The South Asia Conference in the Pacific Northwest has been sponsored by the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington since the mid 1960’s. The conference, popularly known as SACPAN was created in the aim of fostering strong intellectual discourse and connections between South Asia scholars in the Pacific Northwest. South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN) is held annually on a Saturday in February/early March. The location of SACPAN alternates between Seattle (at UW), Vancouver (at UBC), and since 2015, Portland (at UO).
An annual graduate student conference is also held on the Friday before SACPAN. The South Asia graduate student conference attracts students from other regional universities such as Simon Fraser University (SFU) and University of Victoria, in addition to UBC and UW.
Past SACPAN programs:
- 2016 (at UO-Portland) “The Age of Intolerance in South Asia: Contextualizing Extremism in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan”
- 2015 (at UBC) “Works in Progress”