FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vice-Chair of Marketing and PR
Washington, DC – March 12, 2012 – Engaging a broad community of over 140,000 top bloggers, internet leaders, innovators and influencers, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) today announces its preliminary calendar for the year, with a series of events that bring the best of the Latino social media world to the real world. The LATISM 2012 calendar includes four signature events that highlight the very best in the areas of focus for its mission: education, health, civic engagement, business and technology.
The 2012 lineup features four major events scheduled to take place around the country and abroad. The events will offer unprecedented networking and learning opportunities, and will cover a wide spectrum of topics ranging from digital culture, social media and technology, creativity, education, and civic engagement to health, entrepreneurialism and tangible social change.
As the largest organization of Latinos engaged in social media, LATISM enjoyed outstanding success at last year’s events, which included its Latino2 Conference in Silicon Valley, its annual LATISM conference in Chicago, a sustainable development project in the border of Haiti, as well as dozens of Tweetups organized by its 13 local chapters.
“Our events are the premier showcase for the leaders who are driving our community’s thriving digital innovations. We had a very special year in 2011 and are very excited about this year’s events, as they represent the next chapter in the strategic evolution of LATISM,” said Ana Roca Castro, LATISM’s Chair and Founder. “With this new crop of events, our scope focuses on providing the platforms that connect to the very heart of our digital culture and on facilitating the crowdsourcing of solutions to our communities most pressing issues.”
Highlights of LATISM’s 2012 event LINEUP:
May 2012 – Top 100 Blogueras Retreat – Washington, DC
A capacity building MBA where top executives and public officials can meet the top 100 Latin@ blogger influencers meet and learn about causes, services and products to find synergies for collaboration. This event is by invitation ONLY. To request an invitation, please contact: email@example.com
June 2012 – 3rd Annual Latino2 Tech Summit – New York, NY
Meet the top Latinos in Tech Start-ups seeking pre-seed dollars, who will pitch their venture ideas to members from the investment community. This event is our latest effort to advance development and innovation in our community by promoting the shift from being consumers, to becoming owners and producers of technology. Details on how to participate will be announced separately.
July 2012 – Cyber-Sustainable Development Project – Machu Picchu, Perú
Following last year’s successful, groundbreaking sustainable development project at the border of Haiti and Dominican Republic, our second sustainable development project will bring the power of social media for social good into tangible results. This time again, we will create a cyber room, a mobile clinic and a summer camp as well as providing capacity-building training at a small village near Cuzco, Peru. Details for this event will be announced separately.
October 2012 – LATISM ’12 National Conference – Houston, TX
“Embracing our Present to Control our Future” – The largest conference of Latino(a)s in Social Media, LATISM’s Annual Conference has fast emerged as the epicenter for the remarkable organizations, projects, brands and pioneers that are putting Latinos at the forefront of the international digital landscape.
This installment of the much-awaited annual event will feature four tracks centered around LATISM’s mission: Business empowerment, Technology Leadership, Health Innovation and Transforming Education. Details and call for speakers will be announced separately. Full details for LATISM ’12 tracks can be found at: http://conference.latism.org/
In addition to these signature events, LATISM will bring our full community experience to local networking events, lead by our team of Chapter Directors throughout the country. Additional information about these events will be available via separate communications throughout the year.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for all events. To request our sponsor package, please visit: http://conference.latism.org/sponsor/
To apply for media credentials for any of these events, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To connect with LATISM on its different social media properties, please scan the attached QR code.
Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos. Our partnership initatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization with over 140,000 members in its network, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. To learn more about the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) organization, visit http://latism.org