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Latinos In Social Media (LATISM) Announces Its First Ever Latino Tech Awards
Awards seek to recognize the contributions of Latino leaders and influencers in the Technology sector.
SILICON VALLEY, CA –May 12th, 2011 –Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is proud to announce an open call for nominees for its prestigious First Annual 2011 Tech Awards, to be held during LATISM’s Latino2 Conference at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley on June 11, 2011. The first-ever LATISM Tech Awards will recognize individuals and organizations for their innovation, dedication and outstanding service to the Latinos in technology community, the inspiring people behind the fascinating next wave of innovations that will change the world in profound and positive ways.
The awards ceremony will recognize Latinos in Tech in four categories:
Best Latino Innovator
Best Latino in Technology
Best Latino Tech Startup
Best Latino in Technology – People’s Choice
Nominee entry forms and additional nomination information is available here.
Nominees will need to demonstrate forward-thinking innovation in the fields of technology as well as a proven ability to grow, adapt and thrive in today’s business climate. A select group of industry analysts will judge the entries based on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor. All award Finalists in each Category will be announced on May 30th, 2011.
For the special award category, “Best Latino in Technology – People’s Choice”, members of the LATISM online community will have a chance to vote between May 30th and June 5th, 2011. The entry with the most online votes will receive the “Best Latino in Technology – People’s Choice” award.
“The first LATISM Tech Award Celebration is truly that — a celebration of the amazing strides Latinos have and will continue to take in the tech field and the community at large,” said Giovanni Rodriguez, Vice Chair of Strategic Programs for LATISM. “LATISM will continue to support initiatives and contributions that help our community reach much needed visibility in this field while opening doors to the next generation of Latinos in technology.”
There will be opportunities for the Media and the public to meet The LATISM Tech Awards winners during and after the conference.
ABOUT THE LATISM TECH AWARDS:
The LATISM Technology Awards will be held annually by Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) and are judged by leading names in the technology industry. The awards will recognize individuals and organizations for their innovation, dedication and outstanding service to the Latinos in technology community.
Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos. Our partnership initatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. Visit http://latism.org
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