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LULAC Announces Guest Speakers and Panelists for its 2024 National Convention and Exposition

Las Vegas, NV, June 11, 2024 –The League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC), the largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S., announced its highly esteemed speakers and special guests for its 95th Annual National Convention and Exposition today set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 26 – June 29, 2024 at the Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

This year’s theme, “Empowering the Next Generation,” will focus on positioning, training, and preparing the next generation of Latinos for success through its onsite education opportunities such as the LULAC Academy and in-depth conversations on topics that impact Latinos, including economic empowerment, health and wellness, technology/AI, and immigration.

This year we will also be hosting two clinics in collaboration with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Coalition for Immigrant Freedom. In partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we will host a mini pitch activation with U.S. Soccer Foundation trainers giving mini soccer clinics for conference participants and providing information about youth programming opportunities. In a collaboration with the Coalition for Immigrant Freedom, we will host several immigration activations, including providing participants with free one-on-one legal consultations with immigration attorneys and DOJ-accredited paralegals on a range of immigration issues.

“We are pleased to announce our 2024 National Convention lineup of speakers and panelists and thank them for bringing this year’s event to life. I am confident these individuals will help set the tone for an incredible week of progress and growth as we come together to achieve our mission of advancing the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health, and civil rights of the Latino population of the United States,” said LULAC National President Domingo Garcia.

Featured speakers and panelists include:

Featured speakers and special guests:

  • Aaron D. Ford, Nevada Attorney General
  • Catherine Cortez Masto, U.S. Senator for Nevada
  • Robert L. Santos, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Alejandra Y. Castillo, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
  • Dr. Arati Prabhakar, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Roberto J. Rodríguez, Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education
  • Alexandra Reeve Givens, CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel
  • Amb. Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United States of America
  • Melanie Fontes Rainer, Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources

  • Ron Pierce, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Sister Norma Pimentel, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
  • Gaby Pacheco, President and CEO, TheDream.US
  • David Hayes-Bautista, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine, UCLA
  • Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation
  • Carlos Eduardo, Nonprofit Director, Activist, and Law Student
  • Alphonso David, President & CEO of the Global Black Economic Forum

Women’s Conference speakers:

  • Teresa Miranda, CPLC and Prestamos CDFI, LLC
  • Jessica G. Cavazos, Vice President of Chamber Relations
  • Senator Luz Escamilla, Utah State Senate
  • Dr. Yudi Vargas Lewis, Executive Director of Hispanic-Serving Initiatives at Weber State University

Federal Training Institute (FTI) speakers:

  • Al Gallegos, President, National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives
  • Dr. Javier Inclan, NSF OIG, Assistant Inspector General for Management and Chief Information Officer
  • Dr. Victoria Dixon, Director of, Equity and Inclusion EEO/EO Programs at Army Futures Command, DoD, U.S. Army
  • Dr. Corinna Balderramos Robinson, NAHFE, Nat'l Leadership Dev Director

  • And live entertainment from two-time GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Lupita Infante

The full list of speakers and panelists can be found here, and we will continue to announce other additions in the coming weeks.

To register for the National Convention, click here. For sponsorship information, click here. For media registration, click here.





The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 535 Councils and 145,000 members across the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/
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