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Call for papers: 


Entrance to Ivy Hill Cemetery

Philadelphia, PA


The Cemeteries and Gravemarkers Permanent Area of the American Culture Association is seeking proposals for its paper sessions scheduled for the PCA/ACA’s 2020 Annual Meeting to be held 15-18 April in Philadelphia, PA. Topics are solicited from any appropriate disciplinary perspective. Those interested are encouraged to send a 75-100-word abstract with title suitable for printing by 24 November 2019.  ALL proposal submissions MUST be entered through the online database at conference.pcaaca.org. The conference venue will be the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel (1201 Market Street), Philadelphia, PA. Should your proposal be accepted, registration and membership fees must be paid in order to participate in the conference.


Area Chair:

J. Joseph Edgette, Ph.D
(Widener University)

509 S. Academy Avenue

 Glenolden, PA 19036





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.

Area chairs

J. Joseph Edgette