Latinos in the Heartland

June 8-10, 2016
Columbia, Missouri

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.

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2016 Timelines:

October 2015: Call for Presentations will be circulated
February 1, 2016: Presentation abstracts deadline
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



September 2015: The conference planning committee is organized and preparing the Call for Presentations.

June 2015 Conference Review

2015 overview

Review of 2015

Read the full 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

As the 2016 conference site is still under construction, if you have questions about registration, exhibitor tables, or other logistics, please review the 2015 site as most prices will stay the same. Thank you for your patience. Please direct any questions to


Info from 2015 Conference, 2014 Conference, and previous conferences


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