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Thursday, October 17
 

12:00pm

Registration Hours
Thursday October 17, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm

Influencer Pre-Treat Outings (Invite Only)
Thursday October 17, 2019 2:00pm - 7:00pm

7:30pm

 
Friday, October 18
 

7:30am

Registration Hours
Friday October 18, 2019 7:30am - 6:00pm

8:30am

Buenos Días Cafecito
Friday October 18, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am

9:00am

John Leguizamo in Conversation (Keynote)
Join the iconic actor and comedian, John Leguizamo, in a candid off the cuff conversation about his life, career, never ending pursuit of creativity across the stage and screen and quest for Latinx equality and positive recognition in America.

Moderators
avatar for Yarel Ramos

Yarel Ramos

Strengthened by her Mexican-American heritage, Yarel Ramos defines herself as aquintessential first-generation Latina Millennial. She holds education as a primary tool toempower oneself. Ramos graduated from the University of Miami and is now pursuing herMaster's Degree at USC’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo

A multi-faceted performer, John Leguizamo has established a career that defies categorization.  With boundless energy and creativity, his work in film, theatre, television, and literature covers a variety of genres, continually threatening to create a few of its own.Leguizamo received... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Wilshire 3

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am

10:00am

¡Acción!
Vertical? Horizontal? Beauty light? Daylight? Come learn from some of the best social content shooters and video editors on how to go from ‘aight to all right.

Speakers
avatar for Elias Escalante

Elias Escalante

Elias Escalante is a Latino Digital Content Creator and is part of the Multimedia Team for Playboy.com. He has worked with LA Galaxy, AT&T, DEFY Media, and Allied Contigo creating promotional content for campaigns and social media marketing. Elias holds a Bachelor's Degree in Television... Read More →
avatar for Maria Sierra

Maria Sierra

María Sierra was born and raised in Honduras. She is co-founder, host, and producer of La Cooquette, a food & travel YouTube channel that celebrates culinary adventures all around the world. She speaks to an audience of over 930K followers, exciting people with fun and creative recipe... Read More →
avatar for Álvaro Hernández Blanco

Álvaro Hernández Blanco

Spanish-born content creator and producer Álvaro Hernández Blanco started out as a feature-length documentary editor before shifting gears to short-form online content.  He is the co-founder and director of the popular YouTube channel La Cooquette, which is hosted by his wife Maria... Read More →
avatar for Gilbert Sosa

Gilbert Sosa

Gilbert Sosa is a Los Angeles based photographer, director, creative director and social media influencer. His skill for cinematic content creation has enabled him to build strong content for himself as well as relationships within the top-tier social media and celebrity communities... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Hollywood 2

10:00am

¿Y El Brand Pa’ Cuando?
50 followers? 100K followers? 1m followers and still no brand deals?  Come find out why your friend with 10K followers is crushing it with the brands and how to connect with brands in the competitive social space.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ruthie Thomas

Ruthie Thomas

Birds of Paradise Public Relations
Ruthie is a public relations, content marketing, and influencer marketing professional with more than seven years of experience designing and managing creative PR campaigns. She has had tremendous success forging influencer partnerships, spearheading writing projects, and creating... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Camargo

Claudia Camargo

Originally from Colombia, Claudia has been in the states for 18 years. From Maryland to Miami to Austin and most recently Minnesota and with a marketing/advertising background, Claudia became a melting pot of cultures and made her fluent in Spanglish. She started her blog 4 years... Read More →
avatar for Leli Hernandez

Leli Hernandez

Whether it’s dancing to her favorite Reggaeton song led by none other than Nicky Jam himself, relaying why she gave up on shooting the perfect selfie, or a skit questioning why her boyfriend never, ever removes his baseball cap, Leli Hernandez's dynamic personality resonates throughout... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Hollywood 1

10:00am

What's Next for Latinx Content?
Representing nearly 20% of the U.S. population, how will content producers and platforms capture the lucrative Latinx audience in an ever-evolving and fragmented media landscape in-language, in-culture and in-context.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Waterston

Adriana Waterston

Adriana Waterston is Senior Vice President of Insights and Strategy at Horowitz Research. Adriana is a research junkie with a flair for finding the story behind the statistics, teasing the meaning out of the measurement, and revealing the faces behind the facts. A seasoned quantitative... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bruno Seros-Ulloa

Bruno Seros-Ulloa

At just 27 years old, Bruno Seros-Ulloa is LATV's newest Co-Executive Director alongside Andres Palencia. Previously a host for LATV's flagship talk show, "The Zoo," and producer/host of multi-dimensional music experience, "The Edge," Bruno has now dedicated his time at LATV to overseeing... Read More →
avatar for Manny Campos

Manny Campos

Manuel Campos leads Multicultural Brand and Advertising at Sprint in Overland Park, Kansas.Manuel joined Sprint in 2015 and leverages over 22 years of LatinX marketing & advertising experience.  He has spent the last 5 years developing creative strategy and advertising that is relevant... Read More →
avatar for Margie Moreno

Margie Moreno

You Tube
Margie Moreno is the Head of Latin America for YouTube Originals where she oversees Spanish speaking content (series, unscripted, movies and documentaries). As an accomplished Television Executive she has produced award winning titles and record breaking shows for both the international... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Odell

Benjamin Odell

Odell is a partner at 3Pas Studios with Mexico’s most beloved comedy star, writer and director Eugenio Derbez. Odell most recently produced the MGM/Lionsgate/Pantelion feature “Overboard” along with Derbez. The Derbez and Anna Faris starrer is the biggest opening in Pantelion... Read More →
avatar for Flavio Morales

Flavio Morales

Flavio Morales has served as Executive Vice President, Endemol Shine Latino, U.S. Initiatives, since November 2015. Morales, an experienced programming executive and producer, develops unscripted, scripted and digital content aimed at the U.S. Hispanic/English-speaking marketplace... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Silver Lake

10:00am

10:00am

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomate
With anglo mainstream artists like the Jonas Brothers, Jason Derulo and John Legend teaming up with some of Latin music’s most popular artists and singing partially or all in Spanish, is Latin fusion a thing of the future?


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Gabrielle Mella

Gabrielle Mella

Gabrielle Mella is an accomplished music industry professional who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in audio production in 2011. Her career began in Miami in TV production, working for companies such as MTV and NBCUniversal/Telemundo (mun2 music network). She developed an interest... Read More →
avatar for Justino Aguila

Justino Aguila

A graduate with a master's degree from Columbia University's Journalism School, the L.A. native is a writer and Latin music critic specializing in profiles, feature stories and breaking news. He contributes pieces to Billboard, Los Angeles Times and Nexos magazine, among other media... Read More →
avatar for Marjorie Garcia

Marjorie Garcia

Marjorie Garcia is an associate at the firm’s entertainment transactions department. Ms. Garcia’s practice of over 14 years includes the negotiation and drafting of various types of recordings agreements, marketing and publicity agreements, sponsorship agreements, product endorsement... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Quebrado

Danielle Quebrado

A seasoned music publicist and founder of No Other Agency based in Los Angeles, CA. At NOA, I’m currently working with Snoh Aalegra, THEY., Sevdaliza, Baby Rose, Emotional Oranges, Jesse Baez, Inner Wave, music tech companies and lifestyle brands like Kids of Immigrants, Hija de... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Music Lounge

11:00am

We've Been Here!
Afro Latinos have long been ignored and/or underrepresented in Entertainment, Fashion and Beauty. Come hear from the men and women that are changing the paradigm across the board and paving the way for the new generation.


Moderators
avatar for Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco

Born in Panamá City, Panamá, Carlos has appeared as an actor in films, television and theater, including on and off Broadway as well as at many U.S. regional theaters. He has co-starred in such feature films as Speed (Gigantor), and Blood In Blood Out (Popeye), along with Crocodile... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Selenis Leyva

Selenis Leyva

Actress/Activist Selenis Leyva recently wrapped production and will star in the highly anticipated new DISNEY+ series "A DIARY OF A FEMALE PRESIDENT", exec. produced by Gina Rodriguez and directing the 1st episode. The new series will premiere Jan. 17, 2020. Furthermore Ms. Leyva... Read More →
avatar for Denisse Benitez-Myrick

Denisse Benitez-Myrick

Denisse Myrick is a Phoenix based Afro-Latina, award-winning, Internationally published photographer, digital content creator and educator. With over 10 years of experience, her work has been seen in magazines like ELLE, Latina, Vogue, Oprah Magazine & many more. Through her work... Read More →
avatar for Juan Escobedo

Juan Escobedo

Juan Escobedo is an award-winning actor, director and photographer from San Diego, California. After obtaining a Theater Arts degree with an emphasis in Directing from Cal State LA, he begun working a full time job in the nonprofit sector while attending film school at night. This... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hollywood 1

11:00am

The Power of Latin Music in Pop Culture
Join Powerhouses CMN Entertainment, Spotify and Chosen Few Entertainment to discuss the Power and Influence of Latin Music in Pop Culture. Join the conversation and get behind the scenes insight and perspective from today’s Top Latin Music executives on how they are bridging the gap between digital and live within today’s ever changing diverse Global Music climate.

