LASA offers 5 options to its LASA2020 registered members

March 27, 2020

Deadline to submit your option: April 2, 2020

Following the last communications, LASA expresses its solidarity not only to all those who have contracted the COVID-19 and their families, but also with all those whose way of life and income are being affected by the spread of the virus or by the measures being taken to mitigate the infection.

In this context, LASA has joined the global effort to minimize large public events and has proposed a virtual Congress. Moreover, in accordance with the exceptional health situation and the financial impact of this pandemic among its members, LASA has decided that it will not require a mandatory registration amount for this conference.

Therefore, each member who wishes to participate in this Congress will be invited to establish a registration amount that they can afford in their current circumstances.

For the sake of transparency, it is important for the membership to know that this decision has an adverse impact on the financial results of the Congress and on the functioning of the Association. However, it is equally relevant to report that in the present, this is the measure that we have considered fairest for our membership.

Thus, we confirm the information contained in the last communication on the five different ways to proceed with your registration to the LASA2020 Congress. 

In order to collect everyone’s preferred option, LASA will only collect such information automatically by clicking this link. Please do not send an email with your preferred option.


You will need your LASA username and password.

Please, send your choice by April 2, 2020.

If no choice has been made by April 2, 2020, LASA will assume that you agree to the amount you originally paid and that you wish to continue participating virtually. It will not be possible to make changes after this date.

LASA2020 Program Book

If you purchased the LASA2020 Program Book, please go to the following link and verify your mailing address by pressing Update Account Information. LASA will send the book to the verified address.


If you wish to purchase the LASA2020 Program Book, please note that it will soon be available on Amazon.


Guadalajara events such as trips, tours and workshops are cancelled. If you paid for any of these events through LASA’s system, please wait for your refund.

Thank you for your attention,
LASA Secretariat

About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

If you wish to interview a LASA Executive Council member, you can contact the LASA communications office at (412) 648-7929 or send an email to