VotoLatino Logo presents
Austin, TX
September 28 – 29, 2019

VL Power Summit 2019

The Voto Latino Power Summit brought together hundreds of young Latinos to discuss issues impacting their communities and how to build careers in media, technology, leadership, and organizing.

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The Experience

The Experience

Voto Latino’s 2019 Power Summit may be over but it was an experience we’ll never forget. We were joined by over 350 young leaders from all over Texas, and many other states, as we listened to industry experts like Steve Madden, Wilmer Valderrama, and Astrid Silva founder of Dream Big Nevada. We also learned a lot during our workshops on how to stay financially fit, how to fundraise, how to organize for 2020, and more. Lastly, we were lucky to have appearances from Secretary Julian Castro and Senator Amy Klobuchar, as well as personal videos from Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Pete B., and Elizabeth Warren about the importance of voting. Power Summit was a unique experience that we hope our attendees won’t be forgetting anytime soon. See you next year!

About

About

VL’s Power Summit is a premier 2-day leadership conference for emerging leaders.

2020 is a make or break year for Latinx civic engagement. This is the year we must register, organizing, and mobilize like never before.

Hundreds of young Latinx and allies gathered at Power Summit 2019 to learn through practical and innovative trainings, and network with some of the best and brightest across a number of fields — all in service of flexing our power in 2020 and beyond.  

At the Power Summit, attendees had the opportunity to hear leading industry experts, ask Q&A, and explore the following themes:

⚡ Leadership

⚡ Organizing

⚡ Media

⚡ Tech

Join us next 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. Power Summit is FREE to attend!

Program

Program

  • Organizing Organizing
  • Leadership Leadership
  • Media Media
  • Tech Tech

Registration

7:45 AM 8:15 AM

Registration, Breakfast, & La Feria

Pre-function

Welcome

8:15 AM 8:20 AM

Leadership

Welcome

Ballroom

8:20 AM 9:00 AM

Leadership

EL PODER TEJANO

Texas is the new California. California went from passing racist laws targeting Latinos in 1994 to becoming one of the bluest states in the country only a decade later. Now we’re seeing the same trends in Texas. Changing demographics and rising Latinx political power are accelerating the “purpling” of Texas. Our panel will explore these trends and how they affect the national electoral map.

Ballroom

Remarks

9:00 AM 9:15 AM

Leadership

Secretary Julián Castro Opening Remarks

Ballroom

  • Julián Castro

    Julián Castro
    Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

9:15 AM 9:20 AM

Leadership

Our Moment, Our Vote

Overview of Power Summit with Voto Latino Director of Organizing and Partnerships Brianna Carmen.

Ballroom

9:20 AM 10:00 AM

Media

LATINX STORIES & PORTRAYALS IN THE MEDIA

Latin lovers, thugs, maids, and immigrants. Are you tired of seeing Latinxs portrayed like this in the media? Do you wonder why they don’t focus on real Latinx stories? Wilmer Valderrama and Feliz Ramirez discuss the different portrayals of Latinxs in media and share the challenges (and wins!) they’ve faced throughout their career.

Ballroom

Networking

10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Sponsors, Break & La Feria

Join us at La Feria to meet local and national partners, corporations and campaigns, and more all day. Drop your resume off, grab some swag, and talk to leaders in the fields of media, tech, advocacy and organizing who are looking to hire. La Feria is located in the courtyard and open throughout the conference.

Courtyard

Workshops

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Media

Your Story is Power: Authentic Storytelling Dos & Don’ts

Whether you’re explaining the chaotic world around us, or highlighting the work of the fellow chingonas in our communities, videos can help tell your story in an authentic way. Norberto Briceño, co-founder of Pero Like, will give you practical do’s and don’ts on creating great content for social media.  

