PCA/ACA

Undergraduate Sessions

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This area accepts proposals from undergraduate students. 

CALL FOR Proposals – Undergraduate sessions

PCA/ACA 2020 National Conference

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

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2019

 

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

 

For information about presenting at the conference as well as submitting proposals for presentation, please go to: https://pcaaca.org/conference/2020/submitting-paper-proposal-pca-conference

 

For information about memberships and conference registration fees, please go to:

https://pcaaca.org/conference/2020/membership-and-registration

 

For any additional information, please contact Mark Rubinfeld, Undergraduate Sessions Co-chair: mrubinfeld@westminstercollege.edu

 

Undergraduate students are invited to submit a proposal for presentation at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. With very limited exceptions, if you are an undergraduate student, you must submit your proposal to this subject area and not any other subject area. You must also have a faculty advisor or sponsor from your college or university who is willing to sign off on your proposal and will be attending the conference with you.

Presentation proposals should consist of a 250-to-350 word abstract or summary of your presentation topic which can include any topic as long as it provides academic insights into some aspect of popular culture or American culture. At the end of your proposal, include the name and contact information of your faculty advisor or sponsor who will be attending the conference with you while ensuring that your faculty advisor or sponsor has seen, agreed to, and will be following through on the instructions below for faculty advisors and sponsors.

Instructions for Faculty Advisors with Undergraduate Students Submitting Proposals for Presentation at the PCA National Conference:

If you are advising or sponsoring three or more undergraduate students submitting presentation proposals, I will need to assign them to an undergraduate panel of students from your school with you or your designee serving as the session chair of that panel. To process your students’ proposals, be sure to have each of your students individually submit their proposals through the conference electronic submission site following all the instructions on that site. (I cannot accept any proposals through emails; each student on your panel needs to individually submit their individual proposal through the conference electronic submission site.)

After you have confirmed with your students that they have all individually and successfully submitted their proposals, please send me a separate e-mail with the name of your school; the names of the students on your panel; the name of the person who will be serving as the session chair of your panel (either yourself or your designee); and a proposed title for your panel so I’ll know to assign your students to your panel with you or your designee serving as the session chair. (I cannot proceed to process your students’ individual submissions or assign them to their undergraduate panel until I have received the email from you with all of the above information.)

If you are advising or sponsoring only one or two students from your school submitting a presentation proposal, be sure to have that student or those students individually submit their proposals through the conference electronic submission site following all the instructions on that site. After you have confirmed with your student or students that they have individually and successfully submitted their proposals, please send me a separate email with the name of the one or two undergraduate students that you are advising or sponsoring from your school, your contact information (just in case I may need to contact you about their submissions), and, if interested and available, whether you are willing to serve as the session chair of the panel that I assign them to. (If you aren’t available to serve as the session chair, I will assign them to an undergraduate panel with another session chair.)

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 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

mark-rubinfeld-7199

kristjane-nordmeyer-7909