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We look forward to seeing you at CAA’s 111th Annual Conference February 15–18, 2023 at the New York Hilton Midtown. We will come together for over 200 sessions and events held in-person at the Hilton, as well as 30 sessions held virtually. Registrants may read session abstracts in the schedule immediately. The virtual Book and Trade Fair will open in person and online February 16 and be accessible until April 17. Session content that is recorded during the conference dates will be available to registrants in the schedule after processing and through April 17.  

All-Access paid Registration includes:  

  • February 15–18 – All session access; in-person at the Hilton and virtual.  
  • CAA’s special events and conversations 
  • The in-person and virtual Book and Trade Fair   
  • Immediate access to session abstracts in the schedule, as well as a download the Abstracts2023.pdf  closer to the conference dates. 
  • All recorded content; available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern, April 17 (after processing and captioning).  
  • Free admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discounted admission to the Museum of Art and Design, and MoMA during the conference dates. More to follow! 

Book and Trade Fair access – in-person and virtual access to the Book and Trade Fair are included in paid registration, or by purchasing a stand-alone Book and Trade Fair ticket.  

No-cost registration – includes Convocation, Annual Artist Interviews, Distinguished Scholar Session, CAA Committee and CAA’s Affiliated Societies’ Business Meetings, and the Services to Artists Committee (SAC) and Students and Emerging Professionals Committee (SEPC) Programming. These events are also included in All-Access paid registration.  

If you wish to join CAA using the monthly installment plan, please join here before proceeding to register.



Wednesday, Feb 15

Thursday Feb 16

Friday, Feb 17

Saturday, Feb 18

On site Registration/ Badge Pick up, Second Fl Promenade, Hilton.

8 a.m.–6 p.m.

8 a.m.–6 p.m.

 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Online Registration

24/7 online

24/7 online

 24/7 online

24/7 online


Early Bird
Oct 3, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
Dec 16, 2022 – Feb 18, 2023
Member $249 $299
Non-member $499 $549
Participant* $199 $199
Student $99 $149
Book and Trade Fair only $45 $45


* A participant is listed in a scheduled session, usually as a chair, presenter or discussant.

To be sure you are served the participant or member rate make sure to enter the email in your current CAA account when registering.

If you have trouble registering for the conference, email CAA Member Services or call 212-691-1051, ext. 1. between 9 a.m. –5 p.m. EST, Monday–Friday. CAA Annual Conference registration is not refundable.  

 See our Conference FAQs 


Make the most of your conference registration by joining us in-person, February 15–18, 2023 at the New York Hilton Midtown, the official conference hotel. The CAA 111th Annual Conference will host nearly 200 sessions in person, and approximately thirty sessions convening virtually. CAA and our conference partners are committed to creating a safe an joyful convening. Attending in person will allow you to make the most of: 

  • Reconnect with colleagues and expand your network at sessions, receptions, and affiliated society business meetings where you can meet representatives from our affiliated societies
  • Engage with CAA leadership and committees who work to advocate for our members in various constituencies, create progressive standards and guidelines for the arts, and steer the future of CAA. Make your voice heard! 
  • Engage with CAA staff to learn more about our grant, fellowship, scholarship, and award programs, year-round programs and events, international outreach, journals, resources, and more! 
  • Make the most of Professional development opportunities such as sessions on publishing, pedagogy, copyright and intellectual property, and more
  • Browse the Book and Trade Fair, meet press representatives, see the newest books in art and art history, artist products, educational tools and programs, and more! 
  • Enjoy food, drink, and amenities at the Hilton Midtown Hotel including wifi throughout the building. 
  • Quick access and discounts for the best of NYCs museums 
  • Discounted admission to the Museum of Modern Art, which is across the street from the hotel and will be hosting the exhibition Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces | MoMA featuring a number of CAA Distinguished Awardees including Senga Nengudi (2019 Distinguished Feminist Award for a visual artist winner), Howardena Pindell (2019 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1990; Distinguished Body of Work Award winner), David Hammons (2012 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement), and Lorraine O'Grady (2014 Distinguished Feminist Award) 
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers free admission with your conference ID badge. 
  • Museum of Art and Design offers discounted admission with your conference ID badge. 

For details on the museum admission offers click here: Museums and Cultural Offerings

  • Nearby offbeat midtown attractions: Results for 'new york city midtown' - Atlas Obscura  
  • International members can meet other members from around the world and CAA-Getty International Program grantees and alumni working on spearheading conversations on global art history at the CAA-Getty-NCHA International member reception on Friday, February 17. 
  • After the conference dates, and once captioning and processing, view recordings sessions you might have missed [applies only to those who granted permission, so make sure to attend the most important sessions! Recordings are available after posting until April 17, 2023. 
  • If you aren’t able to join us in person, as a virtual/remote attendee your registration gives you access to; 

    • The ability to connect (through your profile the schedule) with session participants and CAA leadership 
    • Access to all the session and presentation abstract texts 
    • Enjoy a selection of live virtual sessions online
    • After captioning and processing, remote registrants can view recordings of in-person sessions who granted permission until April 17, 2023. 

    See also this article: Why the CAA Annual Conference Matters - The Dallas Art Dealers Association