ILASSA's annual Student Conference is the oldest student-run academic conference on Latin America in the country. The ILASSA Conference offers students from UT Austin as well as other institutions in the United States and abroad the opportunity to present their research in the style and atmosphere of an academic conference, attracting participants from foreign academic institutions and the United States. Career planning activities also occur. Hosting the conference gives ILASSA a unique opportunity for leadership and a chance to share that special Austin and LLILAS warmth. Students visiting from outside the Austin area are housed by ILASSA students during their stay in Austin. The conference is funded by LLILAS, the sale of the ever-popular ILASSA T-shirts, and other events. Local businesses are solicited for contributions or discounts for the conference participants, as well. In this Archive, you will find materials from some of the past ILASSA Conferences. In some cases, this includes the full text of conference proceedings; in others, only the official conference program. Copyright for the ILASSA Student Conference Proceedings is retained by the author(s). This series is offered as a public service and materials may be reproduced for research and educational purposes, provided proper citation and credit are included.