Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 14, 2002–The findings from a study conducted by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, which looks at the accessibility of computer technology centers in Latino communities, will be unveiled during a technology conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center on November 7, 2002. The conference, “Latinos & Technology Conference: Challenges, Choices and Changes,” will combine policy presentations with informational workshops to inform and empower the Latino community to compete effectively in today’s digital economy.
The conference will feature 5 concurrent workshop tracks on issues relating to business, education, public policy, nonprofit community based organizations and youth. Topics include Doing Business with the Government (procurement), eBusiness, Education and Technology, Digital Divide: Overview of Efforts at the State and Federal Levels, and many more timely topics.
Featured keynote speakers include Director of Technology Dr. Elsa Macias, Tomas Rivera Policy Institute; Executive Director for
Information Technology Initiatives Alex Ramirez, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU); General Manager Liza Lowery, City of Los Angeles-Information Technology Agency and Vice President Jose Huizar, LAUSD Board of Education.
The conference is presented by the AOL Time Warner Foundation and is sponsored by HENAAC, Verizon, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Washington Mutual Bank, Inc., State Farm Insurance Companies, Comova, Albertson’s Inc., Nissan North America, US Bank and The Princeton Review.
The conference has developed media partnerships with Latino Print Network, Latina Style magazine, La Opinion, Hispanic PR Wire, Los Angeles Downtown News, Hispanic Business Magazine, HispanicVista.com, LatinoEdge Magazine, Latino Journal, American Latino, LatinoLA.com, Viva Hollywood.com, LPN and TECHNICA Magazine.
Alicia Maldonado (213) 624-1030
Ena Alcaraz (213) 303-0517