LACAS Undergraduate Conference


"Breaking Down Walls: Research, Resistance, and Power" (THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED)

This year's theme refers to walls both material and metaphorical, physical and conceptual. The LACAS conference encourages participants to think of themselves as active producers of knowledge about the past and present, out of which we generate alternatives for the future. Research can resist and empower. We take what we learn in our research, classes, and personal experiences to think deeply and creatively about important questions facing us today. The conference draws undergraduate students from around Binghamton University and around the Northeast.

Keynote Speaker:

Juan Sánchez
"¿What's The Meaning Of This?: Art and Self Determination"
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m
All are welcome; a light buffet lunch will be served.
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About Juan Sánchez: Renowned mixed media artist and Hunter College Professor Juan Sánchez's work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Egypt, and Latin America. Sanchez has had also solo exhibitions at MoMA Contemporary Art Center, El Museo del Barrio, and Bronx Museum of the Arts, among others.


Presenters who need overnight accommodations may reserve at the Holiday Inn Binghamton Downtown, 2-8 Hawley St, Binghamton, NY 13901.

The deadline to reserve a room using the group code is March 6th, 2020.
Availability is limited. You may reserve online by going to Under Group Code enter LAC. 

Please contact if you need assistance. Another nearby hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton, but we do not currently have a group rate there.

Travel Logistics:

  • Venue: The conference takes place at the University Downtown Center
  • Bus: The hotel and conference venue are within walking distance of the Binghamton bus terminal, served by several bus companies.
  • Driving and parking: If you come just for the day, you can park at the conference venue. If you stay at the adjacent Holiday Inn Binghamton Downtown, it offers complementary parking for its guests.
  • Food: We will provide breakfast snacks, lunch, coffee, and tea. If you are staying over, there are many affordable and fun local dining and breakfast options within walking distance of the hotel. Luncheon will be 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at the UDC.

Presentation Instructions:

All student presentations should be 15 minutes. If you read your presentation, that is about 7 double-spaced pages read at a moderate pace. If you plan to project slides or audiovisual content, please bring your presentation on a laptop or thumb drive.

For More Information:

Please contact if you need assistance.