2021 NEPCA Conference Goes Virtual

The 2021 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as another virtual conference from Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23 in a similar structure to last year (Thursday evening, Friday late afternoon, Saturday morning).

A chalk board with Scrabble letters spelling out "NEPCA is coming" in the center.

We all want to be back together again face-to-face but without a clear sense of how the pandemic will play out in October, we wanted to err on the side of caution while also making sure that everyone had more time to plan accordingly. 

We are looking forward to another engaging and rewarding conference for new and seasoned members alike.  We are seeking proposals for panels and presentations for this year’s conference.

NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

We have over several dozen different areas for you to submit your proposal to, so be sure to check out our Areas of Pop Culture to determine the best place for your proposal.  If you have questions about a particular area, reach out and ask the appropriate Area Chair.

Shortly, we will be releasing the CFP submissions form but wanted to let everyone know what to expect this year.  

You can find general information about the 2021 conference and any updates on our Conference page.  We still have many decisions to make going forward with a virtual conference such as which platform to use (don’t worry, we’re not using Adobe again) and how to best structure the conference for meaningful engagement and knowledge exchange.  We also will be looking for volunteers to help with the running of the conference so if you are interested in getting more involved with NEPCA, please let us know.

For more information or questions, contact

Lance Eaton
Executive Secretary, NEPCA

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