About Conference


NCLR is proud to exhibit its growth and success at the NCLR Annual Conference, representing the largest and most important gathering of the nation’s most influential individuals, organizations, institutions, and companies working with the Hispanic community.  The NCLR Annual Conference has grown with its gente, providing a forum for people in the business of social change to learn about ongoing and emerging issues in the Hispanic community, connect with key community leaders, and generate partnerships with Hispanic community-based organizations.

The NCLR Annual Conference consists of four days of the most thorough and cutting-edge workshops addressing critical issues in the Latino community, five key meal events before an audience of 2,000, and presentations from speakers of national and international prominence.

Past Conference speakers include:  U.S. President Barack Obama; U.S. Vice President Joe Biden; U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; President and Editor-in-Chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, Arianna Huffington; self-made Media Mogul and Founder of The Adelante Movement, Nely Galán; Award-winning Author Sandra Cisneros; Financial Advisor, Author, and Television Personality Suze Orman; 2008 Republican Presidential Nominee Senator John McCain (R–AZ); Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D–NY); Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R–FL); the Reverend Al Sharpton; former President of Mexico Vicente Fox; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson; Co-Founder and Co-Chair of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates; the Reverend Jesse Jackson; former U.S. President Bill Clinton; Texas Governor George W. Bush; Ambassador and Author Carlos Fuentes; Actress, Activist, Philanthropist, and NCLR ALMA Awards® Producer Eva Longoria; CNN Special Correspondent Soledad O’Brien, and many more.

Stay tuned for the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference speaker lineup!

The Conference also features special events connecting communities with a specific program or issue, such as the Helen Rodríguez-Trías Health Award Reception, the NCLR Awards gala, and more.  But it is not all work!  The NCLR Annual Conference is known for delivering top-notch talent and giving attendees exposure to star performances by the likes of Victor Manuelle, Sheila E., and Tito Puente Jr. while creating lasting memories for all attendees.

The National Latino Family Expo is another exciting feature of the Conference.  It is a truly unique venue where companies and organizations can build and enhance their relationships with Latino consumers, the fastest-growing market with a reputation for brand loyalty.  With more than 200 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees, the Expo is free and open to the general public.

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