Every two years, the Hemispheric Institute hosts an Encuentro—part academic conference, part performance festival—in a different site in the Americas. Fostering experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration, each Encuentro brings together hundreds of scholars, artists, and activists to take part in a week-long program of performances, lectures, work groups, installations, roundtable discussions, and visual art exhibits. The 2019 Encuentro— “The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, Performance” will be held in Mexico City.