All participants are expected to register to the World Congress. Registration requires completion of the requested information online plus payment of registration fees by credit card. To register, please login to the registration system with your account information. Please note that you will be able to get an early-bird registration discount if you register by April 1st, 2019, which requires that payment is processed by that date.

FROM JUNE 2018 TO APRIL 1st 2019FROM APRIL 2nd 2019 TO MAY 19th, 2019MAY 20-24, 2019
MemberNon memberMemberNon memberMemberNon member
Full Paid$450.00$500.00$500.00$545.00$525.00$575.00
Low and lower middle income countries$225.00$270.00$250.00$300.00$260.00$315.00
Low and lower middle income countries' student$125.00$170.00$140.00$190.00$150.00$200.00
Mexicans students$150.00$180.00$200.00$240.00220.00$265.00
Accompanying Person$175.00$175.00$175.00$175.00$175.00$175.00
  • Rates are in US dlls.
  • To see the list of low and lower middle income countries, click here.


  1. No day-to-day registration will be offered (Registration is for the 5 days of the Congress);
  2. The above registration fees include the rate of VAT;
  3. The above scales of different registration fees DOES NOT include credit card; transaction costs, which are estimated at around 3.5%-4%. Please contact your credit card company if you are concerned about these additional costs;
  4. On-site registration will be in cash, either in US Dollars or the equivalent in Mexican pesos in that dates.


  1. Access to all Congress academic activities;
  2. Congress package with program and materials. Updates online and accessible on all computer devices (smartphones, tablets, and laptops).


  1. Access to the opening and closing ceremony;

Registration payments can be done by a money order using the next bank account details, or by credit/debit card system of this page.

SOMEC Bank account details:

Name (Beneficiary): Sociedad Mexicana de Educación Comparada
Bank: Scotiabank
Bank address: Scotiabank, Suc. 4 de Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México
Account number: 15805062551
CLABE (Transferencia interbancaria): 044810158050625517

Beneficiary Address:

Sociedad Mexicana de Educación Comparada
Olivos 1148, Fracc. Las Huertas,
Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
México 87025

SOMEC´s date of official constitution: February 12, 2004


Proposal Submission System Opens: August 15th, 2018

Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday, December 31st, 2018. 15th April 2019

Proposals evaluation: There will be three dates to report results of evaluation, as they have been submitted:

  • October 10th, 2018 for those proposals submitted August 15th – September 30th, 2018
  • December 10th, 2018 for proposals submitted October 1st – November 30th, 2018
  • January 10th, 2019 for proposals submitted December 1st – 31st, 2018

Conference Registration Opens: August 15th, 2018 (We encourage you to support the congress organization, register as soon as possible).

Early Registration Deadline: April 1st, 2019
To qualify for discounted early registration rates, you must register before April 1st, 2019. After April 1st, regular registration rates apply.

Registration Deadline for Presenters: Friday, May 15th, 2019.


The deadline to submit proposals is extended to 15th April 2019.

We encourage co-authors and panel participants to register and submit proposals, even if these were already uploaded by the first proponent. That is needed for designing the program and issuing certificates.

There are two ways to pay for registration to the congress: one is by payment or bank transfer, using the details of the bank account as they appear in the Submission/fees and timeline tab; or use Paypal to pay by debit or credit card for which you must log in

To book the hotel you need to go to Venue tag, where you will find information and guidelines.

Roberto ArnoveRobert Arnove

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Leadership & Policy Studies at Indiana University,Bloomington

Conference: "The Ethical and Empirical Dimensions of Comparative Education"

Biosketch: Robert F. Arnove, Chancellor's Professor of Emeritus at Indiana University,Bloomington is a an Honorary Fellow and past president of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). He has been a CIES delegate to the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) and has served as chair of its special projects committee. Winner of many distinguished teaching awards, he has been a visiting scholar at universities in countries ranging from Argentina to Australia. Over the past two decades, his co-edited textbook with Carlos Torres -- Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local (2013, 4th edition)-- has been a leading English language introduction to the field. (The text has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.) His research has focused on sociopolitical and educational change, as well as on literacy campaigns and popular education, philanthropy and cultural imperialism, and world-systems analysis. Arnove's latest single authored text is Talent Abounds: Profiles of Master Teachers and Peak Performers. He has been a teachers union president, a candidate for the U.S. Congress, and the president of an experimental theater company. Having worked in Latin America, since 1962, he is very pleased to be able to return to Mexico to participate in the XVII World Congress of Comparative Education Societies in Cancun.

