This page is the conference page for the 2019 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Conference.  It will be updated periodically and should be the go-to place for information.  We also encourage you to sign up for the NEPCA blog to keep up-to-date with our conference and other information and opportunities (sign up via email, RSS, or other preferred formats on the right-hand column).

The 2019 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall on Friday, November 15-Saturday, November 16 at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  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.

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

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.

Conference Schedule

The final conference program is now available.  Please keep in mind that this is an ongoing draft based upon changes in accepted presenters, registered presenters, and other changes that come along.


Registration for the conference is open here or on the day of.

Book your room!

To get the group rate at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel for $179 USD per night, be sure to go to this link.  Other rooms can be found in the Travel Recommendations Document.

Parking:  The hotel offers self-parking for $3 an hour.  Nearby, the Hanover Parking Facility ( .4 miles away)  charges $1.75 per hour.

We also have (and request) additional recommendations for places to stay, eat, and enjoy while in the Portsmouth area.  Check out our Travel Recommendations Document.

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.

For more information or questions, contact

Lance Eaton
Executive Secretary, NEPCA