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Call for papers: 

Internet Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS: PCA 2021 National Conference in Boston, MA (June 2-5, 2021) 


The Internet Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association invites proposals for individual papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative format presentations for the 2021 National Conference in Boston, MA, June 2-5, 2021. Proposals should explore Internet Culture as it relates to popular culture including, but not limited to:

  • Social Media
  • Mobility
  • Apps/Applications
  • Digital Marketing
  • The Internet & Social Change
  • Participatory Culture & the Internet
  • Internet Celebrity & Fame
  • Cross Media Convergence
  • Memes, Trends, & Viral Culture
  • Creative Industries
  • Digital Distribution, Technology, & Ownership
  • Specific Sites (Snapchat, Reddit, 4Chan, etc.)
  • Local, Global, & Glocal Internet Culture
  • Web Development & Design
  • History, Present State, & Future of the Internet

Submit a 250-word proposal to the PCA Database at https://pcaaca.org/conference. Please note that there is an additional mandatory form for supplementary information. The form is located at https://forms.gle/1zj2SGbyYaHw99FE7. Only those who submit both the proposal and the supplementary information form will be considered for inclusion in the Internet Culture area.


While we recognize that many areas of the PCA/ACA conference deal with issues related to the Internet and Internet culture, the goals of the Internet Culture area are (1) to explore aspects of popular culture that are inherently tied to the Internet, new media communications, emerging technologies, social media, and related areas and (2) to create an interactive environment by embracing the changing nature of conference interactivity to include social media.


Please send all inquiries to both:


Colin Helb, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Communications

Elizabethtown College






Mary Beth Ray, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Communications & Media Studies

Plymouth State University




2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
15-Oct-22 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

National Conference in Boston


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. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.













Area chairs

Mary Beth Ray

Colin Helb