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Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

International Congress

Event Sponsorships

The Latin American Studies Association is happy to partner with institutions and organizations to sponsor the largest Latin American Studies congress in the world. Institutions participating as sponsors of the XXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies LASA2018 in Barcelona, Spain, are guaranteed visibility beyond what traditional advertising can provide. There are several sponsorship opportunities, as well as, different levels of sponsorship available depending on your interest and desired benefits. With over 4,500 attendants per year, LASA offers exciting opportunities to advertise your organization. For any questions regarding sponsorship, please email


Welcoming Reception / $15,000

The XXXVI International Congress officially kicks off with this event on Wednesday, May 23rd. All registered attendees are invited to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Reception sponsor(s) will receive the corresponding level of sponsorship benefits, a formal thank you announcement from the LASA President during the reception, an invitation to the reception (listing your company as the sponsor) distributed to every meeting registrant, and prominent signage at the reception. Co-sponsor opportunities are also available.

Gran Baile / $9,500

The International Congress holds this gala event the night before the LASA2018 Congress ends. It's the place to relax, enjoy the music, and be with new and old friends. In this event you will find delicious snacks, fun music and a local Latin American music band. The name of your institution will be displayed in the dance area and the DJ will announce you as a sponsor during the event. Gran Baile sponsor(s) will receive the corresponding level of sponsorship benefits. Co-sponsor opportunities are also available.

Kalman Silvert Award Luncheon / $5,500

The Kalman Silvert Award Luncheons honor scholars for their distinguished contributions to the discipline and the profession. The event will host up to 100 invited guests. The Awards Luncheon sponsor will receive two (2) tickets to the luncheon for a representative. The name of your institution will appear in every invitation distributed. Luncheon sponsor(s) will receive the corresponding level of sponsorship benefits.

Exhibit Hall Reception / $3,500

Your organization will have the opportunity to display products and speak directly to current and potential customers in the Exhibit Hall Lounge. The Reception will offer a host bar and light refreshments. In addition to Contributors level sponsor benefits, a Reception/Cocktail Hour sponsor will receive a display table and a unique signage featuring organization name, logo and booth number.

Journal Editors on "Getting Published" / $3,750

The "Getting Published" Reception offers an outstanding opportunity to connect with both graduate and undergraduate students. This event will attract up to 200 attendees and will feature an informal conversation with editors answering questions from the audience. Substantial hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Reception sponsor(s) will receive the corresponding level of sponsorship benefits. Co-sponsor opportunities are also available.


Wi-Fi Lounge / $3,500 / day

Located near the registration area or at the exhibit hall, the Wi-Fi Lounge is a popular meeting spot as well as a convenient place to get on line. Attendees will appreciate not having to carry a laptop around with them all day. Your organization's name, logo, and booth number will be prominently displayed on the signage and screensaver. The homepage for each computer will be set to your website's URL. The Wi-Fi Lounge sponsor has Contributor level benefits. The fee is $3500 per day.

Coffee Breaks in the Exhibit Hall / $1,500

Enjoy some refreshments while connecting with future customers or colleagues. Coffee carts can be located in the morning or afternoon near your Exhibit booth on the day of your choice: Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. The station hours are either from 9:30 am to 11:00 am or 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Coffee stations include coffee, tea, condiments, cookies and coffee cake. Friends sponsor benefits are extended to cart sponsors.

Audiovisual Equipment / $20,000

Each conference room is provided with computer and a projector. Your logo and company name will appear on an acknowledgement slide, projected on screen at beginning and end of session. Approximately 1000 to 1100 sessions are to be scheduled during the LASA Congress. Sponsor(s) will receive the corresponding level of sponsorship benefits. Co-sponsor opportunities are also available.

How to apply

To secure your sponsorship, please follow the instructions on the application form (PDF). If you don't see an opportunity that meets your needs, we are happy to work to create a package specifically for you! Please contact us at:

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