Connect and Celebrate Latino Contributions and Influence
CHCI has organized several unique events to help attendees make new connections, build beneficial partnerships, and continue discussing ideas and actions presented during plenary and summit sessions.
Conference Lunch Sessions
As you enjoy lunch and get to know new colleagues, CHCI will feature thought-provoking speakers on these topics.
Monday, September 11 – 11:15 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
A Discussion with American Mayors
This discussion will focus on the role of cities as key drivers in the quest for equity in our society. Cities have long been staging areas for upward mobility, but could contribute even more if approached with intentionality and strategy. In an era in which the traditional Federal mission of addressing inequality is stalled and states are impeded by budget realities, it falls to local governments to address these important subjects. Cities are at the epicenter of so many dimensions of inequality issues: demographic changes, the new economy, education and training, spatial patterns, race and immigration, and concentrated poverty. What are current best practices in cities for promoting these objectives and what are future prospects for progress?
Tuesday, September 12, 12:15 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.
Latino Influence in the Sports Industry
The recent World Baseball Classic (WBC) brought to the mainstream an important fact about American sports: Latinos are influencing the business and culture of sports in many ways—as athletes who exhibit their culture proudly, passionate fans who drive television ratings, merchandise and ticket sales, and entrepreneurs who are seeking opportunities in the lucrative industry. Learn more about how Latinos continue to shape the sports industry during this lively luncheon.
Wednesday, September 13, 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Leadership Luncheon (By invitation only)
Join us as recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Latino leaders. CHCI will honor Rep. Rudy Beserra with the National Pioneer Award and celebrate the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Monday, September 11, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Arts & Culture Reception
The Arts & Culture Reception serves as the cultural kick-off to a month-long, national celebration of the richness and diversity of our heritage. Join us in the Pavilion for our premier networking event that showcases and celebrates the societal contributions in art, cuisine, and music that the Hispanic community has made. This reception will also honor the brave men and women of the military, first responders, and veterans who have served and continue to serve our country.
Tuesday, September 12, 11:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
How to Run for Office–and Win
Presented by CHCI Alumni Association and Solidarity Strategies
The CHCI Alumni Association, in partnership with political consulting firm Solidarity Strategies, will present a two-part training for civically-minded Latino professionals interested in running for political office. This session will present key strategies and examine the finer nuances of effective campaign management from experts in advocacy, fundraising, and communications. Participants will then hear directly from current and former elected officials, who will share best practices, lessons learned and what it takes to win.
Tuesday, September 12, 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
CHCI Alumni Association 2017 Reception Honoring Chiefs of Staff (By invitation only)
This special event will recognize outstanding Chiefs of Staff for their leadership and commitment to CHCI’s programs. These individuals play an important role as advocates for diversity on the Hill and work hard to ensure our interns and fellows have a great experience during their placements. It’s also a chance for our alumni to re-connect and share their professional and personal successes with each other and CHCI.
Tuesday, September 12, 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m
Women’s Tri-Caucus Event
The Women’s Tri-Caucus event will bring together the unique perspectives of several female trailblazers from diverse backgrounds who will share their insights, challenges, and life lessons. This conversation will illustrate the power of dreaming big, the importance of maintaining focus and resilience, and the joy of achieving goals and motivating others. Join us in the Amphitheater for this powerful dialogue that will resonate with every guest. This event will also be live-streamed for millions more to enjoy.
Wednesday, September 13, 5:00 p.m. until 6:15 p.m.
CHCI 40th Anniversary Awards Gala General Reception
CHCI’s Awards Gala General Reception is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues as you prepare to honor and recognize Latino achievements and commemorate CHCI’s 40th anniversary. Entrance to the Awards Gala General Reception is included with your gala ticket.