My younger sister and I landed in Chicago earlier today after our own special adventure at LaGuardia Airport courtesy of Delta Airlines. Let's just say I am happy we made it to Chicago without any major delays. I can't wait for all the activities planned for the conference. We already had a taste of things to come with the welcome party tonight. Good company, good food, and some dancing. Tomorrow, we start bright and early! Follow the #LATISM11 hashtag and the #LATISM hashtag to be part of the experience!
From Latism.org's website:
Conference InfoLATISM Annual National Conference – Chicago – Nov. 9 to 11, 2011Our centerpiece, fully bilingual event of the yearFor its centerpiece event of the year, LATISM has chosen the City of Chicago: a city pulsing with Latino flavor, representing almost a third of the city’s population. The national event –to be held at the beautiful Navy Pier, one of the city’s world class landmarks –will consolidate LATISM’s mission and audience of health providers, government officials, educators, community and thought leaders with three tracks focusing on empowering Latinos:PUBLIC SERVICE TRACKUse of social media to amplify the impact of public service in the Latino communities. Explore case studies in the areas of Health, Education, Economic Development and Civic initiatives.Target: Non-Profits, Educators, Health Care Professionals, Government, Community Activists, Politicians, Corporate Responsibility Teams.BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP TRACKLessons Learned from Multicultural Marketing, Communication and PR leaders who have pioneered and tested social media campaigns with a Hispanic target.Target: Multicultural PR, Corporate Communications, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Industry Leaders, Marketing.PERSONAL INFLUENCE & COMMUNITY TRACKThe most successful Latino and Latina bloggers, influencers and entrepreneurs will share their knowledge and secrets about their strategy.Target: Bloggers, Vloggers, Foodies, Professionals, Social Network Community Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Job seekers, Consultants.