Over the past few years the colloquium has evolved significantly from a small in-house exercise for Puget Sound faculty in Hispanic Studies to what is progressively becoming a regional conference. Sessions on Latin American, Peninsular, and Latino literature and culture with colleagues from regional institutions mix with sessions showcasing the work of selected undergraduates from upper-level literature classes. In addition, we hope to have a fair number of graduate students from the University of Washington presenting as well. The Spanish Matters Colloquium is hosted by the University of Puget Sound in odd years, and by Western Washington in even years. This repository only holds materials from events hosted by the University of Puget Sound.