Conference Registration and Travel Information

36th Annual Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Associations Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico February 11-14, 2015

Attendee Information: 

This page will give you step by step instructions on how to successfully submit a paper/panel proposal for the 36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) annual 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.

Conference Registration, Conference Hotel, and Travel

Step One: Submit a Paper/Panel Proposal to the SW Presenter Database follow the directions to successfully submit a proposal to the appropriate subject area chair.

Go to Submission Database

Step TwoPay required conference registration fees.

Once you have been notified that your paper, panel or special topics round table has been accepted we ask that make payment for your conference registration.

Our NEW online registration form will be available on or before May 1, 2014

2015 Official Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference Registration Rates

Early Bird: April 15 – August 15, 2014

Academic Professional: $180.00
Grad & Undergraduate Student: $165.00
Retired/Spouse/Non-Presenter: $75.00
Exhibitor: $375.00
For more information on group rate conference registration contact Ken Dvorak at krdvorak@southwestpca.org.

Registration: August 16 – December 15, 2014

Academic Professional: $190.00
Grad & Undergraduate Student: $175.00
Retired/Spouse/Non-Presenter: $90.00
Exhibitor: $375.00
For more information on group rate conference registration contact Ken Dvorak at krdvorak@southwestpca.org.

Conference: December 16, 2014 – February 22, 2015

Academic Professional: $200.00
Grad & Undergraduate Student: $185.00
Retired/Spouse/Non-Presenter: $100.00
Exhibitor: $400.00
For more information on group rate conference registration contact Ken Dvorak at krdvorak@southwestpca.org.

Our Online Conference Registration Form will be available May 1, 2015

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 2015” when making/confirming hotel reservations by telephone .

Hyatt Hotel Room Rates for 2015:

Graduate Student Rate : $105
Single Occupancy: $139
Double Occupancy: $139
Triple Occupancy: $164
Quadruple Occupancy: $189
Suites: $299

Hyatt Room Reservations will be available for booking beginning April 15, 2014

Click Here For ABQ Hyatt Room Reservations

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.

Click Here for  Roommate Service

Step Four: Book Travel Arrangements.

Use the online TripAdvisor to book your flight and ground transportation to the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel. 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.

Book Travel Through TripAdvisor

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.

ABQ Dining, Nightlife and Entertainment Venues

Finished with Steps One through Four? Then relax until we meet in sunny ABQ February 11 – 14, 2015!