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CHLI's Sixth Annual Future Leaders Conference Highlighted Global Awareness and Innovation

Friday, July 27, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Hosted at the US Capitol Visitors Center Auditorium 

 CHLI's Sixth Annual Future Leaders Conference Highlighted Global Awareness and Innovation  

America's emerging leaders gathered to explore their future with a global perspective  


July 24, 2012. (Washington, DC) -"I am confident in America's future" declared Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart during his speech at the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Sixth Annual Future Leaders Conference on Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Congressional Auditorium in the US Capitol Visitors Center. Over 200 emerging leaders along with other Members of Congress and representatives of Fortune 500 companies gathered to discuss "Global Competition and Innovation".  

 Former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Chairman of CHLI, opened the event and remarked how appropriate and timely it was to hold a future leaders conference at the U.S. Capitol as Americans many times overlook the country's diversity and the many opportunities available at ones fingertips. CHLI's Sixth Annual Future Leaders Conference was one of those opportunities. 

The conference  was conceived to bring together students and young professionals of diverse backgrounds to learn from Members of Congress and successful businesspersons on subjects such as leadership, globalization and the increasingly important role they play in the future of our country. Congressmen David Rivera, Francisco Canseco, Bill Flores, and Arthur Estopiñan, Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen also shared their insights on the importance of a STEM education and understanding of innovation and public policy to the audience full of the nation's future leaders. 

Participants entered the Congressional Auditorium and enjoyed sessions with a remarkable group of speakers who shared their stories and experiences of leadership and success. The engaged audience asked questions, which led to a very energetic conference that had a perfect ending with a networking lunch. 

The networking lunch allowed both the speakers and the participants to engage in face-to-face conversations, making more enriching the experience at the conference. Representatives from Ford Motor Company, George Washington University, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. Mayor Office on Latino Affairs, Teach for America, Florida International University, American Jewish Committee, U.S. Agency for International Development, The Libre Initiative and the U.S. State Department all shared a lunch with students while answering questions about their companies, organizations and careers.  

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute was also promoting its scholarship program: "Global Leaders Program" which takes part in partnership with the Semester in Washington Program offered at the George Washington University. Through this program undergraduate and graduate students are invited to spend a semester at the nation's capital attending classes at George Washington University. The program also includes the opportunity for students to work for a prestigious private company and for a Member of Congress. 

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Sixth Annual Future Leaders Conference was made possible by the generous contributions of its sponsors: Ford Motor Company, Google, Walmart, Comcast/NBC/Telemundo and Merck Pharmaceuticals.  


About CHLI: Founded in 2003, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI), pronounced "chili" is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization, based in Washington, D.C. CHLI's vision is advancing the Hispanic community's diversity of thought. CHLI is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress to advance the Hispanic Community's Economic Progress with a focus on Social Responsibility and Global  


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Mercy Padilla +1 (202) 360-4112 Oficina +1 (410) 903-1496 Celular  

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