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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



Knowing that many are concerned about the COVID-19 virus, we want to reassure you that we will be monitoring the situation as we continue planning for our conference in November. In order to give everyone a bit more time, we've decided to extend our deadline for paper proposals to June 1. Should you have any questions, feel free to call PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: 626-354-7526. We hope you and your loved ones remain well.

PAMLA Dates and Deadlines

  • Extended Deadline for Special Session Proposals: Now reviewed on a case-by-case basis
  • Abstract proposals: March 20, 2020 - June 1, 2020
  • Invitees should respond to invitations beginning June 8
  • 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

Our 2020 PAMLA Conference (Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15) is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the classic, recently renovated Sahara Las Vegas Hotel. Las Vegas in general, and the Sahara in particular, provide us with the perfect conference site:

  • Lovely Temperate Weather in November
  • A Vibrant, Exciting City with Great Restaurants, Natural Sites, Museums & Night Life
  • Easy Access from the Sahara to Other Sites via the Las Vegas Monorail, Uber, Lyft, Taxi
  • Inexpensive, Easy-to-Use Las Vegas Airport, or a Brief Drive from Many Cities
  • The Sahara: A Lovely, Renovated, Gem of a Hotel
  • A Beautiful, New, Private Convention Center Just For Us

The Sahara Las Vegas Hotel has been beautifully updated and entirely...

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

We are still accepting late special session proposalsSo please propose your special sessions to as soon as possible. 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 can be on any scholarly topic of interest, and may include proposals for traditional paper panels, or workshops, roundtables, creative conversations, or special events.

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...

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