Researchers have just a few weeks left to submit an abstract for the 2019 Population and Public Policy Conference, which will be held at Hotel Albuquerque on Feb. 8-9, 2019.

Abstracts or proposals can be for individual papers, posters, panels, workshops and round-table discussions. Relevant research, technology applications and community-based work are all eligible. Of particular interest are New Mexico-specific issues, such as land grants, water rights or the Yazzie vs. New Mexico court case.

The deadline is Oct. 31. Notification of acceptance will be by Nov. 30. 

More information, including other ideas for presentations, is at

Students will also have the opportunity to enter a competition. Those who submit an abstract this month have the opportunity to compete for the Guillermina Jasso Best Student Paper Award, which comes with a certificate and $500.

The conference will feature Census 2020 and immigration issues. Keynote speakers will be Tim Olson, associate director for field operations at the U.S. Census Bureau; and Douglas S. Massey with the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Massey will speak on “Doubling Down on a Bad Bet: Immigration Policy Before and After Trump.”