The Organizing Committee of the 2015 International Metropolis Conference has issued a Call for Workshop and Individual Paper proposals. The call is available on the website of the 2015 International Metropolis Conference.

Researchers, policy-makers, NGOs and other interested delegates are invited to submit proposals. Workshop proposals will be approved based on their strength, giving priority to those that represent a broad range of perspectives from various sectors, backgrounds, or countries. A Scientific Committee will review all the proposals. Workshop proposals must include a minimum of two participants. The Scientific Committee will distribute accepted individual paper proposals to workshops that have not reached the maximum number of participants.

The conference is being held in the historic downtown of Mexico City from September 7 – 11 and will offer an exciting opportunity to discuss the major issues in the migration field today with academic, policy, and civil society colleagues from around the world. The themes for this year plenary sessions include:

  • Mexico’s Dynamic Migration Environment
  • South-South Migration Gets its Due
  • Migration and Megacities
  • How Women Migrants have Moved Domestic Work and Caregiving into the Marketplace
  • Migration and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
  • The Global Competition for Students
  • The Growing Role of Organized Crime in Human Smuggling and Trafficking
  • Migrants in the Movies

For 18 years, the International Metropolis Conferences are the premier forum linking research, public policy, and best practices on migration and integration. Metropolis seeks to deepen the analysis of social phenomena caused by migration, promote research on migration policies, and facilitate the use of research results by governments and non-profit organizations.