NCLR to Announce Upcoming Conference Lineup in Las Vegas

June 15 2012


Jessica Mayorga, NCLR
(202) 776-1768

LAS VEGAS—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will unveil the lineup of events, speakers, and highlights of the 2012 NCLR Annual Conference at a press briefing on Tuesday, June 26 in Las Vegas. This year’s Annual Conference, sponsored by Walmart, will be held July 7–10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. This marks the first time ever that NCLR will host its Annual Conference in Las Vegas, a city with a strong and growing Latino population. The briefing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in the Palm H room at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center South.

The 2012 NCLR Annual Conference, themed “Lead the Way,” is the preeminent event for NCLR, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. At the briefing, Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO, will announce the featured speakers and events at this year’s Conference. Last year’s speaker lineup included high-profile guests such as President Barack Obama; Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II (D–Mo.), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus; author, columnist, and President and Editor-in-Chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, Arianna Huffington; and renowned activist, actress, and NCLR ALMA Awards® Host and Executive Producer, Eva Longoria.

The briefing will also offer a preview of what families can experience at the 2012 NCLR National Latino Family Expo®. Sponsored by UPS, the Expo is one of the largest events in the country focused on resources and activities for the Latino family, with more than 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. From live entertainment and giveaways to free health screenings and informative demonstrations, everyone will discover something new in a fun and exciting environment that the entire family will enjoy. The Expo is open to all, and attendance and parking are both free of charge.


WHO:     Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR
               NCLR Senior Leadership

WHAT:   Press briefing to preview events, highlights, and speakers for the 2012 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo

WHEN:   Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Mandalay Bay Convention Center South
               Room Palm H
               3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
               Las Vegas, NV 89119

All media must register in advance. Please confirm your attendance for this event by contacting Jessica Mayorga at by Monday, June 25, 2012.

To register for press credentials for Conference, please visit


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