Room 203

  • Norberto Briceño

    Norberto Briceño
    Director of Social Media at Voto Latino. Co-founder of Pero Like, formerly BuzzFeed

Leadership

Staying Financially Fit: Better Money Habits

Going after that first dream job on a campaign or non-profit? It’s great work, but it doesn’t always pay well. This workshop will walk you through how to budget and save for retirement — even when your starting salary is meager. Learn the tools you need for a successful financial future.

Room 202

  • Eduardo Estrada

    Eduardo Estrada
    Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor II, Bank of America

Organizing

Old Town Road (feat. MiniVAN, VPB, and EveryAction)

Come learn how to get started with how to organize with EveryAction’s tool! You’ll get to see how you can harness the tools in EveryAction and VAN to track your volunteers from initial Event Sign Up on an online form to MiniVAN and Virtual Phone Bank. Encouraged for anyone who is interested to learn more about tools you may know or are looking for help on how to get started.

Room 201

  • Rebecca Straley

    Rebecca Straley
    Deputy Director of Client Services for Organizing, EveryAction

Networking

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

LUNCH, NETWORKING & LA FERIA

Pre-function, Courtyard

Remarks

12:00 PM 12:15 PM

Leadership

Senator Amy Klobuchar Remarks

Ballroom

12:15 PM 1:00 PM

Leadership

RESISTANCE THROUGH ART & CULTURE

Ballroom

1:00 PM 1:45 PM

Leadership

A Conversation with Steve Madden: Resilience, Activism, and Entrepreneurship

Maria Teresa Kumar, president of Voto Latino, sits down to have a conversation with world-renowned designer Steve Madden. He shares how he started his professional career, the challenges he faced, his experiences of growing and owning a successful business and how he strives to create positive social change.

Ballroom

1:45 PM 2:00 PM

Media

LATIN@: THE POWER OF OUR COMMUNITY

Ballroom

2:00 PM 2:45 PM

Tech

Story School: Creative Content for Success on Instagram

Wondering how to take your Instagram content to the next level? Trying to learn the latest tips and tricks. Join Facebook strategists to learn how to use Instagram creatively to reach new audiences, increase engagement and share your story.

Amphitheater 204

Networking

2:45 PM 3:00 PM

BREAK & LA FERIA

Courtyard, Pre-function

WORKSHOPS

3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Media

Ready to tell your story?

Latinx issues are very much the subject of media stories right now, but are those stories inclusive enough of actual Latinas and Latinos? In order to amplify the voices of Latinx advocates, GLAAD offers media training that takes you through the basics of media structure and how to tell your story.

Room 203

  • Monica Trasandes

    Monica Trasandes
    Directora de Medios en Español y Latinx, Instituto Mediático GLAAD

Organizing

Let’s Get This Bread: An Intro to Fundraising

In our personal lives, many of us may feel uncomfortable asking for money but for most campaigns and organizations, fundraising isn’t an option. It’s a necessity. Sandra Sanchez, Voto Latino, and Paulina Mangubat, Authentic Campaigns, will discuss how to approach your digital fundraising program strategically, the basics of crafting a good fundraising email, ways to capitalize on big moments, and how acquisition ads are key to a sustainable program.

 

 

Room 201

Tech

Talk Nerdy to Me: Political Data and Analytics

With more than 250 million eligible voters in the United States, how do campaigns and political organizations figure out who to talk to and how to reach them? Join this group of young leaders as we discuss how data can be leveraged to empower and inform social movements.

Room 202

4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Leadership

Our Moment is Now: Meet The Changemakers Leading the Movement

Don’t miss this inspiring panel of Latinx leaders as they share their stories and offer worldly advice about being fearless, standing out as successful leaders, and how they make a difference for themselves and others.

Ballroom

Closing

5:00 PM 5:15 PM

Leadership

Closing

Closing and preview for Sunday.

Ballroom

Registration

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

Pre-function, Ballroom

Opening

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Leadership

Making the Magic Happen: Behind the Scenes of 2020

This election has seen more diverse campaign leadership staffers than ever before. Who are they? What are their stories? How do they see themselves and their roles in our larger political framework? Hear directly from 2020’s historically diverse campaign leaders.

