www.pubwest.org Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) 2017
Feb. 8 – 11
The largest literary conference in North America, with 12,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors. Unfortunately, this conflicted with PubWest in 2017; no conflict in 2018 or 2019 (Tampa, Mar. 7 – 10 and Portland Mar 27 – 31, respectively).
Public Lands Alliance 2017
Re-named (formerly Association of Partners for Public Lands, or APPL), this show alternates between eastern and western U.S. each year.
Feb. 12 - 16
Toy Fair 2017
New York, NY
Feb. 18 - 21
Campus Market Expo 2017 (CAMEX)
Salt Lake City, UT
Mar. 3 - 7
For the second time, CAMEX (3,000 college store buyers) will co-present with the Art Materials World show of the International Art Materials Association, the top show for books on art instruction. A two-fer worth looking at, especially since it’s in the West this year.
SIBA in the Springtime 2017
This one-day education event by Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) had planned a merger with the Great American Bargain Book Show (GABBS), but after a twenty-year run, GABBS has been terminated. However, the Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market Show is still the same weekend.
Natural Products Expo 2017
Mar. 9 - 12
Enormous show, draws buyers of natural, organic, and healthy lifestyle products.
Las Vegas, NV
Mar. 15 – 17
Sponsored by the Education Market Association, this is a marketplace for educational materials outside of public schools: home schooling, tutoring, learning centers.
London Book Fair 2017
Mar. 14 - 16
This show is moving up a month earlier, to March from now on, and will remain at the Olympia Expo Centre. Key show for international rights, across media.
Association of College and Research Libraries [ACRL] Conference 2017
Mar. 22 - 25
Biennial, rotates each spring with Public Library Association [PLA] Show
Licensing Expo 2017
Las Vegas, NV
May 23 – 25
Global brand market gets bigger and bigger. 16,000 attendees. Buying and selling rights and licensed products.
Mar. 31 – April 2
Comic-Con in July and WonderCon in March are two of the biggest draws for SF and fantasy, graphic novels and licensed products.