The 2020 MALAS Conference will take place on October 29 - November 1, 2020, in Washington D.C.

The theme for this year’s conference was “Inter-American Cooperation in Times of Uncertainty/Cooperación Interamericana en Tiempos de Incertidumbre.”

The program will consist primarily of presentations selected through this open call for submissions. Depending on the topic to be discussed, the presentations may be in English or Spanish. In addition, there will be invited speakers and panel discussions.

The 2020 conference marks the 70th edition of the conferences. This conference provides an opportunity for scholars (faculty, researchers, students) in Latin American matters to contribute towards better understanding of all things Latin American, from literature to politics to human rights, and more.

Access to the preregistration form can be found here. Prices shown in the form apply to check payment. For electronic payments, prices include transaction commission. 

Call for papers information can be found here and proposals must be received by September 10, 2020.


70th Annual Conference October 29-November 1, 2020

4610 N. Fairfax Dr
Arlington, Virginia, 22203
(866) 876-4238 (toll-free for MALAS group)

  • Check-in: 3:00 p.m. / Check-out: 12:00 a.m.

  • In room wireless Internet (complimentary)

  • Parking (complimentary)

  • Fitness center

  • No pets allowed at the hotel


You may book as follows:

  • The block of rooms is listed under Midwest Association for Latin American Studies.

  • Booking Website:

  • Guests may also call 1-866-876-4238, 24 hours a day and let the operator know they are booking for the MALAS room block if they prefer to make reservation over the phone.

  • The room rate before taxes is $79 a night.

  • Reservations must be made by Tuesday, October 8, 2020 to be included in the block of rooms. Rooms not reserved by that date will be released for general sale at available rates.


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