Congress Expo provides a chance to browse Canada’s largest showcase of academic books, and network with a variety of publishing companies who want to connect with you and chat about publishing opportunities. 

Open to all, Congress Expo historically features 50+ exhibitors who lead thought-provoking discussions, career presentations, and book launches and signings.

Congress Expo 2023

The largest showcase of academic books in Canada 

What if you could connect with leading community partners, discover outstanding literary works, and network with the best and brightest scholarly minds from across the country and beyond at one remarkable event? It’s all possible at the Congress Expo, a highlight of the 92nd annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences! Join over 8,000 attendees and visit over 50 exhibitor booths at York University.

Expo will be housed in Vari Hall, part of the Congress Hub. The Congress Hub will be a centre of activity, with a dynamic event space hosting thought-provoking discussions, career presentations, book launches and signings. Visit the Calendar of Events (coming soon) for more details. 

Whether you are attending your association’s conference or are a member of the Toronto community, all Congress attendees have access to the Expo. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to develop your social and professional network, add some books to your home library, and purchase a Congress souvenir. 

Expo hours

May 26.....................10:00 – 17:00  
May 27.....................09:00 – 17:00 
May 28 – May 29....11:00 – 19:00
May 30.....................09:00 – 17:00 
May 31 – June 1......11:00 – 19:00

Expo will not be open on the final day of Congress, June 2. The Registration Desk will however be open on that day from 09:00-12:00. 

If you are interested in exhibiting at Congress 2023 at York University in Toronto, Ontario, please contact expo@federationhss.ca. We will add you to our invitation list to apply when our application form opens. 


Coming soon!

See who exhibited at Congress 2022

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Athabasca University Press
AU Press is committed to making research and scholarship freely accessible through the publication of books and journals in open access.

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Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a social movement press founded in 1977. We publish nonfiction books that expose and challenge oppression in our society.

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Canadian Scholars & Women's Press
Canadian Scholars & Women's Press is an active independent publisher of integral books and authors in the humanities and social sciences for over 35 years.

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Congress 2023 at York University

York University will host the 2023 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Toronto, Ontario from May 27-June 2.

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Fernwood Publishing
Critical books for critical thinkers.

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Ingram Academic Services
We’re thrilled to showcase course books from a variety of publishers including Bristol University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Fordham University Press, The New Press, and many more. Congress attendees can visit the Ingram Academic site to request desk and exam copies. Titles featured cover all areas of the humanities and social sciences

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Literary Press Group / All Lit Up
The Literary Press Group (LPG) is a not-for-profit association of 60 Canadian literary book publishers. All Lit Up is LPG's online bookstore and blog.

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McGill-Queen's University Press
McGill-Queen's University Press is a scholarly publisher that defends, refutes, and creates fresh interpretations of the world with rigorously edited, beautifully produced, intelligent, interesting books.

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Memorial University Press
We publish scholarly books about the North Atlantic region, with a special focus on Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Canada more broadly.

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Moving Images Distribution
Moving Images is a distributor of Canadian independent films. We provide DVDs, digital site licenses and event screenings for universities, schools, libraries and museums.

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Nimbus Publishing
Nimbus Publishing is the largest Canadian publisher east of Toronto, and the largest distributor on the East Coast.

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Penguin Random House Canada

Penguin Random House Canada aims to nourish a universal passion for reading by connecting authors and their writing with readers everywhere.


Saskatchewan-published books in all genres, including non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.


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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
SSHRC is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

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University of Alberta Press 
UAlberta Press is a contemporary, award-winning publisher of scholarly and creative books distinguished by their editorial care, exceptional design, and global reach.

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University of Manitoba Press

University of Manitoba Press publishes books that combine important new scholarship with deep engagement in the issues and events that affect the lives of Canadians.

University of Toronto Press

University of Toronto Press
Founded in 1901, University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada’s leading academic publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America.

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University of Toronto Press Journals Division
The leading scholarly journals publisher in Canada for over 115 years, UTP Journals publishes work by internationally renowned authors across a collection of interdisciplinary journals.

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University of Regina Press

University of Regina Press is located on Treaty 4 Territory. We publish books that matter, in both academic and trade formats.

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Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Founded in 1974, WLU Press is known for excellence in scholarly and trade publishing in the humanities and social sciences.


Exhibit, advertise, or sponsor

Do you want to reach thousands of scholars from an array of disciplines, or promote your products and services? Showcase your corporate leadership in supporting advancements in the humanities and social sciences by becoming a Congress exhibitor, advertiser, sponsor, or combination of all three! 

Your organization can benefit from the following visibility and promotion:  

  • 6,000+ attendees
  • 87,000+ Congress website visitors (2022 stats)
  • Social and traditional media reach of over 1 million 

A variety of opportunities are available. Download our prospectus (coming soon), fill out an Advertising Order Form or Expo Application (coming soon), and connect with our team at expo@federationhss.ca to customize an option that works best for you!

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