VL Power Summit 2016
This year, we’re heading to Las Vegas, Nevada to bring together emerging leaders from across the country for two days of high-impact learning and one-on-one access to business executives, elected officials, and community leaders. Will you join us?register today
German CashPolitical Director, New American Leaders Project
José Dante Parra is a Democratic strategist. Before his current position, Parra was a senior advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Parra led Sen. Reid’s Hispanic Media efforts during his 2010 reelection in Nevada, when the Latino vote was the largest deciding factor in that swing state and during a very difficult cycle for Democrats. Parra also served as a Latino communications advisor for President Obama’s 2012 reelection and led the Democratic National Convention’s Hispanic media team. Parra moved to Washington, D.C. in 2007 to work for Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA). Parra's career started at The Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where he covered stories such as the Elian Gonzalez saga and the 2000 Presidential election recount in Florida. In 2003 Parra transitioned to PR and worked at Florida International University in Miami, where he helped shape the media strategy for the university’s acquisition of a medical school.
Daniel Hernandez Jr., is the 2015 Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 Man of the Year. He currently serves the Program Manager of Raiz, Planned Parenthood's Latinx Outreach Program where he directly oversees implementation of organizing by 7 specialist Latinx Organizers.
As a first generation college student, he was a congressional intern for the office of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. While assisting Congresswoman Giffords with a constituent event in Tucson on January 8, 2011, Daniel took actions for which he is widely credited with saving the life of the Congresswoman after a gunman shot her and 18 other people.
Driven by passion for social justice and public service, he has worked on many issues at the state, local and federal level including: gun violence prevention, LGBT Equality, comprehensive immigration reform, and educational equity.
Olivia DiazNevada Assemblywoman, District 11
David MelenaDirector of College Access/Awareness and Career Readiness, The Foundation for Hispanic Education
What is VL Power Summit?
Power Summit is all about fast tracking your career and helping you build your community! We don’t want you to have to reinvent the wheel, so we provide you with access to those who have been in your shoes. Using our model of leveraging youth, media, celebrity voices and technology to empower communities, our Power Summit is a platform for Latino leaders to become catalysts for positive change. The Summit provides participants with a pipeline to leadership positions across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
The Power Summit Difference
Voto Latino (VL) Power Summit is a professional development conference that educates, engages and empowers American Latino Millennials. This conference brings together dynamic leaders to network, explore resources and learn how to grow their careers from cross-industry experts. This interactive experience fosters the new age of digital influencers to maximize their impact in their careers and communities. You can sit in at any conference and take notes, but that one-on-one interaction with industry experts is what creates the Power Summit difference!
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Registration & Lunch
12:00 PM — 12:30 PM
Welcome & Opening Plenary
12:30 PM — 2:50 PM
Workshop Session 1
3:30 PM — 5:00 PM
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM
6:30 PM — 8:00 PM
Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM — 9:15 AM
9:30 AM — 11:00 AM
Workshop Session 2
11:30 AM — 1:00 PM
Afternoon Plenary & Lunch
1:15 PM — 2:45 PM
Workshop Session 3
3:30 PM — 5:00 PM
5:00 PM — 7:30 PM
7:30 PM — 9:00 PM
This year’s Power Summit will take place at the Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip. To book your reservation call (800) 998-6937 between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m PST and reference the group name Voto Latino. The deadline to book is May 26, 2016.