International PCA/ACA Conference, Warsaw 2013

The PCA/ACA 2013 International Conference will be held in Warsaw Poland
The conference theme is “Contexts and Circumstances of the Popular Culture Experience”

Twilight over Warszawa Grzybowski Square

Warszawa Grzybowski Square (photo by Smo_q)

Dates of the Conference:
Monday July 22nd through Friday, July 26th, 2013
Sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with group excursions available on Tuesday and Thursday, July 23rd and 25th.

Conference Hotel:
Warsaw Marriott Hotel at Al.Jerozolimskie 65/79
Located in Central Warsaw near Central Railway Station
Telephone: +48 22 630 7888

Accommodation Rates at Warsaw Marriott Hotel:
Single Standard Room: 340 PLN ($84 US)
Double Standard Room: 380 PLN ($94 US)
(This includes breakfast, and prices in dollars includes 8% VAT).

Conference Registration Fee: $300 US
The registration fee includes three lunches (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), a welcome reception on Monday evening, the conference dinner for the participant on Thursday evening, and one excursion.  Spouses or partners who want to participate in the conference social events (three lunches, welcome reception, conference dinner, and excursion) are welcome but must also pay the conference guest registration fee of $175.

Okraglak building, Warsaw

Okraglak building, Warsaw (photo by UggBoy-UggGirl)

Deadline for Registration: April 30, 2013
The deadline for registration is April 30, 2013. Please send a check for your registration to Douglass A. Noverr, Conference Organizer and Coordinator, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, 434 Farm Lane, Room 235 Bessey Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.  You do not have to be a current member of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in order to register for or to participate in the conference.  Cancellations with refunds of registration due to illness or other extenuating circumstances will, of course, be recognized.

Location of Conference: All sessions will be held in meeting rooms at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel.

Further Information and Details:
Douglas A. Noverr will be at the National PCA/ACA Conference in Washington D.C. from March 27-30, 2013 with more information and available to talk with anyone interested in the Warsaw conference.  Look for him near the registration area or the book display room, or leave a voice mail on his hotel phone.  He will also reply immediately to all email inquiries.

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Proposals for individual presentations or panels are invited for the International Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Conference scheduled for Warsaw, Poland, July 22-26, 2013.  Proposals with an international and global focus as well as presentations with a cross-cultural and comparative basis are especially welcomed.  The conference theme is “Contexts and Circumstances of the Popular Culture Experience” with a focus on the settings, particularities, and dynamics of the experiential qualities of popular culture.  All proposals will be considered, and proposals will be immediately vetted out for review with quick turnaround and acceptance.  Proposals should be 300 – 400 words in length, and the presentations should be timed for no more than 20-25 minutes in length.  Send proposals electronically to Douglass A. Noverr (noverr@msu.edu). You must be registered for the conference in order to present.

Presidential Palace (photo by UggBoy-UggGirl)

Presidential Palace (photo by UggBoy-UggGirl)