Hispanicize 2013, Miami's Latin SXSW, Returns With Vivica A. Fox
Miami is the United States' undisputed Hispanic headquarters. You can't find more Latin flavor without actually setting foot in the other America. So it makes perfect sense that the five-day Hispanicize conference would make landfall in our fair city.
This Latinpalooza, a SXSW-style event of sorts, consists of everything from nonprofit marketing and Facebook workshops for journalists to red-carpet movie screenings and live concerts. Basically, it's the annual hub for all things film, music, marketing, interactive, and, duh, Hispanic.
The massive conference, kicking off at Miami Beach's Eden Roc, covers a wide range of topics, genres, and career paths -- and big names, to boot. Attendees and session leaders will include Carlos Ponce, Rita Moreno, Charo, Soledad O'Brien, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Vivica A. Fox.
"Hispanicize 2013 is the only event that brings brands, media, marketers, celebrities, filmmakers, innovators, and bloggers together in a unique creative environment focused on ideas and best practices. The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books, and more targeting Latinos," says Manny Ruiz, the creative director and founder of Hispanicize.
Courtesy of Hispanicize
New this year is a full Latin music showcase, featuring artists such as Puerto Rican pop-rock duo Domino Saints and ten other indie artists, DJs, and bands that include Hola Hi, Solz5, Sonsoles, Locos por Juana, DJ EL Dusty, La Santa Cecilia, Sons of Mariel (Diego Val), Sito Rocks, Wise the Gold Pen, and Santaye.
"Another major change is the 2013 program will now incorporate sessions which will address the professional development needs of Hispanic journalists, a key audience of the event," Ruiz says.