VotoLatino Logo presents
Austin, TX
September 29-30, 2018

Power Summit

A conference for emerging leaders

September 29-30

AUSTIN, TX

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About

About

VL’s Power Summit is a premier 2-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 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.  

At the Power Summit, you’ll have the opportunity to hear leading industry experts, ask Q&A, and explore the following themes:

⚡ Leadership

⚡ Advocacy

⚡ Media

⚡ Tech

The theme of this year’s Power Summit is Somos Más.

When our community stands together, we are stronger. When our community stands together, we win. Together, Somos Más – more than vile rhetoric spewed on our community, more than stereotypes, more than pawns in partisan games. We are a strong and proud community and our power is growing every day.

Join us this year for two days of empowerment, organizing training, professional development, a networking reception, a chance to connect with community leaders, and a whole lot of fun. Register now >>

The Experience

The Experience

Central Themes

Central Themes

Pricing

Pricing

Registrations are FREE thanks to our generous supporters. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Program

Program

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

  • Advocacy Advocacy
  • Leadership Leadership
  • Media Media
  • Tech Tech
  • Workshop Workshop

Registration

8:00 AM 8:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast, Networking, & Mercado

Welcome

8:30 AM 9:30 AM

Welcome

Mainstage, Ballroom

Mainstage

9:30 AM 10:45 AM

Mark Cuban, Host of ABC’s Shark Tank & Owner of NBA Dallas Mavericks

Mainstage, Ballroom

Mainstage

10:45 AM 11:00 AM

Jess Reeves, Senior Advisor Partnerships & Sponsors, Voto Latino

Mainstage, Ballroom

Break

11:00 AM 11:15 AM

Break & Mercado

Break Out Sessions

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Advocacy

The State of DACA

This moderated panel seeks to discuss the fate of DACA. What will next steps be? Immigration legislation cannot be pushed aside yet again in these midterm elections. How do we turn advocacy into legislative action?

203

Media

Podcasting Truth to Power

Podcasts are not new to the world of media but they have become a medium of socio-political force. See how they are changing the conversation on key issues of our time and how you too can get your message out to the public.

D

Tech

Slacktivism: How We Do Digital Organizing!

Movements are being powered through social media campaigns and technological advancements. If you have a cause you believe in, technology has made it easier to be a part of it. Hear how the digitally connected world has made it easier (or difficult) to find our collective.

201

Leadership

Starting Your Own Chamba

Learn how these panelists got started and how working in Government and the Private sector helped them prepare for their journey into entrepreneurship.

202

  • Matt Reyes

    Matt Reyes
    Associate Director, Social Media & Content, Publicis.Sapient

  • Wendy Ramirez
    Founder, Español Sin Penas!

  • Tanya Menendez
    Co-Founder of Snowball

  • Edwin Luevanos

    Edwin Luevanos
    Co-Founder of Citizen Energy

Break

12:15 PM 12:45 PM

Lunch, Networking & Mercado

Mainstage

12:45 PM 1:00 PM

Somos Más

Mainstage, Ballroom

Mainstage

1:00 PM 1:15 PM

Art and Advocacy in Action

Mainstage, Ballroom

Mainstage

1:15 PM 2:00 PM

Advocacy, Leadership, Technology, Media

How do various sectors play with or against each other to create, power, and grow social movements.

Mainstage, Ballroom

Facebook Workshop

2:00 PM 2:45 PM

Bonus

Beyond the Like: Creative Content for Success on Facebook

Wondering how to take your Facebook content to the next level? How to create and plan content to maximize your reach and impact? Join a session with Facebook strategists to see the latest trends, understand the newest civic engagement tools, organic tricks of the trade, and get the most out of your time on Facebook.

Amphitheater/204

Break

2:45 PM 3:00 PM

Break & Mercado

Break Out Sessions

3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Media

Film and TV: Where Are We?

These panelists will discuss the positive images of Latinos on TV and Film and why they matter.

201

  • Rafael Bernal
    Staff Writer, The Hill

  • Rey Casas

    Rey Casas
    Manager, Programs & Community Outreach, Texas Rangers

  • Ana Breton

    Ana Breton
    Digital Producer, Samantha Bee Full Frontal

  • Carlos E. Hernandez

    Carlos E. Hernandez
    Founder & CEO, IKIGAI Management

  • Felix Sanchez

    Felix Sanchez
    Chairman and Co-founder, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts

  • Vannessa Vasquez
    Actress and Producer

Advocacy

Campaigns 101

Who and what keeps the wheels of a campaign turning? Learn the behind the scenes operations that may help you with a campaign job.

