ICAS 11 Asian Studies Book Fair

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the premier meeting of Asia Scholars. It engages participants from all continents in dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic regions. Each ICAS event hosts an exhibition area where publishers can showcase their titles and make sales, but most importantly scout for new manuscripts. With approximately 1300 Asia Scholars coming together every two years, in different locations across the world each time, the convention presents publishers and institutes with an incredible audience - and offers acquisition editors a very deep pool of potential new authors.

The submission deadline for ICAS 11 has passed, and we can confirm that a record number of proposals were submitted for this edition. We estimate that there will be approximately 1800 participants at the event in Leiden!

ICAS 11 will be held in Leiden, the Netherlands from 16-19 July 2019. Leiden University will be the local host of the eleventh meeting of the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS). The convention will draw on the historically rich Asian and global connections of the city, along with its renowned research institutes and museums.

Reserve an Exhibition Booth
This eleventh edition of ICAS will be held in two historic buildings of Leiden University, rather than a large conference centre, which means that we will have only a limited number of exhibition booths available. Due to the small number of booths (approx. 25) we will not be working with a floorplan. All booths will be situated right next to the break areas; they shall be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Booth details: approx. 2,5 x 3 metres. 1 table (skirted), 2 chairs, waste bin. Additional tables and chairs available upon order. A booth costs €550  (this includes 1 free conference registration; full access to panels, coffee breaks, receptions and closing party; and the option to register 1 additional attendee for €150).

The booths will provide ample table top area for book displays, and enough space for meeting with potential customers and/or authors. Nevertheless, we suggest that publishers focus on acquisitions rather than direct sales at the conference. Just a few select display copies along with order forms (with conference discount codes) will cut down shipping and other costs, such as import duties or handling fees.


If you are interested in exhibiting or advertising at ICAS 11, please select your exhibition and advertising options via the New Registration button below. 

New Registration

Publisher/institution exhibition
Publishers, institutions and other parties can reserve a booth at the Asian Studies Book Fair, in which they can display and sell their products, discuss their services, and connect with (potential) clients/authors/collaborators, and so on.

Exhibition booth -  €550,  including 1 free registration
A second attendee can be registered for a discounted amount of €150 (max. 1)

ICAS offers numerous advertising opportunities. If you also book a booth at ICAS 11, you will receive a €50 discount on the prizes mentioned below. 

ICAS 11 program book ad - full page €500
ICAS 11 program book ad - half page €275
ICAS 11 bag insert €700
ICAS 11 email update to all ICAS 11 registrants €500

Please use the New Registration button above to select your exhibition and advertising options. If you have any further questions, please contact us to explore other possible opportunities at icas11.exhibition@iias.nl.