13 - 15 November in Anaheim, CA
Using Technology and Social Media to Empower Latino Families
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Tech Innovation & Social Media

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Our Keynote Speakers

CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund

CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation's leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunities a college education can provide.

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Univision Local Media Los Angeles

Mr. Patiño is responsible for the day-to-day management of station operations, sales, news, marketing and promotions for Los Angeles.

Director of Corporate Equity, Johnson & Johnson

Director Corporate Equity, Johnson & Johnson; inspired by a connected world; fueled by travel, photography and film.

Manager, External Affairs & Communications, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Mr. Moreno is national spokesperson for Totyota and is responsible for helping to establish company's public presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex through media relations, government affairs and community relations.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Save the Children

Mr. Carrazana sets and executes the strategy for Save the Children, strengthening the agency's accountability to its donors, and translating the vision into results.

VP, Multicultural Initiatives, The Walt Disney Company

Develops and promotes a company-wide multi-year strategic initiative, targeting growth amongst the US Hispanic segment.

News Anchor for "Noticias 34: Primera Edición", Univision 34 KMEX-TV.

Gabriela Teissier just received "Best news anchor" recognition and was awarded with an Emmy for her role in the first bilingual mayoral live debate in Los Angeles.

Founder & Chief Content Officer, Hispana Global

Award-winning bilingual journalist, TV personality, mom, speaker and parenting writer, Jeannette Kaplun is the founder of Hispana Global.

Board President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Gonzalez is involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics as the Medical Home Project Co-Chair, C.A.T.C.H Facilitator, Secretary, Vice-President and most recently as President elect of the chapter.


Danielle Smith is a digital correspondent, a lifestyle entrepreneur, a spokesperson, & author.

Director of Girl Up, United Nations Foundation

Melissa Hillebrenner works to build a youth constituency dedicated to improving the lives of the world's hardest-to-reach girls.

Corporate Trainer, Performance Coach, Keynote Speaker

Conducts performance coaching and designing, delivering sales and product training, as well as developing and executing business strategies.

Entrepreneur, author, and public speaker on organizational leadership, marketing, and social technology.

Advises businesses, NGOs, and government on citizen empowerment. Contributor to Forbes, great fan of walking + talking.

Talented teenager passionate about coding

Girl Scout who teaches coding to other children in her School District

Founder/Chairman, Viridis Learning

Felix is the founder, chairman, and chief product officer of Viridis Learning, an education technology company.


Ensures that Los Angeles County's children receive a quality preschool education even if their parents can't afford tuition costs.

LATISM'14 Distinguished Speakers

We bring together the top leaders and influencers in the Tech Innovation and Social Media Space

Principal Lead, Research & Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

Identifies technology differentiators, adapting and creating new forms of technology and storytelling to facilitate the needs of Walt Disney Imagineering


Oscar is a co-founder of, a location-based mobile commerce platform.

Manager, Corporate Social Channels, J&J

Gigi Ross is the Manager of Corporate Social Channels for Johnson & Johnson. She also manages J&J's corporate influencer program.

Partnership Engagement Manager at Univision Communications Inc.

Passionate about expanding access to higher education. Dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.


Editor of and author of the award-winning Mexican recipe and travel blog,

Co-Founder, Crowdismo

Co-Founder of Crowdismo, the crowdfunding platform fueling innovation, creativity, social impact, and entrepreneurship within the Latino community.

Founder, GigCoin

A geeky Latina working on making research a more social experience.

Founder & CEO, Cool Communications, LLC

Dania Santana is a communications professional with more than 15 years' experience and the founder and CEO of Cool Communications, LLC.

CEO Founder, Bloggers of Health

Jes Sofia Valle works in child and family psychotherapist and Social Media.

Co-Founder, Urban Teens eXploring Technology (UrbanTxT)

Oscar Menjivar is a pioneer in bridging the technology gap in low-income communities.

Executive Director, DiverseScholar

Career coach mentoring doctoral trainees as well as helping institutional recruiters diversify candidate applicant pools.

Senior Education Officer, PreK12 Plaza

Jesse is a creative thinker who is passionate about making learning fun and engaging for every kid.

Associate Campaign Director at / Mamá and bilingual journalist and award-winning blogger.

Advocates for policies to improve family economic security, child health and ending discrimination against mothers.

Digital Account Director for Ogilvy's Social@ group

Manages a wide range of advertising, content creation and digital marketing projects

Creator of Chispa Digital - a Hispanic Digital Marketing Agency

Manage multilingual and multi-platform content strategies for clients to ensure that they effectively engage their multicultural audiences.

President New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE), Center for Educational Innovation.

