Latinx in Technology “LTX Fest 2020” Digital Conference Draws Big Names, Unifies and Advances Latinx as Professionals and Encourages Civic Participation
Oct. 7 pre-conference Zoom media briefing previews LTX Fest highlights;
Oct. 13-16 conference welcomes media as prominent speakers and salient topics take centerstage
Oakland, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 – LTX Fest 2020 Digital Conference, the largest summit for Latinx professionals in technology, will bring together more than 4,000 participants at its fourth annual conference from October 13 to October 16. As the nation grapples with a perfect storm of COVID-19, systemic racism, economic challenges on the cusp of a critical election, many in the Latinx community are facing painful inequalities such as access to healthcare, internet, and jobs.
The LTX Fest strives to unite and empower the community in their careers and civic participation through an innovative conference by providing interactive networking, pre-recorded and live online streaming sessions featuring more than 70 speakers, community and technology leaders such as actor, activist and director America Ferrera, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, influential journalist Paola Ramos, investors Adeyemi Ajao and Miriam Rivera, digital media and cultural leader Beatriz Acevedo, philanthropy and visionary leader Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, social justice leader Dolores Huerta, and leader in building diverse teams and AI-powered marketing and sales platforms Elias Torres, and more!
WHO: Hosted by the Kapor Center, Latinas in Tech, LA Collab, Outco, LatinxVC, Latino Community Foundation, 3Lopez and Techqueria, the LTX Fest will gather Latinx technologists, business leaders, philanthropists, investors, developers, innovators, designers and content creators and major influencers from technology and diverse sectors.
The pre-conference Zoom media briefing held one week prior to the conference is hosted by:
- Lili Gangas, Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center
- Lorena Hernandez, California Director, Community Investment, Comcast
- Ivette Rodriguez, Co-Founder, LA Collab
- Carolina Huaranca, Board of Directors, Latinas in Tech
- Amber Vargas, Senior Program Manager, Latino Community Foundation
- Francisco Cruz-Mendoza, Social Media Lead, Techqueria
WHAT: LTX Fest welcomes media who are accredited by news organizations to apply for media credentials to cover the pre-conference Zoom media briefing and/or conference. At our October 7 media briefing, LTX Fest leaders and select speakers will address main conference themes, trends, and preview key topics and conference highlights.
HOW: To register, media must submit requests to attend the pre-conference Zoom media briefing and/or the conference via the media registration form here. Log-in information will be provided after media registration.
- Pre-Conference Zoom Media Briefing: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET
- LTX Fest 2020 Digital Conference: Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Friday, Oct. 16
WHY: The Latinx community is the least represented across the technology sector, with only eight percent Latinx employees in the US technology workforce, and despite being the country’s largest ethnic community. With the economic potential and upward mobility tied to the industry, it is urgent that we provide centralized resources and equitable access to tech career paths. LTX Fest is the community-centric solution to the parity problem in the technology industry and technology-adjacent sectors. LTX Fest brings together Latinx leaders from across industries merging tech and philanthropy, uplifting our community in advocacy and civic engagement.
For conference updates and to join the conversation please follow our hashtag #UnitedWeRise on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
About LTX Fest
LTX Fest, the largest annual conference and gathering of Latinx professionals in technology, was founded in 2017 in response to the growing need for a centralized platform for the Latinx technology community. This year, in partnership, organizations such as Kapor Center, Latinas in Tech, LA Collab, Latino Community Foundation, LatinxVC, Outco, 3Lopez and Techqueria came together to design this unique and timely digital experience. LTX Fest strives to bring together thousands of Latinx professionals to network, learn and create opportunities for the Latinx community while building collective power and pushing the tech industry forward. For more information, visit ltxfest.com.
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