Friday, October 5, 2007

LASA Survey on Congress

As you know, LASA is conducting a survey about the Congress organization. Apparently they are interested in new ideas to improve the organization of the conference and to offer grants for paper presenters.

I wonder if we have any ideas that we could promote using the survey. A consistent message may capture the attention of the Executive Committee.

1 comment:

mcentellas said...

I think some good concerns would involve:

1) Location. Montréal was great, but it was very far for many non-Latin American academics.

2) Distribution of papers at panels. A lot of political institution panels were poorly distributed into first/last days of the conference.

3) Additionally, many panels seemed poorly conceptualized (my paper on the 2006-2007 constituent assembly in Bolivia was placed in a 19th century historiography panel).