Promotes the recognition of the importance of bilingualism toward a better understanding of the cultural and linguistic differences

Blog creator, The Orphaned Earring

Social good ambassador, PR Princess, world traveler.

Co-founder, SpanglishBaby

She co-founded SpanglishBaby, co-authored the book "Bilingual is Better" and launched Latina Bloggers Connect, Inc

Executive Director of the Multicultural Education Alliance

Focuses on communication issues that have the greatest impact on the Hispanic community and women entrepreneurs

Co-Founder, Archipelago LLC

Father, husband, photography enthusiast, software developer, Agile coach, social media pro/co-founder, Archipelago LLC.

Chief Academic Officer at Prek12Plaza

Latina, mom, wife and bilingual education passionate

Head of multicultural marketing at Google, Inc.

Ms. Murillo focuses on cross-product strategy to engage multicultural users and business owners.

State Director for AARP Alabama

Leads AARP's strategic direction and presence across Alabama. Mr. Salinas joined the AARP TEK national team to oversee the state strategy and integration for this pilot program.

Director of Partners and Campaigns for MocoSpace, the leading mobile gaming community in the US

Bostonian on the west coast. Mobile web enthusiast. Amateur foodie. Camera clinger.

Blogger and advocate for Latinos in tech and education

Creator and writer of ¿Qué Means What?, a Latino Lifestyle Blog inspired by her "cultural identity crisis"

Decorated military veteran and award winning author

Passionate about STEM always looking for solutions to improve education

Founder, Listo America

Helps Latinos/Latinas to be a significant source STEM-based skilled employees

Encourages Hispanic parents to empower their children through education

Mother homeschooler dedicated to writing, managing, cooking, and enjoying family.

Health coach, health food cook, blogger

Personal trainer and health food cook, founder of "Heavenly Skinny Kitchen" and of the movement "Cooking and Moving For Success."

Chief Strategist and Founder of Got2BSocial

Trains sales professionals and entrepreneurs on how to leverage their social influence

Actress, broadcaster and businesswoman

She has been featured in soap operas, plays and films. Radio Personality and producer.

Creator of The Blogger Society Network

Leverages her digital influence to advocate for women, children and empower others to pursue STEM education.

Communicator, Social Media Strategist

Founder of Passionate about different cultures and Philly.

Founder of Social Media junkie and influencer

Empowers other Latinas and blogueras by showing them that they can create their own job online, that they can reach their dreams

Founder of blog

Bilingual blogger, cookbook author, food writer, fan of urban agriculture. Her blog is about sweet and savory recipes with roots in Chile / #LatinaMom

Founder & CEO of Sazón Boricua

Her passion for cooking began when she was a child. Love photography, colors and lights.


Passionate about helping people to start a new lifestyle

Founder of and

Shares recipes, stories, tips, strategies to live an abundant and healthier lifestyle.

Actor & Multi-media Journalist

Lizza Monet Morales, aka @xoxolizza, is an actor, multi-media digital correspondent, content creator and speaker.

AAHHE Social Media Chair

#EdTech Researcher | @AAHHEconf Fellow | @HASTAC Scholar | @CCTPLAUSD Program & Policy Specialist | @CSULBCED Ed.D. Candidate

Co-founder and developer of

Provides access to capital to Latino ventures through crowdfunding.

Executive Director for the Los Angeles office of Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)

Committed to connect families, schools and community as partners to advance the education of every child through parent engagement.

Aerospace Professional, Boeing

Leader | #MIT grad*3 | Co-founder and ED of @LatinasinSTEM | Speaker | #STEM advocate

Project Director for CDC's Hispanic Childhood Immunization campaign

Work to live, not live to work. Jump In. Dust Off. Jump In Again. Enjoy the ride.

Associate at Dewey Square Group

Mobile Tech Enthusiast | True Tejana | Avid Birder | Weather Buff | Retired Breakdancer

El Hackathon

El Hackathon at #LATISM14: Education, Health, Business & the Latino Community
El Hackathon (/el/ ˈhakəˌTHän/) is a 24hr event for developers, entrepreneurs, innovators and designers to join forces and engage in collaborative computer programming. The goal is to introduce new technologies and concepts that solve problems for the Latino community or tap into the Latino market. El Hackathons is a launch pad for ideas, a place where developers, designers, entrepreneurs and curious folk can meet and build creative projects. We encourage you to develop fun projects that take into consideration issues revolving education, health, business in the Lationo community. You don't have to be an expert developer to participate; you just need to have the drive to learn and play with code!



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  • Johnson & Johnson

  • Toyota
  • Google
  • Univision
  • Disney
  • AARP
  • AT & T
  • Mobile Future
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  • Piqe
  • LatinaGeeks
  • Latinas in STEM

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