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2016 Emerge Latino Conference

Feb 23-25, 2016


Emerge is a multi-day Latino leadership conference located in Washington D.C. that provides college students with public policy briefings on public health, education, and immigration. In addition, attendees of Emerge will receive training in civic engagement, advocacy, and program coordination. Emerge conference will be a 3 day 2 night event. The first night will include registration and an opening reception. The second day offers policy workshops on critical legislative issues affecting Hispanic Americans, such as, education, health, and immigration. The day concludes with LULAC’s Legislative Awards Gala, an awards ceremony that recognizes key leaders who have served the Hispanic community across the country. The final day of the Emerge conference is focused on job readiness and hands on approach on how to do advocacy. There will be a career fair to explore job opportunities (corporate, non-profit, non-traditional, and government)

Event Hotel:
Mandarin Oriental
1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
Rate: $230.00

Emerge Student Hotel:

Call (202) 833-6130 or send a message to Sindy Benavides at

Free Registration! Register Here

Registration for this conference is free and the conference is open to LULAC Collegiate Councils and students groups affiliated with a college or university.

Emerge Conference Registration Form

Emerge Conference Registration Form

Click here to complete our electronic registration form.

Apply for a Travel Scholarship!

Apply for a Travel Scholarship!

Travel Scholarship Applications are due December 4, 2015!

The purpose of the LULAC Emerge Travel scholarship is to find motivated students who are interested in learning about the current state of affairs of the Latino community in the US, as well as to increase the diversity of students from various Universities attending the conference. The scholarship will provide transportation (flights, train, or gas) and lodging expenses of up to $850.
LULAC will award 10 scholarships of up to $850 on the basis of a comprehensive and competitive process. Scholarships will be awarded to college students on a point system, taking into account the following elements: completed application, academic accomplishments, community services, personal essays, resume, and a cover letter.

Please submit application to Sindy Benavides, Director of Civic Engagement & Community Mobilization via e-mail at:

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Conference Agenda (information)

Tuesday, February 23
11am to 2pm Community Service Project – Pre-Emerge Conference
4 pm to 6 pm Registration - Emerge Conference
6:30 to 8 pm Student Welcome - Emerge conference
8 pm to 10 pm Opening Plenary

Wednesday, February 24
7am to 9 am Platform Development
8 am to 9 am Registration - Legislative Conference
9 am to 4 pm Policy Briefings
3 pm to 6 pm LULAC Career Expo
Noon to 2 pm Innovation & Leadership Luncheon
6 pm to 7 pm Pre Gala Reception
7 pm to 9 pm Awards Dinner

Thursday, February 25
7 am to 9 am Advocacy Training
9 am to 5 pm Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
1 pm to 2:30 Capitol Hill Power Luncheon
5 pm to 8 pm Congressional Reception


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