The National Popular Culture & American Culture Association's Annual Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, located at the heart of our nation on the Mississippi River, is perfect for popular culture scholars and enthusiasts to meet and share their latest work. The area has a rich cultural history, which began around AD 1000 with the Cahokia settlement, the Mounds of which are located a few minutes northeast of St. Louis. The French later established a fur trading outpost in the area, named in honor of the French King. St. Louis grew into a bustling river city. The city hosted the 1904 World�s Fair, memorabilia of which is displayed in several museums and collections around the city. (Find more on the history of St. Louis at http://www.stlouis.com/history/)
Enjoy the sights while you're there�The Gateway Arch, The Hill, The Muny, The Fox Theater, The History Museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and many more (see http://www.explorestlouis.com/visitors/25thingsOne.asp?pt=1 for a thorough listing). Yogi Berra, Joe Garagiola, Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, and Sheryl Crow (among others) hail from here.
Join us Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010, for this four-day conference. Find out what's new in popular culture scholarship and explore St. Louis again or for the first time.
The four-day schedule includes special topics presentations, area-specific invited speakers, social receptions, tours, film presentations, and area get-togethers.
The Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, with additional space reserved at the America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza--across the street from the Renaissance Grand Hotel.
Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis
800 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
(314) 621 9600
1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)
Deadline to Submit a Proposal December 15, 2009
For more information go to http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php