119th Annual Conference (Los Angeles, CA) – 2022

The 119th Annual PAMLA Conference

The PAMLA 2022 Conference will be held in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel, from Thursday evening, November 10 to Sunday night, November 13, 2022 (with a special welcome event the evening of Thursday, November 10).

Conference Schedule

The 2022 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.

PAMLA, founded as the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast in 1899, and the western affiliate of the Modern Language Association, is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of ancient and modern languages, literatures, and cultures.

Please email Craig Svonkin if you have any questions about the conference: director@pamla.org.

More Information about Accommodations can be found here, including information about a few remaining hotel rooms at hotels near to the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, the site of our conference.

Note: Most room nights are now sold out at the UCLA Luskin Hotel & Conference Center (all sold out at the PAMLA rate). But a few rooms might still be available at three other nearby hotels. Go to our Accommodations Page  to find out about hotel rooms at special PAMLA rates (and walking distance, or a brief shuttle ride, to the Luskin): https://www.pamla.org/pamla-2022-hotel-information/

Please email Craig Svonkin should you still need a hotel room, or should you have to cancel your hotel room (so he can help those still in need): director@pamla.org.

Information about the UCLA Luskin Hotel & Conference Center’s COVID and Mask Policy can be found here. Information regarding directions and parking can be found here.


PAMLA 2022 Merch

PAMLA 2022’s merch store has been updated to reflect our conference theme of “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian,” and to celebrate Los Angeles.

Our PAMLA 2022 Conference Artist, Faye Kwan, submitted her piece, entitled “The Library of Los Angeles.” Highlighting Los Angeles, the site of the 2022 PAMLA conference, Kwan examines the storied past of the city and region through images of palm trees, freeways, insects, a fantastical library, and the cityscape. 

PAMLA Store 2022

PAMLA 2022 Dates & Deadlines

  • Conference: Thursday evening, November 10 through Sunday evening, November 13
  • All PAMLA conference participants must be paid PAMLA 2022 members
  • Those who aren’t participants but wish to attend may join as Auditors
  • Conference cancellations will not receive full reimbursements after October 1, 2022.

Join PAMLA Today

PAMLA could use your support! Please join PAMLA for the 2022 year, so as to receive our terrific journal, Pacific Coast Philology, and also, if you have a few extra dollars, please make a donation to support PAMLA during these difficult times. Go here to join or rejoin PAMLA (and, if you can, please make a donation to the PAMLA General Fund–we could use your help!).