Aging & Senior Culture

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Conference Submission page.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules



Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers for the



Wednesday, March 28–Saturday, March 31, 2018

Meeting at the J. W. Marriott in Indianapolis, IN

We enthusiastically invite proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers or presentations in other formats. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes (less is sometimes more, providing additional time for Q &A.)  As always, we welcome proposals addressing ANY topic on: past and present life-styles, challenges, leisure, organizations; or depictions, re-inventions, and treatments of those aged 50 and above (since age is an evolving concept.) In the past we have had discussions on: mature actors working in film and on television; senior sleuths; age discrimination; senior friendly institutions; aging and athleticism; sex and seniors; and universal, inclusive design.  Although initially, and still primarily, focused on “older adults” (or the seasoned, the chronologically gifted, or those whom experience has enhanced) we also seek to look more generally on age as a concept across many cohorts and levels—including childhood, youth, middle age, and inter-generational interaction.

Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Should you or any of your colleagues or friends be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, kindly contact:

Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr., Ph D
Library of Congress
Washington DC
augustynfrederick5@gmail .com

To send in your exposition for consideration, go to and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission.  ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site.  For individual proposals, please state a title, a 100-word abstract, a less than one-page CV, and any need for A/V equipment.  For themed paper sessions, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation and the chair should contact Fred Augustyn to assemble them into a panel.  You should also contact him for assistance in submitting roundtable discussions. Many thanks.