The Annual Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia will be held this year in October 20-22nd, 2016. The conference offers, on the first day, a section for scholarly work—essays presented by a diverse academic population—as well as a fun Harry Potter festival on the second day. Those interested can submit papers “arising out of J.K. Rowling’s literature” in their website here.
A group of HONR279Q students (University of Maryland, College Park Harry Potter course) attended the 2015 conference. You can register to attend the conference here.
The festival will include fun activities for Harry Potter fans of all ages and will include a Quidditch Tournament:
Visit the website for much more information at: http://www.harrypotterconference.com/