Deans of the Americas IV
FEBRUARY 22 - 24, 2024
ABOUT THE MEETING
Organized jointly by the University of New Mexico (USA), Florida International University (FIU), ISTHMUS (Panama), and La Salle University (Pachuca, Mexico), which will be the inhost entity of the event, we are pleased to inform you that from February 22 to 24, 2024, the
4th Hemispheric Meeting of Deans and Directors
of Architecture schools of North, Central and South America will be held.
OBJECTIVE & TOPICS
On each occasion, specific topics related to the teaching of architecture have been discussed.
For the Puebla meeting, the following activities will be available:
• 3 keynote lectures focused on: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, CLIMATE CHANGE, and HUMAN DISPLACEMENT AND MIGRATION.
• Discussion panels on: Climate change; student exchange, mobility and academic validation between universities; artificial intelligence; and experimental or unique projects developed by universities.
Each group will meet three times for presentations, discussions and conclusions. Those registered will be able to choose, according to their preference or interest, the group in which they wish to participate.
• Time available to establish personal contacts and meetings with colleagues attending the event.
There will also be a welcome cocktail and a closing dinner.
You will have the services of a travel agency to organize trips or visits after the event.
However, the greatest results of these meetings have been the enormous amount of personal and institutional contacts, the joint programs that have arisen from there, and the networks that have been established.
The Hotel Quinta Real in the beautiful and historic city of Puebla, Mexico will host the meeting. Puebla, with its historic center, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, is considered one of the most beautiful baroque jewels of the Americas. The fourth meeting of this type, which is held every ten years, will be held here. The first one took place in 1994, in the city of Miami; later, in 2004, it was carried out in Panama, and the most recent, in 2014, was carried out in Antigua, Guatemala.
There are practically no international flights to Puebla. It is necessary to go to Mexico City, with direct service to and from many points of North America.
From the airport there is an excellent bus service to Puebla, with safe, very comfortable and punctual buses which leave the terminal every 25/30 minutes. The trip is two and a half hours long, and arrives at the Puebla Bus Terminal, from where you can easily take a taxi to the hotel.
The selected hotel for the meeting is “Hotel Quinta Real”, which pertains to the Camino Real chain. There is a room tariff of approximately U$ 94, single or double (not including breakfast). (SEE HOTEL INFORMATION ABOVE).
It is located right in the center of the historic area of the city, just about three blocks from the main square and the Cathedral.
If required, there are other good and less expensive hotels close to this one. Thay can be located through Trip Advisor or any other portal.
Information for bus transfer from Mexico City international airport (CDMX) to Puebla.
If your flight arrives at Terminal 1, you should proceed to the bus station located on the ground floor, and go to the Autobuses ADO and/or Estrella Roja counters. Buy a ticket for “Terminal Paseo Destino” in Puebla.
If your flight arrives at Terminal 2, go to the bus station located on the ground floor of the terminal. You should proceed directly to the ADO or Estrella Roja counters to buy your ticket to “Terminal Paseo Destino” in Puebla.
The trip from the airport to Puebla is 2:30 hours long.
Cost $396.00 MXN (U$20.00), one way, per person.
Taxi transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel is about 20 minutes.
For return to Mexico City, you must reach the same bus terminal and take the bus to your terminal in the airport.
Paseo Destino Station www.paseodestino.com.mx
Estrella Roja https://www.estrellaroja.com.mx
Frequently Asked Questions - F.A.Q.
In order to share the questions and answers that are made regarding the 4th Meeting of Deans that will take place in Puebla, we will transcribe some of them below:
1. When will the registration period open?
A. Registration is now open.
2. How much should be calculated for daily expenses in Puebla?
A. You can calculate around U$60 per day, excluding the cost of the hotel.
3. Is a Visa Required to enter Mexico?
A. It varies from country to country. It is advisable to consult with the airline.
4. What is the program of activities of the meeting?
A. Please see "Objective & Topics" section of this page.
5. If I arrive at the airport in Mexico City, how do I transfer to Puebla?
A. See General Information section.
6. In what language is the meeting going to be held?
A. Since the meeting includes attendees from North, Central and South America, there will be a need to use both languages (Spanish and English).
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
DEANS, DIRECTORS AND DELEGATES: $350.00
SPOUSES / COMPANIONS: US$250.00
Early bird registration price before January 17th. After that date Deans US$400 and companions US$275.
In case an invitation letter is required by your institution, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Between Wednesday, October 8, and Friday, October 10, 2014, the III Hemispheric Meeting of Deans of the Americas took place in the world heritage city, Antigua, Guatemala.
The objective of the meeting was to analyze and reach agreements on three areas:
- Accreditation in the Americas and the Caribbean and possible development of title portability.
- Academic and student mobility, internationalization of programs
- Long distance education.
The meeting was attended by more than 60 Deans and Directors of architecture schools from all over America, as well as representatives of accreditation entities from the United States of America and the International Union of Architects (UIA).
The event also featured keynote addresses by Joan MacDonald, former undersecretary of the Chilean Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, and Rahul Mehrortra, Director of the Graduate School of Architecture at Harvard University.