This is an archival site for the fifteenth Cambio de Colores conference (2016). Current information is available at .

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- 15th Annual Conference -

Latinos in the Heartland:
Building Bridges, Dialogue, and Opportunity

June 8-10, 2016
Columbia, Missouri

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See the conference's most recent communications: August 2016.

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Cambio de Colores is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations.
It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.



Cambio de Colores Conference will host four plenary speakers, including:  
Dr Andrade Dr Hamann
Dr Magana Dr Gus carlo

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

This conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors at the University of Missouri System, at the University of Missouri - Columbia, and our external sponsors including Missouri Foundation for Health and others. The full list of sponsors is available here. Thank you!

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2016 Timelines:

November 2015: Call for Presentations circulated

February 1, 2016: Presentation abstracts deadline. Submissions are no longer being received.

April 15, 2016: Last day of early-bird registration

June 2, 2016: Late fees are added to normal registration fees starting on June 2.

June 8-10, 2016: Fifteenth Cambio de Colores – Latinos in the Heartland conference

August 19, 2016: Deadline for submission of papers for publication in Proceedings. Submission guidelines are on page 5 of the Call for Presentations.



August 2016: See the conference summary, presentations, videos and proceedings in the August email.

July 2016: Many presenters have shared the powerpoints from their presentations. They are linked on the Program Page. Also, watch plenary speakers Dr. Gus Carlo and Dr. Sandra Magaña.

July 2016: Some vital stats from the 2016 conference:

Content: 62 presentations (of which nine were workshops) across 25 breakout sessions and four plenary sessions, three interactive theme group activities and 14 posters. Conference image

Attendees: 170 registered attendees from 74 institutions and 18 states.

Sectors in Attendance:
University Extension (faculty/educators, administrators): 32%
Non-Governmental Organizations: 20%
University Faculty/Professors: 17%
Graduate Students : 17%
Educators/Schools: 7%
University Staff: 4%
State/local gov’t: 3%

July 2016: The 2017 conference will be in St. Louis! Contact if you are interested in serving on the planning or host committees. We invite commitments of all levels.

June 10, 2016: Thank you to all involved in Cambio de Colores conference this year! Please share thoughts and photos with #CdeC16. We had an excellent turn out, superb discussions, and lots of plans for our work, research, community-building, and for the conference next year.

June 8, 2016: Congratulations to our Student Poster Competition Winners!!

Best Student Poster: Judge Panel Selection
Family Relationships and Health Behaviors at Home Among Rural Low-Income Latinos
Brianna Routh and Kimberly Greder of Iowa State University

Best Student Poster: Peoples' Choice Award
The First Two Community ID Programs in the Midwest: Organizing, Evaluation, and Community Health in Johnson County, IA and Washtenaw County, MI
Irund A-wan, Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa
Barbara Baquero, University of Iowa College of Public Health
Keta Cowan, Synod Community Services and the Washtenaw ID Project, Michigan
Jason Daniel-Ulloa, University of Iowa College of Public Health
Jorge Delva, University of Michigan School of Social Work
Alana LeBrón, National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan School of Social Work
William Lopez, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Mayra Elena Martínez, eHealth and eNovation Center at University of Iowa Community Medical Services
Marlén Mendoza, University of Iowa College of Public Health
Nicole L. Novak, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Xiomara Santana, University of Iowa College of Public Health
Rosamond Smith, University of Iowa College of Public Health
Olivia Temrowski, Synod Community Services and the Washtenaw ID Project, Michigan

June 8, 2016: Downloads made available: Printed Conference Program, Presenter Biographies, Abstracts of Presentations

June 10, 2016: Friday plenary and breakout sessions are open to the Mid-Missouri public. Plenary session speaker Dr. Gustavo Carlo speaks at 8am, and Breakout Session 5 starts at 9:30am.

June 6, 2016: Pre-registration is now closed. However you can still register and attend!  Please register onsite on Wednesday, June 8 at the Courtyard Marriott. The registration desk will open at noon. 

June 2, 2016: The printed program is available on the program page. Any changes to the program will be noted on the digital version on that page.

May 23, 2016: The proceedings from the 2015 conference are available.

May 6, 2016: Details are available on the student gathering prior to the conference in the morning of Wednesday, June 8th.

May 4, 2016: Friendly reminder that the discounted room block is available through May 11. Reserve today.

April 29, 2016: A draft of the Full Program is available on the Program Page.

April 22, 2016: Announcing keynote speaker Dr. Gustavo Carlo. See Program for details.

April 20, 2016: The program-at-a-glance is available with titles of the breakout sessions within the five tracks.

April 14, 2016: Want to share your work? The conference is receiving new poster proposal submissions on a rolling basis. Please read details here.

April 6, 2016: Announcing keynote speakers Dr. Sandy Magaña. See Program for details.

March 28, 2016: Announcing keynote speakers Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., and Dr. Edmund 'Ted' Hamann. See Program for details.

March 2, 2016:

February 2, 2016: Submissions were received through February 1 and are no longer being accepted.

November 20, 2015: The Call for Presentations is released. Student Poster Competition is announced. Submissions were received through February 1.

November 2015: Follow the conference by joining the Facebook event.

September 2015: The conference planning committee is organized and preparing the Call for Presentations.

June 2015: The proceedings of the 2014 conference were published and distributed. See the PDF version.

2015 Proceedings








Press Kit, Flyers, and Marketing

Click here to download the invite flyer to print and circulate!

Youth Development Track flyer available here.

Press Release: available here.




Info from 2015 Conference, 2014 Conference, and previous conferences




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