Countdown to LauraPalooza 2015: Timeline

Logo from LauraPalooza 2010

The gorgeous LP logo from our first conference in 2010

It’s coming! The countdown is on.

LauraPalooza 2015


July 16-17, 2015

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota

(with optional day in De Smet on July 18)

Here are the pertinent dates and the handy ways to remember them:

Call for papers: August 25, 2014 (wedding anniversary of Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder)

Deadline for papers: December 5, 2014 (Rose Wilder Lane’s birthday)

Acceptances for papers sent out: February 7, 2015 (birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder)

Registration opens: February 2015

Remember, to get all the conference news as it happens, make sure your LIWLRA membership is current. (Hint: If you haven’t renewed since January 1, 2014, it’s time.)

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6 comments on “Countdown to LauraPalooza 2015: Timeline
  1. Looking forward to it, Sandra. Thanks for all the hard work. Have you selected a theme to help shape the proposals?

  2. Sandra Hume says:

    Not publicly, but you will be the first to know!

  3. Patty Collins says:

    Thanks again to all of the board members for their work thus far in planning the 2015 event! We appreciate your commitment, assistance and talent.
    It’s going to be a long year. I can’t wait to be with you all again next summer!

  4. Is the December deadline for abstracts of proposed papers, or complete papers, to be reviewed for possible presentations?

  5. Eileen Anderson says:

    Do we know what the theme is going to be for laurapalooza 2015? Also which is the closest airport to Brookings. I live in Connecticut.

    • Sarah Uthoff says:

      Thanks for asking! We announced the theme in the most recent LIWLRA member newsletter. (The newsletter goes only to LIWLRA members; information on how to join is here.) We will also share it when we announce the call for papers on August 25.

      The nearest large airport is Sioux Falls, SD, but watch for suggestions on getting there as we get closer.