Latin America ACR 2021 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The ACR Board of Directors is open to proposals for hosting the 2021 ACR Latin America conference. ACR holds a Latin America conference every four years with the goal of further lowering research barriers and enhancing knowledge diffusion in consumer research. The conference is usually cosponsored by an academic institution in the hosting Latin America country. The conference co-chairs hold complete responsibility for managing their budget and ACR does not offer financial support beyond managing the conference registration process and offering a discounted group rate for the conference management system (for paper submission and reviewing).

The proposal should include information about the cosponsor and a detailed budget showing expected attendance, other sources of revenue (e.g., sponsorship money), registration fees, possible expenses, etc. As much detail as possible on the location, potential hotels, potential interest to ACR members, ability to meet the conference goals of lowering research barriers and enhancing knowledge diffusion in the region would assist Board members in evaluating the proposal. In general, we expect that as a group, the conference chairs will demonstrate in the proposal their prior commitment to ACR through sustained and active membership in the organization and a scholarly record in the domain of consumer research.

As the primary sponsor, ACR would be responsible for publishing the Proceedings of the conference for which the conference chairs will serve as editors. $50 per attendee should be included in the budget for this purpose. The Board agreed in 2010 that International conferences may opt to print their own proceedings (or choose to go with exclusively digital proceedings) without paying ACR for publishing. However, the proceedings must typeset the Proceedings to meet ACR's rigorous publication guidelines. The conference chairs will then be responsible for giving ACR PDFs of the Proceedings typeset in the  required format for inclusion in our database and with other academic databases.

You may contact the ACR Executive Director, Rajiv Vaidyanathan (rvaidyan@d.umn.edu) for guidance on best practices and expectations. Your proposal may also be emailed to Rajiv at rvaidyan@d.umn.edu for review and suggestions before it is forwarded to the ACR Board. Please contact Rajiv as soon as possible if you intend to submit a proposal for the conference.

FINAL COMPLETED PROPOSALS ARE DUE TO RAJIV BY AUGUST 15, 2019.

Finalists may have the opportunity to meet with the ACR Board at the 2019 conference in Atlanta if appropriate.