Conferences | Book Fairs | Literary Festivals

In 2021, UBC Press books will be featured at the following conferences, book fairs, and literary festivals. All events are virtual with a few exceptions. UBC Press is distributed in the U.S.A. by Chicago Distribution Center (CDC) who will feature our new books at U.S.A. conferences that we are not attending. For more information, contact Kerry Kilmartin, publicist and events manager, at


College Art Association
February 10-13, virtual
Represented by CDC

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
March 17-21, virtual
Represented by CDC

Association for Asian Studies
March 21-26, virtual
Represented by CDC

International Studies Association
April 6th - 9th, virtual
Represented by CDC

Association of American Geographers
April 7-11, virtual
Represented by CDC

American Society for Environmental History
Apr 19-26, Environmental History Week, virtual

Organization of American Historians
April 15-18, virtual
Represented by CDC

Midwest Political Science Association
April 14-18, virtual
Represented by CDC

BC Library Association
May 3-7, virtual

Between Postwar and the Present Day: Canada, 1970-2000
May 6-9, virtual

Canadian Military History Colloquium (TBD)
May 14-15, Waterloo ON

Law and Society Association
May 27-30, virtual

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
May 29-June 4, Edmonton AB, virtual

American Historical Association
Month of June, virtual
Represented by CDC

Canadian Political Science Association
June 7-10, virtual

Native American & Indigenous Studies Association
June 14-21, virtual

American Institute of Architects
June 17-19, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Represented by CDC

Ecological Society of America
August 2-6, virtual
Represented by CDC

American Sociological Association
August 9 – 16, virtual
Represented by CDC

 American Political Science Association (TBD)
Sep 29-Oct 3, Seattle WA
Represented by CDC

Urban History Association
Month of October, Urban History Month, virtual
Represented by CDC

American Studies Association
October 7-10, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Represented by CDC

Association of Collegiate School of Planning (TBD)
October 21-24, Miami FL

American Society for Legal History (TBD)
November 5-6, New Orleans LA

National Women's Studies Association
November 11-14, Detroit MI
Represented by CDC

Social Science History Association
November 11-14, Philadelphia PA
Represented by CDC

American Anthropological Association
November 17-21, Baltimore MD
Represented by CDC

History of Science Society
November 18-21, New Orleans, LA
Represented by CDC


Frankfurt Book Fair (TBD)
October 20-24, Frankfurt


Word Vancouver (TBD)
September, virtual

Word on the Street (TBD)
Spring/Summer/Fall, Weekly Features, virtual, Toronto ON

Vancouver International Writers Festival (TBD)
Vancouver, Virtual



Update - May 14, 2020: We're excited to begin sharing our virtual conference exhibits. Check this page as more conferences are added.

Update - March 13, 2020:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many conferences have been cancelled or postponed. This list may not be up-to-date. Please check conference websites for more information.

UBC Press will be represented at the following upcoming conferences:


Land Claims Coalition National Conference: Making Modern Treaties Work 
February 11-12, Gatineau QC
- display only

Canadian Indigenous / Native Studies Association
February 18-21, Peterborough ON

London Book Fair
March 10-12, London UK

Business History
March 12-14, Charlotte, NC 

-display only

American Society for Environmental History
March 25-29, Ottawa ON

Urban Affairs Association
April 2-4, Washington, DC

BC Library Association
April 15-16, Sheraton Vancouver Airport

UBC Emeritus College | Symposium: Searching for the Perfect City?
April 23-24, UBC Vancouver

Society for Military History
April 29-May 3, Arlington VA

British Columbia Book Day
May 5, Legislature Building, Victoria BC

May 7-9, Toronto ON

Canadian Military History Colloquium
May, Waterloo ON

Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities
May 28-31, Baltimore ML

Law and Society Association
May 28-31, Denver CO
Virtual conference

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
May 30 - June 5, London ON

Canadian Institute of Planners Association
July 7-10, Whistler BC

American Political Science Association
September 10-13, San Francisco CA

Word Vancouver
September 27, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch (TBD)

Frankfurt Book Fair
October 14-18, Frankfurt

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
November 4-8, Toronto ON

American Society for Legal History
November 11-14, Chicago IL (TBD)

American Anthropological Association
November 18-22, St. Louis MO (TBD)


Qualicum History Conference
January 25-27, Parksville, British Columbia

UBC SCARP Student Symposium
March 1, Vancouver, British Columbia

London Book Fair
March 12-14, London, England

UBC Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry
March 14, Vancouver, British Columbia

UBC/SFU Indigenous Graduate Students Symposium
March 16, SFU Woodwards, Vancouver, British Columbia

Association for Asian Studies
March 21-25, Denver, Colorado

anti-69: Against the Mythologies of the 1969 Criminal Code Reform

March 22-24, Ottawa, Ontario

International Studies Association
March 27-30, Toronto, Ontario

American Society for Environmental History
April 10-14, Columbus, Ohio

BC Book Day
April 30, BC Legislature, Victoria, British Columbia

BC Political Science Association
May 2-3, Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia

Canadian Military History Colloquium
May 3-4, Waterloo, Ontario

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects
May 7-8, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, British Columbia

Society of Ethnobiology
May 8-11, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

British Columbia Library Association
May 8-9, Surrey, British Columbia

Society for Military History

May 9-12, Columbus, Ohio

Write on Vancouver
May 11, Vancouver Public Library-Central Branch Downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia

Law and Society Association
May 20-June 2, Washington DC

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
June 1- 7, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

International Metropolis Conference
June 24-29, Ottawa, Ontario

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)
To be confirmed
June 26-29, Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Canadian Institute of Planners Association
July 3-6, Ottawa, Ontario

Frankfurt Book Fair
October 16-20, Frankfurt, Germany

American Anthropological Association and Canadian Anthropology Society, joint meeting
November 20-24, Vancouver, British Columbia

For more information about upcoming conferences and events, please contact Kerry Kilmartin.

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