Conference to examine the 'LatinX Factor' in academia, culture and politics Oct. 24 | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Above: participants in the LatinX Factor conference. Clockwise from top left: Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez, Harvard University; Paola Ramos, Vice Media; Carlos Arce, Ethnifacts; Tony Aguilar, Chipper; Enrique Chi, Making Movies; Alejandrina Guzman, political advocate; Theresa Vargas Wyatt, La Reyna; and Alberto Morales, Latino Decisions.


The LBJ School of Public Affairs invites you to attend The LatinX Factor, a one-day summit with leading experts across media, policy and academia who will convene to unpack the X Factor and its role in the American social, political and cultural landscapes. This summit is co-sponsored by UT Austin's Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association and Latino Studies.

The summit kicks off with a keynote luncheon featuring Harvard University's Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez, a leading voice in LatinX studies. Following the keynote luncheon, several experts will host workshops on identity, political landscape, advocacy and more. The summit closes with a Mini Pop-Up Pachanga hosted by Latino Studies at UT, featuring interactive activities, art, resources and a live musical performance by Making Movies.






The LatinX Factor

11:30 a.m.–Noon: Registration

Noon–2 p.m.: Keynote Luncheon

  • Dr. Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez, Harvard University
    Why Latinx now? Historical perspectives on an ever-changing terminology
  • Theresa Vargas Wyatt, Chief Growth Officer, La Reyna
    LatinX: Revolution or Renaissance?

2–3 p.m.: "Office Hours" — Unpacking LatinX

  • Dr. Carlos Arce, Founder, USness and Co-Founder, EthniFacts
  • Albert Morales, Senior Political Director, Latinos Decisions

3–3:15 p.m.: Cafecito Break

3:15–4:30 p.m.: LatinX in Action Panel Discussion

  • Paola Ramos, Vice
  • Alejandrina Guzman, Former UT Student Body President
  • Alberto Rodriguez, Oracle
  • Moderator: Estevan Delgado, Austin Community Foundation

4:30–5 p.m.: Closing conversation with Enrique Chi of the band Making Movies

5–6 p.m.: Musical performance by Making Movies and Mini Pop-Up Pachanga hosted by Latino Studies at UT