Conference News Archive

Presidential and Plenary Address Conference Luncheons

We will be hosting two lovely and fascinating luncheons at the 2015 PAMLA Conference: the Friday, November 6th Presidential Address Luncheon, featuring PAMLA President Heidi Schlipphacke, and the Saturday, November 7th Plenary Address Luncheon, featuring Plenary Speaker, Kara Keeling (both luncheons will be located at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower). The luncheons do cost an additional fee ($29), but each Address Luncheon is sure to be a highlight of the conference.

PAMLA Conference Accommodations Information

Our 2015 PAMLA Conference will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 6-8, 2015, at two lovely three-star hotels right in downtown Portland:

  • The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
  • The Portland Marriott City Center

Sessions will be located in these two hotels, which are approximately a five minute walk apart. We have therefore arranged for extremely reasonable PAMLA room rates at both hotels.

First Proposal Deadline for PAMLA 2015 Has Passed; Extended Deadline Sessions Open Until June 10

May 15 was the deadline for submitting proposals for the 2015 PAMLA annual meeting.  Most sessions are now "closed" and you will not be able to submit using the online proposal form.  Some sessions will be re-opening with an extended deadline of June 10.  Please consult the Session Topics List to see the latest list of sessions still accepting proposals.

Sessions open for proposals, most until the June 10 extended deadline, currently include:

CFP and Online Submission System for 2015 PAMLA Open

We are pleased to announce that the CFP page, with almost 150 approved sessions listed, and the online paper proposals submissions system, are up and running. Please consider proposing a paper for the 2015 PAMLA conference in Portland: http://www.pamla.org/2015

If you could, also help us to spread the word about the many exciting sessions for this year's PAMLA conference.

The paper proposal deadline is May 15.

Proposing a Special Session for 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland

We have extended the deadline for proposals for special sessions for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015). You now have until midnight on Thursday, January 15, 2015, to send in your proposal to PAMLA First VP, John Ganim: john.ganim@ucr.edu 

Students/faculty from sponsoring institutions may attend PAMLA 2014 for free*

Students and faculty of sponsoring institutions may attend PAMLA 2014 for free, as long as they are not presenting or chairing a session.  Sponsoring institutions include:

  • University of California, Riverside
  • La Sierra University
  • Riverside City College
  • California Baptist University
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Chaffey College

Conference presenters and chairs must pay membership and conference fee.

Keynotes and Special Events at PAMLA 2014

We've added information about keynote speakers and special events at the upcoming conference in Riverside.  Speakers include Cheryl Edelson (Chaminade University of Honolulu), Juan Delgado and Thomas McGovern (California State University, San Bernandino), David Skal (film historian), Imke Meyer (University of Illinois at Chicago), Kate Thomas (Bryn Mawr College), and Sangita Gopal (University of Oregon).  Special events include a Halloween Cash Bar and Candy Feast, Conference Reception, and Tour of Tio's Tacos.

Tentative Schedule for PAMLA 2014

A tentative schedule for the 2014 PAMLA conference is now available: Tentative 2014 Schedule.  The schedule is still subject to change.

Please review the schedule and inform Craig Svonkin (svonkin@netzero.com) of any changes, including cancellations and changes to paper titles or abstracts.  Check that you are not scheduled to present a paper and chair a session at the same time.

We've also added several pages about Riverside and the surrounding area:

Reserve Your Room for PAMLA 2014

We’ve arranged for a block of rooms at the Riverside Marriott at the Convention Center and the nearby Mission Inn at extremely competitive rates ($109 a night plus tax at the Marriott; $135 a night plus tax at the historic Mission Inn).  Please see the Accommodations page for information about how to make your reservations at these conference hotels.

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