VotoLatino Logo presents
Las vegas, NV
June 17–18, 2016

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?

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the experience

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Speakers

Speakers

Private: Wilmer Valderrama
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Private: Wilmer Valderrama

Voto Latino Board Member, Actor & Co-chair of Voto Latino’s Artist Coalition
Alejandra Campoverdi
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Alejandra Campoverdi

Director of Multicultural Content, Los Angeles Times
Elianne Ramos
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Elianne Ramos

Principal & CEO, Speak Hispanic Communications
Lizza Monet Morales
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Lizza Monet Morales

Actor, Host, Content Creator
Private: Gaby Natale
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Private: Gaby Natale

President & Co-Founder, AGANARmedia
Maiah Ocando
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Maiah Ocando

Actress and Digital Creator
Gabriel Torrelles
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Gabriel Torrelles

Creative Director & Filmmaker
Alberto Altamirano
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Alberto Altamirano

CEO & Co-Founder, Cityflag
German Cash

German Cash

Political Director, New American Leaders Project
Julissa Arce
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Julissa Arce

Author, “My (Underground) American Dream”
Private: Mario Lugay
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Private: Mario Lugay

Philanthropic & Nonprofit Consultant
Private: Maximo Anguiano
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Private: Maximo Anguiano


Michael Diaz
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Michael Diaz

Actor, Producer, Host
Private: Pili Montilla
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Private: Pili Montilla

Emmy Award Winning TV Host & Producer
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
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Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

Founder of Latina Rebels & Writer
Private: Reynaldo Casas
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Private: Reynaldo Casas

Public Relations and Media Consultant
Tracy Perez
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Tracy Perez

St. Paul (2005), East Los High (2013) and The Strain (2016)
Jorge Narvaez
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Jorge Narvaez


Private: Juan Alanis
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Private: Juan Alanis

Digital Influencer & Content Creator, Founder of Juan of Words
Kathy Cano-Murillo
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Kathy Cano-Murillo

Author, Artist & Founder of CraftyChica.com
Diane Guerrero
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Diane Guerrero

Actress and Author
Carlos Andrés Gómez
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Carlos Andrés Gómez

Poet, Actor, Author
Cecile Richards
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Cecile Richards

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

CA State Director Ignite
Enrique Soto
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Enrique Soto

Director, Regional Strategic Policy and Advocacy Partnerships, Leadership for Educational Equity
Felix Ortiz
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Felix Ortiz

Founder, Chariman, CEO of Viridis Learning
Kali Kat
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Kali Kat

Host of The Kali Kat Show, Hot 97.5
Nicholas Gonzalez
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Nicholas Gonzalez

Actor
Johana Hernandez
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Johana Hernandez

Founder/CEO of GLAUDI
Luis Megid
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Luis Megid

Univision National Correspondent
Carmen Rita Wong
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Carmen Rita Wong

CEO & Founder of Malecon Productions, Author
Marcela Valladolid
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Marcela Valladolid

Celebrity Chef, Food Network
Pamela Silva Conde
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Pamela Silva Conde

Emmy award winning journalist and co-anchor of Univision’s “Primer Impacto”
Private: Ramona Ortega
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Private: Ramona Ortega

Founder & CEO, My Money My Future



Private: Juan Vasquez
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Private: Juan Vasquez

Communications & Data Analyst, Mayor’s Operations Innovation Team at City of Los Angeles
Francisco Pelayo
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Francisco Pelayo

Senior Elections Coordinator, Univision
Maria Elena Durazo
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Maria Elena Durazo

Vice President for Immigration, Diversity and Civil Rights, UNITE HERE
Rocio Saenz
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Rocio Saenz

International Executive Vice President, SEIU
Carlos A. Sanchez
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Carlos A. Sanchez

Experienced presidential campaign and field operative
Kate Black
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Kate Black

Executive Director, American Women
Jose Parra
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Jose Parra

CEO, ProsperoLatino
Daniel Hernandez
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Daniel Hernandez

Program Manager, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Raiz Latino Engagement Program
Shirley Velasquez
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Shirley Velasquez

Director of Content, Latina Media Ventures
Rosie Rios
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Rosie Rios

Treasurer of the United States
Olivia Diaz

Olivia Diaz

Nevada Assemblywoman, District 11
Alonso Salas

Alonso Salas

Regional VP Southwest & Midwest Regions, Battleground Solutions
David Melena

David Melena

Director of College Access/Awareness and Career Readiness, The Foundation for Hispanic Education
Luz Escamilla

Luz Escamilla

Senator, Utah State Senate
Rudy Zamora
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Rudy Zamora

Program Director, League of Conservation Voters
Marlene Castro

Marlene Castro

XQ Institute
Susy Chavez

Susy Chavez

Communications Director, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Hector Torres

Hector Torres

National Prevention Strategy Manager, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Manuel Moran

Manuel Moran

VP of Latin Programming and Touring, Live Nation
Martha Saldana
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Martha Saldana

Senior Producer, Entravision
Dr. Mario Mendoza

Dr. Mario Mendoza

Medical Director, U.S. Medical Affairs, Pfizer

ABOUT

ABOUT

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!

