XXXII Annual ILASSA Student Conference February 2-4, 2012 Call for Papers
The Conference The Student Conference on Latin America, organized by the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association (ILASSA) at The University of Texas at Austin, is an interdisciplinary forum for students involved in Latin American research topics. The conference provides students with the opportunity to present research activities, develop presentational skills, exchange ideas and information, and meet other scholars from around the world. The conference, now in its 32nd year, is the oldest and largest student conference in the field of Latin American Studies.
Abstract Requirements ILASSA invites students to submit for acceptance a single-page abstract of a paper (300 words max) within the field of Latin American Studies. The abstract will enable us to select papers for presentation and to organize panels for the conference.
Abstract Submission Abstracts should be submitted online in order to facilitate the submission process for everyone – especially for participants outside the United States. Hard copies of abstracts will not be accepted. Final papers will be requested after accepted students are notified. To submit an abstract, please go to www.ilassa.org/conference. Please <a href="” target=”_blank”>contact us if you did not get an email following your submission. The final deadline for submission of abstracts is November 11, 2011. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by November 23, 2011. Students invited to participate will have until January 2, 2012 to submit final papers along with their registration fee. During the conference, each student will have approximately 15 minutes to present his or her work in a panel arranged around a common theme.
Fees There is no fee for submitting an abstract for consideration. If your paper is accepted, however, you must confirm your participation by January 2 through payment of the registration fee of $25. Registration via PayPal will be available after acceptances are emailed. There will be an additional $10 fee for an optional dinner at a local Austin restaurant during one of the conference evenings. Payments can also be mailed to the physical address listed below. (Special arrangements for payment can be made for international participants by contacting the conference coordinators via e-mail prior to payment deadline.) Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association ATTN: Conference Registration Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies University of Texas at Austin 1 University Station D0800 SRH 1.310 Austin, TX 78712-0331
Accommodations Upon request, participants will be provided housing with a University of Texas student as well as transportation from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Please note that transportation from the airport is available only on Thursday, February 2. Additionally, participants should be aware when booking flights that registration and opening speaker events begin at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 2. Participants may stay in a hotel at their own expense. Participants must notify coordinators of their housing requests by January 16. An email with further instructions on submitting housing preferences will be emailed to accepted students. While attending the conference, participants will have access to the Benson Latin American Collection, considered by scholars worldwide to be one of the finest research libraries for Latin American Studies.
Contacts and Addresses: If you have any questions please contact us at <a href="” target=”_blank”>firstname.lastname@example.org. All conference correspondence will be conducted via e-mail.
Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies The University of Texas at Austin 1 University Station D0800 SRH 1.310 Austin, TX 78712-0331
Important dates for the 2012 ILASSA Conference: Friday, November 11, 2011 – Deadline for submission of abstracts Wednesday, November 23, 2011 – Applicants notified of acceptance or non-acceptance Monday, January 2, 2012 – Papers due and registration and equipment fee paid Monday, January 16, 2012 – Flight information and housing requests due February 2-4, 2012 – XXXII Annual ILASSA Student Conference