Note from CLAG Board:
24 December 2021
Postponement of the Conference of Latin American Geography (CLAG) - Tucson 2022 - to January 2023
Dear CLAG 2022 Registrants and CLAG Members,
We write today with disappointing news that the CLAG Executive Committee in conversation with the organizing committee in Tucson has made the difficult decision to postpone the CLAG Tucson meeting until January 2023, despite our earlier optimism that we could move forward with the conference and make it a safer meeting by only cancelling field trips. We reached this decision based on a host of factors: the rapidly evolving public health crisis due to Omicron; deteriorating travel conditions; increasing cancellations by registrants in last few days; and numerous breakthrough cases amongst vaccinated and boosted attendees of the recent in-person AGU conference in New Orleans. Given that the in-person aspect of CLAG meetings is one of the key benefits we have opted to push the meeting forward to January 2023, rather than have a fully remote conference now with hope we will be able to safely gather next year.
As you can imagine, the unfortunate holiday timing of this cancellation poses some difficulty for the local organizing committee and Board in terms of financial commitments. We ask for your patience as we sort out the details. Know that it is our intent to refund as much of registration fees paid as possible. We will be in touch with you to share details as soon as we learn them on our end and will keep you updated via the conference web page (https://geography.arizona.edu/CLAG2022) .
In the meantime, we encourage you to take steps to cancel or reschedule your travel plans. We hope airlines will refund or reschedule your tickets and hotels will accept cancellation.
Thank you sincerely for your support of and interest in CLAG. We wish you happy holidays, time with loved ones, and above all else, health. We hope to see you in Tucson in January 2023!
Kristen Conway-Gómez, Professor and Chair
Executive Director, CLAG
The next CLAG meeting will be in Tucson, Arizona in 2022 January 3-8 2022! The University of Arizona School of Geography, Development, and Environment will host the meeting with the help of other Latin Americanists across campus and colleagues from ASU and universities in Sonora.
The format will be hybrid with both in-person and remote/virtual sessions. As of Sep 1st 2021 we are still planning a hybrid event including an in person conference with full Covid precautions (e.g. we ask people to be vaccinated, wear masks inside, and social distance). If, for pandemic reasons, we are forced to cancel we will move to a fully online format.
Please see the conference web page for details and information.
Conference registration is required for all participants. We expect participants to be members of CLAG. Register for CLAG here.
In person attendance (includes refreshments, lunches, etc. Conference banquet is additional cost)
Early Registration Deadline: October 15, 2021
CLAG members: $175 ($50 discount for those based in 'Global South')
CLAG member Students: $100 ($50 discount for those based in 'Global South')
Non CLAG members or guests of participants who wish to attend conference: $200
Banquet/Conference dinner: $50
Late Registration Deadline: November 15, 2021
CLAG members: $200 ($50 discount for those based in 'Global South')
CLAG member students: $115 ($50 discount for those based in 'Global South')
Non CLAG members or guests of participants who wish to attend conference: $225
Banquet/Conference dinner: $50
Remote participation (for virtual presentations and access to live stream of most conference sessions)
Registration Deadline: November 15, 2021
Remote Participants: $75
CALL FOR SESSIONS AND PAPERS:
The Program Committee for the 2022 CLAG meeting in Tucson, Arizona is pleased to announce the 1st Call for Session and Panel Proposals for anyone wishing to organize a session on a specific topic or with a selected group of (invited) speakers. The deadline for requesting an Organized Session or Panel is August 1st, 2021. See https://geography.arizona.edu/clag-2022-call-papers for more information and to submit request.
The call for Individual Papers will be announced in summer 2021 with a deadline of September 30, 2021 for paper abstracts.
The CLAG TUCSON 2022 Planning Committee has four optional field trip opportunities for conference participants and their guests. Pre-registration will be required. Field trips will be available at an additional cost. See field trip information for days, times, and costs.
We have two hotels offering special conference rates: Tucson Marriott University Park at $129 per night and Aloft Tucson University at $119 per night. Reserve your conference hotel room by November 28, 2021 to secure the conference rate. Other accommodation options are listed in the Guide to Tucson.
LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE:
Margaret Wilder and Diana Liverman (Co-Chairs)
Kevin Anchukaitis (Program Chair); Jeff Banister (Field Trip Chair); Amanda Percy; Elizabeth Oglesby; RJ Johnson, Talia Anderson, Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin, Elena Louder, Francisco Lara-Valencia (Arizona State University, ASU); Patricia Solis (ASU).
Sponsorship: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; School of Geography, Environment, and Development; Center for Latin American Studies; Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; Southwest Center
CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS:
Questions about Sessions, Papers, and the Program:
Kevin Anchukaitis: firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)
Questions about Optional Field Trips:
Jeff Banister: email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
For more information contact Diana Liverman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stay tuned to the conference web page for details.