Annual Conference

UF Center for Latin American Studies 69th Annual Conference


Indigenous Rights, Environmental Change, and Development in South America’s Chaco

April 15-16, 2021 | Virtual event

The UF Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce our 69th Annual Conference: Indigenous Rights, Environmental Change, and Development in South America’s Chaco. This year's conference will be held virtually on April 15-16.

The Gran Chaco is one of Latin America’s most threatened forest ecosystems. Global demand for beef, soybeans, and hydrocarbons are driving a multi-billion dollar infrastructure boom, deforestation, and new migration dynamics across the region. As a result, the Chaco been the site of landmark Indigenous land rights cases, profound social change, and enduring efforts to conserve its threatened landscapes and falling forests.

During this two-day series of round-table discussion and presentations, Indigenous leaders, human rights advocates, conservation organizations, and researchers from Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Canada, and the U.S. will share grounded perspectives from across the region and consider its future.

View Day 1 Conference agenda | Register to attend Day 1

View Day 2 Conference agenda | Register to attend Day 2

UF Core Organizing Team:
Joel Correia
Lenny Ureña Valerio
Andrea Dahdah
Christa Markley
Welson Tremura

with assistance from

Patrick James
Britany Green

Please note: The postponed 2020 annual conference, "Being On Earth: Territorios, Soundscapes, Biocultural Diversity, And Relationships," is canceled. We extend our gratitude to the core organizing team and collaborators for all their invested efforts prior to cancelation.


Call for Papers

The Center for Latin American Studies' 69th Annual Conference will be held virtually in Spring 2021. The call for papers is closed at this time. 

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Conference Logistics

The Center for Latin American Studies 70th Annual Conference will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. If you are traveling to Gainesville for the conference, we encourage you to review the hotel and parking information to ensure a smooth travel experience.

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Past Conferences

For the past 69 years, the Center for Latin American Studies has hosted annual conferences ranging in topic from business, Cuba, rural social movements, buen vivir, Indigenous peoples, and more. 

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