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The SPORTS AREA of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association invites proposals for individual or panel presentations at the annual meeting of



San Antonio, Texas

April 5-8, 2023


Presentations are welcomed in all areas of sports scholarship, including history, media, technology, economics, philosophy, politics, sociology, and cultural studies of sport.


Topics related to sporting events, venues, and teams, past and present, in San Antonio and Texas are especially encouraged. Proposals about American sports history, sports and political expression, and sports and gender, are also invited.


Presentations should be completed within twenty minutes and should stimulate audience questions and discussion. Presentations utilizing various media are especially welcomed. Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged.


The deadline for a 250-word abstract is November 30, 2022. Inquiries about possible papers or proposals for sessions can be directed to either of the area co-chairs listed below. Presentation at the conference requires current membership in the PCA or the ACA.


All proposals and paper submissions should be sent electronically through the PCA Database (http://conference.pcaaca.org).


If your paper is accepted, you will receive an acceptance e-mail, including information related to membership, registration, and hotel accommodations.


Address inquiries to either of the area co-chairs:


Dr. Yuya Kiuchi: [email protected]


Dr. Jon Bruning: [email protected]


For information on the PCA/ACA, please go to www.pcaaca.org.


2023 Conference Dates and Deadlines

15 Aug-22                                            2022 Conference Information Available on Website
15 Sept-22 Submissions Open 
07 Oct-22 Early Bird Registration Begins
10 Jan-23 Deadline for Paper Proposals
4 Jan-23 Early Bird Registration Ends for Presenters
5 Jan-23 Regular Registration Begins for Presenters
19 Jan-23 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters
20 Jan-23 Late Registration Starts for Presenters
1 Feb-23 Late Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
10 Feb-23 Preliminary Schedule Available
17 Mar-23 Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
 5-8 April-23

conference in San ANTONIO, TX


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. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Submit a Paper Proposal for the 2023 PCA Conference: 

Submissions for paper proposals are now open. The submission deadline is December 20, 2022. Please be sure you read and understand all instructions, policies, and procedures before you submit your proposal. 






Area chairs