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Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

International Congress

Frequently Asked Questions
General Information

Where is the Congress going to be held?

The XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association will be held in New York, New York.

When is the Congress?

The Congress will be held from May 27 – 30, 2016.

Does LASA2016 have a theme?

Yes, the theme is "LASA at 50." All related information can be found on our website at:

What are the official languages of the Congress?

English, Spanish, French or Portuguese are the official languages of the Congress.

What is a Program Track?

Program tracks are the thematic areas in which you can submit your proposals and in which panels are grouped.

What are the Program Tracks for LASA2016?

That information can be found on our website at

I am interested in participating in the Congress. What options do I have?

At this time, individuals can only participate as congress attendees. Additionally, individuals can attend the Film Festival which will be located in the New York Hilton Midtown hotel - Concourse A and, the Book Exhibit which will be located in the New York Hilton Midtown´s Americas Hall II.

What Hotels have special rates for attendees?

The New York Hilton Midtown is offering to LASA special rate from $259.00 plus tax per night. (Special pricing for students is available). The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is also offering a LASA special rate of $ 254.00 plus tax. For more information, please click on the link:

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