Frederick Weston speaking at the 2019 CAA Annual Conference (photo by Ben Fractenberg)

Four days for everyone in the arts with over 300 sessions and panels, dozens of receptions and parties, professional development workshops, roundtable talks, and exhibitors.

For the first time since 2014, the CAA Annual Conference returns to Chicago in February. CAA welcomes all those in the visual arts to attend over 300 sessions and professional development workshops, as well as dozens of receptions, parties, and special tours at local museums and cultural institutions. The Book and Trade Fair, with over 100 booths showcasing the latest products, programs, and books, will be located on the lower level of the Hilton Chicago. Partners are offering free or discounted admission and special tours this year include Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, the Design Museum of Chicago, and many others.

The 108th CAA Annual Conference content will address the full breadth of the field of visual arts and design and examine a range of cultures, histories, and scholarships. CAA anticipates more than 5,000 professionals in the arts to attend the conference in Chicago. In collaboration with the Committee on Women in the Arts, we offer 50% of the conference’s content in celebration of the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in the United States, while also acknowledging the discriminatory practices that limited voting rights for Indigenous women and women of color, even after the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920.

Register before December 15, 2019 to lock in the lowest rates for registration.

Please contact Member Services at or at 212-691-1051, ext. 1 with any questions.