Ballroom

Training

10:00 AM 12:30 PM

Organizing

Let’s Keep Running for Office

Thinking about running for office but don’t know where to start? EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics which has helped Democratic women for the past three decades run and win races up and down the ballot, will guide you through the nuts and bolts of planning your run, teach you how to get your house in order, and get you ready to take the first steps toward running — and winning. You don’t need to be a declared candidate or actively planning to run, attendees – both male and female! –  just need an interest in learning the basics of being a candidate.

Room 201

Organizing

The Frontlines of Change: Organizing for 2020 and Beyond

2020 will be the year that our voice is heard! We must organize to create one consolidated voice that cannot be ignored. Join us as we explore the different ways in which YOU can start organizing your community to go out and VOTE in 2020 and beyond!

Room 202

  • Jose Salvador Orellana

    Jose Salvador Orellana
    LOUD for Tomorrow

  • Rae Martinez

    Rae Martinez
    Texas Rising Director, Texas Freedom Network

  • Osmara Santana

    Osmara Santana
    Texas Rising Deputy Director, Texas Freedom Network

  • Char Campos
    LOUD for Tomorrow

Leadership

How to Land a Campaign Job

You want to work in politics. You want to make a difference. But you don’t know how to get “in”? We have the perfect training for you to get involved, start networking, and start making a difference. Come hear from long-time experts and advisors to presidential candidates share their experiences on leading and hiring for several campaigns. They will tell you: how they hire, who they hire, how to stand out, and what to do TODAY to work towards your dream career!

Room 203

Networking

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking

Ballroom

1:00 PM 1:45 PM

Leadership

Fat, Fly & Brown: Embracing Your Own Self

Yesika Salgado, Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet, shares how she found inspiration for her work in her family, her culture, her city, and her brown body.

Ballroom

Closing

1:45 PM 2:00 PM

Leadership

Closing

Ballroom

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Voto Latino Power Summit? 

Power 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 Latinxs and allies gather to discuss issues impacting the Latinx community, learn through innovative trainings, and network with some of the best and brightest across a number of fields.

Who attends the Power Summit?

Latinx youth interested in civic engagement with inspirational leaders from various professional sectors.

Where will the Power Summit take place?

The 2019 Power Summit will be held at the AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705.

When is Power Summit?

The 2019 Power Summit will take place on September 28-29, 2019.

Do I have to pay to attend the conference?

Thanks to our very generous sponsors, attending the conference is free. Several meals are also provided. Travel and lodging expenses are not covered.

Where can I stay?

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (Hotel within the conference center)
La Quinta inn Austin Capitol
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Austin Downtown
Super 8 by Wyndham Austin Downtown Capitol area
Hotel Indigo – Austin Downtown
Days Inn by Wyndham Austin University/Downtown
Extended Stay America -Austin- Downtown- Town Lake
Holiday Inn- Austin-Town Lake 

Is there parking at AT&T Conference Center?

Ample parking is available in the underground, attached garage of the AT&T conference center. Guests may self-park or use our valet services at the University Avenue entrance. Self parking fees are: 0-30 minutes: $3, 31-60 minutes: $4, 1– 2 hours: $6, 2– 3 hours: $9, 3– 4 hours: $12, 4-5 hours: $15, 5– 8 hours:$18, 8– 24 hours: $21

If I can’t attend in person, will content from Power Summit be made available online? 

Yes! Follow us @votolatino on all the socials for content and live streams throughout the conference.

Can I register to vote at Power Summit?

You bet! But why wait? You can register to vote right now by clicking here.

 

Photo Release
Registrants of the Voto Latino 2019 Power Summit agree to allow Voto Latino and its official photographer and/or videographer to photograph or videotape them in the context of the Power Summit conference setting. Footage captured by the official Voto Latino photographer/videographer may be used in future print and electronic promotional and archival materials.

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