Semblanza: Robert F. Arnove, profesor Emérito de la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington. Miembro honorario y ex presidente de la Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Ha sido delegado de CIES en el World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) y se ha desempeñado como presidente del comité de proyectos especiales. Ganador de distintos reconocimientos como profesor; ha sido profesor visitante en universidades de países que van desde Argentina hasta Australia. En las últimas dos décadas, su libro coeditado con Carlos Alberto Torres - Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local (2013, 4ª edición) - se ha destacado como texto introductorio al campo de la educación comparada, en inglés, aunque ya ha sido traducido al chino, japonés, español y portugués. Sus líneas de investigación se han centrado en el cambio sociopolítico y educativo, así como en las campañas de alfabetización y educación popular; filantropía e imperialismo cultural y análisis de los sistemas- mundo. Su texto más reciente es Talent Abounds: Profiles of Master Teachers and Peak Performers. Ha sido presidente de un sindicato de docentes, candidato para el Congreso de los EE. UU. y presidente de una compañía de teatro experimental. Habiendo trabajado en América Latina desde 1962, está muy contento de poder regresar a México para participar en el XVII Congreso Mundial de Sociedades de Educación Comparada en Cancún.

Mmantsetsa MaropeMmantsetsa Marope

Director of UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (IBE) since July 2014. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Chicago, a Master’s degree in Education from Pennsylvania State University, and a BA and a CCE from the University of Botswana and Swaziland. Within UNESCO, she has held several director positions including the Director of the Division for Basic to Higher Education and Learning. Prior to UNESCO, her work experience includes the World Bank, university teaching, academic networks, and consultancy services for governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies. She is on advisory boards of diverse academic, public, private sector institutions and development agencies. Her publications cover a wide range of areas in education. Dr. Marope holds many prestigious awards including: The World Bank Excellence Award for the Africa Region, Alumni Achievement Award from Pennsylvania State University, and Macmillan’s Best Setswana Novelist Award. She is an unwavering advocate and global thought leader on the transformation of education and learning systems towards innovative and constant self-renewal, quality, impactful effectiveness, current and future development-relevance, equity, inclusion, justice, and fulfilment for all. As the Director of IBE, her resolve is to propel and sustain the Bureau’s critical acclaim as the Global Center of Excellence in Curriculum and related matters

Conference: “Shaping the Future of Education or Shaping the Future Through Education”

The future of education has never been more debated than it is in the 21st century. Across virtually all noteworthy forums, debates echo escalating unease about the readiness of education and learning systems to prepare learners (both young and old) for the future. Most significantly, for a future whose detailed directions, challenges, and opportunities we cannot quite predict. At the core of this unease is the reality that change has become the only constant in the 21st century. It is a century of relentless, unpredictable, often disruptive waves of human-made and nature-driven change, touching all spheres of live. It has ushered issues pertaining to globalization, globalization 4.0, violent extremism, security, cybersecurity, food security, migration, immigration, displacement, climate change, unimaginable innovations, extraordinary human advancements and more. It is a century of “revolutions”: the information revolution, knowledge revolution, technology revolution, and now the fourth industrial revolution (I4.0); an unimaginable accelerant to what was already an overwhelming pace of change. Combined, these factors challenge the readiness of education and learning systems to prepare learners for a complex and unknown future. They raise pertinent questions about how we can make education and learning systems future-ready. They question the competences that learners must develop, if they are to lead productive and fulfilling lives in contexts of constant change. They ask if globalization 4.0 warrants global competences that everyone must have. These questions are at the heart of curriculum, and of comparative studies of curricula contexts. Though a pertinent debate, it bears a clear risk of pushing education and learning systems into a reactive future. This begs the question how proactive should education and learning systems be? Therein lies a new debate: Shaping the future of education and/or shaping the future through education: What can comparative education offer?

Norberto Fernández LamarraNorberto Fernández Lamarra

UNESCO Chair “Education and Future in Latin America”
Director of Posgraduate Department at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina