July 27-28th 2021 


We cordially invite doctoral students and researchers to attend the BALAS Doctoral Colloquium that will be held online next July 27th-28th, 2021.

The Doctoral Colloquium is an opportunity to discuss your research goals, methods, and results at an early enough stage, and to receive useful guidance to improve the research effort. Students will also have the opportunity to obtain guidelines for publishing papers on prestigious journals and academic publications. Doctoral research at different levels of development (previous, ready for, and after doctoral proposal defense) can be sent. 

The Doctoral Colloquium will also allow participants to interact among themselves and with members of an BALAS academic network from the U.S., Hispanic America, and other parts of the world. 

BALAS Doctoral Colloquium 2021 will be Online!

The health and well-being of our members and participants is our number one priority in the decision to change the BALAS Doctoral Colloquium 2020 from a face-to-face gathering to a virtual event. The Doctoral Colloquium Co-chairs and the BALAS Conference Committee are working diligently to develop the format and technology for the virtual event. Specific technical requirements will be posted soon.


  • Proposals selected for presentation, and results will be given by May 30th.
  • All participants MUST complete registration by June 30th to be considered in the Program
  • Updated proposals (if desired) must be submitted by July 7th, 2021. 
  • Proposal Presentations should consider a 12-15 minutes time, and the preparation of clear PPT slides, in English.


July 27 th - Afternoon (times ET, US Eastern Time, to be confirmed)

14.00- Login

14:30 – 15:00 Introduction to the Consortium

15:00 – 16:15 Doctoral Student presentations (I y II)

16:15 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 17:45 Doctoral Student presentations (III y IV)

May 29th - Morning (times ET US Eastern time, to be confirmed)

8:30 – 9:00 Login

9:00- 10:00 Guest Speaker

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:30 Doctoral Student presentations (V y VI) 

11:30 – 11:45 Break

11:45 – 13:00 Doctoral Student presentation  VII

13:00 – 13:30 Closing 


Doctoral Student Registration for Online Doctoral Colloquium (by June 15th., 2020) USD 45 (Early), USD 55 Regular registration. It includes complimentary registration for the Annual Conference.

IMPORTANT: YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR PRESENTING AT THE EVENT. If you need support or scholarship from BALAS, please register, and we will contact you.FREE Registration for Students, Professors, and General Public (not presenting)

Important Information

To be eligible for the certificate of participation in the BALAS Doctoral Consortium, you must:

  • Attend the session you will be assigned to present
  • Attend at least 60% of all other sessions
  • Attend all plenary sessions (guest speakers)
  • Accept and present on the date and time the Committee assigns for your presentation (We regret not being able to accommodate requests for specific date/time)

Other Information

All questions on the doctoral proposal/research submission process should be directed to the BALAS Doctoral Co-Chairs, Prof. José Antonio Robles-Flores, Ph. D. & Prof. Sergio Olavarrieta, Ph.D.

balasdoctoral@gmail.com o balasconference@gmail.com

Kind regards,

Co-Chairs of Doctoral Consortium


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