Congress Report LASA2020

March 23, 2021

Améfrica Ladina: vinculando mundos y saberes, tejiendo esperanzas

The XXXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) was held virtually, for the first time in its history, from May 13 to 16, 2020. This Congress demonstrated the great support of its members for the Association. For this, we would like to start this report by thanking all participants for their willingness to adapt to the new virtual format and their motivation to be with us. 

In terms of participation, we had a rewarding and enriching Congress. LASA2020 attracted 3,564 registered participants: 1,838 (51.6%) were presenters or had another role during the Congress, and 1,726 (48.4%) attended as spectators and session auditors. Out of the total registered participants, 32% were students and 68% were nonstudents. 


About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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