LASA2024 Reacción y resistencia: Imaginar futuros posibles en las Américas

General Information

Hybrid Congress Questions

How will the LASA2024 hybrid Congress be?

The hybrid component will allow people to attend and participate in person in Bogotá, Colombia, or remotely via the Internet. The Book Exhibit will also be a hybrid. 

I will participate in LASA2024 virtually. Which video platform should I use to access the LASA sessions virtually?

All the LASA2024 virtual sessions will happen in the video conferencing system Zoom.

We recommend that you download the latest version of this platform in advance of your presentation and use the Zoom desktop client to participate. However, if you prefer to use the web version, please use the Google Chrome browser for the best experience. For detailed instructions on how to use the Zoom video conferencing platform, click here.

Who will be available to help me if something unexpected happens during my on-site or virtual presentation?

LASA2024 sessions will have a designated LASA host who will be on-site in the meeting room and will be responsible for starting the session promptly, both in virtual mode for those participating or attending virtually, and in person, for those who are in the room at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. At the beginning of each session, the LASA host will welcome the panelists and other virtual and in-person participants and then hand the microphone to the session chair. If the chair is not present, the role of co-host may be assigned to the organizer. The LASA host will be available to assist both in-person and virtual participants to ensure that the session runs smoothly. In addition, remote participants can use the HELP desk at the LASA2024 Congress Hub. 

At the end of the session, one hour and 30 minutes, the co-host along with the LASA host will conclude the session and open the next one.

Who will be in charge of coordinating the Q&A during my session?

The chair, whether in-person or virtual, is responsible for ensuring that all the presenters and the discussant adhere to the agreed time limits, and for coordinating the question-and-answer session with the audience after session members have completed their presentations. To do so, the chair will be promoted to co-host at the beginning of each session.

It is suggested that the chair let the panelists and attendees know at the beginning of the session when there will be space for comments or questions. As co-hosts of the session, and to moderate the Q&A, chairs may mute or unmute attendees to allow attendees to talk. Both chairs and active participants are able to manage the raise hand feature, view all Q&A, and respond.

If the chair of the session assumes the role of co-host, the discussant’s and organizer’s tasks remain the same.

At the end of the session the co-host along with the LASA host will conclude the session and open the next one.

How can I ensure the best audio experience for the in-person and virtual audience during my presentation?

If you are participating in person, you will need to use the LASA computer and microphone available in the meeting room to ensure that both virtual and in-person participants and attendees can see and hear your presentation. Those present in Bogotá will be able to see and hear your presentation through the screen and speakers in the room, while those connected virtually will be able to see and hear your presentation through the Zoom session. If you are participating virtually, we recommend that you use headphones with built-in microphones rather than speakers and microphones built into your computer. Headphones with built-in microphones will pick up your voice better, reduce background noise and minimize echo. It is also recommended that you test your video before your session.

General Questions

When and where will the Congress be held?

The XLII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association will be hybrid: on-site in Bogotá, Colombia, and virtual, June 12–15, 2024

The main Congress venue for people who would like to attend LASA2024 in person is the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Main Venue

What is the LASA2024 Congress website?

The LASA2024 website is under construction. This website will be in Spanish and English.

What is the time zone of the LASA2024 Congress?

All sessions and events of the Congress will be conducted in accordance with the local time in Colombia

I am already registered for LASA2024. How can I confirm my registration?

If you would like to make sure you are registered for the LASA2024 Congress, look for your name in the list of registered participants


What time do the first sessions of the LASA2024 Congress start?

The first sessions of the Congress will start on Wednesday, 12 June at 8:30 am Colombia time. There will be a 20-minute break between each session.

Are there any sessions open to the public?

Yes. The Welcome Ceremony, the Presidential Sessions and the LASA2024 Award sessions are open to the public and will be broadcast live on LASA's YouTube page. You don't need to be registered for the Congress to watch these sessions.

The Book Exhibit is also open to the public. 

Those attending or participating in person at the Congress must be accredited to enter the meeting rooms for these sessions.

When and where will the Welcome Ceremony be held?

The Welcome Ceremony will be held at the Auditorio Alfonso Quintana, located inside the building Jorge Hoyos Vásquez of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, on Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. Colombia Time

This will be the official event to launch LASA2024 and includes the recognition of the LASA2024 award winners. 

You are cordially invited to attend the Welcome Ceremony in person or via the LASA YouTube channel. You don't need to be registered for the Congress to view the Welcome Ceremony broadcast on LASA's YouTube channel, but you do need to be registered to attend in person.

Does LASA2024 have a theme?

Yes, the theme is "Reacción y resistencia: Imaginar futuros posibles en las Américas".

About LASA2024

What are the official languages of the Congress?

English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese are the official languages of LASA and its congresses.

What are the program tracks of the Congress?

The program tracks are the thematic areas in which the sessions of each Congress are grouped. You must select a program track to submit your proposal. 


I am interested in participating in the Congress. What participation options do I have?

Individuals can participate in the Congress with the following roles: paper presenter, presenter without a paper, chair, discussant, and organizer. The deadline to submit proposals and actively participate in the Congress is September 15, 2023

What is the cost of registering for the Hybrid Congress as an attendee and having access to all sessions of LASA2024?

All virtual and on-site attendees and participants must be registered for the Congress. Please visit the Registration Fees page.

Registration Fees

How many roles per person are allowed in the Congress?

A participant is limited to four active roles and one paper presentation per Congress.

The role of organizer does not count towards this limit of four roles. Therefore, one person can organize as many sessions as they would like. Organizers do not have to present papers in the sessions they organize.  They may also participate in another session as a chair, discussant, paper presenter, or presenter without paper.

I have the role of discussant in a LASA2024 session. Which are my tasks as a discussant?

The discussant, virtual or in person, should summarize key conclusions and identify issues for further discussion in the various papers presented by the session members. He or she might wish to situate the participants’ work within larger academic debates, but should not use the occasion to present a separate paper of her or his own.

I have the role of organizer in a LASA2024 session. What is the description of my role?

The organizer's tasks, virtual or in person, occur primarily before the Congress begins. The organizer was responsible for assembling the session and confirming everyone's participation, including the chair, the discussant, and the paper presenters or presenters without papers. The organizer should advise the LASA Secretariat promptly of any changes in the composition of the session.

The organizer should have communicated with session participants in advance of the Congress date to ensure that paper presenters delivered their written work to the designated discussant in a timely fashion.