Academics and Collegiate Culture

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We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.

Presentations should not exceed 17 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit. Undergraduate students may submit in a panel or session with their professor.

Proposals which look at aspects of Collegiate Culture and Teaching (Academics) in relation to popular culture are welcomed.


Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:

Early/ Late Career Reflections, Online Teaching Innovations, Canvas/Zoom and the Online Classroom, Alternate Plans for College Clubs/Activities Under Covid-19, Administrative Concerns, General Collegiate Concerns, Faculty Contracts and Teaching Responsibilities.



Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged. Please contact the Area chair and include the following: Panel Title Name and contact information for the Panel Chair Titles and abstracts of each paper Contact information for each presenter. 


All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference. 




2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01-Sept-21 Submissions Open 
01-Oct-21 Early Bird Registration Begins
15-Nov-21 Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16-Dec-21 Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01-Jan-22 Regular Registration Ends
02-Jan-22 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-Feb-22 Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program
01-Apr-22 Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022

PCA Conference in Seattle, WA


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


PCA National Conference Dates

April 13-16, 2022


Conference location

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Please do not make hotel reservations until we establish the individualized link for our room block. 


Submission Information

The submission deadline is November 15, 2021.

Submit a Presentation

Purchase a Membership

Purchase Registration (coming soon)

Grants and Awards (coming soon)

Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

All Subject Areas

Conference Code of Conduct



Area chairs

Arlene Caney