Virtual Conference Prep #1: Pathable
Our conference will use Pathable, a highly accessible platform which incorporates Zoom. It is easy to navigate and has been utilized by many academic conferences during the past 12-15 months--everything from academic accreditation to cinematic studies. The PCA Governing Board did a great deal of research and deliberated extensively before we selected this platform. 

Another reason we chose this particular platform is because of the exceptional customer service provided by Conference Direct, our platform developer/facilitator. If you have used Zoom, you will have little or no trouble negotiating Pathable. Even if you have never experienced a virtual conference before, you should have few, if any, issues. Training sessions for panel moderators and attendees will begin in May.

What you can do to prepare:
Since Pathable uses Zoom, make sure you have the latest version of Zoom on your device.
Presenter Registration ends on March 31, 2021.

If you do not register by this time, you will be dropped from the program. All presenters must be registered.

We hope the virtual format allows more opportunities to attend. Non-presenter registration will continue up until the week of the conference.
Featured Speaker: Mod Betty!

Get Your Kicks on Route 66 with Retro Roadmap's Mod Betty

Hit the highway with Retro Roadmap’s Mod Betty as she takes you on a virtual tour of Route 66 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of this historic road. 
Presented with her trademark passion, enthusiasm and entertainment, Mod Betty (in real life, author Beth Lennon) shares her roadside faves and finds across eight states, from vintage motels and independent eateries to roadside attractions both old and new.

Putting an emphasis on the “mother” in Mother Road, she’ll highlight many of the women-owned, indigenous and minority run businesses along the route, revealing that there’s something for everyone along The Route, not just lovers of classic cars and malt shops.

Whether you’re a fan of historic hotels or gift shop kitsch, posing for photos with roadside giants or stopping at historical markers, you’ll eagerly be making your plans to motor west and Mod Betty will ensure you’ve got plenty of hidden gems and iconic classics to put on your road trip itinerary.