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  Public Policy Conference
  Altria Corporate Offices
  101 Constitution Avenue, NW
5:30pm-7:00pm Chair's Private Welcome Reception - BY INVITATION ONLY
  CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez
  Supporter: FedEx and Altria
7:00pm-8:30pm Chair's Kick-Off Reception: A Remembrance and Tribute to 9/11 First Responders - Rooftop**
  CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez
  Rep. Silvestre Reyes
  Rep. Steny Hoyer
  Sponsored by: Lockheed Martin Corporation
  Public Policy Conference
  Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
  (L Street Entrance)
8:30am-10:30am Opening Plenary-Keeping the Promise: U.S. Economy and the Changing Demographics
9:00am (Program Starts)
  CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez
  Moderator: Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour
  Secretary Shaun Donovan, HUD
  Ronald Brownstein, Editorial Director, National Journal
  Jose A. Berrios, President, Berrios Talent Group and Chair, SHRM
  Nina Vaca, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc. and Board Chair, USHCC
  Lead sponsors: SHRM, AT&T, and UnitedHealth Group
9:00am-12:15pm Ready to Lead (R2L) Workshop A
9:00am - 5:00pm CareerLider LIVE (Job Fair)




The Molina Healthcare Cyber Café/ Lounge Open
Sponsored by: Molina Healthcare

11:00am-12:30pm Public Policy Summits led by Members of Congress
Four Concurrent Sessions
  1. Border Economy as a Model for the Twenty-First Century
  Hosted by Rep. Silvestre Reyes
  Supporter: Western Union 
  Nelson Balido, President, Border Trade Alliance
  Michael C. Camuñez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
  Mike Dipp, Chairman, Plaza Properties, El Paso, TX
  Pedro Garza, Regional Director, U.S. Economic Development Association
  Isaac A Reyes, Director Congressional & Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  Simon Rosenberg, President and Founder, NDN
  Al Zapanta, President, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
  2. Education: "Creating a Diverse and High Quality Teaching Workforce for the 21st Century"
  Hosted by Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi and Rep. Rubén Hinojosa
  Moderator: Jim Ferg-Cadima, Regional Counsel, MALDEF
  Dr. Rosalinda Barrera, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director of the English Language Acquisition, U.S. Dept. of Education
  Lily Eskelsen, Vice President, National Education Association
  Dr. Robert Nelsen, President, University of Texas - Pan American (UPTA)
  Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  Luis Zayas-Seijo, Vice President for National and International Affairs, Ana G. Mendez Univerisity System
  3. Salud Mental: School Based Mental Health Programs for Youth
  Hosted by Rep. Grace Flores Napolitano
  Sponsored by: Baxter
  Dr. Olga Acosta Price, Director, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, The George Washington University
  Reynaldo Casas, Manager Government Relations, Viacom
  Dr. Rosa Gil, Founder and President of Comunilife, Inc.
  Mia St. John, Mental Health Advocate, Former Boxing Champion
  4. Civil Rights: "Redistricting: Strength in Numbers"
  Hosted by CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez
  Kimball Brace, President, Election Data Services Inc.
  Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center
  Cathy McCully, Chief Census Redistricting Data Office, U.S. Census Bureau
  Tom Saenz, President & General Counsel, MALDEF
  Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO
12:15pm-1:00pm Ready to Lead (R2L) Keynote Lunch
12:30pm-2:30pm Opening Luncheon - International/Trade**
  Keeping the Promise: Building a Stronger International Community
  Moderator: Rep. Albio Sires
  Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, Mexican Ambassador to the United States
  Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative
  Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States 
  Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  Sponsored by: General Electric and Mass Mutual
1:05pm-2:05pm Ready to Lead (R2L) Workshop B
2:15pm-3:15pm Ready to Lead (R2L) Workshop C
2:30pm-3:00pm Networking Break
3:00pm-4:30pm Afternoon Plenary-Immigration/Dream Act
  Keeping the Promise: Immigration Reform and the Dream Act - A Call to Action
  Moderator: José Díaz-Balart, Telemundo Network News Anchor 
  Sponsored by: Coalition for Educational Success
  Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez
  Senator Robert Menendez
  Luis Enrique, GRAMMY®-winning salsa artist
  Cecilia Muñoz, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, White House
  Eddie Aldrete, Executive Vice President, IBC Bank
4:45pm-6:15pm CHCI Alumni Association New Generation: What's Your Brand?*
  Supporter: Union Pacific and State Farm®
4:30pm - 6:00pm Friends of American Latino Museum Reception*
6:30pm-8:30pm CHCI Arts and Culture Reception*
  American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
  Smithsonian Institution
  S. Dillon Ripley Center
  1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
  Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
  Rep. Henry Cuellar
  Rep. Xavier Becerra
  Eduardo Diaz, Smithsonian Latino Center
  Maria Hinojosa and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, The Latino List
  Lead Sponsor:  AT&T
  Social Responsibility Sponsor: Heineken USA
8:00pm-11:00pm CHCI Alumni Association: 8th Annual Young Latino Professional Fundraiser*
  Rep. Ben Ray Luján
  Sponsored by: Ibarra Strategy Group and Enitial Advanced Communications
  Public Policy Conference
  Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
  (L Street Entrance)
8:00am-9:00am CHCI Alumni Business Meeting
  Supporter: The Walt Disney Company
8:00am-9:00am Morning Breakfast
  Sponsored by: Planned Parenthood
9:00am-10:45am Morning Plenary- Health/ Nutrition*
  Keeping the Promise: Prevention First for a Healthy Latino Community
  Moderator: Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
  Sandra de Castro Buffington, USC Annenberg School for Communications
  Chef La La
  Dr. Elmer Huerta, Director of Cancer Preventorium, Washington Hospital Center
  Liz Fowler, Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy
  Lead Sponsors: DaVita, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald's, and Pfizer