Speakers
avatar for Boy Wonder

Boy Wonder

Multi-platinum and award winning music & film producer, Manuel Alejandro Ruiz, is a visionary that has been recognized as a pioneer in the rise of Latin Urban music.  Better known to his friends and fans as Boy Wonder “Chosen Few”, he still remains at the forefront of the genre... Read More →
avatar for Raz Cano

Raz Cano

Raz Cano is an Internationally award-winning & committee member marketing professional native from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Based off Chicago, Illinois with more than 12 years in leading corporate marketing campaigns over diverse industries. Specialized in the field of Entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Erik Bankston

Erik Bankston

With over 15+ years experience, Erik is an award winning marketer who has built high-performance teams focused on growing top and bottom lines through leadership in brand management, experiential, and marketing communications. A passionate resilient leader who thrives in challenging... Read More →
avatar for Julio A. Pabón

Julio A. Pabón

Julio supervises creative for Global Cultures at Spotify Studios, overseeing all original video, podcast, and audio exclusive offerings for the Latinx diaspora. Julio and his team shaped the visual style and tone of ¡Viva Latino!, helping to make it the world's third-largest playlist... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Music Lounge

12:00pm

Maggi Cooking Demonstration
Maggi and Chef Ingrid Hoffmann are taking over the kitchen! Get inspired with some great cooking tips and delicious Latin dishes con el sabor auténtico de Maggi! #CocinaConMaggi

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Hoffman

Ingrid Hoffman

Ingrid Hoffmann (www.ingridhoffmann.com), professional eater, author and host of Top Chef Estrellas (Telemundo, NBC), Simply Delicioso (Cooking Channel) and Delicioso (Univision) is passionate about cooking, entertaining, and helping her fans lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Via her cookbooks, “chica tips... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HISPZ 10th Anniversary Mainstage

12:00pm

DJ in Music Lounge
Friday October 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Music Lounge

12:00pm

Latinos Out Loud Live Podcast
Speakers
avatar for Latinos Out Loud

Latinos Out Loud

“Latinos Out Loud”-a weekly show with sketch comedians Rachel La Loca, Juan Bago, JFernz and Frank Nibbs that features improv bits, pranks, character segments, guest interviews and more. We are the voice of Latinos today, and we are just starting to get loud!Get ready to hear... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hollywood Patio

12:00pm

LatinXCLNCE Awards Luncheon
The LATINXCLNCE AWARD goes to Latinx visionaries who are doing amazing things both in their professions and in life, and creating a lasting impact in their respective fields and the Latinx community.

Award recipient:Richard P. Montañez - Inventor of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and Vice President, Multicultural Sales; Community Activation for PepsiCo North America.

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Solis

Marissa Solis

Marissa has over 20 years of marketing management, communications and sales experience in both the U.S. and Latin American markets.  In her current role, Marissa is setting the strategy for connecting with PepsiCo’s Hispanic customers by leading a diverse team driving innovation... Read More →
avatar for Richard P. Montañez

Richard P. Montañez

Richard Montañez leads Multicultural Sales & Marketing across Pepsi North American divisions. Throughout his career Montañez has held various senior roles through Pepsi and Frito Lay divisions.Montañez started his PepsiCo career at Frito-Lay in 1976 as a janitor and is recognized... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilshire 3

1:00pm

The State of US Latinx Media
It has been estimated that upwards of $7B per year is currently being spent on U.S. Hispanic advertising and media. Hear from top multicultural leaders from the biggest media holding companies who will provide a glimpse into the state of Latinx media in America, and the innovative ways they've employed to reach and engage Latinx consumers on behalf of their Fortune 500 advertiser partners.

Speakers
avatar for Will Pierce

Will Pierce

For almost 20 years, Will has worked to uncover and faithfully represent Latinx insights in marketing.  His cultural expertise has helped create campaigns that are both more authentic and more effective for iconic brands such as Toyota, T-Mobile, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, the US Army... Read More →
avatar for Joe Bernard

Joe Bernard

I am a 20+ year media industry veteran who has led sales teams at top Hispanic media companies, most recently NBC Universal. I consider myself a thought leader and entrepreneur who has spent much of my time establishing the value and definition of the U.S. Hispanic bicultural and... Read More →
avatar for Karina Dobarro

Karina Dobarro

Karina Dobarro is SVP, Multicultural & International Brand Strategy at Horizon Media. With over 15 years of experience, Karina joined Horizon in 2014 to launch the multicultural practice. She leverages her extensive knowledge of the U.S. multicultural market to develop comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Ana Crandell

Ana Crandell

OMD Multicultural
Ana started her advertising career at Lopez Negrete Communications in Houston, TX, where she lead the creation of its media department.   While there, Ana played an integral role in winning the Walmart U.S. Hispanic business, which resulted in the company’s official entry into... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hollywood 2

1:00pm

Rich Music presents The Academy
Discover how Rich Music and the Social Hive have defined the intersection between developing talent and creating music that’s successfully engaging audiences worldwide through carefully curated digital content.

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Velez

Michelle Velez

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and a graduate of the University of Florida, Michelle is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with 15+ years of experience in the entertainment industry. As the newest member of the Nevarez Communications team, she will oversee integrated... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dimelo Flow

Dimelo Flow

Producer behind many of the hottest Latin acts of the moment such as breakout artists Sech, Justin Quiles and Dalex. His recent string of international hits includes Sech and Darell’s “Otro Trago”, which peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and #4 on Spotify’s... Read More →
avatar for Josh Mendez

Josh Mendez

Since 2007, Josh Mendez has led one of the latin music industry’s leading independent record labels. Graduated from the University of Jacksonville, owner of an incessant work ethic, & with more than 10 years of experience, possesses the necessary skills to turn any project into... Read More →
avatar for Dave Hamberger

Dave Hamberger

Dedicated to the analysis of data research for the success of each campaign in which he leads. Believes that wit the correct interpretation of information, the proper solution to direct any company within it’s digital ecosystem can be found. With extensive experience in the music... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Gallego

Daniel Gallego

Focused on leaving a positive mark in the music industry, where he is currently employed.  Possesses a vast background in audiovisual productions. His last videos include: “Si Te Vas” with Sech & Ozuna, “Quizas” with Sech, Justin Quiles, Dalex, Dímelo Flow, Zion, Feid, Lenny... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Music Lounge

1:00pm

Social Good
Meet the content creators who are sounding the alarm on the many important issues facing the Latinx community such as political unrest,  immigration, underrepresentation and more. Come learn how you can, too.


Moderators
avatar for Yarel Ramos

Yarel Ramos

Strengthened by her Mexican-American heritage, Yarel Ramos defines herself as aquintessential first-generation Latina Millennial. She holds education as a primary tool toempower oneself. Ramos graduated from the University of Miami and is now pursuing herMaster's Degree at USC’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Hausmann

Joanna Hausmann

Joanna Hausmann is a Venezuelan-American writer and actor who gained popularity through her videos on YouTube which discuss biculturalism, and challenge Hispanic stereotypes. With 70 million views on her digital series “Joanna Rants,” Hausmann was cast as a correspondent on the... Read More →
avatar for Mike de la Rocha

Mike de la Rocha

Mike de la Rocha is a strategist, musician and one of the most effective change makers of our generation. As co-founder of Revolve Impact (an award-winning movement building creative agency and content studio), he is behind several of the largest justice-related policy victories and... Read More →
avatar for George Torres

George Torres

George Torres is an award-winning bi-lingual social media / cultural consultant, who in the late 90's, captured attention on the internet with his personal mission statement of "connecting Latinos to their culture". George has always drawn inspiration from his personal connection... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hollywood 1

1:00pm

The Diploma Effect: Inspiring Social Change One High School Degree at a Time. Sponsored by Ad Council and FinishYourDiploma.org.
34 million Americans, including 1 in 3 Hispanic adults, do not currently have a high school diploma. Join experts from the Ad Council and NGL Collective and influencers to discuss how the marketing, media and creative industries are working together to inspire young adults to achieve this accomplishment and have the greatest opportunities for themselves and their families. Learn how you can join the Ad Council’s Finish Your Diploma campaign and use your voice, your platform and your expertise to change lives.

Moderators
avatar for Tracy Danicich

Tracy Danicich

As VP, Group Lead, Tracy leads a cross-functional team that works with leading non-profits, brands, media and advertising industry partners to produce national public service campaigns including LGBT Acceptance, Ending Hunger, Alzheimer’s Awareness and High School Equivalency Achievement. Since... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Penny Tovar

Penny Tovar

Penny Tovar is an internet personality, entrepreneur, registered nurse, and advocate for sustainability, clean beauty, education, and Hispanic culture.  Tovar launched her channel under the alias ‘Curly Penny’ the summer after graduating high school on her quest to find self-love... Read More →
avatar for Ben DeJesus

Ben DeJesus

I've spent more than 15 years as a director and producer in the U.S. Hispanic, urban, and youth markets. As an award-winning documentary filmmaker, music video veteran, and episodic TV director, I've been at the helm of 100+ hours of content, including television shows, commercial... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Arceo

Jessica Arceo

Speaker, Ad Council
As a college student now I want to motivate others to achieve a high school diploma or GED. Even with the struggles everything is possible!


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Silver Lake

2:00pm

Algo Rithm
You’ve had 80K followers for what seems like months now. Why are your numbers not moving? Algo pasa. Find out the how and whys behind the ever continuous changing algorithms on social media.

Speakers
avatar for Dania Micala

Dania Micala

Dania Micala is a Cuban American influencer in technology and Head of Social Media at TripActions, a travel management platform powering in-person connections to move businesses forward. Certified in Social Media Management and Social Media Strategy from Pepperdine Graziadio School... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood 2

2:00pm

Pero Like Celebrates Quinceañeras on Facebook Watch (sponsored by Facebook)
Facebook Watch and BuzzFeed’s Pero Like are teaming up to bring to life young girls’ dreams with Mi Quinceañera Come True. The series follows Curly, Maya, Gadiel and Claudia of BuzzFeed Pero Like as they enter the lives of underserved families, elevate Latinx voices and celebrate the local communities. It’s a feel-good experience — even if the party only lasts a day, the impact lasts a lifetime. Streaming only on Facebook Watch, a place uniquely positioned to connect audiences and celebrate these milestones, the fiesta starts October 5 and continues every Saturday.

Moderators
avatar for Cat Coddington

Cat Coddington

Cat has 20 years of experience as a digital and partnerships leader at some of the world’s largest companies. She is currently managing Strategic Partnerships in Entertainment at Facebook. In her current role, she is responsible for developing strategic partnerships and driving... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gadiel del Orbe

Gadiel del Orbe

Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Gadiel Del Orbe grew up in Harlem, NY. A Naval Veteran who served 4.5 years onboard the USS Ronald Reagan, he started producing videos for Being Latino and became one of their top producers. He’s been producing videos for BuzzFeed’s Pero Like... Read More →
avatar for Maya Murillo

Maya Murillo

At the age of 16, Maya Murillo started her blog mayainthemoment.com, which featured crafts, skits, and ukulele covers. She established a following through her quirky six-second videos on Vine, and customized love songs on YouTube. She was once nominated as an Influencer by Latina magazine for #Latina30Under30 awards and considered one of "6 Latina... Read More →
avatar for Alexis Garcia

Alexis Garcia

Alexis Garcia is a writer, director and proud Puerto Rican hailing from the Bronx, NY. Her work has spanned both TV and digital, and she has been the “voice of Pero Like” as its Social Media Strategist for the past 2.5 years. Through her previous work at Univision’s Flama and... Read More →
avatar for Curly Velasquez

Curly Velasquez

Curly Velasquez is a Los Angeles-based artist who celebrates all things Latinx culture. He began his career in fashion working for celebrity photographer David LaChapelle, and design icon Jeremy Scott before starting his own line. By the age of 25, he was celebrated as one of the... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood 1

2:00pm

Diversity & Inclusion = Good Business
Culturally-based values and beliefs drive multicultural behavior. Are there multicultural voices in the room when your company is making key business decisions? Come learn why it’s important to be thoughtful and deliberate about authentically building diversity in your organization and why those who don’t will be left behind.

Moderators
avatar for Gilbert Davila

Gilbert Davila

One of the most sought-after experts on diversity and multicultural marketing in the United States todayDMI Consulting works primarily with Fortune 200 companies to help them develop their Multicultural Marketing efforts and help them drive brand and sales growth through strategic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Roz Silva

Roz Silva

As Director of Digital Advocacy in Walmart’s Public Affairs group, Rosalynn (Roz) leads digital communications for Walmart’s state legislative and constituent relations teams within Public Affairs.Prior to joining Walmart’s Public Affairs, Roz ran media relations campaigns for... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Romo Edelman

Claudia Romo Edelman

Claudia Romo Edelman is a social entrepreneur, an advocate and a catalyst for change. A frequent public speaker and media contributor, Claudia is a leader for diversity, inclusion and equity, focused on unifying the U.S. Hispanic community and promoting sustainability and purpose-driven... Read More →
avatar for Alicin Reidy Williamson

Alicin Reidy Williamson

Williamson leads all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across Endeavor. Prior to joining Endeavor, Reidy Williamson was with The Raben Group, a national public policy and communications strategy firm, where she led the firm’s New York office as well as its diversity, equity... Read More →
avatar for Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Daisy Auger-Dominguez has made it her mission to make all workplaces work for everyone.She is a human capital executive and workplace culture strategist who partners with and advises corporations, startups and social impact organizations to build workplaces that are diverse, equitable... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Silver Lake

2:00pm

Q&A Chat with MelyMel and Performance - Dominating the Latin Hip-Hop Scene
Known as “La Mamá del Rap,” Melymel is a central figure in the world of Latin Urban music, and one of the Dominican Republic’s most successful musical exports. Come and learn how she paved her way in a male dominated scene and how she continues to dominate the Latin Hip-Hop scene which includes collaborations with the likes of Ivy Queen and Mozart La Para. Besides her talent as a rapper, MelyMel has acted in 8 films in her Dominican Republic with wins as “Best Actress”. Come and find out what’s next for the talented singer and actress.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Huff Barili

Nick Huff Barili

Nick Huff Barili is an Argentinian-American journalist, director, writer, producer, and the founder of Hard Knock TV: Youtube’s first Hip Hop channel, which now has over 100 Million Views and 270K Subscribers. Over the course of his career, Nick has interviewed and profiled over... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for MelyMel

MelyMel

Melony Redondo, better known throughout the Dominica Republic as MelyMel, has slowly become one of the strongest and most respected female artists in the Latin urban music scene. More than a decade producing and releasing music has gotten her the nickname of ‘the mother of rap... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Music Lounge

3:00pm

Wall of Demand
Friday October 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

I Have An Idea for a Podcast!
Think you’ve got what it takes to create a podcast and gain followers?
No es tan simple. Come hear from leaders and pioneers in the Podcast game to learn what it truly takes to create an engaging format and how to gain and sustain an audience.

Moderators
avatar for RaqC

RaqC

RaqC has a unique perspective.  And her followers can’t seem to get enough of it. Social influencer, actress, TV and radio personality, Raquel Cordova creates content in both English and Spanish where she shares all things “a la” RaqC. Blowouts become a religious experience... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Latinos Out Loud

Latinos Out Loud

“Latinos Out Loud”-a weekly show with sketch comedians Rachel La Loca, Juan Bago, JFernz and Frank Nibbs that features improv bits, pranks, character segments, guest interviews and more. We are the voice of Latinos today, and we are just starting to get loud!Get ready to hear... Read More →
avatar for We Are Millennial Women

We Are Millennial Women

Born and raised in Miami, FL to Cuban parents, actress Melissa and singer Stephanie Carcache teamed up to start the multimedia company Millennial Woman, Inc. The driving force behind the company is to curate resourceful and inspirational content for the women of their generation... Read More →
avatar for Jack Hobbs

Jack Hobbs

Jack Hobbs is an experiential visionary, Hispanic/cross-cultural media pioneer and a distinguished Media Executive of the Year winner.  Jack founded reVOLVER podcasts in 2015 following a distinguished career growing broadcast media properties and creating extraordinary value for... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hollywood 1

3:00pm

Behind The Latinx Hollywood Lens
Hear what goes on behind the scenes from top executives, casting directors and writers leading the way in Latinx Hollywood, and setting the foundation for a more inclusive future.

Moderators
avatar for Karla Pita Loor

Karla Pita Loor

Karla Pita Loor is the Television Academy Foundation’s Chief Development Officer, bringing to that role two decades of experience in strategic partnerships, philanthropy, and non-profit management. She leads the Foundation’s strategic development efforts and oversees partnered... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Dávila

Jaime Dávila

In the five years since he founded Campanario Entertainment, Jaime Dávila has established the company as a prolific source of multilingual content and a production bridge between the U.S. and Latin America. Fulfilling his goal of making opportunities for Latinx creators and inclusive... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Lyon

Claudia Lyon

Claudia Lyon was named Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting, CBS Entertainment in July 2019. In her role, Ms. Lyon oversees all talent and casting operations for CBS Entertainment’s primetime and daytime programming, limited series, alternative programs and specials. Most... Read More →
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Carla Hool

CARLA HOOL began her career as a casting director on the film MAN ON FIRE for director Tony Scott.  Since then she has been responsible for casting such notable films as, MISS BALA, ICEBOX, COCO, LOS INFILTRADOS, SERGIO, THE 33, A BETTER LIFE, BLESS ME ULTIMA, DESPICABLE ME 2, CHE... Read More →
avatar for Jenniffer Gómez

Jenniffer Gómez

Jenniffer Gómez is a Queer Latinx writer who has come up through scripted television. Born in San Juan, PR, she spent her first white winter in Boston, where she received a BA in English from Boston College. She later ran as far away from all that snow as possible, and landed in... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hollywood 2

3:00pm

DJ on the Mainstage
Friday October 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HISPZ 10th Anniversary Mainstage

3:00pm

The Power of Music Influencers
Artists and their teams no longer solely rely on the media/press to promote upcoming tours and drops. Influencers are being taken  into consideration more than ever due to their knowledge, reach and passion for the Latin Music industry and its performers. Influencers  are driving fans to the latest in music news, providing exclusive interviews and sharing opinions that often steer sentiment.  Join us to hear the hows and why influencers are changing the game in music promotion.

Moderators
avatar for Heidy Vaquerano

Heidy Vaquerano

Ms. Vaquerano is a senior associate in the Los Angeles office of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP with over 16 years of experience in entertainment law and intellectual property matters. Ms. Vaquerano has represented various clients in the music industry, film and TV... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vivian Fabiola

Vivian Fabiola

Vivian Fabiola is a bilingual Digital Media Producer, Host and Social Media Influencer boasting over 4 Million YouTube subscribers. Her vibrant personality has earned her popularity on social media, accounting for more than 378K Instagram and Twitter followers combined.Vivian is the... Read More →
avatar for Loren Medina

Loren Medina

Prior to opening up Guerrera PR, Marketing & Management, Loren Medina founded and co-owned Digital Girl in 2009, a PR and digital marketing company whose client roster included icons such as:  Shakira, Maná, Calle 13, Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos, and Aventura, amongst many others... Read More →
avatar for Tony Estrada

Tony Estrada

Tony Estrada, Influencer & Public Relations Manager.  Tony won the Hispanicize - Tecla Award in 2018 for Best Social Media Content Creator In Miami. He started his career as a reporter and soon became an Influencer helping others.  He is now working with up-and-coming artists as... Read More →
avatar for Becky Garcia

Becky Garcia

Content Creator and Influencer, Becky Garcia is a key influencer in the Latin Music Industry, social media strategist, bilingual content creator, and founder of her blog, Becky Boricua. She has run social media campaigns across multiple platforms for Hispanicize, Latino Public Broadcasting... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Music Lounge

3:00pm

Mami Misconceptions (Sponsored by Baby Dove)
An intimate conversation about motherhood issues (pre & post-partum anxieties/depression, unexpected birthing experiences, mental health issues, and mom guilt).

Moderators
avatar for T Lopez

T Lopez

With 20 years of experience in entertainment media, T Lopez is taking everything she has learned and using it to impact the world by passionately igniting vibrant sparks of Hope in motherhood, music, and media. T has toured the world with some of the great creators of our time, either... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Romero

Fernando Romero

Born in Mexico City, Fernanda Romero started her career participating in the sensational youth pop group Fryzzby (BMG). After walking away from music to study Fashion Design, Fernanda knew her destiny was always to be in front of the camera. Fernanda was spotted by a modeling agency... Read More →
avatar for Bianca Alexa

Bianca Alexa

Known on social media as SimplyBiancaAlexa, Bianca was born and raised in England but spent most of her life living in Puerto Rico. Now based in Los Angeles, Bianca is a model, vlogger, content creator and Mama with currently over 166K Social media followers combined.She creates content in both English and Spanish which helps h... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Felix-Garay

Claudia Felix-Garay

Mexican mother of two boys, Claudia Felix Garay started a bi-lingual fashion blog in 2013 as a creative hobby and a way to express herself through fashion and beauty. Formerly The Penny Closet, it has evolved to become The Latina Mom, a blog about a woman’s lifestyle and family... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Silver Lake

4:00pm

Te Ves Buena
Latinx are embracing their curves and non curves, their varied complexions and body types. Learn how these influencers are using social media to spread the word and reinforce positive beauty and body image in the Latinx community.

Moderators
avatar for Gia Fey

Gia Fey

Gia Fey is an internationally recognized Fitness influencer known to promote overall health with more than half a million Youtube subscribers and 50+ million views. Gia has worked with stars like Halle Berry and Oscar De La Hoya. Gia has solid experience in fitness and social media... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sabrina Paez

Sabrina Paez

Sabrina is an Account Supervisor at Edelman, a global communications marketing firm, supporting their Multicultural specialty group. She helps supervise the development and execution of consumer campaigns specifically in the beauty and lifestyle category, targeting diverse audiences... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Mena

Tamara Mena

Tamara Mena is a bilingual motivational speaker, actress, host, model, ambassador, survivor and eternal optimist. Tamara was born and raised in Leon, Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 13. At the age of 19, she suffered a horrific car accident that left Tamara paralyzed... Read More →
avatar for Nazira Sacasa

Nazira Sacasa

Nazira Sacasa is a Latina curvy style expert, blogger and body positive advocate. Nazira is excited to be a part of a new generation of role models who are defying beauty conventions and revolutionizing our relationship with the mirror. Through her work online and off-line Nazira... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hollywood 2

4:00pm

Q&A Chat with CNCO – Meteoric Rise To Fame and Latin Pop Domination
After forming on Univision’s reality show, La Banda, CNCO has taken the Latin Popworld by storm, and have already been nominated for a Latin GRAMMY.  The band’s young members are a mix of five different Latinx nationalities; Richard (Dominican Republic), Erick Brian (Cuba), Joel (Mexico), Christopher (Ecuador) and Zabdiel (Puerto Rico). The band took home three Latin Billboard awards in 2019 including Latin Pop album of the year.  Hear from each of the band members about their personal stories and meteoric rise to fame, as well as news about their latest single and recent collaboration with Music Lounge sponsor, Pepsi, in what’s expected to be a major highlight of this year’s Hispanicize 10th Anniversary event. Moderated by Marissa Solis.

Moderators
avatar for Marissa Solis

Marissa Solis

Marissa has over 20 years of marketing management, communications and sales experience in both the U.S. and Latin American markets.  In her current role, Marissa is setting the strategy for connecting with PepsiCo’s Hispanic customers by leading a diverse team driving innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for CNCO

CNCO

The five-member band CNCO began its career in late 2015 with great expectations, youthful energy and a strong motivation to succeed. But not even they could have predicted everything that they have accomplished. In just over three years, they have had 10 singles on the Billboard Latin... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Music Lounge

4:00pm

Changing the Ref on Gun Safety
Join Manny Oliver, founder of ChangeTheRef.org, as he talks about his organization which was formed to give the kids of today the tools they need to be empowered to make changes to critical issues that affect our nation. Change The Ref uses urban art and nonviolent creative confrontation to expose the disastrous effects of the mass shooting pandemic and give the young generation of survivors and victims a disrupting voice to help lead the way to a more peaceful future through education, conversation, and activism.

Speakers
avatar for Manny Oliver

Manny Oliver

Father of Joaquin “Guac” Oliver who was murdered in Parkland Florida on February 14/2018 during the MSD high school mass shooting.Artist, Creative Director and recognizable mentor for the Advertising Industry. Gun Safety campaigner, global activist and international speaker. Manuel... Read More →
avatar for Beto O'Rourke

Beto O'Rourke

Beto O’Rourke is a fourth-generation Texan, born and raised in El Paso. After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in English Literature, Beto returned home and started a small technology business that would grow to bring dozens of high-wage, high-skill jobs to the... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Silver Lake

4:00pm

Social Well-Being
Social Media can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to balance the demands and stress of always being “on” and how to focus on a healthy relationship with social.

Moderators
avatar for Liz Hernandez

Liz Hernandez

Liz Hernandez is a Mexican American Emmy-nominated television personality and journalist currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. Liz’s passion for connecting people inspired her to create WORDAFUL, which is derived from the phrase “words are powerful.” Currently featured on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aimee Monterrosa

Aimee Monterrosa

Aimee is a Los Angeles based licensed therapist, who is a passionate advocate for challenging mental health stigmas in communities of color. She is an LA native, with Mexicana and Salvadoreno roots, with a heart of gold. Aimee believes that the mind, body and soul are connected and... Read More →
avatar for Dulce Candy Ruiz

Dulce Candy Ruiz

Dulce Candy Ruiz is a globally recognized influential content creator. The videos, photos, and blogs focus on self-love, beauty and petite fashion. Her message encompasses spiritual guidance and political advocacy of today by reflecting on her heritage in which she immigrated to Southern... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Matos

Rachel Matos

Rachel Matos is a CEO, exhibited artist and award-winning lifestyle blogger.After graduating from the School of Visual Arts and pursuing graduate work in Modern Art and Critical Studies at Columbia University, Rachel worked in the museum field for close to 17 years as a lecturer and... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm

5:00pm

The Accidental Influencer
Are you an Influencer? Are you creating authentic content? Come hear how these content creators became influencers by doing simply what came natural - literally.                                                                                                              

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Santiago

Andrew Santiago

Andrew Santiago is an improviser, sketch comedy actor, stand up comedian, and writer from Brooklyn, NY.He started studying sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in 2011 after a two year run with Emerson Comedy Workshop, his alma mater's comedy troupe who counts... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Ayala

Carlos Ayala

Carlos Ayala, actor and social media influencer, has created an incredibly devoted fan base by being unapologetically, Carlos. Raised in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, Carlos represents the honesty and diversity of East LA through his comedic content, tutorials, positive messaging and... Read More →
avatar for Kelvin Peña

Kelvin Peña

Kelvin Peña aka Brother Nature stepped onto the scene at the age of 17 when his suburban deer feeding videos went viral. Since then, Kelvin's popularity across social media has skyrocketed, with a reach of over 4 million across all platforms. Brother Nature cares deeply about animal... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Hollywood 2

5:00pm

The Truth About Latinx
60% of Hispanics in the US are 35 or younger. They’re largely US-born. They speak both English and Spanish. They switch their culture depending on who they’re with. And the broader cultural climate is fraught with tensions. Latinx culture is more complex than ever before. Which is a beautiful thing, but it can be hard to understand and even scarier to navigate. Especially when so many misconceptions abound. As an industry, we play into those misconceptions when we don’t ask the right questions. So we designed a custom, quantitative study to get to the heart of the truth about today’s Latinx population. In this study, we answer 5 big, burning questions:

1. Identity: Is “Latinx” really the new “Latino”?
2. Code Switching: Are acculturation levels still the best way to target?
3. Gen Z: Do tweens & teens actually care about their culture?
4. Representation: Where’s the line between checking a box and perpetuating a stereotype?
5. Advocacy: Are marketers living up to consumers’ expectations?

Speakers
avatar for Will Pierce

Will Pierce

For almost 20 years, Will has worked to uncover and faithfully represent Latinx insights in marketing.  His cultural expertise has helped create campaigns that are both more authentic and more effective for iconic brands such as Toyota, T-Mobile, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, the US Army... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Silver Lake

5:45pm

Performance by Los Rakas
Speakers
avatar for Los Rakas

Los Rakas

Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, pioneering Panamanians by way of the Bay Area on the frontier of a new Latin urban sound. Known for their fresh mix of hip-hop, plena, reggae and dancehall music; the Grammy-nominated duo represents the cutting edge of Pan-American... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm
HISPZ 10th Anniversary Mainstage

6:00pm

Exhibit Hall Closed
Friday October 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm

7:00pm

7:30pm

VIP Reception – Sponsored by: Ciroc & LATV
Friday October 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
 
Saturday, October 19
 

8:00am

Registration Hours
Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm

8:30am

Buenos Días Cafecito
Saturday October 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am

10:00am

The Price is Right
$250 a post. No $500. Wait. $300!  Is there a rhyme or reason to post rates? Stories? Swipe Ups?  Why do some creators with less followers make more? Join us as we set the record straight and demystify la loteria of post pricing.

Moderators
avatar for Mike Alfaro

Mike Alfaro

Millennial Loteria
Mike Alfaro is an award-winning creative director and creator of the viral instagram account @MillennialLoteria, which is now a #1 Best Selling game on Amazon. He is a proud immigrant and member of the LIMA Coalition, which seeks to increase Latinx representation in U.S. media and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Martinez

Silvia Martinez

Born and raised in Mexico, Silvia worked as a human resources executive and university professor for 8 years and now is one of a unique, small group of bilingual Latina bloggers in the U.S. In 2009, she founded her award-winning, bilingual blog, www.mamalatinatips.com, where she shares Mexican dishes, Latin-inspired recipes, and practical tips for parenting, healthy living, travel, beauty, fashion, and finance. Silvia sees her blog as the perfect destination for families looking to embrace their cultures through food, fiestas, and family life... Read More →
avatar for Ruthie Thomas

Ruthie Thomas

Birds of Paradise Public Relations
Ruthie is a public relations, content marketing, and influencer marketing professional with more than seven years of experience designing and managing creative PR campaigns. She has had tremendous success forging influencer partnerships, spearheading writing projects, and creating... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Guzman

Brandon Guzman

Brandon Guzmán is a co-founder of Valor Entertainment Group, a talent management and production company. Mr. Guzmán primarily works with actors and non-scripted personalities.Before co-founding Valor Entertainment, Mr. Guzmán had his own management firm, BRGN Management and was... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Hollywood 2

10:00am

Talking Latinx Media
Anne Vasquez from The Wrap in conversation with Latinx media and entertainment pioneer, Flavio Morales. Listen in as they discuss Flavio's career from East LA Public Access, helping create LATV, relaunching mun2 and his borderless approach to Latinx content in his current role at Endemol Shine.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Vasquez

Anne Vasquez

Anne Vasquez is a Senior Advisor at TheWrap. She is an award-winning journalist who has overseen digital content strategy for multi-platform brands, including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. She most recently served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Chief... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Flavio Morales

Flavio Morales

Flavio Morales has served as Executive Vice President, Endemol Shine Latino, U.S. Initiatives, since November 2015. Morales, an experienced programming executive and producer, develops unscripted, scripted and digital content aimed at the U.S. Hispanic/English-speaking marketplace... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Hollywood 1

10:00am

10:00am

Not So Despacito
Latin Urban music as a genre has grown from 10 million users in May 2014 to over 140 million users as of 2017 on Spotify alone.  That’s certainly not despacito. Join us as we discuss and  explore the meteoric rise and impact of Reggaeton and Latin Urban in today’s market across the board.


Moderators
avatar for Nick Huff Barili

Nick Huff Barili

Nick Huff Barili is an Argentinian-American journalist, director, writer, producer, and the founder of Hard Knock TV: Youtube’s first Hip Hop channel, which now has over 100 Million Views and 270K Subscribers. Over the course of his career, Nick has interviewed and profiled over... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Calderon

Daniel Calderon

TuneIn
Andrew Santiago is an improviser, sketch comedy actor, stand up comedian, and writer from Brooklyn, NY.He started studying sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in 2011 after a two year run with Emerson Comedy Workshop, his alma mater's comedy troupe who counts... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Milkman

Milkman

Milk is the creative director of J Balvin, founder of Broke Kids Music a UMLE sub-label, Music Producer, Owner of Turbo Creative Agency and Colmillo.Milkman and Friends it’s a show that unites different sides of culture through friendship.Through years of meeting and collaborating... Read More →
avatar for Gustavo Lopez

Gustavo Lopez

Gustavo Lopez serves as CEO of the Saban Music Group, LLC (SMG). With his expansive knowledge as a leader in the music industry, and his 25 years of experience, Gustavo builds bridges where artists and business partners can efficiently reach their target audiences. Through his leadership... Read More →
avatar for Angel AROCK Castillo

Angel AROCK Castillo

Founder & CEO Angel "AROCK" Castillo to the trusted music source "BPM SUPREME" for DJs and Producers around the world, offering unlimited access to both audio and video.  He's a great example of true Entrepreneurship & Si Se Puede!To the average music listener, BPM Supreme may not... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Music Lounge

10:00am

Brand Speed Dating
Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Silver Lake

11:00am

Nickelodeon Presents: Hispanic Representation in Animation. Come screen an episode and meet the makers of Casagrandes.
Come meet the people (or cast of characters) behind Nickelodeon’s Casagrandes and screen a new episode of the animated series. Learn more about how what Hispanics are doing to break down barriers in animation and what’s on the horizon. From creating culturally relevant storytelling to voice-over talent, the future is bright for LatinX in Hollywood animation!

Speakers
avatar for Alex Cazares

Alex Cazares

Alex Cazares voices “Carl Casagrande,” who is 8 going on 30, and thinks of himself as a suave businessman in Nickelodeon’s The Casagrandes.Cazares is a voice actress from Southern California, where as a child Cazares knew she wanted to grow up and make cartoons. While studying... Read More →
avatar for Rosemary Contreras

Rosemary Contreras

Rosemary Contreras is a staff writer for the Nickelodeon animated series The Casagrandes. She started her professional career as a staff writer on the pre-school series Go, Diego, Go. Following her success on that show, she transitioned to be the story editor of Dora the Explorer... Read More →
avatar for Michael Rubiner

Michael Rubiner

Michael Rubiner is the executive producer of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series The Loud House and its spinoff series The Casagrandes, which he also helped to develop. He has worked on The Loud House since it began production in 2014, starting out as story editor/head writer, and... Read More →
avatar for Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz is an award winning visual/media artist and television/film writer based in Los Angeles who has been chronicling the ascendancy of Latinos in the US for a quarter century. This Chicano artist is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip, "La Cucaracha" as seen in... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Puga

Miguel Puga

Miguel Puga is the supervising director for Nickelodeon’s animated series, The Casagrandes, an all-new spinoff of the Emmy Award-winning series, The Loud House.Puga is a graduate of the Art Institute of Los Angeles, and has worked on Nick’s hit animated series The Loud House since... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hollywood 1

11:00am

The Man Behind the Creative Force: Q&A Chat with Milkman
Milkman is a singer, music producer, executive and a creative director. Not only was he the creative director behind J Balvin’s “Energía” and “Vibras” album campaigns, but also for Juanes’ “Mis Planes Son Amarte”
album. Founder of Broke Kids Music, a UMLE sub-label where he signed rising Latin singer Jesse Baez and Latin Urban artist Alvaro Diaz. Milkman is also the founder of fashion brand Colmillo. Come and meet Milk, the man behind one of the creative forces in Latin Music today.

Speakers
avatar for Milkman

Milkman

Milk is the creative director of J Balvin, founder of Broke Kids Music a UMLE sub-label, Music Producer, Owner of Turbo Creative Agency and Colmillo.Milkman and Friends it’s a show that unites different sides of culture through friendship.Through years of meeting and collaborating... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Music Lounge

11:00am

The Art of Comedia HBO Comedy Panel (Sponsored)
If you’re Latinx you’re either funny or love funny.  From your Tia to your abuela, it runs in our sangre. Come hear from some of the best Latinx comedy content creators around and get ready for risas y más risas.

Speakers
avatar for Edwin Licona

Edwin Licona

Creative content development, and producer with expertise in acquisition and film distribution in traditional and new media. Creator and producer of ENTRE NOS comedy series, and half hour specials premiering on HBO Latino.
avatar for Jessica Vargas

Jessica Vargas

Jessica Vargas is director, Multicultural Marketing, for Home Box Office, Inc., responsible for the strategic and creative oversight of targeted marketing efforts and business initiatives to the network’s Latino audiences. This includes HBO, HBO Latino, and all of HBO’s digital... Read More →
avatar for LGND

LGND

LGND is a digital content creator & social media influencer based in Los Angeles. LGND has a passion for entertaining those around him & putting smiles on their faces with his comedic & family-friendly approach. LGND is widely known for his viral content including consistent skits... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Lorenzo

Jenny Lorenzo

JENNY LORENZO IS A CUBAN-AMERICAN ACTOR, WRITER AND CONTENT CREATOR, BORN AND RAISED IN MIAMI, FL, WHO IS KNOWN FOR HER WORK ON AGGRESSIVE COMIX, WE ARE MITU AND IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL CO-FOUNDERS OF BUZZFEED'S FIRST LATINO VERTICAL, PERO LIKE. JENNY BECAME A VIRAL SENSATION WITH... Read More →
avatar for Erik Rivera

Erik Rivera

Comedian. Actor. Writer.2019 has started out with a bang for comedian Erik Rivera. After an unforgettable, heat-warming performance on HBO Latino’s “Entre Nos” – he has teamed up with his longtime friend, Eva Longoria, once again to develop a Latino family sitcom for network... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hollywood 2

12:00pm

Dia de los Muertos: Cultura y Sabor
Exquisitamente presents an educational gastronomic session about the celebration of the Day of the Dead, a tradition that began in pre-Hispanic times before the conquest. The indigenous celebrated this day because for them the day of the dead gave them the opportunity to meet again with the souls of their dead. At least that is what they believed and to this day it continues to be celebrated in Mexico and parts of Latin America.


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HISPZ 10th Anniversary Mainstage

12:00pm

DJ in Music Lounge
Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Music Lounge

12:00pm

Millennial Women Talk Live Podcast
Speakers
avatar for We Are Millennial Women

We Are Millennial Women

Born and raised in Miami, FL to Cuban parents, actress Melissa and singer Stephanie Carcache teamed up to start the multimedia company Millennial Woman, Inc. The driving force behind the company is to curate resourceful and inspirational content for the women of their generation... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hollywood Patio

12:00pm

Rosie Perez - LATINAVATOR
The LATINAVATOR AWARD goes to Latina visionaries who are doing amazing things both in their professions and in life, and creating a lasting impact in their respective fields and the Latinx community.  

Moderators
avatar for Jessica Molina

Jessica Molina

Jessica Molina is a creative producer at Spotify Studios creating original video, podcast, and audio exclusive content for the Latinx community. She's directed projects with some of today's top Latin artists addressing topics like dismantling the patriarchy, mental health, and bicultural... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paula Garces

Paula Garces

The Colombian-American actress and producer, Paula Garces has been breaking down barriers and opening doors for Latinos in Hollywood for many years. Paula's big return to the small screen after a 3 yr hiatus landed her a recurring arc on TNT’s season 6 series "Major Crimes,“ starring... Read More →
avatar for Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez

An Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actress and choreographer, Rosie Perez has been a cultural mainstay since her breakout performances in such classic films as Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” Ron Shelton’s “White Men Can’t Jump” and Peter Weir’s “Fearless... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilshire 3

1:00pm

Cultura for the Culture: Decades of Impact
This discussion will depict a retrospect of the Afro Latino and Caribbean cultures impact across modern day pop culture and media. The insiders view into the highlights of the conversation will be illustrated through iconic visual timepieces. The presentation will address our roots from El General and progress into the 2000’s where we meet the decade that the millennial and next generation of consumers live in. Throughout the presentation, fashion, sneaker & streetwear culture, and music will be covered spanning from cult classic moments like JLo’s Versace dress to the impact of Gasolina. The conversation will aim to motivate the next generation of creators and innovators to keep thinking beyond the norms and take on new spaces for our communities.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Peralta

Tony Peralta

New York native and first generation Dominican, M. Tony Peralta, is a con- temporary artist and designer known for his fusion of pop art aesthetics, cultural iconography, and vibrant hues. While living in a home dominated by Dominican culture, Peralta developed a deep appreciation... Read More →
avatar for Yaya

Yaya

Yaya is an Experiential Creative Producer from [THE] Bronx, hailing from the Dominican Republic. She has eight years of accumulated experience across underground and mainstream production and marketing. Most recently Yaya has led experiential productions and projects for Highsnobiety... Read More →
avatar for Ray Polanco

Ray Polanco

Ray Polanco Jr is a Dominican Creative Consultant, Designer and Mentor from the Bronx, NY with over 13 years of experience in the Sneaker industry. Having built a career and community through pursuing creative passions within the music, fashion, and footwear industries, Ray blurs... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Silver Lake

1:00pm

Latinas in Hollywood
Hear from some of the most successful Latinas in Hollywood, and gain insight into their stories, their struggles and their many achievements amidst the obstacles posed by the industry. Our all star Latina panel will delve deeply into their personal journeys, while sharing the secrets to their success and plans for the future while continuing to blaze new trails for Latinas in the Entertainment Industry.

Moderators
avatar for Karla Pita Loor

Karla Pita Loor

Karla Pita Loor is the Television Academy Foundation’s Chief Development Officer, bringing to that role two decades of experience in strategic partnerships, philanthropy, and non-profit management. She leads the Foundation’s strategic development efforts and oversees partnered... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paula Garces

Paula Garces

The Colombian-American actress and producer, Paula Garces has been breaking down barriers and opening doors for Latinos in Hollywood for many years. Paula's big return to the small screen after a 3 yr hiatus landed her a recurring arc on TNT’s season 6 series "Major Crimes,“ starring... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Barrera

Melissa Barrera

Melissa Barrera stars as Lyn in the STARZ Original series “Vida.” Barrera began her career starring in popular telenovelas in her native country of Mexico, including "La Mujer de Judas" and "La Otra Cara del Alma" as well as the renowned "Siempre Tuya Acapulco" and "Tanto Amor... Read More →
avatar for Danay Garcia

Danay Garcia

Danay Garcia is an actress, writer and producer. She is currently a series regular in the AMC hit television show “Fear the Walking Dead.” Garcia has been working steadily in film and television since arriving in the United States from Cuba in 2003.Television audiences first got... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hollywood 2

1:00pm

1:00pm

A Family Affair - Chat with Pepe Aguilar and His Children
Born into a musical family, singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar, the son of Mexican icons Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre has had an astonishing career over the course of his life. He has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, has been a recipient of four Grammy Awards, five Latin Grammy Awards, nineteen Lo Nuestro Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So it's no surprise his children, Leonardo and Angela Aguilar,  inherited his musical talent. For the last year, Pepe and his family have been fully immersed in their "Jaripeo Sin Fronteras" Tour which has taken them to numerous stages in Mexico and the US. With their tour coming to an end, Pepe and his family will join us to share their experience of working together on this tour as well as what's next for them. Come and join us for this exclusive one-on-one chat with Pepe, Leonardo and Angela Aguilar.


Moderators
avatar for Leon Krauze

Leon Krauze

Award-winning author and presenter Leon Krauze anchors Univision 34’s newscasts at 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Krauze also hosts "Epicenter," a weekly podcast on Univision News. León is a renowned columnist in Mexico and the United States: he writes a weekly collaboration for El Universal... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pepe Aguilar

Pepe Aguilar

For Pepe Aguilar to find a place in the world was not difficult. The balance between art and commerce came naturally in an organic way. Informed, of course, with all that means to be a singer and songwriter with global sales of over 12 million records. And, being the son of two Mexican... Read More →
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Leonardo Aguilar

LEONARDO AGUILAR is the grandson of two great legends of Mexican music, Antonio Aguilar, and Flor Silvestre and son of singer Pepe Aguilar. LEONARDO has grown up surrounded by the tradition generated by his family so it was no surprise he inherited their musical talent. Influenced... Read More →
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Angela Aguilar

Ángela Aguilar proudly embraces her family's musical legacy. Her grandfather was the iconic Antonio Aguilar, the late Mexican singer. Her grandmother is the legendary singer/actress Flor Silvestre and her father is the multiple Grammy- winning Pepe Aguilar.At 15, Ángela is a 2019... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Music Lounge

2:00pm

Omni Cultural TV Fest presents: The rules of the game for creators in Hollywood
Come and learn how to create your own opportunities in TV & Film and Social Media.

