October 9-12, 2015, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Esteemed colleagues

We invite you to present symposiums for the next international congress: Sciences, Technologies and Cultures.

As in previous occasions, in this fourth version we propose a great academic gathering for the exhibition of works and interdisciplinary dialogue.

The Universidad de Santiago de Chile has decided to continue with this important initiative focusing on three objectives:

1.- Contributing to dialogue and exchange between diverse disciplines.
2.- Encouraging the discussion of the intellectual task looking towards the future of Latin America and the world.
3.- To generate a big coordination movement including people and institutions that produce and spread knowledge to develop intellectual productive forces.
The idea is to organize for the fourth time a great academic congress where all disciplines must converge, in an instance of dialogue and projections. The congress will be carried out as a product of preexisting intellectual networks, looking forward to strengthen and widen them, ensuring the projection of a civil intellectual society that should be constituted as a voice in the contemporary discussions.
Symposiums, exhibitions and activities
  • The IV Congress will include symposiums, exhibitions and defined activities. The symposiums will consist in the exhibition and discussion of diverse issues. Based on a modality of scientific communications format, the organization, participation and conclusions of the symposiums will be the responsibility of the coordinators.
  • It must be emphasized that the congress is looking to constitute itself as a space for intellectual encounter, beyond the symposiums. The congress will count with several common activities: round tables, conferences, book presentations, magazines and academic initiatives, work reunions, selling publications (we suggest you bring some to exhibit, trade or sell them), spending time, having reunions with university authorities from USACH or other universities to plan agreements, brainstorming sessions for the betterment of the intellectual work, meetings with leaders from social movements, specially students, teachers and indigenous, art shows, visits and meetings with cultural groups, publishing houses and others from Santiago, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.
  • We expect between 80 and 100 symposiums, with a medium audience of 2000-2500, 300 institutions, people from over 40 countries from the 5 continents. In this sense, the congress offers a space where (apart from immediate curricular benefits) you will be able to articulate networks, create projects, sign agreements, carry out meetings with first rate colleagues and do some tourism.
  • The idea is to profit from this one of kind opportunity to establish long standing contacts, because this is an excellent opportunity to organize networks and promote other academic encounters.
  • The day after the congress there will be some thematic conferences, with the purpose of offering academic options to make the best of a trip to Santiago. The registration in these is completely independent from the congress and the respective certificates will be given to the attendants.
Symposium Proposal
  • ·Those who have organized symposiums in previous versions of the Congress will be allowed to do it again incorporating the modifications they think necessary. New coordinators must have a doctorate. We expect the symposiums from previous Congresses to surpass themselves: maybe by reformulating their proposals, increasing their networks, improving their management, raising the level of their works and discussion.
  • ·Those presenting symposiums for the first time will be three people from different areas and countries where at least two of them count with a doctorate.
  • ·Proposals must include a title, an organizing team, an invitation (10 to 15 lines), institutional ownership and an initial list with at least 12 people committed to participate, not undergraduate students, for whom there will be special symposiums. Each person will be able to organize only one symposium, because these are organized all along the Congress.
  • ·The symposiums must call for interdisciplinary dialogue; therefore, they must not be monographic.
  • ·To be accepted, the symposium must count with a quantity of 18 to 40 works. The symposiums won’t approve more than 40 works, because there wouldn’t be time to present them all in the available time, 15 hours distributed in 25 minutes per work, including the exchange. If the organizing team should receive a lot of works, they may suggest the creation of a parallel symposium with the same conditions of the first. Symposiums with less than 18 works won’t be allowed to operate and the received works will be derived to similar symposiums
  • ·Symposium organizers will evaluate the requested and received abstracts (Spanish, Portuguese and English). We suggest that they are no more than 200 words long, with a descriptive title, author(s), institution and a Times New Roman font, size 12, interlined 1, 5.
  • The approval will be carried out in two steps, this because of the considerable desertion rate in previous congresses and the amount of people detected sending abstracts without the real intention of participating, forcing the coordinators to a great work, making books with abstracts, certificates and other things, allowing is to reduce the inscription fee. This way, first the abstract will be approved through a simple email. Once this pre-approval is received, the coordinators will send an official approval certificate and will incorporate the abstract in the archive sent to us. (This doesn’t work for undergraduate students, who have a different system). Note: Those interested will be able to register themselves directly paying with national coin in the Instituto de Estudios Avanzados of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, located in Román Díaz 89, Providencia, Santiago, at working hours.
  • ·Every symposium will be self-managed. Those organizing the symposium must assume the times, having in mind the existence of numerous activities during the Congress. Every symposium will count with a single classroom for their self-managed work during the days of the Congress. If the symposium counts with less than 25 works, they will count with that classroom for half the duration of the Congress.
  • ·The deadline for the reception of proposals is extended to June 30, 2014. The proposal will be sent to
  • ·People coordinating symposiums will not pay for registration and will count with free lodgings in a double room on a 4 stars hotel (only for foreigners), and a reception at the Instituto de Estudios Avanzados of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. A certificate will be given, attesting for the organization of the symposium.
  • ·Each person coordinating a symposium will send a note, by mail, committing themselves to promote and manage their symposium, attaching it to the thematic proposal.
  • ·Because of organization and infrastructure reasons, it will be impossible to accept more than a 100 symposiums.
  • ·Once the symposium is approved, it will be incorporated in the Congress’s web site and its promotion will begin. Promotion in which the people who created the symposium will contribute.
  • ·Only works presented in Portuguese, Spanish and English will be received.
  • ·A person will be able to present only two works in the congress and won’t receive more than two certificates. If two works are presented, this person will pay just one registration.
  • ·It is not obligatory, but we call the organization to prepare a publication, either on paper or virtual, with the best works on the symposium. The Congress will economically support these initiatives.
Symposium registration and payment
Right to participate:
  • Lecturer, university professor and professionals from investigative institutions: 95 USD.
  • Lecturer, postgraduate student: 70 USD.
  • Undergraduate students and participants without a lecture: 40 USD or 25.000 Chilean pesos, will register themselves during the congress
Organization Committee: Dr. Olga Ulianova; Dr. Augusto Samaniego Mesías; Dr. Eduardo Devés-Valdés; Dr. Fernando Estenssoro Saavedra; Dr. José de la Fuente; Dra. Carmen Norambuena; Dr. Samuel Navarro; Dr Cristián Parker;  Dr Manuel Loyola.
We recommend visiting the web site of the versions 2013, 2010 and 2008 of the Congress on Specially to take a look at the symposiums held during those congresses.
We are waiting for your proposals and consultations.
Greetings from Eduardo Devés-Valdés and Fernando Estenssoro-Saavedra, general coordinators of the congress.


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