The LATISM leaders have been crazy busy with the national conference organization. I am personally humbled by the overwhelming number of submissions we have received. The high quality of the speakers and the relevance of the proposed sessions make it really hard to make the final selection. However it also screams loud and clear that Latino(a)s are leading the country in the areas of Education, Health, Technology and Business. It gives me a great sense of pride to read all the wonderful things are being done by the Latino innovators.
We will be announcing the first round of speakers in the next 10 days. It will take us some time to make the final list. As you know, we are a volunteer based organization and time is very limited. Also we really want to make sure that the top of the top is presented. Quality is extremely important for us. This is only possible thanks to the level of curation and due diligence we place in the selection process. Yes, we want to be inclusive but yes, we must keep up with the high quality of content you are used to at the LATISM conferences. It’s our stamp!
Now we need more help! This year’s conference will be amazing. Finally we are at a point where we can focus on our core mission without fear. For those of you who are new to LATISM, our mission is “To empower the Latino community in the areas of Education, Technology, Health and Business through the use of tech innovation and social media” – LATISM’12 will focus on those four verticals.
We have a track record of selling out the conference and I’m sure we’ll keep up with that record this year. However, we need more help to reach out to the experts in each field. The best way to do this is by getting industry experts like you to help us reach out to your own networks. As a developer of educational technologies, I’m connected to the Technology and Education industries. But there are other technologies out there that have their own niches. I can think of the green technology and the health innovators to name a few. If you belong to any niche and are as passionate as we are to bring everyone together, please fill out the volunteer form below and tell us how you would like to help.
This will be the first time that Latino innovators get together using such a multi-discipline approach. Our common denominator will be tech innovation and new media. You can help shape this historical event by bringing your two cents. All this for the benefit of a community that is staying behind in each of the areas we want to tackle. So now is the time to bring our fuerza together and see how we can find synergies of collaboration. There is no doubt in my heart that we can move mountains if we bring our resources to the same table. We’re forming committees and task forces and we need you. Let us know who you are and what keeps you up at night in this form.