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CFP: Travel & Tourism at 2019 Popular Culture Conference in Washington DC

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    William Lenz


    CFP: Travel and Tourism Studies



    Wardman Park Marriott, Washington DC

    Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

    For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

    For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/



    We are considering proposals for individual papers analyzing any aspect of travel and tourism. Proposals might focus on travel literature, the psychology of travel and/or tourism, the history of travel or tourism, the pedagogy of travel, student learning and travel courses, animals and travel, tourists and tourism, LGBTQ travel and tourism, medical tourism, travel souvenirs, vacations, business travel, hotel/motel culture, automobile/ship/air/space trips, and just about anything to do with travel and tourism, loosely defined. Do we travel toward something or travel away from something? Is tourism moral or immoral? Is travel a spiritual journey or a crass commercial commodity? Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four 15-minute presentations per standard session. All presenters must be members of PCA and register for the conference.


    To submit your presentation, go to http://ncp.pcaaca.org and follow the instructions for creating an account and then making your submission of a 100-word abstract.  ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site. Apply for travel and research grants at http://pcaaca.org/grants/


    Here is the schedule of deadlines and pertinent dates:


    1 July                          Database Opens for Submissions

    1 October                    Registration Opens

    1 October                    Deadline for Paper Proposals

    15 November              Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

    1 December                 Preliminary Program Available

    15 December               “Drop Dead”: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program

    3 January 2019            Final Program to the Publisher

    17-20 April 2019        Washington, D.C.


    Please send all inquiries to:

    William E. Lenz

    PCA Area Chair for Travel and Tourism
    Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

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