PAMLA Activities and Deadlines

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.

PAMLA 2012 Election

The PAMLA 2012 Election ballot will be emailed on September 25 to all members who are current in dues for the 2012 calendar year.  Voting must be completed by midnight, October 10, 2012.  If you were expecting a ballot but did not receive an email, please contact

Sandra Cisneros to Speak at PAMLA 2012

PAMLA will inaugrate the Creative Artist Spotlight, a new conference feature, with the very talented and inspiring author, Sandra Cisneros.  On Friday, October 19, from 6:30-7:30pm, she  will speak about her work at Seattle University.  From 7:30-8:30pm, Cisneros will sign books and there will be a light refreshment reception for PAMLA members and university community.  Read more about Cisneros here.

Special Hotel Rates for PAMLA 2012

Make your reservations now to guarantee your special PAMLA rate at one of our official PAMLA confernence hotels.  Rooms are running out at our PAMLA-negotiated rates, so you may end up paying much more if you don't make your reservation right away. Learn about our wonderful accommodation options at

Extended Deadline for Selected PAMLA 2012 Sessions

The following sessions have extended their deadline to May 15, 2012.  To submit a paper proposal to one of these sessions, please visit :


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