PAMLA Activities and Deadlines

Watch videos of PAMLA 2012

Jerome Loston has produced two videos about the 110th annual conference that was held in Seattle in October 2012.  You can view them on YouTube:

2013 PAMLA Conference Creative Artist Speakers Announced

We are proud to announce that the Creative Artist Spotlight Speakers for this year's PAMLA Conference, at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego (November 1-3, 2013), will be the celebrated poets Rae Armantrout and Marilyn Chin.  Armantrout and Chin will read from their poetry and discuss their work with PAMLA members on Friday evening, November 1, 2013.

Deadline extended to May 12 for some PAMLA 2013 sessions

Close to fifty sessions for PAMLA 2013 have extended their deadlines to May 12.  Please see Session Topics for a list of open sessions and submit your proposal using the Online Submission Form.  Submit early to avoid last-minute technical snafus!

2013 Online Membership Payment Now Available

UPDATE: The online registration form for the 2013 membership year and the 2013 annual conference is temporarily unavailable.  Please use the mail-in registration form until further notice.

Join or renew your membership today!  All conference participants must be current on their dues in addition to paying the conference registration fee.  For rates see the Dues Chart.

Reservations at Bahia Resort Hotel for PAMLA 2013

Bahia Resort Pool

The entire PAMLA 2013 conference will be held at the lovely Bahia Resort, on Mission Bay, in San Diego, California. We have arranged for enough rooms at the Bahia for all of our conference attendees at a very competitive rate ($129 a night plus tax), but it is possible that we could run out of rooms. So, we strongly encourage you to make your reservation well in advance. Read about rates, amenities, and reservation options on the 2013 Accommodations page.

CFP for PAMLA 2013

Aerial view of Bahia Resort Hotel

The CFP for PAMLA 2013, taking place November 1-3 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California, is now available.

PAMLA Seeking Communications Assistant

We are seeking one or two grad student volunteers to help us with managing the PAMLA website and e-communications.  This might be a good opportunity for someone interested in digital media, or considering alternative careers in administration or non-profit work.  To start with duties would be simple, like adding people to listservs, posting announcements on the website and social media, and updating the conference website.  As interest and time allows, there might be opportunity for more advanced design and development tasks.

PAMLA 2013 Conference Information

Our next PAMLA Conference will be held on Friday November 1-Sunday November 3, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. The conference site is lovely, and San Diego usually has great weather at that time. We are right on Mission Bay--you can walk out of your hotel room and be on the beach--and we are a five minute walk from the ocean. Plus, we are just a short taxi or car ride from downtown San Diego. I hope you will consider proposing either a special session or paper for the conference.

Proposed Changes to PAMLA Constitution and Standard Operating Procedures

These proposed changes to the PAMLA Constitution and Standard Operating Procedures will be discussed and voted on at the PAMLA 2012 General Membership meeting on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 5:00pm in the Pigott Auditorium.  All PAMLA members who wish to discuss the suggested changes and to vote on them should attend.

View the constitution and by-law with proposed changes (PDF)

View the current constitution and by-law

PAMLA 2012 Final Program Available as PDF

The conference program is now available as PDF in addition to the online format.  All participants will receive a printed copy when they check-in at the conference.  Please continue to report cancellations to Craig Svonkin at  We will update the online program and distribute an addendum with last-minute changes at the conference.


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