Information for Exhibits and Sponsorships

Next summer, from July 29-August 3, 2018, MIT and Boston will host the 18th triennial World Economic History Congress, the first to be held in North America in the fifty years since 1968. We are expecting an attendance of approximately 1200-1500 scholars from around the world and from many disciplines (history, economics, business, demography, sociology, geography, etc.). We are reaching out to offer your organization information about reserving an exhibit table, advertising in the program, or sponsoring some aspect of the conference with recognition. Book exhibit tables will be located alongside the main registration and coffee break location for the duration of the conference. Furthermore, the opening night reception (free to all registrants) will take place in the same location offering maximum exposure for your organization. We will also highlight any program advertisements or program sponsorships on our website which will be maintained for at least 6 years following the conclusion of the conference.

The conference program runs Monday-Friday with 3-hour morning and afternoon panel sessions with a coffee break in the middle. Many panels will be searching for a press to publish their panel’s papers in edited collections, and individual authors will be eager to meet with publishing houses as well. Many of the world’s foremost economic historians will be in attendance, both in session panels as well as giving plenary addresses. Opening the Congress will be Sevket Pamuk who is Professor of Economics and Economic History for the Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History at Bogazici (Bosphorus) University in Turkey. He has published extensively on the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. Our second plenary speaker is Thomas Piketty from the Paris School of Economics and EHESS. His book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, is an international bestseller and has sparked much academic and political discussion worldwide. Finally, we close the conference on Friday with a panel on the role of women in economic well-being which will feature Claudia Goldin of Harvard University and Jane Humphries of Oxford University. Both have published extensively on a variety of topics, but have particular expertise on women in the workplace and the economics of discrimination.

The cost of reserving an exhibit table is listed below along with the various options we have available for publishers. To reserve a space or to ask any questions, please contact the conference manager, Jeremy Land ( Also, please feel free to visit our website at where you can find out more about the Congress.

Thank you,
Professor Anne McCants (MIT), Organizing Committee Chair
Jeremy Land (Georgia State University), Conference Manager

Exhibit Table Prices:

8ft Table: $450
Additional Table: $250

Note: Any representative(s) will need to register as a normal attendee. The early bird standard rate is $325. Price includes access to coffee breaks, opening and closing night receptions, and both regular and plenary sessions. Books and display materials must be sent by July 20th to Anne McCants, Professor of History, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E51-255, Cambridge, MA 02139.


(included in both print and online versions of the program)

Full-Page (full color): $350
Additional Pages: $250
Half-Page: $250
Inside Front Cover: $500
Inside Back Cover: $450
Packet Inserts (not posted on website): $250
Note: A total of 1500 Packet Inserts must be sent to Anne McCants, Professor of History, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E51-255, Cambridge, MA 02139 no later than July 13th, 2018 to ensure on-time assemblage of materials.

Event Sponsorship

To inquire about opportunity for full or partial sponsorship of a Congress event, please contact Jeremy Land for further details.

Note: Each level comes with a free exhibit table and special recognition in both the program and on our website and are tax deductible.

Diamond: $20,000+: includes 2 full page color ads, premium placement on website and program
Platinum: $10,000-19,999: includes 2 full page color ads and special placement on website
Gold: $5,000-9,999: includes full page color ad in program in print and online
Silver $1,000-4,999

These sponsorship levels can be attributed to various items on the program, such as coffee breaks, receptions, plenary sessions, or graduate student travel support. Essentially, our sponsorship levels are customizable, and if you are interested in those options, please email Jeremy Land ( for more information.