2018 PRSA Biennial Conference Exhibit and Table Information

The Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA)
welcomes exhibitors and advertisers to its biennial
meeting at Rutgers University
(October 26-28)

About us:

PRSA is a non-profit professional organization that brings together scholars,
educators, public policy experts, community activists and students whose work
focuses, at least partially, on Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans in the United States, or
both. PRSA members, numbering several hundred, represent virtually all fields of
research and teaching in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts, including
Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Demography, Economics, Educational
Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science,
Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Studio Arts, Theater and
Dance, and Urban Planning, among others.

2018 Conference: Navigating Insecurity: Crisis, Power, and Protest in Puerto Rican Communities

While Hurricane Maria and the economic crisis have thrown into sharp relief the forms
of insecurity that many Puerto Ricans on the archipelago and in the diaspora live with,
we ask how insecurity may be considered a persistent aspect of puertorriqueñidad.
Colonial rule, military service, migration, natural disasters, low wages, unemployment
and recurrent debt crises have generated immediate and lasting forms of insecurity for
Puerto Ricans. This conference invites submissions that discuss how Puerto Ricans have
experienced, negotiated, challenged, and/or prevailed over conditions of insecurity
both historically and in the contemporary moment. Further, we encourage submissions
that not only outline conditions of insecurity but also show how Puerto Ricans have persevered and thrived in these conditions building vibrant communities and forging
solidarity with other marginalized groups. We especially want to encourage cultural
producers and scholars of art and culture to engage with this year’s theme of
navigating insecurity.

Why exhibit or advertise at PRSA?

The 2018 PRSA biennial meeting is a great opportunity for organizations and
publishers to reach diverse scholars, students, activists, artists, and policy people who
focus mainly on Puerto Rican studies. As of date, there are over 100 presenters and 200 registered participants ranging from students and academics to key decision-
makers that come from Puerto Rico and the United States. All attendees have the potential to purchase or recommend the purchase of your products and services for
themselves or their academic Institutions.

Free Book or flyers exhibit:

To include a copy of your book at our display table please send a single copy of your
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican, Caribbean and/or Latino Studies themed books for exhibit
at our book exhibit tables. Copies will not be returned. Send a single copy of the
book and/or multiple copies of ordering forms or flyers (if relevant) to the address
below by October 15th.

Aldo Lauria Santiago
Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies
Rutgers University
B200 Lucy Stone Hall,
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Table rental:

Rent your own table. Tables will be deployed during conference hours (9AM-5PM) in
the main lobby area, at Douglas Student Center adjacent to the
registration/Information desk.

To register online please visit the 2018 PRSA Biennial Conference Table and Advertisement Registration page or send your information (days requested, name/company, contact info including cell phones, staff including cell phones, requirements, etc.) and check to “Puerto Rican Studies Association”:

Puerto Rican Studies Association Secretariat
El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies
University of Connecticut
Ryan Building, 2nd floor 2006 Hillside Road, Unit 1161
Storrs, CT USA 06269-1161


$150 per table for three days.
$75 for a single day.

Table staff should be in the lobby of Douglass Campus Center at Rutgers University,
New Brunswick by 9AM on the days of the table rental.

If your staff will partake in the meals (breakfast/lunch/receptions) offered as part of the
registration fee for the conference, please pay the appropriate non-member
registration fee at prsa.uconn.edu.

The Student Center has other food options if your staff do not register for the panels
and included meals.

We charge $400 per table If you want us to staff your table for 7 hours/3 days. Send us
written instructions with the materials you will send and we will send photos as
evidence of the display.

If you rent a table but will not send a representative please send flyers, books, or
other materials for your tables by October 15th to:

Aldo Lauria Santiago
Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies
Rutgers University
B200 Lucy Stone Hall,
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (848) 445-3820

If you are not interested in renting a table, we will be happy to include multiple copies
of one flyer or one book copy for our book exhibit at our own tables for free. Send
these materials to same address listed above.


We are also offering the possibility of including your advertisement in the Conference
program booklet.

Full page: $200
Half page: $100

Please pay online at: 2018 PRSA Biennial Conference Table and Advertisement Registration
Any instructions and copy (JPG or Word formats) should be sent by September 30th to
Charles Venator-Santiago (charles.venator@uconn.edu).

For full information on the conference please visit prsa.uconn.edu. The Heldrich
Hotel might still have rooms for your staff and we still have a few modestly priced
rooms available at the Rutgers Inn (please notify us If you need further info on this).
Please email Alessandra Rosa (aless12@gmail.com) with any questions you might have.