2019 NEPCA Conference

The fall conference is shaping up to be another great event of knowledge sharing, networking, and hopefully, even fun!  I wanted to highlight that we have a fantastic reception and Keynote address happening on Friday night that we hope many of you will attend.

The Reception starts at 5:45pm and the Keynote will start around 6:30pm.  This year’s keynote is Tom Kaufhold, the founder of the Seacoast LGBT History Project.

A headshot photo of Tom Kaufhold.

Tom Kaufhold

Tom has spent the last four years leading the Seacoast LGBT History Project. Since the early 1990s, he has been involved in LGBTQ community initiatives, including an equal rights ordinance in Portsmouth and an AIDS service organization. He began collecting and preserving artifacts for a series of well-attended exhibits and talks, but recently realized his mission is just beginning. Tom is a retired business systems analyst, is married and has two grown children. He lives in Portsmouth.

The rest are just different reminders and updates about what the conference that might be of use to everyone.

Conference Schedule

For those wanting to know what else is in store for this conference, please check out the tentative conference schedule.  Please keep in mind that this is an ongoing draft based upon changes in accepted presenters, registered presenters, and other changes that come along.


The conference fee, which covers a one-year NEPCA membership, conference registration, and the conference luncheon on November 16, is as follows:

  • Full-time faculty: $125
  • Part-time faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and retirees: $75
  • Undergraduate Students: $40

The above prices are valid through October 15, 2019, after which the price will increase.  Please go online to https://nepca.blog/conference-registration/ to register for the conference and read more information about the conference fee.

If you need to pay by check, please fill out this form,  make the check out to NEPCA and mail it to:

Lance Eaton
NEPCA Executive Secretary
95 Morton Street
Arlington, MA, 02474

IMPORTANT: If you will be using someone else’s checking or PayPal account to pay the fee, please make sure that your name is attached to the payment. If we don’t see your name, we won’t know that the payment was made on your behalf.

Please note: NEPCA cannot issue refunds, as we must prepay conference fees to all outside vendors.

Chair a Panel!

As you scroll through the conference program, you’ll see that we’re still recruiting session chairs for a number of panels.  Since you are at the conference, why not take the opportunity to become more fully involved in NEPCA and chair a session?  This activity can be especially helpful to graduate students and younger-career faculty who are building their CVs.  If you’d like to chair a session, please contact me at andibloom@gmail.com or amcclanahan@esu.edu.


As you make your travel plans, be sure to check out the NEPCA Conference page for updates, including travel details and the like.

To get the group rate at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel for 179 USD per night, be sure to go to this link.  Rooms are booking up fast so you might want to reserve today.

The 2019 conference is about 1 hour from Boston, just under 2 hours from Providence, RI or Augusta, ME, just under 2.5 hours from Hartford, Connecticut, about 3.5 hours from Albany, NY and Burlington, VT, 4.5 hours from New York City, 5 hours from Montreal, QC.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in November for a great conference. Also, if you haven’t yet, be sure to so sign up for notifications on our website,  Facebook, or Twitter.

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