The 16th annual Cambio de Colores conference will take place in St. Louis, MO from June 14 – 16, 2017, with an extended Education Track on June 16-17. The conference brings researchers, practitioners and and those working with immigrant community in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration and inclusion of immigrants in new settlement areas.

Registration Fees

The regular registration fee is $200 per person, with reduced early bird registration ($175) available through April 17, 2017.  This fee includes all breaks, one lunch, one dinner, as well as a conference packet, plus the events and meals provided during the Extended Education Track. A late registration fee of $25 will be added for registration received after June 5. There are special rates for full time students (please see schedule below). There will also be special rates for UMSL students, staff and faculty. There is a $75 registration fee to attend only the Extended Education Track.

Support for registration fees!

Some grants and other support will be available thanks to our generous sponsors to help cover registration fees.  Please send inquiries to We particularly invite students and community members to request assistance, particularly those people who do not have a professional organization or affiliation that could support their participation.

QTEL will sponsor the registration fee for several educators to attend the Extended Education Track with the option of also attending the conference.  QTEL will prioritize funding for Missouri educators and those active in organizations such as MODLAN. If you would like to apply for this support, please write a short paragraph that explains (1) your role in education and whether you’ve been involved in MODLAN or QTEL activities previously; (2) your work and interest in the conference; and (3) which days you’d like to attend. Send the paragraph to We are now receiving applications on a rolling basis and will reply within a week of requests.

The conference registration fees are:

Early Bird registration (through April 17, 2017)

Includes meals, breaks and conference packet


Regular registration

Includes meals, breaks and conference packet


Student rate

For full-time students (copy of ID required); includes meals, breaks and conference packet


Extended Education Track ONLY (June 16-17, 2017)

Includes meals and breaks


Late registration additional fee

Please add this amount if registered on or after June 5, 2017


Online and Onsite Registration

Online registration for the main conference is now closed. The Cambio de Colores conference is nearing maximum capacity! The conference will have some on-site registration available. To speed up onsite registration, you can fill out and print the paper registration form before hand.

UMSL Registration

The paper registration form for UMSL students, faculty and staff is available here ( This registration form explains how it can be submitted; it can be sent by mail, fax, or email. Any credit card information sent by email will be deleted for your security, so please plan on calling with credit card information.

Refund Policy

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the MU Conference office by fax (573-882-1953) or email, and will be accepted up to June 2. There will be a $25 processing fee for canceling.

Please send refund requests to:

MU Conference Office
344 Hearnes Center
Columbia, MO 65211
Local: 573-882-4038
Toll-free: 1-866-682-6663
Fax: 573-882-1953

If you have questions about registration or need special assistance, please contact the Conference Office at any of the addresses above.