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LSA Conference 2016

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July 7-9, 2016, Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

We are very pleased to announce that conference and membership registration for the 2016 Latina/o Studies Association conference has opened. You may join the Latina/o Studies Association and register for the LSA conference by clicking here. This link will take you to the ExOrdo webpage, which we are using to manage  conference logistics.

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Early Registration

Early conference registration ends on June 10. Please note that all conference participants must also be paid members of the LSA by June 10. We, of course, welcome anybody interested in attending to register whether on the program or not.

Conference Venue and Hotel Accommodations

The 2016 LSA conference will be held from Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9 at the Westin Pasadena Hotel. We were able to secure a limited number of rooms at the conference rate of $189 for singles and doubles for the nights of Wednesday, July 6-Saturday, July 9. Please make your reservations by June 30, 2016. You may access the Latina/o Studies Association conference hotel reservations here.

Conference Programming

This year, the Latina/o Studies Association’s Program Committee selected over 120 individual sessions including traditional panels, workshops, and roundtables with over 500 active participants. There will also be receptions, special events, plenary sessions, a business meeting, and a Presidential address. You can find a tentative schedule here.  Of course, the LSA Officers also will be updating you on the work that the Executive Council has  been doing in creating the formal structures of the organization.

Exhibit Hall

The Latina/o Studies Association Conference will also host an exhibit hall in the Madera Room of the Westin Pasadena. The exhibit room opens on Thursday, July 7 at noon until 6pm. On Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, it will run from 9am-6pm. Drop by to see some of the newest titles in the field!

Airport Information

There are various airport options for flying into the Los Angeles area and getting to Pasadena.  The following are airport names and approximate rates for the best transportation options to get you to the Westin.  It is highly recommend that you take Lyft or Uber to get you around the LA area and to and from the airport.  Both companies now pick up passengers at LAX.

  • Bob Hope Airport, Burbank (BUR). 16 miles from Pasadena. Taxi: $50. Supershuttle: $23
  • LAX:  28 miles from Pasadena.  Taxi fare: $95. Supershuttle: $30
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB): 30 miles from Pasadena. Supershuttle: $70
  • Ontario International (ONT): 36 miles from Pasasdena Supershuttle: $60
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA): 40 miles from Pasadena. Supershuttle: $75

Lyft and Uber has been approved to pick up visitors at LAX and most other airports.  Check their websites for accurate information.

Local Transportation

The Westin Pasadena is located in the heart of downtown at 191 North Los Robles.  Call 626.792.2727  or see their website for directions if driving.  If you are in need of parking your car we highly recommend the hotel parking lot because the City of Pasadena has very strict parking regulations and meters are mostly short term. Valet Parking $15 per day for hotel guests and visitors.

Uber and Lyft are great options for getting around LA County.  Also, the Metro Gold Line is a convenient commuter train that connects east Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles, stopping at Union Station, Japantown, and Chinatown for easy access to museums, dining, and shopping. The Del Mar Station at Memorial Park is just three blocks from the hotel, about ten minutes’ walking distance. Single Fare:  $1.50.  Day Pass:  $5.

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LSA Conference 2016