2022 National Conference


A Message from the President

I am very pleased to announce that the 2022 National Conference has been moved into a virtual setting. The dates of the conference remain the same, April 13-16, 2022. The dangers of the COVID-19 variants, vaccination issues, and the pandemic-related funding cuts that many of us are experiencing all prompted this decision. I am happy to say that we now have a safe, accessible, and affordable venue without the risks involved in travelling.  


Exciting and energetic, our 2022 event promises great conversations. Back by popular demand, the platform that hosted last year’s virtual conference will be even more user-friendly. We are working to ensure there will be more opportunities to view panels, visit with old friends and publishers, and network with new colleagues. As promised, our special celebration of the Popular Culture Association’s fifty years will continue. Our Book Room will offer the best publications and publishing opportunities in popular culture. We are also ensuring there will be opportunities for interested researchers to visit and discuss Seattle’s legendary, life-changing artifacts and culture virtually. 


We are accepting proposals now. I look forward to seeing you online and listening to your papers in April. I wish you all well in these challenging times. 


Sue Matheson, President  

Important Updates:

  • The virtual conference will still take place on April 13-16, 2022. 

  • The conference will take place on the Pathable platform. Training will be provided prior to the conference. 

  • The deadline for submissions has been extended to January 21, 2022

  • Regular Registration closes on March 1, 2022. The cost is $115.00 for presenters and non-presenters. Membership is required to register. All presenters must register by March 1, 2022.

  • Please check back frequently for updates. 



We look forward to seeing everyone at the National Conference!







2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

Virtual conference


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.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.