Moderators
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Kiki Melendez

Kiki Melendez is an actress, writer, comedian, and CEO of Latin Hollywood Films Inc. She stumbled into comedy while living near the Comic Strip in NYC, and soon became one of America’s top female performers touring the nation with other top comics.Melendez created, “Kiki Desde... Read More →

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avatar for Ada Luz Pla Williams

Ada Luz Pla Williams

Ada Luz Pla Williams is a Puerto Rican born, raised in the Bronx, NY. She has been seen in a recurring role in Jane The Virgin. She played Celia Coco's mom in Mayans MC on FX, which got her shortlisted for an Emmy in 2019. She is currently recurring on Netflix's hit series "On My... Read More →
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Lyriq Bent

LYRIQ BENT is an award winning Television/Film and Stage actor from Toronto. He just completed filming Season 2 of Spike Lee’s SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT for Netflix. This is the contemporary update of Lee’s groundbreaking 1986 feature film.Earlier this summer Lyriq could be seen... Read More →
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Gary Pearl

Gary Pearl is the CEO of Aquarius Content.  He is a Golden Globe nominated, AFI Honors and Peabody Award winner and executive producer of Jane the Virgin.  He also produced the highest rated mini-series in the last 20 years on television 10.5 that re-established the movie and mini-series... Read More →
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Laura Di Lorenzo

Laura Di Lorenzo is originally from Venezuela and raised in Miami. She has been doing improv and sketch comedy for over 10 years and has been featured in multiple latino based digital companies such as Mitú, Buzzfeed’s “Pero Like", Mas Mejor and LATV as a producer/actress/writer... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Silver Lake

2:00pm

Out of the Box
Come and learn how these content creators made the jump and created content outside of Social Media, and how you can, too.

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Carlos Santos

Carlos Santos is an actor and comedian based out of Los Angeles. His recent television credits include “Last Man on Earth” (FOX), “2 Broke Girls” (CBS) and the upcoming Netflix series “Gentefied”. Carlos also performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade. He co-hosts... Read More →

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Julissa Calderon

JULISSA CALDERON is an Afro-Latina actress, writer, and comedy producer/director from Miami. She recently completed a two-year talent residency at Buzzfeed's Pero Like channel where her videos have garnered, roughly 100 million views across digital platforms. She recently appeared on the Awesome... Read More →
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Leli Hernandez

Whether it’s dancing to her favorite Reggaeton song led by none other than Nicky Jam himself, relaying why she gave up on shooting the perfect selfie, or a skit questioning why her boyfriend never, ever removes his baseball cap, Leli Hernandez's dynamic personality resonates throughout... Read More →
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Mimi Davila

Mimi Davila is a Cuban/Bulgarian actress, comedian and writer raised in Miami. Mimi and her best friend Laura's viral video Chongalicious marked the start of LatinX content creation back in 2007, bringing to light a new subculture and starting a nationwide conversation. Their show... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood 1

2:00pm

Keynote: Yo Quiero, Yo Quiero Dinero
Are you maximizing your financial potential? Time to take el control. Come hear how you can take your hustle and brand equity to the next level with John Henry of Harlem Capital and Vices : The Hustle.

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John Henry

Voted to Forbes' 30 Under 30 and Ebony's Power 100 lists - John Henry is a Dominican-American entrepreneur and investor. Henry started his first business at 18, an on-demand dry cleaning service for the Film and TV industry in New York City, with clients such as The Wolf of Wall Street... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wilshire 3

2:00pm

From the Dance Floor to the Mic: Q&A Chat & Performance with Willie Gomez
Willie has performed on some of the most renowned stages for signature award shows: The Latin Grammys, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Premios Juventud, Premios Lo Nuestro y más. He has also shared the stage with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Kesha, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix, Mary J Blige and was the lead dancer for the queen of pop, Britney Spears. Now, this dominicano is ready to hit the stage in a different light- as a recording artist. Come learn how this dancer has transformed his career and hear the voice that is taking him to the next level.

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Ayydé

One of the familiar voices heard on L.A. morning airwaves on REAL 92.3’s inside of Big Boy’s Neighborhood, is that of Ayydé. Not your average girl next door brought up in Long Beach, California, she lives passionately through life and its adventurous ups and downs effortlessly... Read More →

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Willie Gomez

Wilfredo Jose Gómez Méndez, known as WILLIE GOMEZ, is a Dominican artist born in Santo Domingo and raised in Miami, Florida. With a career in the entertainment industry for over 10 years, Willie has established himself as a singer, dancer, and songwriter. At a young age, Willie felt... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Music Lounge

2:00pm

On My Block! On My Block!
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Lizza Monet Morales

Lizza Monet Morales (@xoxoLizza on all social media platforms) has made a name for herself as an actor, tv host and one of the top 10 International multi-platform bilingual journalists and social media influencers as designated by The White House in 2014. She won the “Best Live... Read More →

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Jessica Marie Garcia

Jessica Marie Garcia is an American actress hailing from Orlando, Florida. Jessica is currently Starring in the Netflix hit ON MY BLOCK, as the spitfire Jasmine Flores. She will soon appear on the highly anticipated Gina Rodriguez created series for Disney + - DIARY OF A FEMALE PRESIDENT... Read More →
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Paula Garces

The Colombian-American actress and producer, Paula Garces has been breaking down barriers and opening doors for Latinos in Hollywood for many years. Paula's big return to the small screen after a 3 yr hiatus landed her a recurring arc on TNT’s season 6 series "Major Crimes,“ starring... Read More →
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Diego Tinoco

Diego Tinoco is the star of the hit Netflix series “On My Block.” The show tells the coming-of-age story of four bright, street-savvy friends navigating their way through the challenges of high school and adolescence while growing up in a predominantly Hispanic and Black neighborhood... Read More →
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Jason Genao

Jason Genao is best known for his starring role as fast-talking Ruby Martinez, in the enormously popular Netflix series On My Block, which follows four inner city high school students juggling life and death issues in their community. Currently in production on season three, Jason... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood 2

3:00pm

Crowdfunding for Content Creators
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Jasmin Espada

Jasmin Espada is an award-winning entertainment PR Strategist, publicist and film producer founder of Espada Public Relations, the Number One Multicultural Entertainment Public Relations Firm in Hollywood. Espada started her career in entertainment as a radio co-host at the age... Read More →

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avatar for Ben DeJesus

Ben DeJesus

I've spent more than 15 years as a director and producer in the U.S. Hispanic, urban, and youth markets. As an award-winning documentary filmmaker, music video veteran, and episodic TV director, I've been at the helm of 100+ hours of content, including television shows, commercial... Read More →
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Fanny & Nelson Grande

Fanny & Nelson Grande are the co-founders of Avenida Productions.  Fanny is an actor and filmmaker. She ran her first crowdfunding campaign for the award winning feature film Homebound in 2012, which received theatrical and broadcast distribution. She quickly discovered through this... Read More →
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Emily Best

Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, a platform that bridges online and offline experiences to make entertainment more diverse, inclusive, connected and essential. Seed&Spark’s platform and national education program have helped thousands of bold storytellers raise millions to bring to life entirely new stories, and Seed... Read More →
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Jessica Mendez Siqueiros

Jessica Mendez Siqueiros is a Mexican-American writer/director & actress seeking to normalize complex & authentic narratives about the Southwest Mexican-American community through film.  Her filmmaking style is highly cinematic and composed, described by Remezcla as "reclaiming a... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Silver Lake

3:00pm

La Voz! Not That One
Meet the Latinx voice over artists who lend their voices to some of the most popular shows and characters and learn how they found their voice in the largely Anglo market.

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avatar for Andrew Santiago

Andrew Santiago

Andrew Santiago is an improviser, sketch comedy actor, stand up comedian, and writer from Brooklyn, NY.He started studying sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in 2011 after a two year run with Emerson Comedy Workshop, his alma mater's comedy troupe who counts... Read More →

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avatar for Joanna Hausmann

Joanna Hausmann

Joanna Hausmann is a Venezuelan-American writer and actor who gained popularity through her videos on YouTube which discuss biculturalism, and challenge Hispanic stereotypes. With 70 million views on her digital series “Joanna Rants,” Hausmann was cast as a correspondent on the... Read More →
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Jenny Lorenzo

JENNY LORENZO IS A CUBAN-AMERICAN ACTOR, WRITER AND CONTENT CREATOR, BORN AND RAISED IN MIAMI, FL, WHO IS KNOWN FOR HER WORK ON AGGRESSIVE COMIX, WE ARE MITU AND IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL CO-FOUNDERS OF BUZZFEED'S FIRST LATINO VERTICAL, PERO LIKE. JENNY BECAME A VIRAL SENSATION WITH... Read More →
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Mimi Davila

Mimi Davila is a Cuban/Bulgarian actress, comedian and writer raised in Miami. Mimi and her best friend Laura's viral video Chongalicious marked the start of LatinX content creation back in 2007, bringing to light a new subculture and starting a nationwide conversation. Their show... Read More →
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Cristina Milizia

Cristina Milizia has been a professional, bilingual voice actor for over 27 years.  You have heard her voice as Charlene for Cartoon Network’s Victor and Valentino, Poison Ivy for Cartoon Network’s DC Super Hero Girls, Jessica Cruz for DC Comics/Warner Brothers Entertainment... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hollywood 1

3:00pm

Social Mercado
Latinx entrepreneurs are using Social Media to sell and promote their products like never before. Meet some of the entrepreneurs who have used social media to position their brand successfully, sell their products and gain a loyal and growing following.