Networking Break - The Molina Healthcare Cyber Café and Networking Lounge
Sponsored by: Molina Healthcare
11:00am-12:30pm Public Policy Summits led by Members of Congress
Five Concurrent Sessions
  1. Energy, Innovation, and the Green Economy
  Hosted by Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Dennis Cardoza
  Lead sponsor: United Technologies Corporation/Pratt & Whitney
  Supporter: Entergy
  Caroline Curtin, Regulatory Counsel, Energy, Entertainment & the Environment, Microsoft
  Rosa Gonzalez, Director of Education and Outreach, Green For All
  Adrianna Quintero, Director of Latino Outreach, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
  Lawrence Rael, President, New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce
  2. Technology, Media, and the Latino Community

Hosted by Rep. Linda T. Sánchez

  Lead Sponsor: Entravision
  Supporters: CTIA-The Wireless Foundation and National Association of Broadcasters
  Dr. Michelle Connolly, Professor of Economics, Duke University
  Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission 
  Christopher Guttman-McCabe, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA The Wireless Association
  Alberto Mier y Teran, Senior Vice President and General Manager, KMEX 34 and KFTR 46 Los Angeles
  Chris Ornelas, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, National Association of Broadcasters
  Walter Ulloa, Chairman and CEO, Entravision Communications
  3. Housing, Wealth Building, and Financial Services

Hosted by Rep. Loretta Sánchez

  Lead Sponsor: JPMorganChase & Company
  Supporter: FHL Bank of San Francisco and Cash America
  Graciela Aponte, Senior Legislative Analyst, National Council of La Raza
  Rebecca Gallardo, Past Chairperson of NAHREP and Managing Partner, Protelo Group Realty
  Gerri Guzman, Executive Director, Consumer Rights Coalition
  Jerry Howard, National Association of Home Builders
  Theresa Montano, California Teachers Association Board and Associate Professor California State University, Northridge
  Larry Parks, Senior Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
  4. Labor: "Rebuilding from the Recession: Creating a Good Job Plan"
  Hosted by Rep. Ed Pastor
  Lead Sponsor: UFCW
  Esther R. Lopez, Director of UFCW Civil Rights and Community Action Department
  Art Lujan, Special Assistant to the President of Building & Construction Trades Department
  David Mendoza, Political Action Representative, AFSME International Arizona
  Hector Sanchez, Executive Director, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
  5. Diversity: "Transformation of Hispanics in Communications/Diversity in Corporate America"
  Hosted by Reps. Joe Baca and Silvestre Reyes
  Lead Sponsors: Marathon Oil and Time Warner Cable
  Julius Genachoski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission 
  Luis A. Aguilar, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  David Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast
  Debbie Storey, Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T
  Carlos Orta, President & CEO, HACR
  Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, LULAC
  Alma Morales Riojas, National President, MANA
  Patricia Diaz Dennis, Board of Directors, Mass Mutual
  George Herrera, President and CEO, Herrera-Christina Group
  Nelson Albareda, CEO, Eventus
  Monika Mantilla, President & CEO, Altura Capital
12:30pm-2:30pm Closing Luncheon - Keeping the Promise of Education*
  CHCI Chair, Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez
  Presentation of CHCI Distinguished Alumnus Award to Orson Aguilar, the Greenlining Institute
  Presentation of CHCI Excellence in Service Award to Chris Weitz, Movie Director and Producer

Hosts: Reps. Raul Grijalva and Nydia M. Velázquez


Allan Golston, President, U.S. Programs, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  Keynote Address: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
  Lead sponsors: National Education Association (NEA), State Farm®, and Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo
3:00pm-5:00pm "A Better Life" Screening with Director Chris Weitz
  Participant Q&A following screening
7:00pm-8:00pm Board of Directors Networking Reception*
  Warner Theatre (rooftop)
  1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  Washington, D.C.
  CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez
  Lead Sponsor: Darden Restaurants
  Supporter: National Association of Minority Auto Dealers
7:30pm-9:30pm Reyes of Comedy* featuring Paul Rodriguez, Mike Robles, Shayla Rivera and Chris Storin
8:00pm Show Begins
  Warner Theatre
  13th & E Street, NW
  Rep. Silvestre Reyes
  Rep. Jose Serrano
  Sponsor: nuvoTV
9:30pm-10:30pm Reyes of Comedy After Party*
12:00pm-2:00pm CHCI Board of Directors Luncheon - BY INVITATION ONLY
  Lead Sponsor:  Lilly USA
  34th Annual Awards Gala
  Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
(L Street Entrance)
  HALL C (lower level)
5:30pm-6:30pm Annual Awards Gala Chair's Private Reception - BY INVITATION ONLY
  Lead Sponsor:  Walmart
  Supporters:  Wells Fargo & Major League Baseball
5:30pm-6:30pm Annual Awards Gala General Reception

7:00pm-9:00pm 34th Annual Awards Gala*
  Hosted by: ExxonMobil Corporation 
  Teresa Rodriguez, Emmy®-winning Journalist, Univision
  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
  Luis Enrique, GRAMMY®-winning Recording Artist
  Prince Royce, Latin GRAMMY® Award Nominee
  Medallion of Excellence Award Recipients: Entertainer Vikki Carr and former NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez
  CHCI Chair's Award Recipients: The Honorable Ken Salazar, Secretary of Interior, and the Honorable Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor
9:00pm-11:00pm 34th Annual Awards Post-Gala Concert*
  featuring Tropical Music Legend Gilberto Santa Rosa
  Supporter: Anheuser-Busch Companies
  Partner: Fox Hispanic Media Group
*Ticketed Event  

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