#SWPACA2020 Special Events

Welcome to #SWPACA2020 the 41st annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association meeting. Below find some of our exciting special events for 2020. See you there!

SWPACA Annual Dine-Around

Wed, 02/19/2020 – 6:30 pm
Hotel Lobby (1st floor)

Please join us for our annual dine around event! We’ll meet in the Hyatt Atrium on Wednesday night at 6:00pm and walk to local eateries for dinner. You’ll meet fellow SWPACA attendees and area chairs. What better way to start our conference than with excellent conversation and tasty Albuquerque cuisine!

Graduate Student Breakfast

Thursday, 02/20/2020 – 8:00 am-9:30 am

Join us for the Annual Graduate Student Breakfast, hosted by the SWPACA Executive Team. All graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to attend; bring a friend, enjoy a light breakfast, and network with other emerging scholars.

Graduate Awards and Conference Reception

Thursday, 02/20/2020 — 6:30-8:00pm
Grand Pavilion 4-6

Join us tonight from for the social event of the conference! Refreshments will be served

Area Chair Breakfast

Friday, 02/21/2020 – 8:00 am-9:30 am

Join us for the Area Chair Breakfast, hosted by the SWPACA Executive Team. All Area Chairs are welcome to attend; enjoy a light breakfast, and network with other scholars.

Special Guest Rob Thomas Autographs/Meet and Greet Session

Saturday, 02/22/2020 — 11:30 am -1:00 pm,
Grand Pavilion 1-2

Thomas will be interviewed in a general session on Saturday morning (February 22), following which he will be available for conversation and autographs. He will conclude his appearance by participating in a roundtable discussion with scholars who currently study and teach his work.

Blue Review Burlesque

Saturday, 02/22/2020
Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm
Hotel Andaluz, Casablanca Room

Join other conference goers and ABQ locals at this non-affiliated event that is sure to be fun for all! Conclude the conference in (over-the-top!) style.