FAQs

I'm a first time attendee, what do I do?

Get started by checking out the top 7 things you need to make the most out of your visit to BEA.

How much does it cost to attend BEA?

Pricing is based on what badge category you fall into. Check back for 2015 pricing.

What does my registration include?

Your Attendee Show Badge gives you access to:

  • Exhibit floor featuring 1,000+ companies
  • Autographing Sessions highlighting 750+ authors.
  • BEA Conference Program—3-Day Attendee Show Badge allows you access to Free BEA Conference Sessions throughout the event; 1-Day Attendee Show Badge allows you access to Free BEA Conference Sessions only on the day of your Pass
  • Access to Hot Deal Show Specials on-site
  • Access to Special Segment Areas on the exhibit floor.
When will I receive my attendee badge?

We do not mail badges before the show. Simply print the email confirmation you receive when you complete the registration process and bring it with you to the Javits Center. When you get to the show, you'll quickly scan the barcode at the top of the confirmation and your badge will print automatically along with the tickets for special events you have signed up for.

When are the exhibits, conferences, and special events open?

Exhibits

Wednesday, May 27: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday, May 28: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, May 29: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

BEA Conference Program

Wednesday, May 27: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, May 28: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, May 29: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Can I bring a rolling cart to carry books?

No. Carts, luggage on wheels, and empty strollers will NOT be allowed in the exhibit hall during show hours. Exhibitors needing such items for legitimate business purposes will be allowed access at the opening and closing of business each day. This is a safety issue and no exceptions will be made.

If you have a disability that may impact your participation at the event, please call Customer Service at 800-840-5614 or 203-840-5614.

Can I bring my child to BEA?

Anyone under the age of 18 (minors and infants) will only be permitted to register to attend if accompanied by a registered industry professional. Children under the age of 10 are free with a registered industry professional. Please contact Customer Services at 800-840-5614 or 203-840-5614 to register for a Child Guest badge.

What is the address of the exhibition venue?

Javits Center
635 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

Where can I get a map and driving directions to the venue?

Please visit the Javits Center site.

How can I plan my time at BEA?

Plan Your Time at BEA with our FREE Planning Tools

We have 2 great tools to help you navigate the show, find special events, and plan your days before you even get to the Javits Center.

  1. My BEA Show Planner — Use My BEA Show Planner to schedule the exhibitors you want to see and the events you want to attend in advance so you get the most out of your day.

  2. BEA Mobile
    With our FREE Mobile Application for BEA you can find everything you need to know about the show on your mobile phone or tablet, simply by downloading the app.Download Now! The mobile app is our digital directory for exhibitors, authors, signing events and more!

    Sponsored by: Baker & Taylor

Do you have a mobile app?

Yes, we do have a mobile app. You can use BEA mobile to find everything you need at BEA on your mobile phone or device. Access BEA Mobile at www.BEAmobile.com and download the app.

Sponsored by: Baker & Taylor

What authors are speaking at the special events?

Check back for a list of authors you'll see at Book & Author Breakfasts and the Author Stages.

What authors will be autographing at BEA?

For information about Autographing at BEA, please check out the Autographing page. The schedule of authors will be posted in late April.

Do you allow consumers?

No, BEA is a trade-only event. Consumers can attend BookCon. Please visit the BookCon Web Site for more information.

Does the ABA have conference sessions?

Yes, the ABA will have conference sessions taking place during BEA. Find out more about ABA conference sessions.

Whom do I contact for speaking opportunities?

Contact Sally Dedecker, Conference Director, at 518-943-2717 or Maggie Donovan, Conference Manager, at 203-840-5456.

Whom do I contact for Special Events and PR?

Contact Roger Bilheimer, Director of Press Operations & Special Events, at 203-966-0792.

Whom do I contact for the International Rights Center?

Contact Fred Evanko, Sales Manager, at 203-840-5965.

What are the future dates for BEA?
2016 Thursday, May 12- Saturday, May 14 in Chicago
What if I'm harassed?

Harassment of any kind, including stalking, deliberate intimidation, unwelcome physical attention, physical assault, and battery, will not be tolerated at BEA. If it's illegal outside the exhibition venue, it's illegal inside the exhibition venue. Harassment is grounds for removal from BEA without refund as well as potential legal action. We want BEA to be a safe, open, and accepting environment for all exhibitors and attendees, and if you find yourself victim of harassment at BEA, please come immediately to BEA’s Show Office.

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