Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a UT EID to register?

No. The Mesoamerica Meetings are open to all scholars, students, and the interested public. The registration site was designed for access without a UT EID. If you register as a "Full-time Student", as a "Resident of Latin America", or at the "UT Austin Affiliate" price for faculty, staff, and students with current UT EID, please have an image of your student ID, an ID showing an address in Latin America, or UT ID ready to upload when you go through the online registration system. If you don't have an image of the document to upload in order to register at the discounted price, please follow the registration process for "Regular" price.

How do I pay for the registration?

Please go to The Mesoamerica Meetings REGISTRATION link, click on the workshop and/or symposium, and proceed to checkout. The registration site was designed to accept major credit cards including foreign cards, so follow the instructions on the page. Once your workshop/conference payment has been processed, you will immediately receive an email confirmation receipt with the details of your registration. The email will be sent to the email address you have provided during the registration process. If you have not received an electronic receipt, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
We are not able to offer refunds on registration fees for The Mesoamerica Meetings at this time.

Does the workshop fee include materials?

Yes. The workshop fee includes materials for the appropriate workshop.

Will you provide certificates of attendance?

Yes. Certificates of attendance will be provided upon finishing the workshop if requested by the participant in advance. Please contact the Mesoamerica Center at least one week prior to the start of The Mesoamerica Meetings.

What events will take place during The Mesoamerica Meetings?

The Mesoamerica Meetings will offer a combination of learning workshops and a symposium, a summary of which can be found on the Meetings page.

Does the workshop fee include hotel accommodations?

No. The fee does not include hotel accommodations. 

Does the workshop and/or registration fee include meals?

No. Meals are not included in the fees. There is a cafe located in the Thompson Conference Center, where the workshops will be taking place, so participants are welcome to purchase their own meals. Symposium attendees may choose to pre-order a lunch option for purchase when registering through the conference online registration system (select either the vegetarian or non-vegetarian option).

Does the workshop fee include coffee breaks?

Yes. Workshop participants will have coffee breaks.

Will Mesoamerica Meetings merchandise be available for purchase during the workshops and symposium?
Yes, but items will be limited to what is available in stock. Merchandise tables will be located at registration areas during the Meetings. Only cash or check will be accepted for any purchases made on-site during workshop and symposium days.

What if I wish to purchase merchandise items with a credit card?
Credit card purchases can only be made online when registering for the Meetings through our registration website. At the time of your online registration, you will have the option to pre-order all our merchandise items. Pre-ordered items can then be picked-up at the check-in/registration area during the Meetings.

Is there an ATM available?
Yes, there are ATMs available on UT Campus. The closest ATM to the Thompson Conference Center is on the corner of Trinity Street and Robert Dedman Drive near the Connally Center for Justice. The closest ATM to the ART building is on San Jacinto Boulevard near the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center (across the street from the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium).