in March 2019. 

Please note: The Association has not authorized and will not authorize any third party housing company to contact attendees. Please disregard any such phone calls or emails should anyone try to contact you.

What is the exhibit schedule?
Preliminary 2019 hours (subject to change):

Set-up
Wednesday, June 12: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Exhibits Open
Wednesday, June 12: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 13: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Preliminary Tear Down
Thursday, June 13: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

How do I reserve a table?
The 2019 Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT! Individuals are welcome to register as attendees or consider becoming a sponsor.

Are there any additional benefits?
2019 Exhibitors will be listed on Association's website and in the meeting program. Exhibitors can opt to participate in the prize drawing and purchase advertisements (limited availability) in the registrants' newsletter. In addition, a list of all exhibitors with a description of services that they provide will be included in attendees' registration packets.

Are exhibitors allowed to attend educational sessions?
Absolutely. Sessions are generally open to all meeting attendees (additional fees apply to pre-meeting workshops on June 11).

Are there speaking opportunities?
There are not currently opportunities to participate on session panels.

Are there other ways to showcase my services?
AUPresses is developing a lab where expert users—not sales reps—can demonstrate to their peers how they use different products and services. If you have a product that can be easily demonstrated on a workstation (no Powerpoints or videos!), consider sharing the names of AUPresses users who can navigate your product and explain its features and offer insights and tips to other conference attendees. If you would like your product or service featured, please complete this application by February 28. A subcommittee of the 2019 Program Committee will review the submissions.

When will the program be available?
The program will be available in March 2019.

Are there sponsorship opportunities?
Of course! Please contact Susan Patton ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for more information or see more

How can I increase traffic to my table?
Increase traffic to your tables by donating items for a prize drawing. Let us know if you will contribute, and the Association will help promote your participation. Popular prizes include e-readers, tablets, gift cards, and service discounts.

The Association will also provide exhibitors a mailing list of meeting attendees (for one-time use only) to help companies promote their presence at AUPresses 2019.

Is it possible to attend without exhibiting if I'm not a member of the Association?
Yes! Registration information will be available in March 2019

What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations received in writing prior to April 16, 2019, will forfeit the 20% deposit. Cancellations received in writing between April 17 and May 15 will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations received after May 15, 2019.

Speakers and sessions may change without notice. In the unlikely event of meeting cancellation, AUPresses is not responsible for any costs, damages, or other expenses incurred by the exhibitor.

Please put me on the mailing list to receive information.
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