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2010 Agenda

Latino Legacy Weekend May 28-30, 2010 Chicago, IL

Friday May 28, 2010

Welcome Reception 7:30-9

Whiskey Wine Bar
1015 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611 http://www.gerberbars.com/#/chicago/whiskey-bar-and-grill/

Saturday May 29, 2010 Registration 8:00 am -8:30 am

Welcome/Introductory Comments 8:30 am -9:00 am
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto – LLW Co-Chair
Emanuel Pleitez – LLW Co-Chair
Dr. Katherine Phillips - Northwestern University Center on the Science of Diversity Co-Chair

Education Panel 9:00 am -10:30 am
Elsa Billings, San Diego State University Education, Assistant Professor Monica Byrne-Jimenez Education, Hofstra University,
Norma Garza, Executive Director, National Board for Education Sciences Julian Vasquez Heilig, University of Texas at Austin
Felix Ortiz, Green University

Moderator: Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, Northwestern University Morning Break 10:30 am -10:45 am

Business and Finance Panel 10:45 am -12:00 pm
Cristian Acosta, LAACMA Consulting Building
Jorge Madrid, Green Economy/Energy/Urban Planning Center for American Progress/CHCI Rebeca Range, Bank of the West Banking/Philanthropy/Microfinance Community Affairs Manager
Fabian Oliva, IBM Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Emanuel Pleitez, Special Assistant, U.S. Department of the Treasury for the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Immigration Panel 12:00 pm -1:15 pm
Julissa Arce, Goldman
Raul Reyes, Municipal Government
Ricardo Velasquez, La Conexion Immigration Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University
Joel Valentin-Martinez, Northwestern University

Moderator: Jose Jara, e-Hispanics Lunch 1:15 pm -2:00 pm

Deputy Administrator Lisa Pino, USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs

Politics Panel 2:00 pm -3:30 pm
Joseph Guzman, Engineer-Economist-Educator StratGlobal
Luis Elizondo-Thomson, Estrada Hinojosa & Company Inc.
Cristina Antelo, Podesta Group/Hispanic Majority PAC
Jorge Quintana, Montana Secretary of State/Chief Legal Counsel Rocky Mountains Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, University of Nebraska

Moderator: Haydee Caldero, Dignitas Afternoon Break 3:30 pm -3:45 pm

Corporate America 3:45-4:45 pm
Neftali Garcia, McLane Company
Annette Martinez, State Farm
Robert Rodriguez, PhD, Kaplan University Annette Martinez, Insurance and Financial Services Juan Avila, HACE

Moderator: Xochitl Yanez, State Farm

Sunday May 30, 2010

Mobilization & Political Action Committees 9:00-10:20 am
Christina Martini, Attorney DLA Piper LLP (US) Hispanic PAC Partner Midwest Benjamin Sauceda, Great American Forum/Founder Kansas Republican
Monica Talan, Univision Communications Inc. Empowering Hispanics VP of Corporate Communications
Giovanna Negretti, Hispanic Future Co- Founder, Executive Director

Moderator: Pedro DeJesus, Consumer Goods/Legal Tampico Beverages Morning Break 10:20 am -10:45 am

Societal Roles Panel 10:45 am -12:00 pm
Daniel Acosta, Boston Consulting Group Perspective
Marty Castro, Castro Synergies, LLC Leaps of Faith President & CEO Yovany Jerez, AT&T Mobility
Enrique Ramirez, D.C. Consultants

Moderator: Cynthia Carrasco, Executive Director, Levitt LA

Children and Youth Panel 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Cesar Moreno, Federation of Teachers Education
Melissa Vargas, DMD, Ltd Early Childhood Caries in U.S. Latino Children Mariela Rodriguez, Educational Leadership University of Texas at San

Moderator: Xochitl Yanez, State Farm

Lunch 1:00 pm -1:45 pm Intern/Volunteer Introductions

Moderator: Cynthia Carrasco, Executive Director, Levitt LA

Community and Government Action Panel 1:45 pm -3:00 pm
Karina Ayala-Bermejo, First Deputy, City of Chicago
Noel Castellanos, Association Community Development CEO
Agustin Cervantes, National Hispanic University Social Capital & Civic
Alida Garcia-Okoebor, City of Los Angeles City Fellow, Hispanic Majority PAC Sara Valenzuela, New Latino Movement, Founder, Communications Director

Moderator: Emanuel Pleitez, Special Assistant, U.S. Department of the Treasury for the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Afternoon Break 3:00 pm -3:20 pm

Media and Public Relations Panel 3:20 pm - 4:45pm
Noralisa Leo, DCI Group, LLC, Managing Director
Lisa Bombin, Unico Communications, Inc. President & CEO
Marcos Gonzalez, MCG & Company, Convergence of Film & Finance to tell our stories
Diana Gonzalez, Spanish-Language TV / Finance & Accounting TuTv LLC
Anna Rios, Si TV Acculturated Latinos in the US and Their Consumption of Media: Present and Future Director of Research

Moderator: Jose Jara, e-Hispanics

LLW Reflection and Wrap-up 4:45 pm-5:30 pm
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, Northwestern University
Emanuel Pleitez, Special Assistant, U.S. Department of the Treasury for the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Reception 7:00-8:30
Flatwater Restaurant
321 North Clark (On The River) Chicago, IL 60610 http://www.flatwater.us/