- 15th Annual Conference -

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

June 8-10, 2016
Columbia, Missouri
at the Courtyard Marriott

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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.



Cambio de Colores Conference will host four plenary speakers, including:  
Dr Andrade Dr Hamann
Dr Magana Dr Gus carlo

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

This conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors at the University of Missouri System, at the University of Missouri - Columbia, and our external sponsors including Missouri Foundation for Health and others. The full list of sponsors is available here. Thank you!

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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 2, 2016: Late fees are added to normal registration fees starting on June 2.

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.


Student Gathering



May 23, 2016: The proceedings from the 2015 conference are available.

May 6, 2016: Details are available on the student gathering prior to the conference in the morning of Wednesday, June 8th.

May 4, 2016: Friendly reminder that the discounted room block is available through May 11. Reserve today.

April 29, 2016: A draft of the Full Program is available on the Program Page.

April 22, 2016: Announcing keynote speaker Dr. Gustavo Carlo. See Program for details.

April 20, 2016: The program-at-a-glance is available with titles of the breakout sessions within the five tracks.

April 14, 2016: Want to share your work? The conference is receiving new poster proposal submissions on a rolling basis. Please read details here.

April 6, 2016: Announcing keynote speakers Dr. Sandy Magaña. See Program for details.

March 28, 2016: Announcing keynote speakers Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., and Dr. Edmund 'Ted' Hamann. See Program for details.

March 2, 2016: Online registration and paper registration are available. See registration details.

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.

2015 Proceedings





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Press Kit, Flyers, and Marketing

Keynote speaker flyer

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youth development flyer

Youth Development Track flyer available here.

Press Release: available here.





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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