21st Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference | October 29 and 31, 2020 | A two-day virtual experience

For the past two decades, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference has inspired middle and high school students from across Georgia to pursue higher education and follow their dreams. The LAA’s Latino Youth Leadership Conference is an inspirational and high-energy experience featuring motivational speakers, workshops, a college and career fair and opportunities to connect with fellow students on a university campus. In 2019, the annual conference attracted 2,300 students, parents and teachers to Emory University. The Latino Youth Leadership Conference, now in its 21st year, provides Latino students with the tools they need to access post-secondary education, develop leadership skills and explore careers.

COVID-19 has changed our world and our approach, and we are viewing this as an opportunity to reach an even larger number of students, families and schools. This year, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference will be held virtually on OCTOBER 29 with A virtual event, followed by a college fair on October 31, 2020.

This event is FREE and open to students, parents and school staff. Registration is required. Please complete a registration form through the links below.


America’s #1 Latino Youth Speaker | Motivational speaker over 14 years | 160+ schools & camps every year

Motivational Youth Speaker Gabe Salazar overcame poverty, gang influence, and homelessness to become a successful entrepreneur.  He’s a highly, sought-after keynote speaker who has been inspiring teens, families, teachers and school administrators with a message of hope and dreaming big for more than 15 years.

After being mentored by his high school principal in South Texas, Gabe was rescued from gang influence and became the first in his family to go to college.  He graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX with a Bachelor of Science.

He began his career as inclusion specialist for special education and behavioral students at an intermediate school in San Antonio, TX.  He soon discovered his unique talent to speak to teens and families after performing a motivational assembly at his school. Today, he’s a professional speaker who travels all over the world to schools, teen conferences, churches and camps.

Gabe has spoken to millions of teens throughout his career including national tours for Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, U.S. Air Force Family Services, and Ford Salute to Education. Popular Hispanics Magazine recognizes him as America’s #1 Latino Youth Speaker.

Gabe lives in Dallas, TX with his wife, Nancy and four children.



For more information on sponsorship and exhibitor booths, contact us at events@thelaa.org or call 404.638.1820.

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Latino Youth Leadership Conference Highlights

2020 Sponsors

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