2020 National Conference

We’re going to Philly!

The 2020 National Conference will be held in the City of Brotherly Love and the home of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, cheesesteak subs, and Rocky Balboa. 

Conference dates

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

 Note: iF YOU PLAN TO PRESENT, DO NOT PAY YOUR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE UNTIL AFTER YOUR PROPOSAL HAS BEEN ACCEPTED, or the registration system will only list the non-presenter option. You can pay your membership fee before or at the same time you pay for your conference registration.


Important Information

Submitting a conference proposal

Hotel Information

Subject Areas

Membership and Registration

Browse the 2019 Conference ebook.

PCA Endowment grants

Conference code of conduct


Coming soon:

Tour Information

Silent Auction Information


All deadlines are based on the Eastern Time Zone


August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 24, 2019         Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 13, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 5, 2020               Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Late Registration Deadline at 11:59pm – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Non-presenters and retiree non-presenters registration continues
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.




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