Get Involved

Get Involved

Partner with us

Power Summit could not be possible without the support of our generous partners.

Be a Volunteer

Sign up for your chance to volunteer and help staff us this year.

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Program

Program

  • Leadership Leadership
  • Advocacy Advocacy
  • Media Media
  • Tech Tech
  • 2016 Elections 2016 Elections

Registration & Lunch

12:00 PM 12:30 PM

Registration & Lunch

Head over to the registration table to pick up your badge and tote bag, then grab some lunch and find a table the showroom. The first plenary is starting promptly at 12:30pm!

Welcome & Opening Plenary

12:30 PM 2:50 PM

Welcome Remarks

I Am Brave

Bravery manifests itself in different ways. Hear how personal stories of bravery led to success.

Hear Our Voices: Intersectionality and What’s at Stake in 2016

Latinos are not a one-issue community. We care about immigration, access to health care, LGBTQ issues and equal wage, etc. Hear about the issues and how they intersect.

  • Cecile Richards

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

  • Carmen Rita Wong

    Carmen Rita Wong
    CEO & Founder of Malecon Productions, Author

  • Rocio Saenz

    Rocio Saenz
    International Executive Vice President, SEIU

  • María Teresa Kumar

    María Teresa Kumar
    President & CEO, Voto Latino

Workshop Session 1

3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Leadership

LinkedIn…IRL: Learn to Network

Don’t be the one standing alone by the food table. While the thought of networking makes many of us cringe, it’s necessary to create and cultivate important relationships. Come to this session to learn best practices in a variety of networking situations to maximize your network and leadership skills.

room: Majestic – floor: 24

  • Private: Reynaldo Casas

    Private: Reynaldo Casas
    Public Relations and Media Consultant

  • Sara Guillermo

    Sara Guillermo
    CA State Director Ignite

  • Kali Kat

    Kali Kat
    Host of The Kali Kat Show, Hot 97.5

  • Dr. Mario Mendoza

    Dr. Mario Mendoza
    Medical Director, U.S. Medical Affairs, Pfizer

  • Manuel Moran

    Manuel Moran
    VP of Latin Programming and Touring, Live Nation

Advocacy

Step Up and Step In: Run for Office

Have you ever considered running for office? You have what it takes to lead! Learn from millennials who have taken the journey. Participants will hear about best practices for running for office and leading a successful campaign.

room: Sierra – floor: 24

  • German Cash

    German Cash
    Political Director, New American Leaders Project

  • Olivia Diaz

    Olivia Diaz
    Nevada Assemblywoman, District 11

  • Stephanie Parra

    Stephanie Parra
    Governing Board Member, Phoenix Union HSD

  • Alonso Salas

    Alonso Salas
    Regional VP Southwest & Midwest Regions, Battleground Solutions

Media

Make Some Noise

From current issues to styles and trends, media attention (or lack thereof) can drastically shape society’s norms and values. Learn how to make your content stand out in a world of competing interests, new technologies, and a 24 hour news cycle. Make some noise and get the media attention you want.

room: Sunrise – floor: 104

  • Julissa Arce

    Julissa Arce
    Author, “My (Underground) American Dream”

  • Alejandra Campoverdi

    Alejandra Campoverdi
    Director of Multicultural Content, Los Angeles Times

  • Private: Juan Vasquez

    Private: Juan Vasquez
    Communications & Data Analyst, Mayor’s Operations Innovation Team at City of Los Angeles

  • Martha Saldana

    Martha Saldana
    Senior Producer, Entravision

Tech

Be a Maker, Not a Taker

From Facebook to Twitter to Tumblr to YouTube, it’s easy to log in, sit back and consume. But we’re Millennials and we’re doers, right? Whether you’re advocating for an issue or looking for your 15 minutes of fame, come to this workshop to learn the best practices for producing your own original content.

room: Twilight – floor: 104

2016 Elections

Build The Team

A good campaign is nothing without good volunteers. Learn from Planned Parenthood Federation of America Raíz organizers on best practices to recruit and retain volunteers in order to run a successful political or non-profit campaign.

room: Horizon – floor: 104

  • Daniel Hernandez

    Daniel Hernandez
    Program Manager, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Raiz Latino Engagement Program

Break

5:00 PM 6:30 PM

Break

Take a quick break to grab some dinner on your own before the evening reception.

Opening Reception

6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Opening Reception

Join us at the Indoor Observation Deck on the Tower Floor 108 for an evening reception. We’ll have drinks and light hors d’oeuvres as well as a special announcement!

