As we find ways to return to some sense of normality, coming together at annual conferences and gatherings that we are motivated to attend is one way to start, even if they are only happening virtually.
Here are three US-based events with global impact where Latinos across the Americas can find empowerment and inspiration this spring. The three-day Philadelphia conference, hosted by the Madre Tierra Women’s Center, begins April 20.
The second annual “All the Women Who Live in Me” event will bring together experts from across the continent to talk about how blackness, gender diversity, and migration define Latinx feminism, both in experience and movement. The three-day conference will be held online with a one-day in-person session at Esperanza College in Philadelphia on April 22.
Arianne Bracho, executive director of the Madre Tierra Women’s Center in Northeast Philadelphia, said organizers expect this year’s program to continue to address inequalities between Hispanic women and men to achieve a better quality of life for all. “This event will undoubtedly create a positive impact and transcend borders,” Bracho said in an interview.
Last year when the event first took place, over 300 people attended from all over the world, including the Americas, Denmark, Greece and Australia. This year, 800 have registered so far.
More than 15 experts from Haiti, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Panama, Mexico, Canada and the United States will present research results, service works and testimonies. The gathering will provide live interpretation in English and Spanish for attendees who require language accessibility. Registration is online and free.
Since 2017, the annual conference has brought together more than 2,000 Hispanic and Latino women who work in technology across the country. The goal of the summit is to create a “space for tech Latinas to connect, belong, and celebrate their work and success.” Experts and participants work in sectors such as media, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, software engineering, social media and streaming, biotechnology, carpooling applications, etc.
This year, in addition to speakers, skill-building workshops, and networking sessions, the LiT Summit is offering $35,000 in cash prizes for its startup launch competition. Before the pandemic, Latinas in Tech, the nonprofit organizing the summit, offered an in-person experience in the Bay Area. For the second consecutive year, the event will be held virtually. Registration is online. Tickets start at $125.
It’s New England’s longest-running professional event for Latinas and Hispanic women in business and entrepreneurship, whether they’re just starting out, small business owners or seasoned professionals. .
This year, organizers will host a hybrid event, with an in-person gathering from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The program will be based on The Latin way to excellence in a post-pandemic world report, produced by the organizers, Latinas & Power Corp.
Online tickets start at $25. In-person tickets include lunch and start at $175. There are special rates for college students. There are early bird prices and discounts if you register before May 13. Registration is done online.