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Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 15, to Saturday, April 18, 2020

DEADLINE:  November 24, 2019


We are interested in proposals related to Celebrity Culture including its influence on society as well as the area of Fame. Proposals concerning Celebrities in Sports, Crime and Entertainment are welcome. Fictional and even Child Cartoon Characters can be included .This year we are especially interested in the influence of Celebrity on politics. The use of  I-Phones and Selfies for real people and their “15 minutes” is also most relevant. Sessions contain 4 papers and are scheduled for 1 1/2 hour slots. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.

Any Questions Contact:

Michael Brody M.D.

240-601 -4599


To submit a presentation, go to  http://conference.pcaaca.org and follow instructions for creating an account and making your submission. ALL submissions must be made through the conference site. Individual papers need a title and a 100 word abstract.


2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines


August 1, 2019                Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 24, 2019        Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 13, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 5, 2020               Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020             Presenter Late Registration Deadline at 11:59pm – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Non-presenters and retiree non-presenters registration continues
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully  registered for the conference.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

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