Indoor Observation Deck – Tower floor 108

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 AM 9:15 AM

Morning Plenary

9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Re-imagining Education

  • Pamela Silva Conde

    Pamela Silva Conde
    Emmy award winning journalist and co-anchor of Univision’s “Primer Impacto”

  • David Melena

    David Melena
    Director of College Access/Awareness and Career Readiness, The Foundation for Hispanic Education

  • Alejandra Ceja

    Alejandra Ceja
    White House Initiative on Hispanic Excellence in Education

  • Eva Masadiego

    Eva Masadiego
    High School Teacher

  • Marlene Castro

    Marlene Castro
    XQ Institute

Workshop Session 2

11:30 AM 1:00 PM

Leadership

Mo’ Money Management, Less Problems

Does the cost of a latte scare you, but you just can’t resist because it tastes oh so good? When our bank accounts are healthy it’s easier to focus on developing everything else, but financial security is always at the back of our minds. In this workshop participants will learn skills on how to prepare for a bright financial future and build wealth.

room: Majestic – floor: 24

Advocacy

Building the Movement

So you want to start a movement, but what’s your game plan? Come to this session to learn best practices for implementing a successful advocacy campaign strategy. Analyze examples of tactics and strategies in relevant campaigns – those that worked AND those that didn’t.

room: Sierra – floor: 24

  • Enrique Soto

    Enrique Soto
    Director, Regional Strategic Policy and Advocacy Partnerships, Leadership for Educational Equity

  • Hector Torres

    Hector Torres
    National Prevention Strategy Manager, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

  • Susy Chavez

    Susy Chavez
    Communications Director, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

  • Jose Davila

    Jose Davila
    Vice President for Policy & Government Relations, Hispanic Federation

  • Rudy Zamora

    Rudy Zamora
    Program Director, League of Conservation Voters

Media

In Front of the Cameras

Social media may be blowing up, but mainstream broadcast media is far from dead. Come to this session to hear best practices for being in front of the camera. Learn how to deliver your message and mic drop!

room: Sunrise – floor: 104

Tech

Social Media on Fleek

Ok, 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: Twilight – floor: 104

2016 Elections

Crunch the Numbers, Craft the Message

Research, messaging and media go hand in hand in a political campaign. In this session you’ll learn how to draw from polling and research in order to craft strategic messaging. Then learn how to effectively disseminate your messaging through media outreach.

room: Horizon – floor: 104

Afternoon Plenary & Lunch

1:15 PM 2:45 PM

Keynote

Hear US Treasurer Rosie Rios tell her story about her journey to success.

Let’s Talk About It

This is not the time to follow the mantra “better to be seen and not heard.” Hear from panelists who are willing to speak up about the issues they care about. From race relations to immigration reform to voting in November, let’s talk about where we are and where we are going.

Perfomance by Carlos Andrés Gómez

Experience a live performance by Carlos Andrés Gómez, an award-winning poet, actor, and writer from New York City.

Workshop Session 3

3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Leadership

What’s your Style? Leadership in Action

What does it really mean to be a leader? What kind of leader are you? Participants in this session will identify their own leadership perspective while exploring and understanding the leadership styles of others.

room: Majestic – floor: 24

Advocacy

True Life: This is my Story

Each of us has a story to tell. How has your family, community, mentors, or past challenges helped you become a leader? Your story can motivate and influence others to create change! Learn from experts about best practices for using personal stories and learn how to be most effective telling yours.

room: Sierra – floor: 24

  • Marlene Castro

    Marlene Castro
    XQ Institute

  • David Melena

    David Melena
    Director of College Access/Awareness and Career Readiness, The Foundation for Hispanic Education

Media

Digital Journalist

Have you been getting your news from your social media feed? Rather scroll through the top 10 reasons lists or check out a gif to see who clapped back at who? Millennials are increasingly getting their news online and those writing it are coming up with more creative ways to share. Whether you are interested in the tactics or are a blogger looking to draw your audience’s attention this panel is for you!

room: Sunrise – floor: 104

Tech

Start It Up

Looking to start a start-up? Learn the common tactics for not only building your start-up, but sustaining it, too. Hear the stories of people who have done it, how they did it, and what pitfalls to look out for along the way.

room: Twilight – floor: 104

2016 Elections

Take the Field

So you have the volunteers and the message, but what’s next? It’s time for voter engagement. Join this session to learn how to talk, text, and engage voters to meet your campaign goals.

room: Horizon – floor: 104

Break

5:00 PM 7:30 PM

Closing Reception

7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Closing Reception

Join us at the closing reception of VL Power Summit on the outdoor deck of the Elation Pool. Enjoy a live musical performance by Victoria “La Mala”, refreshments, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow participants and speakers!

Elation Pool – floor 8

Partners

Partners

  • Walmart
  • Univision
  • Hilton
  • Maricopa Community College
  • Quiero Aprender
  • XQ
  • Sprint
  • SEIU
  • Ford Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • AFL-CIO
  • HBO Latino
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Location

Location

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.

The Stratosphere

2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd.,
Las Vegas, NV 89104