Latinx Youth Summit

Youth Summit dance

The Latinx Youth Summit is part of the 19th Annual “Strengthening and Valuing Latino/a Communities in Iowa” conference to be held in Iowa City, Iowa. The youth summit attracts 200 high school students from around the state. The Iowa Latinx Conference is coordinated by the Center for Diversity and Enrichment and the University of Iowa School of Social Work.

For more information contact Corey Sutter, Youth Summit Chair.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa

Time Activity Location
8:30-9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union
9:00-9:15 am Welcome: Dr. Nadine Petty, Director, Center for Diversity and Enrichment  
9:15-10:15 am Keynote: Dr. Julio Cammarota - Baila con Nosotros!  
10:15-10:30 am Travel to Workshops  
10:30-11:30 am Session I  
  History Competition
(only for students competing)
Michigan Room 351, Nebraska Room 335, Purdue Room 341, Norhtwestern Room 345
  Find the Business Leader Inside Yourself
Mark Archibald & Gabriela Rivera
Minnesota Room 347
  Mobile Street Art Cart: Creating Counter Narratives
William Estrada
Lucas/Dodge 256
  Al Éxito: XQ The Super School Project
Dawn Oropeza
Indiana 346
  Building Comunidad
Elia Farias
Ohio State 343
  Baila con Nosotros!
Dr. Julio Camarota
2nd Floor Ballroom
11:30-12:35 pm Lunch  
12:35-12:50 pm History Competition Awards  
12:50-1:00 pm Travel to Workshops  
1:00-2:00 pm Session II  
  U Iowa Student Panel
Association of Latinos Moving Ahead (ALMA)
2nd Floor Ballroom
  Taller de Autoestima
(In Spanish)
Beatriz Gallardo
Northwestern 345
  Mobile Street Art Cart: Creating Counter Narratives
William Estrada
Nebraska 335
  Who Am I?
Dr. Kit Gerken
Indiana 346
  Building Comunidad
Elia Farias
Ohio State 343
2:00 pm Students meet back in the Ballroom Lobby to depart the University of Iowa campus  

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Workshop Proposals

Important Information About Workshop Proposals

AUDIENCE:  Conference participants include 9th -12th grade high school youth, educational advisors, community members, and community organizations. The conference is a multiracial/multinational event; participants speak multiple languages and interpretation can be provided for conference events in both English and Spanish if requested. 

LENGTH OF PRESENTATIONS: Please note that the Youth Leadership Summit workshops are 45-50 minutes in length.

STIPENDS:  All conference presenters receive complimentary registration to the conference, which includes conference meals and activities.  As a general rule, the Iowa Latinx Conference does not provide payment to presenters. 

ACCESSIBLITY: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in the Iowa Latinx Conference and accommodations will be provided upon request.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Corey Sutter, at 319.335.3555 or via email:

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:  Proposals for conference workshops are due by Thursday, August 31, 2017.  Proposals will be reviewed and you will be notified by Friday, September 15, 2017 of its acceptance. If you have any questions regarding workshop proposals or to submit a proposal, please email Corey Sutter at



Monday, October 2, 2017