Digital Divide to Digital Opportunities
Latino Tech Conference To Be Held in Los Angeles
Workshops Focus on Topics in Business, Education,
Government, Public Policy
by Alicia Maldonado
Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine at UCLA
and Director for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, will join
a slate of technology experts at the second annual Latinos &
Technology Conference (LTC) on Thursday, November 13th at the Los
Angeles Convention Center.
Dr. Hayes-Bautista will provide a historical overview of Latino
involvement in technology, industry, areas of medicine, public health,
mining, cartography, and education that dates back to at least 1799.
His presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion on
the future of technology and its impact on the Latino community.
Hispanic Business Magazine will help lead the roundtable forum,
"Does Technology Really Mean Business?" Abel Magaña,
Site Manager, HispanicBusiness.com, will present various scenarios
and pose questions to a panel of technology experts on current technology
issues. The panel will also look at future technological developments
and their impact on business and other sectors.
Conference workshops will present technology information applicable
to the business community, government entities, educational institutions,
and non-profits or CBO's. The conference, entitled "From Digital
Divide to Digital Opportunities," will also examine technology
models that currently exist in local communities, and attendees
will have the opportunity to share information, best practices,
and lessons learned in the effort to bridge the digital divide within
the Latino community.
The conference is sponsored by Advocating Latino Technology Advancements,
Inc. (ALTA), a California-based non-profit group whose goal is to
help bridge the digital divide by providing technological accessibility
to underserved communities through educational initiatives.
Conference partners include Hispanic Business Magazine and the
Latin Business Association. Media partners include Latino Journal,
Latina Style, Hispanic Digital Network, Hispanic PR Wire, Downtown
News, Latino Edge Magazine, Technica and LatinoLA.com.
Alicia Maldonado is the
Media Conference Chair. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org