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118th Annual Conference - Las Vegas

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

Special PAMLA rates and hotel reservation information coming soon.

Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas



PAMLA Dates and Deadlines

  • Proposals for Special Sessions Due Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Abstract proposals: March 1, 2020 - May 17, 2020
  • Invitees should respond to invitations: May 26, 2020 - June 7, 2020
  • Early-bird conference payment period: January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020
  • PAMLA membership due for all accepted conference participants: July 1, 2020
  • Regular conference payment period: July 1, 2020 - September 16, 2020
  • Late payment period: September 17, 2020 - November 1, 2020
  • After November 2, those who haven't paid their conference fees will be removed from the conference program

News and Announcements

PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020)

Please propose your special sessions to by Sunday, February 9, 2020. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

Special session proposals will need to include a title, the format of the proposed session (panel, roundtable, workshop, creative conversation, etc.), a brief abstract (50-150 words), and a longer description of your proposed session and its significance (200-400 words).

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