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

Power Summit

A conference for emerging leaders

September 28-29


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The Experience

The Experience



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

⚡ Leadership

⚡ Organizing

⚡ Media

⚡ Tech

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. Power Summit is FREE to attend! Register now >>



More updates to come! Check back here as we add more speakers and workshops.

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


8:00 AM 8:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast, & La Feria


8:30 AM 9:30 AM




Opening Remarks

9:30 AM 9:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Welcome and overview with Voto Latino board member Wilmer Valderrama.



11:30 AM 12:30 PM


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.  

  • Norberto Briceño

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


Balling on a Budget: Better Money Habits

Thinking of joining a campaign? It’s great work, but it doesn’t always pay well. Our financial planner from Bank of America will walk you through how to budget and save for retirement — even if your starting salary is meager.


Bring a Folding Chair: Your Own Seat at the Table


Digital Organizing 101

2:00 PM 2:45 PM


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.


3:00 PM 4:00 PM


Become Your Own Media Machine: Messaging and Media for Latinx Activists

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, Monica Trasandes of GLAAD will take you through the basics of media structure and how to tell your story.

  • Monica Trasandes

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


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.




Talk Nerdy to Me: Political Data and Analytics


How to Hustle with a Capital “H”


4:00 PM 5:00 PM


Our Moment is Now: Meet The Changemakers Leading the Movement

There’s no need to “wait your turn” or “stand in line.” We are the leaders we are waiting for.



8:00 AM 5:00 PM

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.  


8:00 AM 9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast


9:00 AM 9:30 AM


Registering Voters with VoterPal

Get trained on Voto Latino’s voter registration app – VoterPal! VoterPal allows you to register your friends, family, neighbors, community, classmates, and strangers easily and securely. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get your gente registered with VoterPal!


9:30 AM 12:30 PM


Let’s Keep Running For Office


The Frontlines of Change: Organizing for 2020 and Beyond


How To Land a Campaign Job

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: No Charge, 31-60 minutes: $3, 1– 2 hours: $6, 2– 3 hours: $9, 3– 4 hours: $12, 4– 8 hours:$15, 8– 24 hours: $18

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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