202

Workshop

Kaching: Better Money Habits!

It’s never too early to start thinking about your financial future. Come to this financial know-how session to learn about best practices that will get you on the right foot and keep you on top of your finances.

203

Mainstage

4:00 PM 5:15 PM

Stop Separation Tornillo Rally

A discussion on the family separation crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and its lasting effects.

Mainstage, Ballroom

Break

5:15 PM 5:30 PM

Break

Screening

5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Free HBO Screening: The Sentence

The Sentence is the first film from Rudy Valdez and follows Valdez’s look at the devastating consequences of mandatory minimum sentencing through the lens of his own family.

Amphitheater/204

Registration

8:00 AM 8:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast, Networking, & Mercado

Welcome

8:30 AM 8:35 AM

Welcome

Video: The Sentence Movie Trailer

Ballroom

Main Stage

8:30 AM 9:45 AM

Conversation: The Sentence & Criminal Justice Reform

An intimate panel discussion on the deeply personal experience with our current criminal justice system with Rudy Valdez, Director of The Sentence.

Ballroom

Main Stage

9:45 AM 10:30 AM

Advocacy

Artivism 101

The role of the artist in social movements has always been important. Learn how
Artist, Producers, and Funders, are creating new art, providing resources, space,
and awareness for our communities to engage in the issues that affect them.

Ballroom

  • Yesi Ortiz
    Radio Host, Power 106

  • Paola Ramos

    Paola Ramos
    Host of Latin-X, VICE

  • Marvin Bing

    Marvin Bing
    Creative Director and Founder of Identity Politics

  • Cruz Ortiz
    Artist

Break

10:30 AM 10:45 AM

Break & Mercado

Break Out Sessions

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

Workshop

Building Stronger Networks

There is an understanding that for career success you need to network. Although it may seem like a daunting task for some, everyone has the ability to connect with others. Come learn how you can connect to get things done, make change in organizations, and in the movement.

201

Leadership

Run to Win

Come learn the nuts and bolts of what it takes to run for office and win. In this session you will learn the basic steps you need to take to get yourself ready to run, how to build your online brand, telling your personal story, and the basics of fundraising. Hear from those that have helped others with their journey.

203

Advocacy

Perfect Participation

Cesar Chavez once said: “We don’t need perfect political systems; we need perfect participation.” Can the Latinx community achieve that goal?

202

  • Ambar Calvillo

    Ambar Calvillo
    Vice President of Campaigns, Voto Latino

  • Oscar Silva

    Oscar Silva
    Political Director, Battleground Texas

  • Lety Salcedo

    Lety Salcedo
    Immigration Rights Campaign Director, SEIU

  • Michelle Tremillo

    Michelle Tremillo
    Executive Director, Texas Organizing Project

Tech

Future of Work & Tech Policy

What are the jobs of the future and how do we get them?

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  • Alejandra Montoya-Boyer

    Alejandra Montoya-Boyer
    Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Audrey Ponzio

    Audrey Ponzio
    Founding Partner, APC Collective

  • James Gutierrez
    Founder Insikt

Main Stage

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Tech

VoterPal

Latinos are the second fastest growing group of Americans. In fact, every 30 seconds, a Latino citizen turns 18. EVERY 30 SECONDS. Awesome, right?

Yes, but here’s the thing. It’s not enough to be eligible to vote. We need to register. In 2012, 41 percent of Latinos who were eligible to vote did not register. With our size and the number of growing eligible voters, we have the power to change this. VoterPal can help.

Mainstage, Ballroom

  • Ambar Calvillo

    Ambar Calvillo
    Vice President of Campaigns, Voto Latino

  • Rosa Del Angel

    Rosa Del Angel
    VP of Digital Strategy & Engagement, Voto Latino

  • Denise Feriozzi
    Strategist & Activist, Principal, Civitas

  • Steve Adler
    Mayor of Austin

Lunch & Main Stage

12:45 PM 2:00 PM

Consejos de Mamá

Have you ever been interviewed by your mother – or vice versa? This intimate conversation between Secretary Julián Castro and his mother, Rosie Castro, a long-time activist and advocate for Latino civil rights, is sure to be fun and illuminating.

Mainstage, Ballroom

  • Julián Castro

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

  • Rosie Castro

Partners

Partners

Premier Partners

Southwest • PG&E • MacArthur

Visionary Partners

Bank of America  • Coca Cola  •  Facebook  •  Verizon

Champion Partners

MPAA – Motion Picture Association of America  • SEIU  • HBO  • Emily’s List  • Walmart

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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