Thesis Competition


2022 STEP LatAm Conference

The STEP LatAm Conference is encouraging students and young professionals to write a scholarly thesis paper. Each year the paper is on a current topic for advising families across borders in Latin America.

This year’s topic will be:

“Trust as a mechanism to implement Family Protocols and Shareholders Agreements”

Rules of participation are as follows:

  • Applicants must be residents and/or citizens of Latin America;
  • Applicants must be qualified full or part time students (not necessarily STEP members) and/or young professionals;
  • Paper length - between 4,000 and 5,000 words; and
  • Submission deadline: midnight, on or before, July 1st, 2022

The winner will receive:

  • Registration to the 2022 STEP LatAm Conference - Panama City, Panama;
  • Economy return flight to Panama (to be used for attendance at the 2022 Conference); and
  • Three nights of accommodation at the 2022 STEP LatAm Conference hotel in Panama (to be used for attendance at the conference)

Papers will be assessed by the STEP LatAm Conference Advisory Board, based on reasoning, presentation and content.

Please send submissions to: ​

All applicant papers will be made available to the 2022 STEP LatAm Conference delegates.