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Thursday September 08 Friday September 09 Saturday September 10

Thu Sep 08

Sept 8th : Unpacking our Identities

  • 8:45 am - 9:00 am PST

    Opening Musical Segment

    Musical Guest: Bolivar Phil

    Honoring & celebrating Latin musical history while empowering youth to be classically trained at highest level to form and develop a world-class symphonic orchestra.

  • 9:00 am - 9:05 am PST

    Welcome

  • 9:10 am - 9:15 am PST

    Opening Keynote: Our Moment in History

    Remarks from U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro

  • 9:15 am - 9:45 am PST

    What’s at Stake this November – Owning our Collective Power

    Fireside Chat featuring Kenny Sandoval, VP of Campaign and Partnerships, Voto Latino. Interviewed by Evelyn Torres, Director at DirectorCivic Edge Consulting and former Congressional Aide to Congresswoman Barbara Lee

  • 9:05 am - 9:15 am PST

    Voces de La Comunidad

    Latinx Top Chef, Nelson German, shares how his intersectional culture influences his craft and his road to becoming a Top Chef and entrepreneur.

  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am PST

    Nuestra historia in our own words

    Alberto Ferreras , NY based Spanish/Venezuelan writer and filmmaker, shares his video installation for the first Latino gallery at the National Museum of American History

  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am PST

    En Nuestra Esquina

    We created our own tables to especially welcome YOU !

    Join the table for discussions with Latinx/e entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, activists, artists, policymakers as we dive into critical Latinx/e issues to develop a national strategy of change in action.

    Lili Gangas, CEO of LTX Connect (Moderator) featuring:

    Silvia Li, CEO of Slam Media Lab

    Roberto Martinez, CEO of Braven Agency

    Mario Carrasco, CEO of Think Now

    Jessica Salinas, Chief Investment Officer of New Media Ventures

  • 10:45 am - 11:00 am PST

    Elemento Musical

    Special performances by upcoming Latinx artists!

  • 11:00 am - 11:05 am PST

    Voces de la comunidad

    Emmy winning segment featuring original content of Latinx/e community leaders creating impact across the U.S. featuring Amber Gonzalez Vargas, MIT Sloan Student Body Co-President & Latino Community Foundation Alumni

  • 11:05 am - 11:30 am PST

    The Hollywood Opportunity

    Oscar nominated actress, producer and activist Rosie Perez and LA Collab co-founder Ivette Rodriguez talk about their Hollywood journey and as co-chairs of the Academy’s Latino Affinity group LA Agenda what their group of film professionals are doing to move the “needle of inclusion in the industry” and why YOUR voice & talent is needed in this industry more than ever.

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PST

    Democracy & Technology Part 1: Las Plagas de Mis/Disinformation

    Latinx community are disproportionally targetted by mis/disinformation tactics. Learn how to protect yourself and our democracy by helping our Latinx community combat mis/disinformation.

    Moderator: Karla Monterroso, CEO of Brava Leaders in conversation with Nora Benavidez, Senior Counsel and Director of Digital Justice & Civil Rights at Free Press.

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

    Transition to afternoon workshops

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

    Job Ready to Job Offer: Getting Hired in a Digital-First World

    Presented by Salesforce

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

    Redefining Personal Brand in the Digital Age

    Presented by Capital Group

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

    Latinx Wellness: Radical Rest Workshop

    Presented by Angelee Lopez, Founder & CEO of Manifest House

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

    How to Negotiate a Competitive Salary

    Presented by Adriana Herrera, Founder & CEO of Pay Destiny

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

    Pioneering the future of healthcare, by Latinos for Latinos

    Presented by Zocalo Health (Erik Cardenas, Co-Founder, CEO, Mariza Hardin, Co-Founder, Head of Strategy and Operations, and Sarah Lopez Korc, MD, MBA, Patient Safety Officer Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine)

  • 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

    Closing Remix: Afternoon Fiesta with DJ Moonrockk

  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm PST

    Networking Cafecitos (1:1s) powered by LTX Match

Fri Sep 09

Sept 9th : Building Economies of the Future

  • 8:45 am - 9:00 am PST

    Musical Guest: Bolivar Phil

    Honoring & celebrating Latin musical history while empowering youth to be classically trained at highest level to form and develop a world-class symphonic orchestra.

