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Undergraduate sessions

 

Popular Culture Association 2021 National Conference

June 2-5, 2021​

Marriott Boston Copley Place – Boston, Massachusetts

Deadline for Submissions: November 16, 2020

 

Undergraduate students are invited to submit a proposal for presentation at the 2021 Popular Culture Association National Conference. 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 covers some aspect of popular culture, American culture, or international culture.

If you are an undergraduate student, this is the primary subject area for undergraduate student proposals. There are a limited number of other subject areas that also accept undergraduate student proposals so if you prefer to submit to another subject area that may offer less peer-support, check out the call for proposals for that subject area to see if it accepts undergraduate student submissions. Regardless of subject area, all undergraduate students must have a faculty advisor who sponsors their proposal and will be attending the conference with them.

 

Active membership in the PCA is required to submit a proposal. For information about becoming a PCA member or renewing a PCA membership, please go to: https://pcaaca.org/conference/membership

 

For any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Mark Rubinfeld: mrubinfeld@westminstercollege.edu


In submitting your proposal, you will be asked to include the name and contact information of your faculty advisor who will be attending the conference with you.

Before submitting that information, please be sure that your faculty advisor has seen and agreed to the instructions below for faculty advisors.

 

Instructions for Faculty Advisors

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

If you are 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 group submissions; 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 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 sponsoring one or two students 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 successfully submitted their proposals, please send me a separate email with the name of the one or two undergraduate students that you are advising from your school, your contact information, and if interested and available, whether you would be 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.

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

Mark Rubinfeld

Kristjane Nordmeyer