Border Research: discussion of methodological challenges, barriers to spatial research in the borderland, identification of cross-boundary research initiatives and resources.
Leaders: Ersela Kripa & Stephen Mueller, Texas Tech University
Border Pedagogies: identify experimental regional pedagogies and possible institutional partnerships
Leaders: Pablo Hernández Quiñones, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Jim Williamson, Texas Tech University, Dora Epstein Jones, Texas TechUniversity, & Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Woodbury University
Border Imaginaries: identify common narratives, counter-narratives, and miscommunications of borderland spatial practices, challenges and opportunities for clearer communication within the region and beyond.
Leaders: Cesar Adrian Lopez, University of California, Berkeley & Nathan Friedman, Universidad Iberoamericana
Trading Borders: catalog capacities and nascent shifts in regional manufacturing, trades, tools and techniques, and speculate on productive and mutually-supportive alliances
Leaders: Kathy Velikov, University of Michigan, Geoffrey Thün, University of Michigan, & Marcelo López-Dinardi, Texas A&M
Borderless: identify needs and experiences of spatial practitioners working on border issues remotely
Leaders: Nélida Astrid Escobedo Ruíz & Ruben Segovia, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Borderlines: adopt mechanisms for the support and promotion of border-positive projects, and structures for advocacy against exploitative practices
Leader: Denise Luna, Iberoamericana Tijuana