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The Fourth Latino/Latin American Cumbre/Summit of the Great Plains
Human Mobility, the Promise of Development and Political Engagement

On-site check-in begins Friday, May 14 at 7:00 am. Registration is free for the Nebraska and surrounding community, with the exception of two keynote luncheons. Individual Keynote Luncheon reservations can be made at the time of online registration.

The Preliminary Program and additional information about the summit’s theme and purpose can be found on our Cumbre website:
Cumbre homepage:
Preliminary Program:

Summit Highlights:  Luncheon and afternoon keynotes, special addresses, community workshop and more. Go to our website for a complete description of our highlights and presenters’ bios and presentation information.

Friday Keynote Luncheon:  Angelo I. Amador, Immigration Policy Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Friday Afternoon Keynote: Alejandro Portes, Director of the Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University.

Saturday Keynote Luncheon: Roberto Suro, founder of PEW Hispanic Center and Professor of the Annenberg School of Journalism at USC.

Saturday Special Invited Presentation: Rubén G. Rumbaut, University of California-Irvine.

WHEN:  Friday May 14-Saturday May 15. Sessions start at 8:00 am on Friday and end on Saturday at 6:30 with an evening cultural program at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. 
WHERE: The summit will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel located in the Old Market in Omaha, Nebraska (10th and Howard St). 
WHAT:  An exceptional opportunity for community leaders, students, university administrators, school officials, faculty, staff, employers, workers and elected officials to broaden their understanding of an entire host of issues related to current demographic changes and  human mobility policies. 
WHO: The summit brings together an impressive array of international, national and local participants.  We received nearly 100 competitive proposals from academic and community organizations.  Presenters hail from four continents, 16 countries, 14 states within the U.S., and a number of communities within Nebraska. Foreign, state and local government officials and migrant/Latino community leaders will be actively involved.
WHY: The purpose of the summit is to open multiple and inclusive spaces to learn about, and address, the factors driving the movement of people within and across our borders and the trade offs for those who move and those who stay.  Grassroots, migrant and local communities and organizations must be co-participants and co-protagonists in these discussions and policy decisions.

Cumbre 2010 major activities are co-organized by OLLAS, the International Network on Migration and Development (INMD), The Heartland Workers Center (HWC) and the National Association of Latino and Caribbean Communities (NALACC).  For a complete list of confirmed sponsors go to:

Call our office (402-554-3835) or visit our website for additional information:
We hope you are able to join us for Cumbre 2010.


To be added to the OLLAS Cumbre 2010 mailing list or for additional information please contact
Ms. Barb Ihle, Conference Coordinator at
Or Call: 402-554-3835
(Hablamos Español, Inglés y Portugués)