LTX Platform

Wednesday, Sept 8 Day 01: The Future of Leadership

9:30 am

Welcome to LTX Quest

Latinx Poets: Power of Our Words

Featuring select poets, writers and artist

9:45 am

Latinx, Latino, Latine, Hispanic and Queerness in Latinidad

The term Latinx has caused incredible amounts of conflict within our community – battles reminiscent of the switch from Hispanic to Latino. As a community we are reshaping the concept of Latinidad. In this conversation we will also engage in a conversation about queerness in the Latinx community
and what a coalition requires of us.

Sergio Gonzalez, Claremont Graduate University
Mario Xavier Carrosco, ThinkNow
Jaime Barajas, Bookstagramer @JotaReads
Maria Aceves, Capital Group

10:40 am

#LatinxProud: Voces De La Comunidad

10:45 am

How can Latinidad better serve Afro-Latinx people?

A deeply important and personal conversation about the benefits and limits of Latinidad. How do we address the anti-Blackness movement in our community and how it harms our efforts in racial equity? This panel will focus on how to show up better for the Afro-Latinx and Indigenous members of our community.

Jasmine Fuego, Singer, Speaker, Facilitator
Arianna Davis, Author, What Would Frida Do?
Jonathan Jayes-Green, Marguerite Casey Foundation
Joshua Encarnacion, Leadership Development Consultant

11:30 am

#LatinxProud: Voces De La Comunidad

11:35 am

Redistribution of Power as Leaders

New times require a new set of leadership values. How are we addressing our biases and participating in the larger racial justice movement? Discussion of how you can be a leader in this moment.

Karla Monterroso, Brava Leaders
Dr. Carmen Rojas, Marguerite Casey Foundation
Michael McAfee, PolicyLink

12:25 am

#LatinxProud: Voces De La Comunidad

12:30 am

Skillbuilding Breakout Sessions: Understand the roadmaps to success

Entrepreneurship – The Art of Star-up Investing: Demystifying Investing
Innovation – The Skills for the Future of Work
Wellness – Fill Your Cup: Create Your Self-Care Toolkit
Elevate Your Career – Represent Yourself: How to Build Your Brand on Linkedin
Elevate Your Career – Unidos Todo es Posible/United Anything is Possible
Elevate Your Career – #decoded: Navigating the Interview Process

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

What’s Next Starts Here: Virtual Networking

Music by DJ Moonrockk (Sponsored by eBay)

Thursday, Sept 9 Day 02: Latinidad in the Workplace

9:30 am

Opening Remarks

Featuring select poets, writers and artist

Featuring select poets, writers and artist

9:45 am

Fireside Chat: Debunking the Myth of Assimilation in the Workplace

In this personal segment Alicia Menendez, journalist and multimedia storyteller will get real persona with Julissa Arce a writer, social justice activist, and nationally best-selling author of My (Underground) American Dream and Someone Like Me as they discuss the myth of assimilation. Julissa’s forthcoming book You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation is a powerful dual polemic and manifesto against the myth that assimilation leads to happiness and belonging for immigrants in America.

They discuss the challenges of Latininad in the Workplace and what this new generation of talent needs to truly be empowered and what past generations can come to terms with and all reflect on a new way forward of inclusivity, leadership, orgullo, and celebration of our uniqueness, origins, and the beauty of the differences that actually make us Americans.

Alicia Menendez, MSNBC
Julissa Arce, Author, You Sound Like a White Girl

10:20 am

#LatinxProud: Voces De La Comunidad

10:25 am

Moonshots (TEDx format)

We will dive into the personal path of executives and their journeys navigating opportunities while defying statistical odds to become not only the first but also the only CEO or Venture Partner in their family AND their network while still preserving their cultura.

AJ Ramos, Music Executive & Multimedia Public Figure
Angela Guzman, Designer & Entrepreneur
Mike De La Rocha, Revolve Impact

10:55 am

#LatinxProud: Voces De La Comunidad

11:00 am

Entrepreneurship - Lo Que Viene

Conversation about the systemic nature of the entrepreneurship gap and exciting trends in the field. We will discuss what it means to be a business owner at a time when the conversation between owners and workers is so dynamic. This is a conversation about leadership, innovation, and hope.

Teodoro Gonzalez, ConnectUs
Luis Martinez, WeThaPlug
Carolyn Rodz, Hello Alice
Ana Flores, WeAllGrow Latina
Julia Figueiredo, Silicon Valley Bank

11:30 am

#LatinxProud: Voces De La Comunidad

11:35 am

Deconstructing the Workplace - Our Participation is Our Sponsorship

Latinx talent continues to redefine the tech industry across sectors. How do leaders who have created businesses, art, technology, and media balance the need for funding with being “true” to the community. What does our participation in those systems mean about our sponsorship? Join speakers in creative, business, technical, and leadership roles as they discuss our impact and best practices.

