Advancing Education, Business, Careers and Quality of Life Through Technology
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Presented by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the annual Latino Tech Summit is the premier destination for Latino tech leaders, designers, innovators, corporate and government leaders, and scholars.
The Latino Tech Summit (LTS) is designed to increase, retain, and elevate Latinos in the tech sector. During the summit’s plenaries, industry experts will discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion, share best practices for creating a more equitable tech workforce, and foster the next generation of tech executives.
This year, LTS is offering three circuits designed to enhance the individual’s skill-set and expertise based on their career-level.
Entry Level: Whether you are fresh out of college or only been in the field a few years, our entry level circuit will give you the skills you need to succeed. Workshops will address topics such as strengthening soft skills, resume and cover letter building, shared resources to stand out and excel in your field.
Mid-Level: Got a few years under your belt? Professionals with over 5 years working in the tech industry are encouraged to join our Mid-Level circuit to learn how to prepare for management positions and next steps to strengthen your career.
Senior Level: Join the Senior Level circuit for robust conversations with other seasoned professionals to discuss employee resource groups (ERGs), community and relationship building, and issues Latinos in the tech sector face. Senior Level sessions will be presented as forums where presenters and attendees will collaborate and strategize to bridge the diversity gap.
Community Based Organizations (CBO's) Insight: -Wondering what role CBO’s play in the tech sector? Sessions with this indicator will highlight how CBO’s and companies work hand in hand to help create a larger impact. CBO insights will be hosted throughout the summit
Individuals of all genders and ethnic backgrounds who are in or aspire to join the tech workforce are invited. More specifically, young adults looking to join the workforce, young professionals looking for additional guidance in the workforce, mid-level professionals who aspire executive level positions and executives who are dedicated to helping create a more diverse and inclusive tech sector.
Latino Tech Summit Scholars
LTS Scholars are a diverse group of 150 distinguished leaders invited to attend for their work, accomplishments, and ability to act as change agents in the tech sector. LTS Scholars were nominated by senior members of LULAC Institute’s National Board, summit advisors, past scholars, and many others within Latinx Tech Summit’s broad network of nationwide community partners.
To become an underwriter of this year’s Latino Tech Summit or to receive a full listing of this year’s underwriting opportunities please complete the form below or contact Alberto
Vargas at AVargas@LULAC.org
Come and listen to the most amazing and inspiring speakers on technology topics. Speakers are listed in no particular order. More to come.
Power UP: Registration / Welcome / Brunch
Can it be called brunch if it’s this early? Come in, get signed in and enjoy the best breakfast tacos, mimosas, and bloody mary’s Austin has to offer. Checking into an event has never been this fun! Welcome Remarks by LULAC National President Domingo Garcia & LULAC National CEO Sindy Benavides
Y ahora que?
Ok, we are here, we are Latino/a/x now what? The Latinx Tech Summit has been a rapidly evolving nationwide program which has grown to become one of the pillars of LULAC’s year round technology programs with the mission of elevating the stories of Latinx technologist as a way of increasing Latino representation in the tech workforce and the digital economy. LULAC’s lead technolochico Alejandro Mora sets the stage for what we can expect from this year’s Latino Tech Summit and how to make the most of this dynamic experience.
Prepare for take off
Put your tray tables up and seats back to their upright and locked position as the Latinx Tech Summit takes off with comedian, actor, writer, producer and host Daniel Weingarten. A Los Angeles native, Daniel is the son of a Mexican-Argentinean and Jewish immigrants. Daniel breaks the ice with his unique perspective and distinct observational outlook on the world which informs his comedy and social commentary.
PK Latinx: Casos de la vida real
Presented in the engaging and fast paced Pecha Kucha format (Japanese for “chit chat”). This year’s Latinx Tech Summit Scholars take to the stage to showcase their passion project, share a career defining moment, or pose a question to a cohort of like minded multicultural (bilingual) peers. #LTSCompa
Out in Tech
Panel discussion lead by LGBT identified Latinx technologist. Topic TBD (please check back for updates)
Developers are creating robots and artificial intelligent systems around us at a rapid pace. What are we teaching them? What are they learning, and are they really going to take over the world?
Go make friends/Lunch
Career ladders box lunch! What's the next step in your career? Underwriting partners want to talk to you/meet you/ hire you? Meet with other Latino professionals and top recruiters in the tech space while you enjoy the best box lunch you’ve ever had. We promise. It’s that good, and yes the bar will still be open 😉
This is your chance to Network, or as we like to call it, cross cultural collaboration/ cross functional team building / this is your chance to take a quick break, grab a drink, and make some new friends.
PK Latinx Session 2: Todos los diaz estoy hustlin’
Presented in the engaging and fast paced Pecha Kucha format (Japanese for “chit chat”). Latino Tech Summit Scholars again to take to the stage to talk about the art of the side hustle and how it has fueled their success.
Latinas in Tech
Latinas hold only 2% of all positions in the Tech Industry. Who? What? Porque?… and what will it take for Latinas to thrive in tech?
Tech Policy Spark Talkx
Tech policy is shaping the world around us at lighting speed. This lighting round of tech policy spark talkx covers the most important tech policy issues we should all be aware of, how they impact the lives of Latinos, and most importantly, what we can do about it.
Ponte las pilas!
Local and national elected officials talk tech, tech policy and YOU. Panel Discussion with elected leaders
LTS 18 Hora Feliz
You made it -- we made it! #givethanks Enjoy everything Austin has to offer at the official Latinx Tech Summit hora feliz (happy hour) Location TBD
Speakers and Panelists and counting!
All Registrations include continental breakfast, lunch as well as access to all workshops and career expo.
If you would like your resume shared with tech companies in attendance, please submit it here by October 19th. Students who submit their resumes by the deadline will receive a complimentary registration.
Recent Graduate (One Day)
Recent Graduate (2 Days)
General (One Day)
General (Two Days)
A lack of a talent pipeline, especially as it pertains to STEM degree acquisition, has long been the scapegoat for why there is a lack of Latino diversity and inclusion in the technology field. However, it has become clear in recent years that increasing the amount of Latinos with STEM degrees has not translated to an increase in diverse hirings by these companies. By partnering with our partners in the technology space this conference will help empower the next generation of Latinos in tech careers.
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Please review our menu of opportunities to support the Latino Tech Summit.
For more information please contact
Program Coordinator – Technology Policy
League of United Latin American Citizens
OFC (202) 833-6130 ext 127