The Annual Latina Empowerment Conference is a one-of-a-kind experience drawing over a 1,000 attendees and features a Marketplace of more than 100 exhibitors providing services and resources to empower Latinas to achieve their dreams. This unparalleled event brings together Latinas from across metro Atlanta and beyond and provides and environment that is designed to inspire and equip them with the tools that will empower them to become change agents in their own lives and communities. Motivational speakers and workshops lead by Latina thought leaders, trailblazers and professionals provide insight and offer poignant, relevant and impactful discussion on prominent topics affecting Latinas. Sponsors for the 2017 conference included the National Guard, McDonald’s, Turner, BB&T, UPS, Macy’s, Fifth Third Bank and SunTrust.

The conference will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett.

Admission is free. Registration is mandatory. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Click here for conference FAQ Sheet.


REGISTRATION

(1) PARTICIPANTS

The conference is free, but participants MUST register by March 25, 2018 to secure a spot. You can register:

1. Online.
Registration ink to be made available January 2018.

2. By email.
Send en email to mujeres2017@thelaa.org

3. By phone.
Call 404-477-2580 and leave a voice mail.

4. In person.
Drop by the second floor of the LAA, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(2) PRESENTERS

We are looking for speakers to inspire and empower Latinas on a variety of topics. The selection of topics to be discussed at the conference were based on surveys, topics that were well received at the previous conference, timeliness and relevance. Presentations will be in Spanish and should last no more than 50 minutes. Request for Proposals (RFP) for workshop presentations and registration for presenters will be made available in January 2018.

For additional information pertaining to presenters, contact Monica Cucalón at mcucalon@thelaa.org.


SPONSORSHIPS

Become a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Latina Empowerment Conference! Multiple corporate sponsorship levels include:

  • $20,000 for Presenting Sponsor
  • $10,000 for Platinum Sponsors
  • $5,000 for Gold Sponsors
  • $2,500 for Silver Sponsors

Click here for details on sponsorship levels. Click here to register as a conference sponsor.

MARKETPLACE EXHIBITORS

The 3rd Annual Latina Empowerment Conference features a Marketplace with 100+ exhibitors that include corporations, small businesses, nonprofits and micro-businesses started by women who have completed the “Mujeres y Negocios” entrepreneurship course offered by the LAA’s Latinas Economic Empowerment Program.

Over 1,000 Latinas participating at the conference will be looking for companies and organizations that offer services and solutions. Showcase your products or services, network, meet Latino influencers and show your commitment to Latinas by registering as an exhibitor.

If you are a graduate of the Latin American Association’s ¡Avanzando Juntas! “Mujeres y Negocios” business course and are interested in a booth, please email Monica Cucalón at mcucalon@thelaa.org to get a code before you register online.

Marketplace exhibitor rate for corporations is $250. Marketplace exhibitor rate for nonprofits is $75. Click here to register as an exhibitor.

For additional information on sponsorships and exhibitor booths, contact Natalie Giles-Klein at ngiles-klein@thelaa.org.


 Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the cost to attend the conference?
A: Admission is free but registration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost.

Q: Where is the conference going to be held? Where do I get directions?
A: Infinite Energy Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth GA 30097 (Click here for directions)

Q: Is there available parking space?
A: Yes, plenty of parking is available on site and it is free.

Q: Will there be transportation options, such as buses?
A: No. You will be responsible for your own transportation. You are encouraged to carpool with friends or family. Uber or Lyft are also options.

Q: Can I bring food?
A: No, the Infinite Energy Center does not allow food to be brought from outside. The Latin American Association will provide free breakfast and lunch. Vending machines are also available.

Q. Do I need to bring anything with me?
You do not need to bring anything! We will provide bags, notebooks and pens.

Q: Can I bring my children?
A: We want this day to be special for you. Children will be a distraction, and we cannot accommodate them.

Q: Can I bring my daughter?
A: If she is at least 18 years old, she is welcome to come. Just make sure you register her before the conference.

Q: Can men attend this conference?
A: As much as we love our men, we would prefer to have a space only for women.

Q: I have a commitment the same day of the conference, but I really want to go. Can I come late?
A: You will get the most of this experience if you arrive on time and stay for the entire conference. However, we will welcome you before noon if you cannot get there when it opens.

Latinas Economic Empowerment Program

Since the LAA’s Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program was launched in 2014, hundreds of women have taken our “Mujeres y negocios” course for Latina entrepreneurs. Many are already on their way to making their dreams a reality.

Read their stories here

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