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Julia Alzate

Lleva como estandarte en la vida un lema que describe y resume a la perfección su vida personal y carrera profesional: lo mío es resolver.Con esa actitud desafiante, de enfrentar retos ante el diario vivir, Julia Alzate es una de las más aclamadas decoradoras de interiores y diseñadoras... Read More →

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avatar for Amaurys Grullon

Amaurys Grullon

CEO/FOUNDER, Bronx Native
My name is Amaurys Grullon a creative and entrepreneur based is The South Bronx. Co- Founder of Bronx Native a brand that embodies what The Bronx truly is. We highlight and showcase our borough through apparel, art, media, events and more. Our goal is to change the narrative and negative... Read More →
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Fúchila Fresheners

Ruben Dario Villa was born and raised in San Jose, CA. He is one of 3 children to Dario and Carmen Villa, Mexican immigrants and all around hustlers. After graduating from Santa Clara University in 2010, Ruben began his career at Apple designing some of the world’s most popular... Read More →
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Mike Alfaro

Millennial Loteria
Mike Alfaro is an award-winning creative director and creator of the viral instagram account @MillennialLoteria, which is now a #1 Best Selling game on Amazon. He is a proud immigrant and member of the LIMA Coalition, which seeks to increase Latinx representation in U.S. media and... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hollywood 2

3:00pm

3:00pm

Q&A Session with Darkiel: From Social Media Star to Actor and Recording Artist
Latin Urban singer Darkiel started out freestyling on social media which eventually led him to being discovered and landed him a singing career. He has had the opportunity of collaborating with the likes of J Alvarez, Amenazzy and Farruko. Darkiel recently also made his actoral debut in the Netflix bio-doc series “El Ganador” in which he portrayed the younger version of Nicky Jam. Come and listen to how his career began and see what’s next for this boricua.

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Justino Aguila

A graduate with a master's degree from Columbia University's Journalism School, the L.A. native is a writer and Latin music critic specializing in profiles, feature stories and breaking news. He contributes pieces to Billboard, Los Angeles Times and Nexos magazine, among other media... Read More →

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Darkiel

Darkiel, nació en 1994 en la ciudad de Lares en Puerto Rico es hijo de Virginia y Omar Hernández. Darkiel Dese muy temprana edad descubrió su talento por el género urbanoInicia su carrera musical con su primera canción llamada Cuando Las Horas Pasen, un tema con el cuál se da... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Music Lounge

4:00pm

Hollywood & Latinx - We know the “talk.” Now, what’s the “walk"?
Join industry veteran Ivette Rodriguez (AEM), USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s Stacy L. Smith, Ph.D, The Academy’s Lorenza Muñoz and Mitú Co-founder Beatriz Acevedo as they discuss working solutions for Hollywood’s Latinx problem.

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Ivette Rodriguez

Veteran entertainment strategist with 25+ years experience specializing in PR & marketing campaigns for feature films, television series, and documentaries. Experience working on a diverse slate from major studio films to independents and prestige titles in both English and Spanish.Ivette... Read More →

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Beatriz Acevedo

Beatriz Acevedo is one of the leading inspirational voices and Latina entrepreneurs in the United States. She has dedicated her career to creating opportunities for the voices of diverse youth, in an effort to influence authentic and positive depictions of Latinos in society.Beatriz... Read More →
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Lorenza Muñoz

Lorenza is the Managing Director of Member Relations and Awards of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. At the Academy, she has led the effort to bring in the largest and most diverse member classes in the organization's history. She manages a department that oversees... Read More →
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Stacy Smith

Stacy L. Smith, Ph.D. is the Founder of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (AII), the leading global think tank studying inequality in entertainment. Dr. Smith’s groundbreaking research examines inclusion (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, the LGBT community, people with disabilities... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hollywood 1

4:00pm

Music Q&A Session with Los Rakas: De Panamá Para el Mundo
Cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun are traveling the world taking their fresh mix of Hip-Hop, Panamanian Plena, Reggae & Dancehall music, and rapidly positioning themselves as the heirs of pioneering Black Panamanian reggaetoneros. Come and learn how Los Rakas are turning the current Latin Hip-Hop world on its head.

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Jessica Flores

Jessica Flores is a musical artist, songwriter, and radio and digital personality. The daughter of a Mexican father and a Colombian mother, Jessica began performing Latin folk classics at family gatherings, karaoke bars, and open mics alongside mariachis and salsa bands at an early... Read More →

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Los Rakas

Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, pioneering Panamanians by way of the Bay Area on the frontier of a new Latin urban sound. Known for their fresh mix of hip-hop, plena, reggae and dancehall music; the Grammy-nominated duo represents the cutting edge of Pan-American... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Music Lounge

4:00pm

Queer Latinx Dominating Mainstream Entertainment
From ballrooms to living rooms, the LGBTQ community are entertaining the masses and being embraced by their audiences.  Come meet some of the actors and performers who are leading the crossover.

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avatar for Fran Tirado

Fran Tirado

Fran Tirado is a writer and speaker on all things queer.  He’s also the host of Food 4 Thot and other queer podcasts, a strategist behind Pride campaigns, the former deputy editor at Out, and executive editor of Hello Mr. He currently makes queer stuff happen at Netflix and i... Read More →

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avatar for Estevan

Estevan

Estevan is a television writer, director, and co-host of the hit queer Latinx podcast “Your Gay Cousins with Michael & Estevan.” Estevan began his career as a Manger of Television Development & Programming at dick clark productions, penning red carpet specials for live entertainment... Read More →
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Mishel Prada

Born and raised in South Florida, Mishel Prada first broke onto the scene as the lead of the hit Emmy Nominated digital series FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: PASSAGE. Since then, Mishel has risen to new prominence playing the lead role of Emma in the groundbreaking hit STARZ series VIDA... Read More →
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Laith Ashley

Laith Ashley is a singer/songwriter, dancer, model, actor and activist. Laith launched his career with a monumental campaign for Barneys New York, back in February of 2014.In 2017 be was the first transgender man to be featured in a Diesel campaign, photographed by legendary, David... Read More →
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Johnny Sibilly

Johnny Sibilly is an actor, producer, and advocate based in Los Angeles. Sibilly is an ardent champion for Latinx and LGBTQ+ rights, and has grown a sizable following online, known for his progressive and comedic voice. In 2018, Sibilly made waves with his role of Costas Perez, a... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Silver Lake

4:00pm

¿Quién Te Dio Permiso?
What privacy laws do content creators have? What is safe to share and what will get us dinged for sharing? Come and learn what you need to know about privacy and how to legally protect yourself.

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avatar for Dania Santana

Dania Santana

Dania Santana is a multicultural parenting expert, who raises cultural awareness to create social change, helping moms and their children understand and embrace multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion as a way of creating a peaceful and harmonious society without having to give... Read More →

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avatar for Heidy Vaquerano

Heidy Vaquerano

Ms. Vaquerano is a senior associate in the Los Angeles office of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP with over 16 years of experience in entertainment law and intellectual property matters. Ms. Vaquerano has represented various clients in the music industry, film and TV... Read More →
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Eddie G

Eddie “Eddie G!” Garcia is an Internet video personality and entrepreneur. He is best known for his sharp comedy around Mexican-American culture and his alter-ego “Tiburcio”, whom he describes as a fictional character influenced by his own family, community, and experiences... Read More →
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Lisa Lester

Lisa Lester has been an entertainment industry lawyer for 9 years.  Born and raised in Las Vegas, she moved to Los Angeles where she works for the law firm, King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP.  Her practice focuses on a wide range of entertainment, music and intellectual property... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hollywood 2

4:45pm

Performance by Jay Ulloa
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Jay Ulloa

Hailing from Sacramento California, 18-year-old Mexican American Jay Ulloa is a singer and multi-instrumentalist. Ulloa started singing at the age of 8 years old in church and competed in La Banda at 13 as the youngest performer in the show's history. With over 6.5 million streams... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
HISPZ 10th Anniversary Mainstage

5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Closed
Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

6:00pm

Tecla Awards VIP Cocktails
Saturday October 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm

8:00pm

10:00pm

Tecla Awards After Party (VIP & Invite Only)
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Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm