Event Date/Time: Oct 13, 2004 End Date/Time: Oct 15, 2004
Registration Date: Sep 30, 2004
Early Registration Date: Aug 30, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Aug 30, 2004
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The Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL) and the Mexican Ministry of Government in colaboration with the Mexican Institute for the Advancement of Federalism and Municipal Development (INAFED) and the Hoover Institution, invite you to participate in the Sixth Congress of the Americas to be held from October 13th – 15th, 2004 at the UANL in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. The general theme will be “Consolidating the Efficiency of Municipal Governments: Democracy, Municipal Development and Decentralization Policies”. In this regard, the Sixth Congress of the Americas will serve as an encounter space for specialists, academics and recognized political personalities to discuss the financial, social and governance difficulties that municipalities encounter throughout the world.. This event intends to assist public and private decision makers in their daily effort to bring solutions to frequent problems such as Budget Crisis, Physical, Social and Economic planning Immigration, Free Trade Impacts and Environmental Effects of Industrialization.

Proposals for the Sixth Congress of the Americas shall include: Individual or coauthored papers, entire sessions of 3 papers, round tables of 4-5 people. Workshops and lectures will be divided in four major themes:

Municipal Development and National Economic Growth
Successful Experiences in Local Development.
Public Policies Regarding Environmental and Demographic Issues
Education an Local Development.

The Program Committee prefers to receive proposals by e-mail. In your proposal please fill out the Registration Format that will be available in the Sixth Congress of the Americas Web Page: http://www.ipsonet.org/congress/6/

All foreign participants should turn in their papers no later than September 17th, 2004 to the following address in attention to Miriam Ríos / Ana J. Rosas:



Unidad Mederos de la UANL
Nuevo León