- 15th Annual Conference -

Latinos in the Heartland:
Building Bridges, Dialogue, and Opportunity

June 8-10, 2016
Columbia, Missouri

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Call for Presentations

Cambio de Colores is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest.
It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.


2016 Timelines:

November 2015: Call for Presentations circulated
February 1, 2016: Presentation abstracts deadline. Submissions are no longer being received.
April 15, 2016: Last day of early-bird registration
June 8-10, 2016: Fifteenth Cambio de Colores – Latinos in the Heartland conference
August 19, 2016: Deadline for submission of papers for publication in Proceedings

Proposals for presentations during the 2016 conference were due on February 1.



February 2, 2016: Submissions were received through February 1 and are no longer being accepted.
November 20, 2015: The Call for Presentations is released. Student Poster Competition is announced. Submissions were received through February 1.
November 2015: Follow the conference by joining the Facebook event.
September 2015: The conference planning committee is organized and preparing the Call for Presentations.
June 2015: The proceedings of the 2014 conference were published and distributed. See the PDF version.



Early Bird Reg thru Apr 15




June 2015 Conference Review

2015 overview



Review of 2015

Read the 2015 Conference Review.

The 2015 conference was an exciting gathering of practitioners, researchers, educators, community members, students, and other professionals from across the Midwest and the United States. Many thanks go out to everyone involved: presenters, plenary speakers, site visit hosts, conference organizers, our hosts at UMKC, participants, and the actors from Vang.

This energetic annual meeting of people working from different disciplines, locations, and approaches to immigrant integration continues to grow and foster new ideas through the exchanges of research and best practices across many fields.

About 2015 Plenary Speakers

2015 Full Program

2015 Draft of Presentation Abstracts and Presenter Bios


Info from 2015 Conference, 2014 Conference, and previous conferences





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