CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Harry Potter Academic Conference (HPAC) at Chestnut Hill College
2024 Harry Potter Academic Conference (HPAC) at Chestnut Hill College
Friday and Saturday, October 18-19 2024
St. Joseph Hall, Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Deadline for conference submission proposals (academics & community members): September 6, 2024

Deadline for conference submission proposals (high school students): September 20, 2024
Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 1, 2024

ABOUT: The Harry Potter Academic Conference returns for its 13th annual gathering. This non-profit, interdisciplinary conference provides a forum for scholarly inquiry surrounding the Harry Potter literature and related cultural phenomenon. Open to scholars of any experience level, from community members and young students to established academic researchers, this is a space curated to be inclusive and welcoming to all.

PRESENTATIONS: HPAC presentations are presented live and in person at Chestnut Hill College in 20-minute presentation windows with a five-minute Q&A session to follow each presentation. International presenters should inquire about alternative presentation options. Panel-style discussions, teaching sessions, or performance session proposals may request a longer presentation time. Topics can include, but are not limited to, close textual criticism, film studies, music studies, diversity and inclusion, psychology, religious studies, philosophy, and fandom studies. Past presentations have been accepted on the Harry Potter book and film series, the Fantastic Beasts film series, and the Cormoran Strike book series. Proposals will be evaluated and presenters notified on a rolling basis. More information about HPAC can be found at

PROPOSALS: Please submit 250-word abstracts describing your proposal at and via the button link "Submit Proposal for 2024 Conference" above. Multiple abstracts may be submitted but will be evaluated individually.

Additional Notes: AV equipment is provided, including a computer, projector, and microphone.

Any questions? Please email Patrick McCauley ( and copy Hannah Yanow (