Dialogue on Diversity, LATISM, to Hold Can’t-Miss Events in Washington and New York Next Week!

by mmtcbbsj on September 10, 2013

Multicultural Entrepreneurs on ComputersDialogue on Diversity, in partnership with Microsoft, will hold its twentieth annual Entrepreneurship/Information Technology Conference on September 18, 2013, at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, DC. This year’s conference, IT: Servant or Master? Privacy and Policy, will focus on technology for small businesses, the effect of the Affordable Care Act on small businesses, the importance of supplier diversity, small business marketing strategies, and access to capital.

The free event is from 8:30am to 4:30pm, followed by a Hispanic Heritage Month Reception from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Sessions will cover a range of topics, including supplier diversity, access to capital, and IT for small businesses.  Attendees can register here.

From September 19th to the 21st, Latinos in Tech Innovation & Social Media, or LATISM, will hold its fifth annual conference at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.  Luminaries in fields ranging from business and health to education and technology will converge on the Big Apple to share best practices on how to use tech innovation and social media to enhance their work and empower the Latino community.  The three days will feature events on everything from nutrition to a hackathon where attendees can learn to code.  It will also include discussions on e-Learning, mental health, political organizing, women in tech, connecting with the Latino market, and financial literacy. A full agenda is available here.

Attendees can register for various badge types ranging from student to executive, and MMTC friends can get a 15% discount by entering the code MMTCLAT13 on the registration page.

Founded in 2009, LATISM is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic, and economic status of the Latino community.  Its founder, Ana Roca-Castro, spoke on a panel about entrepreneurship during MMTC’s Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference this summer.

Dialogue on Diversity is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to facilitating “the social and political advancement of women and men from diverse cultural, ethnic, and national traditions, fostering increased economic empowerment through promotion and development of entrepreneurial excellence, technology training, networking, and education.”

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