Sandra Sanchez Pierre, LTX Connect
Lucy Flores, Luz Collective
Liz Rebecca Alarcón, Pulso
Jessica Gonzalez, Free Press

12:25 pm

#LatinxProud: Voces De La Comunidad

12:30 pm

Skillbuilding Breakout Sessions: Understand the roadmaps to success

Entertainment & Media – What is our IP
Entrepreneurship – Think Like a VC
Entrepreneurship – Design Thinking for Your Business
Innovation – Innovation Through Representation
Wellness – Guided Meditation and Journaling
Elevate Your Career – Silicon Valley: High Tech Jobs

1:30 pm

Musical Performance (sponsored by Splunk)

1:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Career Fair and Expo

Connect with companies looking for talent. Grow your network and learn what the job market has to offer.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

After-hours LatinXperience, Powered by Salesforce

The past year and a half has demonstrated a crucial shift from a physical work environment to a digital-first world. Panelists from Salesforce will share how they are not only adapting to this change, but also leading and succeeding in this shifting landscape. Learn how we can all create success from anywhere by changing the way that we work, lead, and engage.

Iliana Quionez, Sr. Director, Solutions Engineering
Reyna Suarez, Account Executive, Strategic Accounts
Eleanor Bell, Senior Director, Data Science, Tableau
Eric Sanchez, VP, Professional Services, FINS, Mulesoft

Friday, Sept 10 Day 03: Acceptance vs Rights

9:30 am

Opening Remarks

Latinx Poets: Power of Our Words

Featuring select poets, writers and artist

9:45 am

Solidarity Economics - Why Mutuality and Movements Matter

Discussion on economic equity and the responsibility of workers, entrepreneurs, leaders and consumers. At this time, the power of the philanthropic, public, and private sector funds are key to shaping our future. Learn about the solidarity economy and its role in building a post-capitalist world that puts people and the planet first. How can the current system better support this new economic model? Explore personal awakening and professional awakening.

Betty Francisco, Amplify Latinx
Dr. Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California

10:40 am

#LatinxProud: Voces De La Comunidad

10:45 am

The Giant is Awake

For decades the Latinx vote was called “the Sleeping Giant,” the 2020 election resoundingly let us know the giant is awake. What is the role of combating misinformation in the work of democracy – especially when the misinformation war has found such a home in our community. What’s the future of grassroots organizing?

Lili Gangas, Kapor Center
Christian Arana, Latino Community Foundation
Yadira Sanchez, Poder Latinx

11:15 am

#LatinxProud: Voces De La Comunidad

11:20 am

Vis-Ability on and Off Screen: Latinx/POC Artist with Disabilities

Join us for this discussion where creatives give us their perspectives on how the industry has evolved thus far, where the gaps are, and the need to continue to shift to advancing inclusion and accessibility. In addition, this conversation will focus on the importance of fortifying the pipeline of talent across all of our communities. Day Al-Mohamed, Author, Filmmaker and Disability Advisor Kaitlyn Yang, Alpha Studios Danny J. Gomez , Actor

12:15 pm

#LatinxProud: Voces De La Comunidad

12:30 pm

Skillbuilding Breakout Sessions: Understand the roadmaps to success

Entrepreneurship – Getting in the Game: How to Begin Your Investor Journey Innovation – Latinx in Gaming: Latinidad and Working in Gaming Wellness – Vinyasa Yoga Elevate Your Career – Lo Que Tu Vales: Getting the Funding, Raise or Salary You Are Worth Elevate Your Career – Home Grown: Creating the Next Generation of Tech Talent

1:25 pm

What’s Next, Starts Here: The Power of Latinx Engagement

1:30 pm

Community Fair and Expo

Connect with Community Organizations and explore resources available. Grow your network and learn about job opportunities by visiting corporate booths.

Saturday, Sept 11 Day 04: Owning our Voces

10:00 am

Opening Remarks

Latinx Poets: Power of Our Words

Featuring select poets, writers and artist

10:15 am

#LatinxGoldOpen: The Power of our VOTE!

Representation matters. Media has the power to change hearts and minds and unite us in our common humanity. Learn how Hollywood works, and how you can ensure that our diverse, authentic and non-monolithic stories are told in Hollywood. Join us for a powerful discussion on how we can make an impact to ensure the success of Latinx representation in films and media.

Clayton Davis, Variety
Ana-Christina Ramón, UCLA
Ben Lopez, NALIP
Ivette Rodriguez, LA Collab

10:55 am

A Better Life - 10 Years Later

Acclaimed film critic Carlos Aguilar will moderate a conversation with lead actor Demián Bichir and director Chris Weitz on the 10-year anniversary of the film. From discussing socio-economic issues that our community still faces to sharing what has changed in the last ten years, this is an interview you do not want to miss.

Carlos Aguilar Film Critic
Demian Bichir Actor
Chris Weitz Director

11:30 am

Keynote: Dr. Cesar Cruz

11:45 am

Voces de la Comunidad Inaugural Awards Presented by Comcast

We will recognize industry and community leaders who are making an impact in the Latinx community. The Voces de la Comunidad award recipients represent the amazing work we are doing to create a better experience for our communities.

12:00 pm

Behind the scenes of LTX Quest with 3Lopez

Get behind the scenes with Emmy winning LTX Quest Creative Production Team – 3Lopez. The 3Lopez team have been behind the camera capturing your stories and hundreds more but now we get to capture their story. We will have an intimate discussion with Ivette and Alfonso – the cofounders of 3Lopez. Join us as they share their passion for storytelling, their love for each other as co-founders, creators, artists, and as life long partners.

12:15 pm

Special Announcement

This is not the end, but the beginning of a whole month dedicated to elevating Latinx culture, communities, activism, leadership and so much more! Stay tuned for a very special announcement.

12:30 pm

Owning our Voces Closing Fiesta

Music by DJ Moonrockk (Sponsored by eBay)

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