PCA/ACA

Travel and Tourism

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Call for papers: 

CFP: Travel and Tourism Studies

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 1201 Market Street

Wednesday, April 15–Saturday, April 18, 2020

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

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:  November 1, 2019

We are considering proposals for individual papers analyzing any aspect of travel and tourism. Proposals might focus on travel literature, the psychology of travel, the history of tourism, the pedagogy of travel, resorts/hospitality/eco-tourism, student learning and travel courses, animals and travel, tourists and tourism, LGBTQ travel, medical tourism, dark tourism, travel souvenirs, vacationing, business travel, hotel/motel culture, automobile/ship/air/space trips, and just about anything to do with travel and tourism, loosely defined. Do we travel toward something or travel away from something? Is tourism moral or immoral? Is travel a spiritual journey or a crass commercial commodity? Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four 15-minute presentations per standard session. All presenters must be members of PCA and register for the conference.

 

To submit your presentation, go to http://ncp.pcaaca.org and follow the instructions for creating an account and then making your submission of a 100-word abstract.  ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site. Apply for travel and research grants at http://pcaaca.org/grants/

 

 

 

Send inquiries to:

William E. Lenz

PCA Area Chair for Travel and Tourism
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
lenz@chatham.edu

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 1, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
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

william-e-lenz-7385