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OCTOBER 2017: Registration for 11th Latin America/Caribbean Network Regional Conference
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10/18/2017 to 10/20/2017
When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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11th Latin America & the Caribbean Network Conference

October 18 - 20, 2017  |  Quito, Ecuador


Hosted by the Universidad de los Hemisferios 
and the Universidad Andina 
Simon Bolivar Sede Ecuadar

Conference details are found below and here.


Democracy and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbean in a Time of Change

To read the full call, click here.

Keynote Speaker: Bernardo Toro

Bernardo Toro is a Colombian philosopher and educator, one of the most important thinkers on education and democracy in Latin America. He studied Philosophy and Physics and Mathematics, in undergraduate courses. He has a postgraduate degree in Research and Educational Technology.  To learn more, please click here


Goals of the 11th Annual ISTR Regional Conference:

1.    Bring together a diverse, pluralistic and international group of researchers who are focused on Latin America and the Caribbean and who are developing knowledge on regional civil society and the non-profit/third sector.


2.    Disseminate research advances on various aspects of civil society in the region with an emphasis on specific thematic areas.


3.    Foster a fruitful dialogue on advances in research and the social, political, economic and cultural processes in the region, with a special emphasis on actions and linkages among civil society sectors in different countries.


4.    Strengthen community and academic ties between researchers and institutions that study civil society and foster exchanges and cooperation with action-oriented organizations.


5.    Get more researchers of the region interested and involved in issues related to civil society while promoting linkages.


6.    Promote the dissemination of research results in an effort to foster actions by various civil society organizations and practitioners.


7.    Bolster participation and analysis of civil society in Ecuador in the context of an election year there in light of the possible institutional and political changes that could affect civil society’s efforts in the country.



ISTR Members: $100

Non-members: $150 - this includes ISTR membership through 31-December-2018

Non-member Students: $125 - this includes ISTR membership through 31-December-2018 and attendance at the LAC PhD Seminar



10 March 2017

Announcement publication for the 11th Annual ISTR Regional Conference

29 May 2017

Extended deadline to receive abstracts

15 July 2017

Notification of acceptance of works

1 September 2017

Application for partial grants with delivery of completed work (depending on resource availability)

10 September 2017

Notification of acceptance of requests for partial grants

20 September 2017

Deadline to receive completed papers for inclusion on the official conference website

18 - 20 October 2017

11th Annual ISTR Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean



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