February 11, 2022
On behalf of the ILACHE Board of Directors and the 2022 Conference Planning Committee, we are pleased to announce the ILACHE’s 29th Annual Conference to be held in-person at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC) IHotel on Friday, April 29, 2022. Participants will be required to follow COVID-19 protocols for UIUC and the IHotel.
This year’s theme is “Esperanza y Educación: Resisting and Existing in Higher Education.” Latinas/as/xs have struggled to access and advance through education while simultaneously rejecting disempowering narratives and fighting to institutionalize our presence in the academy. A long history of struggle provides a rich foundation of experience from which to learn, become energized, and renew our strength.
This year we are delighted to have as our keynote speaker Dr. Tara J. Yosso, Professor in the School of Education at the University of California Riverside and Inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Emancipatory Education at the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University.
Faculty, staff, and students across disciplines are encouraged to submit workshop and poster proposals addressing this year's conference theme. The conference will also provide opportunities for higher education institutions, organizations, and/or business to become conference sponsors. Our sponsors are showcased in our conference marketing materials before and during the conference via our website, social media, direct electronic mail, and our conference application. To register for the conference, submit a proposal, learn about sponsorship opportunities or other questions, please visit us at ILACHE.org.
We hope you will join us in person this year to contribute to this theme, share best practices, and connect with colleagues so that you may return to your institution with the tools necessary to continue to transform higher education.
Daniel López, Ph.D