Publishers Bookfair

Bringing together publishers and editors with authors and readers, in a virtual exhibition and series of publisher events.

Buying books at the IMC 2017 Bookfair

Medieval Craft Fair and Second-Hand & Antiquarian Bookfair

Promote your historically-inspired designs, rare and second-hand books to medievalists.

Handmade books at the IMC 2018 Medieval Craft Fair

Advertising & Sponsorship

Promote your brand to a large, knowledgeable audience.

Delegates wearing sponsored lanyards at the IMC 2018 Bookfair

Historical & Archaeological Societies Fair

Enabling societies to connect with researchers and share your work.

Historical and Archaeological Societies Fair at the International Medieval Congress

Exhibiting at the IMC

IMC 2021 will be a virtual event which will take place between Monday 5 July and  Friday 9 July 2021.

Whether you are a publisher, craftsperson, historical society, bookseller, living history group, heritage organisation or performer, the IMC provides a wide range of opportunities to connect and share your work with an international community of medievalists.

This year’s event will be hosted entirely online and will feature over 500 academic sessions, as well as fringe events, performances, and workshops. There are over 1650 people included as active participants in the programme for IMC 2021 and we hope to attract around 2000 delegates to the Congress.

The new virtual event platform used in 2021 aims to make the experience of attending IMC online as seamless as possible and offers a range of new opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors to engage with delegates and present their brand and offerings.

As we know that many companies and organisations are also facing new challenges, we have created a flexible way to build your presence at IMC 2021.
• Advertisements in our digital format programme also available in the virtual platform as downloadable files with a web link to a URL of your choice
• Virtual bookfair stands with a number of add-on options to enhance your presence and at this year’s congress in a way that suits you
• Add-ons include live video booths, lead capture, fringe events and branding opportunities within the virtual event platform
• Virtual event platform will be open to delegates from 28 June – 31 August 2021

You can now book your advertising, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities online via our registration system. Please click here to begin your registration.

Download Advertising, Sponsorship & Exhibitions Brochure

Download Markets & Fairs Brochure

If you have any queries regarding exhibition opportunities at IMC 2021, please contact imc@leeds.ac.uk.

Terms and Conditions for Advertising, Sponsorship and Exhibitor Bookings can be read in full here.

Terms and Conditions for Markets & Fairs Exhibitor Bookings can be read in full here.

About the online Congress

Whilst the live content of the Congress will take place over the 5 days from 5-9 July 2021, the virtual event platform will be open to delegates from 28 June – 31 August 2021. This allows attendees to access in-platform messaging and networking tools and materials related to the congress and extends the reach of virtual exhibitions beyond congress week. All sessions of the IMC 2021 will be recorded to increase access to content for those attending from different time zones, we envisage that this will increase traffic to the event platform as delegates continue to access this content throughout this extended period.

IMC Bookfair

The International Medieval Congress Bookfair will be returning as a virtual exhibit in 2021.

The event platform allows exhibitors to share a wide range of content with attendees including downloadable files, brochures, sample chapters, videos, polls, weblinks, as well as descriptive text, special offers, company branding and contact information.

Enhanced networking features available include text-based live-chat, and 1-to-1 and small group video meetings powered by Zoom – ideal for private meetings with prospective authors, ‘meet the editor’ sessions, networking, or commissioning-related activities during IMC 2021.

See the brochure for full details

Sponsorships and Advertising

Advertising with the IMC offers access to a large specialist audience, through the IMC programme.

The IMC 2021 Programme book will be issued in a digital format only. Adverts will be published throughout the IMC Programme book and on the ‘Advertisers’ page on the virtual event platform as a downloadable file together with a link to your website.

We also offer bespoke sponsorship opportunities to promote your brand to our delegates. See the brochure for full details

Receptions and Fringe Events

Promote your company, institution, or project with an informal evening reception or fringe event.

Following the success of the Fringe programme at vIMC 2020, we are delighted to offer the opportunity to propose and host such events once more at IMC 2021.

Fringe events are exhibitor or delegate-led events listed in the main IMC programme but hosted by external organisers. They can be anything from a networking event, book launch, ‘meet the editor’ event, workshop… the choice is yours! Your event will be listed in the main agenda, and will feature your company logo both within the overview agenda page and the detailed event page itself.

See the brochure for full details.

Markets and Fairs

The Markets and Fairs section of the IMC 2021 virtual event platform will host the online versions of the Medieval Craft Fair, Second hand & Antiquarian Bookfair, and Historical & Archaeological Societies Fair.

The markets and small fairs will be live on the IMC Virtual Event platform from 28 June 2021 to 31 August 2021. The event platform allows exhibitors to share a wide range of content with attendees including downloadable files, brochures, videos, polls, weblinks, as well as descriptive text, special offers, company branding and contact information. Please note the platform does not have a sales function – any delegate purchases will need to be made on traders own websites or e-commerce store fronts (e.g. Etsy, Shopify, etc.).

See the brochure for full details. 

You can now book your Markets & Fairs listing or stall via our registration system. Please click here to begin your booking.

Terms and Conditions for Markets & Fairs Exhibitor Bookings can be read in full here.

Second-Hand & Antiquarian Bookfair

The Markets and Fairs page or the virtual event platform will host our second-hand and antiquarian booksellers, where traders will be able to share information about their companies and the titles they stock. Catalogues can be added to stalls as downloadable files or traders can use links to take delegates directly to their website or e-commerce storefronts. Stallholders can use networking tools to connect with delegates via text or video-calls within the platform. See the brochure for full details. 

Medieval Craft Fair

Our ever-popular Medieval Craft Fair will also be found on the Markets and Fairs page on Pathable. Here traders can showcase their hand-crafted items inspired by medieval production techniques and aesthetics. Traders will be able to engage with delegates to show their products, as well as the way they make their items through video, downloadable files, and possibly even some live demonstrations. See the brochure for full details. 

Historical & Archaeological Societies Fair

Delegates will also find the Historical & Archaeological Societies Fair as part of the Markets and Fairs page, featuring independent groups involved in preserving local and national history. Stallholders will be able to present the work carried out by their organisation including videos, downloadable leaflets and files, links to websites and resources as well as being able to engage with delegates directly within the platform via text or video-call within the platform. See the brochure for full details. 

Performances, Workshops, and Events

If you have an idea for our lively fringe events programme, you may submit your proposal when registering for IMC 2021 online. More details are available in our PDF programme here.