PCA/ACA

Aging and Senior 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 15 minutes. As always, we welcome proposals addressing ANY topic on: past and present life-styles, challenges, leisure, organizations or depictions, re-inventions, employment, and treatment of those aged 50 and above (since age is an evolving and moot concept.) In the past we have had presentations on: mature actors working in film and on television; senior sleuths; serial retirement/post-retirement employment/re-retirement; longevity (in politics and sports); age discrimination (people often erroneously regarded as either “too young” or “too old”); senior friendly institutions; aging and athleticism; and “universal,” inclusive design and language.  Although initially, and still primarily, focused on “older adults” (or the seasoned, the chronologically gifted, or experientially enhanced) we often seek to look more generally on age as a concept across many cohorts and levels—including childhood, youth, middle age, and intergenerational interaction. Ageism is an unfair and often socially induced stereotyping of people using the one characteristic of length of years, without the context of other factors while intersectionality is increasingly becoming a method of analysis. Age has progressively become a topic of study and is an important concept in the consideration of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal, send an abstract of no more than 250 words, including the presentation title to:

Frederick (Fred) J. Augustyn, Jr., Ph D

Library of Congress

Washington, DC

augustynfrederick5@gmail.com

 telephone 301-755-7106

 

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

Virtual conference

 

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 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Area chairs

Frederick John Augustyn, Jr.