Founded in the 1950s, the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies (PCCLAS) is an interdisciplinary organization composed of academics, professionals, students and others interested in promoting scholarly research and dialogue between the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our scope encompasses the fullness of social life ranging from art and culture to pressing socioeconomic, political and environmental issues. PCCLAS organizes yearly meetings where recent developments in the field are addressed. The Council welcomes participation from the Pacific regions of Mexico, Canada and the United States.

For more information about our yearly conference and to view the 2016 PCCLAS Conference theme click here