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Call for Potential Hosts of the Tenth Latin America Regional ISTR Conference to be held in 2015

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Call for Potential Hosts of the Tenth Latin America Regional ISTR Conference to be held in 2015

The ISTR Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Network requests researchers and affiliated institutions from any country of the Region to step forward to express their interest in co-organizing the Tenth ISTR Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held in 2015. Final decision on the location will be made by the ISTR Board during the International ISTR Conference in Muenster in July 2014.

Previous regional conferences for Latin America and the Caribbean were held in Brazil (1998), Chile (1999), in Argentina (2001), in Costa Rica (2003), in Peru (2005), in Brazil (2007), Mexico (2009), Argentina (2011, co-organized by institutions of Argentina and Uruguay) and most recently in Santiago de Chile in 2013. Next regional conference will take place in 2015.

Hosting a regional conference is a prime opportunity for strategic engagement of stakeholders and promotion of the third sector within the host city and country and to promote fruitful alliances at the local and national level and with other countries in the region.

We encourage private and public academic institutions, civil society organizations and research centers to submit proposals for hosting and co-organizing the next ISTR Regional Conference in 2015. The organizations or consortia of organizations that are interested in coordinating the Tenth Regional Conference should have the ability to:

-        Engage a broad range of academics and practitioners within civil society or the third sector from within the host country;

-        Make fundraising efforts to ensure the conference success

-        Provide sufficient administrative support to oversee the process of reviewing proposals for the conference and setting the goals of the program

-        Plan all the logistics to carry out the event

In past regional conferences, two committees have always been formed. The first is an academic committee which includes researchers and practitioners from various countries in the region, and the second is a local host committee.  Members of the Regional Coordination will serve voluntarily and coordinate the programmatic aspects of conference with the local committee.

Interested individuals and institutions can send their questions and proposals to Anabel Cruz or Analia Bettoni, at the Regional Coordination of ISTR Latin America. They can be reached at acruz@lasociedadcivil.org and istr@lasociedadcivil.org.

The process of selecting the host for the 2013 Regional Conference will be facilitated by the Board of Directors of ISTR, with the participation of all the members associated in the region. The last day to submit your proposal is April 30, 2014.

On behalf of the ISTR Board and the Regional Coordination for Latin America and the Caribbean,

 

Alberto Hernández, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México

Gabriel Berger, Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina

Analía Bettoni, Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo, ICD, Uruguay

Anabel Cruz, Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo, ICD, Uruguay

 


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