SACPAN 2018 will be held at UBC from March 2nd to 3rd. The conference is free and open to the public. Non-presenters who wish to eat meals must pre-register here.

Detailed presentation schedule now available here.

Join us for the keynote addresses as part of SACPAN 2018.
View details for Professor Ruby Lal’s talk here.
View details for Professor Gyanendra Pandey’s talk here.



The South Asia Conference of 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/or SFU), and since 2015, Portland (at UO).

SACPAN 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:

  • 2017 (at UW-Seattle) “The Intellectual Chimera of South Asia: Interdisciplinary Questions about Area Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences”.


  • 2016 (at UO-Portland) “The Age of Intolerance in South Asia: Contextualizing Extremism in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan”


  • 2015 (at UBC) “Works in Progress”