  • 9:00 am - 9:05 am PST

    Welcome

  • 9:05 am - 9:10 am PST

    Voces de la Communidad

    Emmy winning segment featuring original stories of Latinx community leaders creating impact across the U.S. featuring Vanessa Gonzalez, Public Affairs Manager of World Champions Warriors and Boardmember of Latinx in Sports

  • 11:15 am - 11:25 am PST

    Voces de la comunidad

    Emmy winning segment featuring original content of Latinx/e community leaders creating impact across the U.S. featuring Stephanie Bermudez, Founder of Startup Unidos, cultivating collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship in underserved border communities since 2015.

  • 9:10 am - 9:15 am PST

    Opening Keynote

    Salesforce Keynote: Marie Williams, Area Vice President, Salesforce

  • 9:15 am - 9:45 am PST

    Investing in our Ownership

    Learn more about the Latinx entrepreneurship & investor ecosystem and all the stakeholders involved.  This session provides insight into the different funding sources available by different types of businesses (business models) – from small businesses looking to become more tech enabled to the high growth startup companies.

    Moderated by Danielle Telleria, Hello Alice (moderator) in conversation with Nancy Torrres, Parnter at Ulu Ventures and Jennifer Garcia, COO of Latino Business Action Network

  • 9:45 am - 9:55 am PST

    Illegally Yours – A Memoir

    Rafael Agustin, CEO, Latino Film Institute and Author, Illegally Yours a Memoir. Rafael was a writer on the award-winning The CW show, Jane The Virgin. He is a Sundance Fellow for his TV family comedy, Illegal, based on his life as a formerly undocumented American.

  • 9:55 am - 10:05 am PST

    Bring on the Latin Heat

    Bel Hernandez Castillo has over 25 years in the entertainment industry, first as an actress then transitioning into entertainment media, as founder of the first entertainment trade publication focused on Latinos in Hollywood, Latin Heat Entertainment. First ever Latina/o Chair of the Board for Peabody Awards.

  • 10:05 am - 10:50 am PST

    En nuestra esquina

    We created our own tables to especially welcome YOU ! Join the table for discussions with Latinx/e entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, activists, artists, policymakers as we dive into critical Latinx/e issues to develop a national strategy of change in action.

    Join the table alongside Illianna Acosta, Global HOLA ERG Lead & Sr. Manager at LinkedIn

    Hector Mujica, Head of Economic Opportunity, Americas at Google.org

    Maria Salamanca, Partner at Unshackeled Ventures

    Gary Linnen, CEO of Peer Forward

  • 10:55 am - 11:20 am PST

    The Metaverso: Building community in Web3

    Que es Web3, NFT, Crypto? Learn all about these emerging tech with Moderator Amber Gonzales, MIT / HKS in conversation with Web3 Familia co-founders Christian Narvaez, Francisco Izaguirre, Orlando Gomez

  • 11:20 am - 11:40 am PST

    New Tech, New Pathways

    As technology becomes more embedded in our lives, how do we stay up to date and find new pathways? Learn about pathways into tech via apprenticeships with Moderator Amber Gonzales, MIT / HKS in conversation with Carlos Vazquez, President of MiamiEd Tech

  • 11:40 am - 12:30 pm PST

    En nuestra esquina

    We created our own tables to especially welcome YOU ! Join the table for discussions with Latinx/e entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, activists, artists, policymakers as we dive into critical Latinx/e issues to develop a national strategy of change in action.

    Join the table alongside Lili Gangas, CEO & CoFounder LTX Connect

    Maria Cuba, Director of Community Partnerships at Airbnb

    Jessyka Castillo, MSEM, Systems Engineer at GSA’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS) 

    Dr. Hassan Brown, CEO of Career Catalyst

    Amber Vargas, MIT/HKS Candidate

  • 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm PST

    Transition to afternoon workshops

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

    Why Reinvent the Wheel? Using patterns to grow as a technology leader

    Presented by Capital One

    In the course of my career, I have been very effective at looking into previous work, trends and industry history and applying common lenses to identify the causes and quickly bring people to consensus on some of the most intractable problems in technology organizations. These common lenses are Patterns.  

