That conference looks interesting. Unfortunately, there would be no way I could make it there... financially or timewise. Are you submitting a paper? If so, what's it on?
I'm working on social institutions as a vehicle for change in Thailand. It deals with the shortcomings of neoliberal development and the role that social institutions can play in disseminating ideas that are conducive to structural change. I formulate a difference between progressive and neoliberal ngos, the distinction being that progressive NGOs transcend isolated incidents of exploitation to address the systemic sources of the exploitation. In order to flesh out the system/structure, I use Robert Cox's concept of world order.
It's a theoretical paper, but I would like to use some examples of actual NGOs that are working towards structural change. It's kind of difficult not being there. Plus, it's an exciting time to be analyzing the state/society complex with all that is going on... I'm particularly interested in the Santi Asoke, and their radical stance on development.