Community Symposiums

Since 2015, the LLI has convened nationally-recognized experts in business, film, media, politics, and more to share insights on the Latino community. By applying both leading academic research and real-life experiences to critical conversations, the Institute effectively illuminates the challenges and opportunities of our demographic destiny. Throughout the year, the LLI will host multiple public symposiums on a variety of topics. These community forums will address education, ethnicity and race, energy and the environment, civic engagement, foreign policy and national security, health care, and immigration.

Power In Numbers: Latinos Fueling Colorado’s Economic Growth and Workforce Symposium

On Thursday, March 1, the Latino Leadership Institute co-hosted the Power In Numbers: Latinos Fueling Colorado’s Economic Growth and Workforce symposium with the Denver Business Journal. The sold-out event was attended by nearly 150 business and community leaders from across the Denver Metro area.

Demographic, business and industry experts from across sectors presented relevant data on growth trends of Colorado’s Latino community and discussed the strategies companies are employing to maximize market share while fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces. The symposium was part of the Latino Leadership Institute’s Impact Initiative which was launched last year.

We would like to thank our partner, Denver Business Journal, and our sponsors, Wells Fargo and the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau for helping make it a successful event. Finally, we would like to thank our panelists for sharing their knowledge and insights with those in attendance:

Dr. Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor, University of Denver

Maria Garcia Berry, Founder & Chairman of the Board, CRL Associates

John Hayes, President & CEO, Ball Corporation

Brady Kellogg, Senior VP of Corporate Partnerships, Denver Broncos

Peter Villegas, Head, Office of Latin Affairs, Coca-Cola

Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Professor of Medicine & Director at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA