The series of "Coloquios Latinoamericanos de Algebra" started in 1980; until 1994 it was mainly a
local event that gathered mathematicians from Argentina and Chile and, occasionally, a few invited speakers
from other countries. After a short interruption, these meetings were reinitiated: in 2001 La Falda, Sierras
de Córdoba, Argentina, in 203 Cocoyoc, México, in 2005 Colonia, Uruguay, in 2007 Medellín, Colombia and in 2009 São Pedro, Brasil.
The XIX Coloquio Latinoamericano de Algebra will be held at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaíso, the most attractive city in central Chile, from Monday 12 - Thursday 15 December, 2011.