Annual Conference

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. The Current Draft of the Schedule has been posted. This year, our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Henry Jenkins.

Registration is now open at Eventbrite. We are maintaining the same prices as last year with all tickets priced at $50 (plus service charge) which will include membership renewal and access to the conference. For lifetime members, past presidents, or those who have renewed their membership after last year’s conference, it will be $15.

Additionally, we recognize that this year has been particularly challenging for many members financially. If you find the current prices are out of your range, please reach out the Lance Eaton ( to determine if other means are possible for admission to the conference. There are a limited number of spots available for this in order for the conference to maintain its overall affordability, so please reach out as soon as possible.

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 will continue to update this page as new information becomes available to share.

Last updated – 9/9/2021