PAMLA will host its 108th Annual Conference on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

We’d love to have you join us, as this is certain to be one of PAMLA’s most beautiful conference sites ever.  Given the large number and wide-variety of fascinating session topics, this is also certain to be one of our most stimulating conferences ever.
You can see the list of all of our approved sessions (if you click on the title of a session, you can read a brief description of the sorts of papers that the session’s Presiding Officer is looking for).

If you are interested, you may propose a paper (or even a number of papers, although you may only deliver a single paper at the conference) using our Online Proposal Submission Form by April 5, 2010.

You may email the Presiding Officer of a session with a question, but please do submit your proposed paper–its title, a brief abstract, and a longer proposal–using our Online Proposal Submission Form.
This new Online Proposal Submission Form, created by PAMLA’s terrific Webmaster Heather Wozniak, is extremely user-friendly, and its use will help each of our session’s Presiding Officers to keep track of and respond to your paper proposal.

When you go to the Session Topics page you will be able to see the list of all of our approved session topics (100 different sessions in all), read our Guidelines and Procedures for proposing a paper, and then you will be able to propose a session using our Online Proposal Form.  (You will first have to create a new member account–a very simple process is involved–so that we can contact you about whether your proposal has been accepted or not.)

You need not be a member of PAMLA to propose a paper, but you will have to become a member by May 1, 2010 if your paper is accepted and you wish to attend the conference.  You will also have to pay the separate conference fee by September 15 if you wish to attend the conference, deliver your paper, and be included in the conference program.

PAMLA now offers a convenient Combined Membership Fee/Conference Fee option (so you won’t have to remember to pay your conference fee separately later on), but we also still offer separate Membership and Conference fee options, if you wish to join PAMLA now but wait a bit to pay for the conference itself.

If you wish to join PAMLA right away, please go to our Membership Page.

PAMLA allows conference attendees to deliver only a single paper at the conference, so if you propose papers to multiple sessions/Presiding Officers, please let each one know that you have also submitted papers to other sessions (and please do not submit the same paper proposal to multiple sessions).  If you are invited to join a session and you agree to be a part of that session, please be sure to immediately let every other session Presiding Officer you submitted a paper proposal to know that you are having to withdraw your proposal from consideration.
PAMLA does not allow papers to be read in absentia.

If you have any further questions about the paper-proposal process, or about the 2010 PAMLA Conference itself, please contact Craig Svonkin, PAMLA Executive Director: [email protected] .
PAMLA Conference Dates to Remember:

  • Electronic Submissions of abstracts for the 2010 conference are due by April 5, 2010 (Session Presiding Officers will receive emails of these submissions automatically; AV requests must be included with abstract submission to be considered).
  • Session Presiding Officers must send acceptance and regret notes to those who have submitted papers for consideration beginning on April 6, 2010, and must complete the session formation no later than April 20, 2010.
  • Conference participants must pay PAMLA dues by May 1, 2010, and must pay PAMLA Conference fees no later than September 15, 2010.