VotoLatino Logo presents
Austin, TX
November 4-5, 2017

Power Summit

A conference for emerging leaders

 

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A huge thanks to all of our attendees and partners that made this a truly memorable #VLPowerSummit.

About

About

VL Power Summit is a premier two-day leadership conference for emerging leaders. The Summit brings together trailblazers across media, tech, and advocacy to encourage high-impact learning and promote conversations on how to mobilize for change. Hundreds of young Latinos and allies gather at VL Power Summit to discuss issues impacting the Latino community, learn through innovative trainings, and network with some of the best and brightest across a number of fields.  

 

A few perks of our Power Summit:

1. Two days of empowerment

2. Organizing training

3. Professional development

4. Networking reception

5. Connect with community leaders

6. One-on-one interaction with industry experts

7. Cool swag

8. Breakfast and lunch

 

Check out El Mercado!

Join us at El Mercado to meet local and national partners, vendors and more all weekend long. Grab some swag and learn about local organizations or drop your resume off with partners in media, tech and energy who are looking to hire!

El Mercado is located in the courtyard and open throughout the conference.

The Experience

The Experience

Pricing

Pricing

$125 Ticket Pricing
For group rates, please contact Dennis Gonzalez at dennis@votolatino.org

Previous Speakers

Previous Speakers

Jose Antonio Vargas
Twitter

Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #EmergingUS Editor
Antonio Villaraigosa
Twitter

Antonio Villaraigosa

Former mayor of Los Angeles
Cecile Richards
Twitter

Cecile Richards

President,
 Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Program

Program

More updates to come. Watch this space or follow us on twitter for more announcements.

  • Advocacy Advocacy
  • Leadership Leadership
  • Media Media
  • Organizing Organizing
  • Tech Tech
  • Bonus Bonus

Registration

8:00 AM 8:30 AM

Registration

Head over to the registration table to pick up your badge and tote bag, then grab some breakfast and find a table in the showroom. The first plenary is starting promptly at 9:30 AM!

Breakfast

8:30 AM 9:30 AM

Breakfast

Opening Plenary

9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Welcome Remarks and Opening Plenary

Join us in honoring and highlighting trailblazing women in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Learn about the trials and tribulations of these women who were the first in their fields to break the glass ceiling and hear how they are continuing to pave the way for the next generation of leaders.

Room: Ballroom

  • Mayor, Austin

    Steve Alder
    Mayor, Austin

  • Three Time Award Winning Media Personality & Entrepreneur

    Gaby Natale
    Three Time Award Winning Media Personality & Entrepreneur

  • Emmy Award winning TV Host, producer, content creator and tastemaker

    Pili Montilla
    Emmy Award winning TV Host, producer, content creator and tastemaker

  • Texas President, SEIU

    Elsa Caballero
    Texas President, SEIU

Workshops

11:30 AM 1:00 PM

Leadership

The Language of Leadership

What does it mean to be a leader? What 3 qualities do you need to cultivate to become an effective leader? What steps do you need to take to generate influence and impact? In this session, you will uncover how your commitment to personal growth will improve your already existing ability to be a Conscious Leader and move into action.

Room: 103

  • Creative Consultant, Knack Talent

    Lucia Cottone
    Creative Consultant, Knack Talent

Media

How Media Impacts Change

After taking a deep dive into media-specific theories of change, participants in this session will discuss how the media environment affects our daily lives.  From current issues to styles and trends,  media attention (or lack thereof) can drastically shape society’s norms and values.

Room: 106

  • PR & Communications

    Reynaldo Casas
    PR & Communications

  • Freelance Writer; Teen Vogue, Mitu

    Araceli Cruz
    Freelance Writer; Teen Vogue, Mitu

  • Publisher & Editor, LATINO Magazine

    Alfredo Estrada
    Publisher & Editor, LATINO Magazine

  • News Writer, Refinery29

    Andrea Gonzalez Ramirez
    News Writer, Refinery29

Advocacy

True Life: This is My Story

Your personal story can move mountains, you may just not know it yet. In this session, learn from the best on how to promote your brand or cause using your personal story.

Room: 202

  • Political Director, Battleground Texas

    Oscar Silva
    Political Director, Battleground Texas

Tech

Building Wealth Through Entrepreneurship

Starting a small business is the fastest way to build wealth, but how do you do it? Here you will learn from movers and shakers in the business community on the three C’s of business: Capital, Contracts, and Capacity Building and learn how tech advancements have facilitated this work.

Room: 203

  • Founder & CEO, TAGit

    Ana Bermudez
    Founder & CEO, TAGit

  • President & CEO, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Luis Rodriguez
    President & CEO, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Chief Operating Officer, Business and Community Lenders of Texas

    Raquel Valdez
    Chief Operating Officer, Business and Community Lenders of Texas

Organizing

Run to Win

Considering a run for office? Think it’s time to step up and run the race to truly drive change in your community? Come learn from leading experts from EMILY’s List on how to get started and acquire the necessary tools to build your own winning campaign. **This is two-part workshop. Participants are expected to attend both this workshop and the 3:30pm workshop.

