Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).
On September 13-15, CHCI commemorated Hispanic Heritage month with its Public Policy Conference and 39th Annual Awards Gala. This year’s theme, EDUCATE. ENGAGE. VOTE, focused on how American Latinos are engaging in the political process and ensuring they are represented at the highest levels when decisions are made that affect the Hispanic community. Latino leaders, federal and local elected officials, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and supporters discussed major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation. CHCI’s Annual Awards Gala brought together 2,500 guests from across the country including presidential candidates, cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, celebrities, corporate executives, and nonprofit leaders.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
On August 3-7, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the two largest minority journalist organizations in the United States, joined forces to offer professional development, journalism education, and opportunities for face-to-face networking in Washington, D.C. Over 4,000 of the nation’s top journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students gathered at the 2016 NABJ and NAHJ Annual Convention and Career Fair.
Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC)
On August 4th-5th HITEC held its D.C. IT Leadership Summit. Founded to increase Hispanic representation in the diversity-challenged technology industry, HITEC is a global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives who have built careers in information technology. HITEC prepares current and future Hispanic IT leaders with the skill sets, professional development and networking opportunities to become executive leaders and help corporations in the current global competitive environment. The title of the summit was UX Success: The Power of Perspective. Attending were over 200 Latino professionals in the IT field that gathered to learn about the latest trends in technology, diversity and inclusion with a mission to empower Hispanics to triumph in this ever-changing field.
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
On June 23rd-25th, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) held its 33rd Annual Conference in Washington D.C. The NALEO Annual Conference provides a venue for the meaningful exchange of ideas and solutions to today’s most pressing policy issues. A professional development gathering for elected and appointed officials, the conference presents an opportunity for Latino policymakers to meet with their colleagues from all levels of government to address the challenges and opportunities facing our communities and our nation.
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