Voto Latino to Gather Hundreds of Young Latinos for Major Summit in Silicon Valley

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Voto Latino to Gather Hundreds of Young Latinos for Major Summit in Silicon Valley Wilmer Valderrama, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Michelle Mulligan among Latino leaders who will offer advice 

Voto Latino, the leading non-profit organization empowering Latino Millennials, will convene 400 young professionals at its 4th annual Power Summit held at Stanford University, October 16-17, in collaboration with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. They will be joined by Wilmer Valderrama, actor and co-chair of Voto Latino’s Artist Coalition; filmmaker, journalist, and activist, Jose Antonio Vargas; and editor-in-chief of Cosmo for Latinas, Michelle Mulligan.

On October 16, attendees will tour the Electronic Arts (EA) headquarters, and attend a plenary and reception featuring EA developers. On October 17, attendees will hear from industry experts about leadership, advocacy, media and technology through workshops and training sessions.

“We’re excited to gather some of the most influential Latino leaders in the country to share their thoughts and insights with more than 400 of our most talented young professionals,” said Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino. “Power Summit is our premier event for activating youth and cultivating leadership.”

Voto Latino will host the two-day convening with the support of Electronic Arts (EA), Microsoft, the MacArthur Foundation, Comcast, HipGive, Aids Healthcare Foundation, PG&E, Defend Our Future, and Health 4 All California.

ABOUT VL POWER SUMMIT: For more information or to register, visit: www.VLPowerSummit.com. Voto Latino (VL) Power Summit is a professional development conference that educates, engages, and empowers Latino Millennials. The conference brings together dynamic leaders to network, explore resources, and learn how to grow their careers from cross-industry experts. This interactive experience fosters the new age of digital influencers to maximize their impact in their careers and communities.

ABOUT VOTO LATINO: Voto Latino is a nonpartisan organization that empowers Latino Millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices to develop leaders by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change.

Image courtesy of Voto Latino.

Image courtesy of Voto Latino.

SCHEDULE

PLENARY COVERAGE AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

Plenary coverage only. No interviews.

  • WHAT: Opening Plenary at Electronic Arts (EA)
  • WHEN: Friday, June 13, 5-6:00 PM
  • WHERE: EA Redwood Shores Campus
  • 250 Shoreline Dr., Redwood City, CA 94065
  • WHO: Conversation with EA Developers

PLENARY COVERAGE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

Interviews available following plenary.

  • WHAT: Morning Plenary ¡ú “Leadership in Industry”
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 9am-10:30am (Press check-in: 8:30am)
  • WHERE: Stanford University Alumni Center — McCaw Ballroom
  • 326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305
  • WHO: Remarks by: Mar¨ªa Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino
  • Conversation with: Michelle Mulligan, Editor in Chief, Cosmo for Latinas & Jose Acosta, President of Public Affairs, UPS

PLENARY COVERAGE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

Interviews available following plenary.

  • WHAT: Lunch Plenary ¡ú “Latino Vote in 2016”
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 12-1:30pm (Press check-in: 11:30am)
  • WHERE: Stanford University Alumni Center — McCaw Ballroom
  • 326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305
  • WHO: Conversation with: Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino & Wilmer Valderrama, Co-Chair, Voto Latino Artist Coalition

PLENARY COVERAGE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

Interview requests pending.

  • WHAT: Closing Plenary ¡ú “Race in Society”
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 5-6:30pm (Press check-in: 4:30pm)
  • WHERE: Stanford University Alumni Center — McCaw Ballroom
  • 326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305
  • WHO: Conversation with: Jose Antonio Vargas, Editor, #EmergingUS & Alex Caballero, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Independent Producers