Room: 104

  • Emily’s List

    Vanessa Cardenas
    Emily’s List

Bonus

Your Voice Through Your Vote

While today’s world includes driverless cars and face-recognizing iPhones, we still run into issues and barriers at the ballot box. Learn from the experts about the importance of voting rights, locally and nationally, and why it’s imperative that we protect our most basic right as Americans.

Room: 101

  • Executive Director, Texas Civil Rights Project

    Mimi Marziani
    Executive Director, Texas Civil Rights Project

  • Vice President for Legal Progress, Center for American Progress

    Michele Jawando
    Vice President for Legal Progress, Center for American Progress

  • Associate Director for Voting Rights, ReThink Media

    Chris Melody Fields
    Associate Director for Voting Rights, ReThink Media

Lunch Plenary

1:15 PM 2:45 PM

Lunch Plenary

Learn from leaders in diverse sectors about what it takes to be an activist in a variety of industries. From music to marketing, hear from experts on how they incorporate social good into their careers and work life.

Room: Ballroom

  • President, Indivisible

    Lisa Goodgame
    President, Indivisible

  • Founding Partner, APC Collective

    Audrey Ponzio
    Founding Partner, APC Collective

  • Senior Music Fest & VISA Specialist, SXSW

    Alicia Zertuche
    Senior Music Fest & VISA Specialist, SXSW

  • News Writer, Refinery29

    Andrea Gonzalez Ramirez
    News Writer, Refinery29

Workshops

3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Leadership

Going Beyond the Elevator Pitch

While the thought of networking makes many of us cringe, it is necessary to create and cultivate important relationships. In this workshop, learn the best practices for a variety of networking situations to maximize your networking and leadership ability.

Room: 103

  • Executive Director, Adelante US Education Leadership Fund

    Maximo Anguiano
    Executive Director, Adelante US Education Leadership Fund

Media

Making Social Media Work for You

So you’re on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but are you doing it right? Come to this session to learn the fundamentals of growing and developing your networks, and how to leverage social media platforms to maximize engagement for better results. Learn how to deliver your message and build your personal online brand.

Room: 106

  • Writer, Juan of Words

    Juan Alanis
    Writer, Juan of Words

  • Online Media Storyteller, Que Means What

    Melanie Mendez-Gonzales
    Online Media Storyteller, Que Means What

  • Digital Media Director, Voto Latino

    Natasha Marquez
    Digital Media Director, Voto Latino

  • Content & Social Strategy, Sapient Razorfish

    Matt Reyes
    Content & Social Strategy, Sapient Razorfish

Advocacy

Artivism: Art as a Medium for Change

When words fail, art speaks. In this session, learn from experts about the intersection of art and activism and learn to utilize these tools as gadgets of social change.

Room: 202

  • Activist

    Cristina Pacheco
    Activist

  • Design Track, SXSW

    Julie Yost
    Design Track, SXSW

  • Artist

    Nansi Guevara
    Artist

Tech

Coloring in the Tech World

Diversity is a hot topic, especially diversity in the workplace. In this session, participants will hear from trailblazing innovators about their stories of working in a corporate space with little diversity and what they have learned from those experiences.

Room: 203

  • Founder & CEO, Giving Side

    Mario Lugay
    Founder & CEO, Giving Side

  • Head of Black Community Engagement, Google

    Lynette Barksdale
    Head of Black Community Engagement, Google

  • Mobile Engineer, musx & Women Who Code Austin

    Sara Ines Calderon
    Mobile Engineer, musx & Women Who Code Austin

  • CEO, Cognital

    Andre Sandoval
    CEO, Cognital

Organizing

Run to Win (cont.)

This is a continuation of the Run to Win morning workshop.

Room: 104

  • Emily’s List

    Vanessa Cardenas
    Emily’s List

Bonus

SB4: The Fight Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Anti-immigrant legislation is a direct attack on civil rights. Take a deep dive into how legislation like Texas’s SB-4 came to be, what organizations are doing to protect their communities and how you can support the fight in Texas in beyond.

Room: 101

  • Texas Director & Co-founder, United We Dream

    Julieta Garibay
    Texas Director & Co-founder, United We Dream

  • Texas State Director, America’s Voice

    Mario Carrillo
    Texas State Director, America’s Voice

  • Legislative Attorney, MALDEF

    Fatima Menendez
    Legislative Attorney, MALDEF

  • Texas LAN Associate Director for State Policy and Advocacy, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

    Nancy Cardenas
    Texas LAN Associate Director for State Policy and Advocacy, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

  • Texas Immigration Coalition Coordinator, Workers Defense Action Fund

    Priscila Martinez
    Texas Immigration Coalition Coordinator, Workers Defense Action Fund

Registration

8:00 AM 8:30 AM

Registration

Make sure you arrive on time, the morning plenary will start promptly at 9:30 AM!

