Latinos Networking : Thoughts on Latino2

20 Sep


Though I am feeling tired after 5 hours on Highway 5 from L.A. back to the Bay Area, I write this from my home in San Francisco with a sense of pride and contentment that I am working, though in a small way, to improve the landscape for Latinos in social media.  I feel like I ended up in this field almost by accident, but I’m so glad I’m here, participating in the conversation.

Held at the L.A. Convention Center, Latino2 brought together the efforts of blogueras, like Ana Flores of  SpanglishBaby, ad agency executives representing firms such as Sensis, and culminating in awards presented to top contributors to the California Latinosphere (I helped assemble the awards, woohoo!).  Despite valuable presentations by the different panelists, I always feel at professional conferences that the best part of attending is meeting interesting people who are passionate about the same things I am. And in this sense, Latino2 did not disappoint.

What can I say? Latinos who are passionate about technology, about connecting, about pride in their cultural heritage and in helping brands and marketers reach us in the best way possible- this is what I found at Latino2. Intelligent, passionate creative individuals who are doing their part to advance the conversation around Latinos, marketing, and social media.  I met some great people- young, old, male, female, Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and more. And all Latino.

One Response to “Latinos Networking : Thoughts on Latino2”

  1. Jose Huitron September 20, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    The event definitely exceeded my expectations as well. I believe that we all left with a sense of pride and validation in what we are doing to impact and be influential. Latino2 definitely confirmed that we Latinos in social media are a force to be reckoned with. Great post!

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