37th Annual Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Associations Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico February 10-13, 2016
This page will give you step by step instructions on how to submit a proposal, register, and make travel arrangements for the 37th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) conference.
International applicants seeking official Invitation letters for travel visa applications should first review our policies and procedures, making sure all requirements are met before going forward.International Invitation Letter Request
Please follow the four steps below, in order to complete your conference registration.
Step One: Submit a paper/panel proposal.
To do so, first go over the full list of the conference’s subject areas – and their individual CFPs with requirements – at our Call for Papers page. Next, please review our Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page. Then, submit your proposal to the appropriate subject area through our submission database.
Presenter Database opens August 1, 2015. Final deadline for submissions is
November 1, 2015 UPDATE: November 15, 2015.
Step Two: Pay required conference registration fees.
All conference attendees, whether presenting or not, are expected to register for the conference. Please note, if you plan on presenting, you should register after you find out that your proposed presentation has been accepted.
Send all conference payment inquiries regarding 2016 Conference Registrations to Tamy Burnett, PhD, Treasurer/2016 SW Conference Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Official Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference Registration Rates
December 1, 2015
January 15, 2016
February 13, 2016
Step Three: Hyatt Hotel Conference Reservations
Use our Hyatt Regency ABQ Reservation Site to book room(s), or if you need additional assistance, call 1-888-421-1442. Make sure you reference “Pop Culture 2016” when making/confirming hotel reservations by telephone .
Hyatt Hotel Room Rates for 2016:
Graduate Student Rate : $105
Single Occupancy: $139
Double Occupancy: $139
Triple Occupancy: $164
Quadruple Occupancy: $189
Hyatt Room Reservations will be available for booking beginning April 15, 2015
Optional: Southwest Roommate Service
The SWPACA provides a roommate service for those individuals wanting to share conference hotel expenses. We cannot, of course, guarantee that people who advertises their desire to find a roommate will find a suitable roommate and we are not liable for problems that may arise. This page is meant only as a service to advertise your need for a roommate with others who need roommates.
The SWPACA does NOT become involved in room accommodations related to roommates; in other words, working out how roommates will pay for the rooms and who will room with whom is strictly up to the people involved. This list exists only as a convenience for attendees who want to find a roommate.
Follow the link below to our roommate service website to sign up today. You will need to provide the following information:
- First name, Last Initial
- Gender (M or F)
- Email Address
If you withdraw from the conference please contact your roommate ASAP.
Step Four: Book Travel Arrangements.
Use TripAdvisor to find flights to the Albuquerque International Sunport airport. Find ground transportation options from the airport to the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center at: http://www.abqsunport.com/getting-around/ground-transportation/. FYI, for those new to our conference, the estimated time from the ABQ Sunport Terminal to the Hyatt Regency is fifteen to twenty minutes by shuttle.
Looking for dining, shopping, and tour options while attending the SW conference? The ABQ Convention and Visitors Bureau offers a complete guide to what’s happening in the greater ABQ area.