    In this talk, we will look at how we can use standards and patterns to help advance technology decisions, keep a critical eye on emerging technology trends, and in the process, set yourself up for continued success as a technology leader. We will look at examples and get some insights into how patterns can work for your individual style.

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

    Latine Identity Beyond Borders

    Presented by Airbnb

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

    Emprende como Bad Bunny: A Playbook (and Playlist!) to launching your VC Backed Start-Up

    Presented by Visible Hands

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

    Latinx Wellness: Self-Care for Entrepreneurs

  • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm PST

    Networking Cafecitos (1:1s) powered by LTX Match

  • 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

    Closing Remix: Afternoon Fiesta with DJ Moonrockk

Sat Sep 10

Sept 10th : Celebrate our Culture and Mobilize for Power

  • 8:45 am - 9:00 am PST

    Musical Guest: Bolivar Phil

    Honoring & celebrating Latin musical history while empowering youth to be classically trained at highest level to form and develop a world-class symphonic orchestra.

  • 9:00 am - 9:05 am PST

    Welcome

  • 9:05 am - 9:10 am PST

    Voces de la Communidad

    Emmy winning segment featuring original stories of Latinx/e community leaders creating impact across the U.S. featuring Carlos Mark Vera, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Pay Our Interns and recognized by Forbes Under 30.

  • 9:10 am - 9:20 am PST

    Opening Keynote: Where do we go from here?

    Antonio Tijerino, CEO of Hispanic Heritage Foundation, is president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a national nonprofit focused on education, workforce, social impact, and culture through innovative leadership.  Tijerino is also executive producer of the Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center, which are broadcast on PBS.   

  • 9:20 am - 9:50 am PST

    Democracy & Technology: Responsible Products

    How can we advocate for more responsible technology that creates opportunities for all communities to partake in the socio-economic benefits of the innovation of this generation. This conversation is at the intersection of technology + community building and ethical decisions throughout our careers.

    Moderated by Lili Gangas, Chief Tech. Community Officer at Kapor Center in conversation with Aniyia Williams, Principal at Omidyar Network, Ana Margarita Medina Saenz, Staff Developer Advocate at Lightstep, and Anthony Hernandez, Senior Technical Product Manager at Amazon.

  • 9:50 am - 10:40 am PST

    Nuestra Esquina

    We created our own tables to especially welcome YOU ! Join the table for discussions with Latinx/e entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, activists, artists, policymakers as we dive into critical Latinx/e issues to develop a national strategy of change in action.

    Join the table alongside Karla Monterroso, Managing Director of Brava Leaders

    Josh Encarnacion, Leadership Coach and LTX Quest Talent Advisor

    Bonnie Oliva, CEO & Founder of MARGINS

    Christian Arana, VP of Policy at Latino Community Foundation

  • 10:40 am - 11:10 am PST

    Dinero, Dinero Fireside Chat

    Conversation between Lili Gangas, CEO and CoFounder of LTX Connect with Beatriz Acevedo, Co-Founder of SUMA Wealth, the leading financial technology company devoted to increasing prosperity, opportunity, and financial inclusion for young, U.S. Latinos. Get tips on financial health and let’s help each other build generational wealth.

  • 11:10 am - 11:20 am PST

    What’s Next Starts Here!

    LTX Connect special announcements (Don’t miss it! )

  • 11:20 am - 11:30 am PST

    Closing Fiesta with DJ Moonrockk

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PST

    Special Hulu Series Screening – This Fool

    A Conversation with Chris Estrada and Frankie Quinones This Fool (New Series on Hulu) and special screening

  • 11:30 am - 3:00 pm PST

    Closing LA Fiesta Brunch

    For those in LA, we will meet in person at BLVD MRT for a closing brunch fiesta!

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