Breakfast

8:30 AM 9:30 AM

Breakfast

Morning Plenary

9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Morning Plenary

Texas is at a pivotal moment, and the future of the Lone Star State will be increasingly tied to the Latino community. Join Texas leaders for a conversation on the current state of Texas and steps community and local leaders must take to prepare for the 2018 elections and beyond. 

Room: Ballroom

  • Founder, Deeds Not Words

    Wendy Davis
    Founder, Deeds Not Words

  • 16th U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    Julián Castro
    16th U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

  • Co-Founder & CEO, The Texas Tribune

    Evan Smith
    Co-Founder & CEO, The Texas Tribune

Workshops

11:15 PM 12:45 PM

Leadership

Personal Finance for Millennials

When our bank accounts are healthy it’s easier to focus on other important parts of our well-being, but financial security is always at the back of our minds. In this workshop participants will learn the skills necessary to prepare for a bright financial future and build wealth.

Room: 103

  • Founder & CEO, My Money My Future

    Ramona Ortega
    Founder & CEO, My Money My Future

Advocacy

The Power of Coalition Building

Pooling resources and sharing ideas as a coalition is an effective way to maximize your campaign, but it’s not easy. Learn from past and current coalition members about what it takes to build your all-star team.

Room: 202

  • Executive Director,  Texas Organizing Project

    Michelle Tremillo
    Executive Director, Texas Organizing Project

  • Executive Director, NCADP

    Diann Rust-Tierney
    Executive Director, NCADP

  • Executive Director, Progress Texas

    Ed Espinoza
    Executive Director, Progress Texas

  • Director of Latinx Outreach and Engagement, Planned Parenthood

    Bridgette Gomez
    Director of Latinx Outreach and Engagement, Planned Parenthood

  • Map Political Organization

    James Aldrete
    Map Political Organization

Tech

Tech Tools for Social Good

Tech tools are continuously evolving and expanding, as is the impact for social good powered by technology. In this session you’ll learn from movers and shakers about how they’re improving their communities through technology.

Room: 203

  • Data Programs Manager, Los Angeles Office of Finance

    Juan Vasquez
    Data Programs Manager, Los Angeles Office of Finance

  • Co-Founder, UndocuMEdia

    Ivan Ceja
    Co-Founder, UndocuMEdia

  • Co-Founder, NoTeenShame

    Natasha Vianna
    Co-Founder, NoTeenShame

  • Founder & CEO, Giving Side

    Mario Lugay
    Founder & CEO, Giving Side

Organizing

Digital Organizing

The digital world has revolutionized the art of mobilizing communities, changing both the scale and opportunity for influence. Come learn how to use online action and technology for the most effective impact and reach.

Room: 104

  • Digital Director, Daniel Bliss

    Han Nguyen
    Digital Director, Daniel Bliss

Organizing

Campus Organizing

Interested in leading a movement on your campus? This workshop will focus on building civic engagement efforts on college campuses and organizing youth to continue to grow a diverse electorate.

Room: 101

  • Organizing Manager, Voto Latino

    Claudia Morera
    Organizing Manager, Voto Latino

Lunch/Closing Plenary

1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Lunch/Closing Plenary

Part 1: Join us for a fireside chat with Latino leaders across generations. What has changed, what has stayed the same, and how can we continue to build a legacy of Latino leadership?

Maria Teresa Kumar, Mickey Ibarra and Greg Casar

Part 2: Media has changed the way we think about the world. From issue advocacy to government, media plays an important role in shaping public opinion. Hear how these experts are changing narratives and media’s role in moving the needle.

Ed Espinoza, Wilmer Valderrama, Jehmu Greene and Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Room: Ballroom

  • Actor & VL Board Memeber

    Wilmer Valderrama
    Actor & VL Board Memeber

  • Political Scientist

    Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto
    Political Scientist

  • Political Analyst, Fox News

    Jehmu Greene
    Political Analyst, Fox News

  • President & CEO,  Voto Latino

    María Teresa Kumar
    President & CEO, Voto Latino

  • Council Member, Austin, District 4

    Greg Casar
    Council Member, Austin, District 4

  • Latino Leaders Network

    Mickey Ibarra
    Latino Leaders Network

  • Executive Director, Progress Texas

    Ed Espinoza
    Executive Director, Progress Texas

Partners

Partners

Location

Location

We’re here to ensure you make the most of your experience, and that includes trouble-free travel and lodging logistics. You may book your hotel room at AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center using the link below.

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