9th IJMS Conference

Pacific University Oregon
25–28 July, 2019

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About the Conference:

IJMS has been organizing an annual conference for almost a decade. Originally, the founding editors of the journal spear-headed panels on motorcycle culture as part of the PCA/ACA annual conference. As the discourse of motorcycle studies expanded, it was clear that a conference dedicated solely to motorcycle studies was in order. In 2010 the inaugural IJMS conference at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs brought together journal contributors, IJMS staff, academics and members of the local motorcycle community. Subsequent conferences have been held in Birmingham, Alabama; Rancho Cucamonga, California; and London, England. This year’s conference will be held in Forest Grove, Oregon, hosted by Pacific University.

About Pacific University:

Founded in 1849, Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the arts and sciences, education, business, optometry and the health professions. The Forest Grove Campus is Pacific’s primary residential campus, serving most of the undergraduate students. Located on the west edge of the Portland Metro Area, Forest Grove offers perfect proximity to the city and the great outdoors. It’s a short drive or public transit ride from Portland, or just an hour away from the Oregon Coast or Cascade Mountains. The traditional village feel of downtown Forest Grove, the pastoral landscapes surrounding the wineries, and the peaceful trails through old growth forests each provide special places for visitors. Getting to Forest Grove Campus.

Conference Schedule:

Thursday, 25 July – Welcome Evening / Check-In
Friday, 26 July – Panels / Presentations
Saturday, 27 July – Panels / Presentations
Friday, 28 July – Brunch / Ride

CLICK HERE for full details including check-in location, conference room[s] and panel/presentation schedule.


While there isn’t an official conference hotel, recommended accommodations are as follows:

Best Western University Inn & Suites in Forest Grove.

McMenamins Grand Lodge (Guests may choose from rooms with private baths, or shared common private bathrooms.)

On-campus accommodation is available in limited number – $50-60 (per room) per night. If you’re interested, please contact James Butler jjbutler@pacificu.edu as soon as possible.

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