Advertisers, Sponsors, & Exhibitors

Advertisers, Sponsors, & Exhibitors

Our conference provides an opportunity for you to promote and market your institution. For presses, it is also an ideal climate in which to meet with potential authors and solicit new manuscripts. There are three ways in which you might participate – sponsoring, advertising, and exhibiting:


Your sponsorship demonstrates to the conference attendees and SHEAR membership your institution’s commitment to advancement of scholarship in the early American republic. Sponsorship opportunities are

  • Thursday Plenary reception: sponsor $5,000; co-sponsor $2,500
  • Saturday awards reception: sponsor $5,000; co-sponsor $2,500
  • Conference workshops (Biography, Second-Book Writers’, etc.): sponsor $400 each; co-sponsor $200 each
  • Women’s breakfast: sponsor $1,500; co-sponsor $750
  • Morning coffee breaks: sponsor $600 each; co-sponsor $300
  • Afternoon coffee breaks: sponsor $600 each; co-sponsor $300
  • Advisory Council luncheon: sponsor $1,000; co-sponsor $500
  • Meet the JER Editors: sponsor $1,000; co-sponsor $500
  • JER Editorial Board luncheon: sponsor $1,000; co-sponsor $500
  • Graduate Student reception: sponsor $1,000, co-sponsor $500

We offer three general sponsorship levels:

~ Level 1 Sponsor: For a contribution of at least $1,000, your institution will be recognized as a sponsor in the conference program and also receive a half-page ad.

~ Level 2 Sponsor: For a contribution of at least $2,500, your institution will receive recognition in the program along with a full-page ad, and two tickets to the Saturday awards reception (where sponsors will be recognized)

~ Level 3 Sponsor: For a contribution of at least $5,000 your institution will receive Level 2 benefits as well as a complimentary table in the Exhibit Hall.

If you are interested in sponsoring or co-sponsoring an event at the conference, please contact Erika Huckestein ( directly to discuss possibilities.


SHEAR’s conference program will be available not only as a printed program but also in electronic format at our website. This means that in addition to SHEAR’s membership and conference attendees, the program (and your advertisement) will be accessible to thousands of historians, students, and others interested in the early American republic. An estimated 1,500 SHEAR members and contacts will be invited to access the electronic program, and the 500 conference attendees will receive a printed copy at the meeting. Additionally, a PDF of the program will be available permanently on the SHEAR website archives.

A half-page ad is $200 and measures 4½”w x 4”h (Buy a half-page ad here.)
Full-page ads are $350 and measure 4½”w x 7½”h. (Buy a full-page ad here.)
Print copies will be black and white. Digital copies will be full color.
Reservations may be made any time with the national conference coordinator. Please note: each file must be submitted as a 300 dpi, high resolution, image and font embedded, JPG. Please send all materials to

Advertisements must be received by 1 June.


SHEAR provides exhibit tables for presses and other organizations, and also sponsors its own collective exhibit.

An exhibit table (6’x30” skirted table, two chairs) is $400.
Table reservations must be made by June 15.

Information for Exhibitors

  • Exhibit set up is Thursday from 3:00 pm on.
  • Hall hours: Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:30 to 5:00; Sunday, 8:30 to 11:00 am.
  • Exhibit breakdown is Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
In addition to being listed in the SHEAR program, exhibitors who purchase an exhibit table receive TWO complimentary conference registrations.
We are also happy to work with you on a reception honoring a specific author or book.
Exhibitors are expected to make their own arrangements for shipping to and from the conference hotel. Please ensure that shipments do not arrive earlier than the Tuesday immediately preceding the start of the conference.
For the 2024 conference, boxes should be addressed as follows:
SHEAR: name of press representative
18 to 21 July 2024
___ of ___ boxes
Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia
ATTN: Shannon Jones
237 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107