The following is a list of conferences and call for papers for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty.

Fresno State Satellite Student Union
Chican@ Youth Conference: “Empowering Students through Education and

January 30, 2016
CSU Fresno, Fresno, CA
The Chican@ Youth Conference is free for all middle, high school, and college students with workshops on social justice, cultural awareness, pursuit of higher education, and leadership and career guidance. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is author of Still Water Saints and The Five Acts of Diego Léon, Alex Espinoza. Learn more about this conference »

Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS)
2016 MACLAS Conference: “Cycles and Encyclicals in Latin America”

March 4-5, 2016
Fox School of Business at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
The lifting of the US trade embargo on Cuba, the expanding economic relations between Latin America and China, and the Pope’s moral stance against the social injustices engendered by neoliberalism and the "technocratic paradigm" are just a few current topics related to this year's MACLAS theme. Similarly, the historical cycles and tensions in the relations between Latin American countries with respect to migration, politics, as well as literary and artistic trends and movements, are worthy of exploration. Learn more about this conference »

Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS)
RMCLAS 63rd Annual Conference

March 30-April 2, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
The 63rd Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies will be held in Santa Fe, NM, on Wednesday March 30th – Saturday April 2nd, 2016. The RMCLAS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for scholars and graduate students to share original research on Latin America. Learn more about this conference »

Brimingham- Southern College
24th Annual Latin American Studies Symposium

April 1-April 2, 2016
Brimingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL
Birmingham-Southern College's Annual Latin American Studies Symposium is a multi- and inter-disciplinary undergraduate research conference showcasing original research and creative projects conducted during the preceding year by undergraduate students from approximately 30 colleges and universities, including the Birmingham Area Consortium of Higher Education (BACHE) and the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS). Learn more about this symposium »

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies
NACCS XLIII: “¡Chicana/o Power! Transforming Chicana/o Activism, Discourse
and Scholarship into Power”

April 6-9, 2016
Denver, CO
Chicana/o Power represents the essence and foundation of our discipline. Through disciplinary self-reflection, we merge theory and practice to create a space where our scholarship and social engagement challenges, transforms and repudiates dominant power structures. Learn more about this conference »

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
30th Anniversary National Conference on Undergraduate Research

April 7-April 9, 2016
University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC
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Smithsonian Latino Center
Latino Art Now! Re-imaging Global Intersections Conference

April 7-9, 2016
University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Latino Art Now! Re-imaging Global Intersections Conference in Chicago will examine the contemporary shifting contours of US Latino art and the (trans) national and global cultural forces that continuously shape it and how it in turn shapes these forces. Set in a city with a rich cultural history, LAN! presents a unique opportunity to connect with Chicago's vibrant Latino art scene. Artist studio visits, as well as exhibitions at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the UIC Latino Cultural Center, and other partners, will be organized in conjunction with the conference. Learn more about this conference »

Villanova University Philosophy Graduate Student Union (PGSU)
21st Annual Philosophy Conference: “Legacies of Colonialism and Philosophies of

April 14-15, 2016
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Millions throughout the world continue to struggle with the consequences of our colonial histories, both in the "first" and "third" worlds. Decolonization is thus an ongoing process that currently has no end in sight, and it implicates intellectuals, politicians, and citizens in all parts of the world. The conference invites participants to join in this process by thinking collectively about the remnants of colonialism's past and the possibility for a decolonized future. Such a project necessarily involves a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, sociology, political economy, history, cultural studies, and anthropology among others, as well as interpenetrations among such disciplines. To learn more about this conference »

Department of Language and Literature, Lee University
Annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Latin American and
Iberian Studies

April 16, 2016
Lee University, Cleveland, TN
The conference focuses primarily on the languages, literatures and cultures of Latin America and Spain, but interdisciplinary submissions will also be accepted from related areas including Service Learning, Cross-Cultural Experiences, foreign language methodology, and others. For more information on this conference »

Museum of the City of New York (MCNY)
4th Annual Teaching Social Activism in the Classroom Conference

May 21, 2016
Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
Educators are invited to present and participate in this free full-day conference, which highlights the various tools and techniques used by teachers to engage their students in the history and practice of social change. Inspired by the content of the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, Activist New York, educators, activists, and historians present their work to one another and discuss the best practices for teaching this important subject to students of all ages. Learn more about this conference » Call for Presentations deadline: February 1, 2016

National Council of La Raza (NCLA)
NCLR Annual Conference

July 23-26, 2016
Orlando, FL
The NCLR Annual Conference consists of four days of the most thorough and cutting- edge workshops addressing critical issues in the Latino community, five key meal events before an audience of 2,000, and presentations from speakers of national and international prominence. To learn more about this conference »

Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures (ILCLA/STLILLA)

October 13-15, 2016 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH The International Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America (ILCLA), organized in conjunction with the third Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STLILLA) will bring together instructors, scholars, indigenous leaders and community activists from around the world for a two-day forum on the indigenous languages and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Symposium will enable professionals in education, language policy and planning, linguistics, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, anthropology, informatics, and other disciplines to exchange ideas, experiences and research on methodological, theoretical, pedagogical, and practical considerations from an inter- disciplinary perspective. Most importantly, this conference will contribute to the teaching, learning, dissemination, preservation, study and advancement of indigenous languages and cultures of the region. To learn more about the symposium » Call for Proposals deadline: February 29, 2016

¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund
2016 National Leadership Institute
October 28-30, 2016
San Antonio, TX
¡Adelante!’s Annual Leadership Institute & Recruitment Expo is an intense, three-day “eye-opening” and “Aha! Moment” event that entails workshops, great conversations, and hands-on activities conducted by corporate, motivational, and educational leaders – all designed to inform, empower, and motivate Latino college students. To learn more about the Institute »

New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS)
2016 NECLAS Annual Meeting

November 5, 2016
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
To learn more about NECLAS »
Call for Panel and Papers Proposals deadline: February 16, 2016

Movimiento Estuduabtil Chican@ de Aztlán (MEChA)
National MEChA Conference
2016: TBA
The National MEChA Conference takes place every year in the spring. It is an opportunity for MEChistAs from around the nation to get together and network. The conference is composed of many workshops, speakers and some sort of action. National MEChA business is also done at the conference.

Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS)
Women Active in Letters and Social Change
MALCS Summer Institute
2016: TBA
With lectures, workshops, seminars, and various social activities, the Institute is designed to challenge us intellectually by sharing work and ideas; it creates an informal space for socializing and networking, and offers a safe space to present early work for discussion and development. The institute is a unique and creative space from which we emerge energized and ready to engage the world again. Learn more about the summer institute »

Contact Info

Center for Latina/o Studies in the Americas (CELASA)

2130 Fulton St.
Kalmanovitz Hall 334
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-2940