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 February 28, 2019, which requires that payment is processed by that date.

FROM JUNE 2018 TO FEBRUARY 2019FROM MARCH 2019 TO MAY 15, 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. 1st March 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: Thursday, February 28, 2019
To qualify for discounted early registration rates, you must register before February 28th, 2019. After February 28th, regular registration rates apply.

Registration Deadline for Presenters: Friday, March 15th, 2019
Presenters who have not registered for the conference by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 15th, 2019 will be removed from the conference program.


The deadline to submit proposals is extended to 1st March 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 of Emeritus 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, International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO)

Director, International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO)