Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14), the annual Latino trends event for media, social media, marketing, music and film, today offered a preview of an ambitious agenda that will bring greater emphasis to content for Hispanic journalists, bloggers and marketers while also expanding to include Latino tech, fashion and food.

“We’re working with the nation’s top Hispanic brand marketers and agencies to ensure that next year’s event is the most engaging and innovative one yet,” said Hispanicize event and Hispanicize Wire founder Manny Ruiz (@MannyRuiz).

Against the backdrop of Miami, Hispanic media and marketing capital of the U.S. and gateway to Latin America, Hispanicize 2014 (April 1-4) will feature an ambitious agenda of more than 65 sessions, 130 presenters, concerts, film screenings and other special offsite events.  The event’s home will be the InterContinental Miami hotel.


Here’s an industry-by-industry look at what Hispanicize 2014 will offer:


Journalists and Bloggers


Hispanicize 2014 will once again feature separate content showcases tailored to the needs of Latino bloggers and to Hispanic journalists.  In addition to giving bloggers and journalists their own in-depth tracks, Hispanicize 2014 will also feature premium, overlapping content focused on the topic of media entrepreneurship, one of the hottest topics in the industry.


To underscore the increasingly vital role journalists and bloggers will play at the event, organizers have tapped Latino USA and NPR legend Maria Hinojosa to co-chair Hispanicize 2014.   In addition to being an award-winning journalist, Hinojosa personifies entrepreneurship as President of The Futuro Media Group.


As with previous Hispanicize events, event sponsors will have numerous top quality opportunities to engage with the Who’s Who of Latino bloggers and journalists that converge at the event.


Marketing/Social Media


One of the most important tracks of the event will continue with a triple focus on premium marketing research, award winning case studies from PR, advertising and social media as well as advanced how-to sessions.  Unlike previous years, the entire marketing/social media track will put emphasis on advance level content.


Technology and Entrepreneurship


Building on its pilot program for Latino tech entrepreneurs that was featured at 2013 event, Hispanicize 2014 will work with various partner organizations to host several, in-depth programs to help Hispanic entrepreneurs harness the power of crowdfunding platforms, technology and marketing.


Fashion and Food


The 5th annual event will mark the full blown debut of Latino fashion and food into Hispanicize.


“Fashion and food activations will be creatively integrated into various parts of the event in order to complete the multi-sensory look, feel, sound and taste of the event,” said Ruiz.


Latin Music Showcase
For the second straight year the Latin Music Showcase will bring A-list and indie music artists to the event.  In addition to music performances and memorable after parties, this showcase will also consist of professional development sessions examining the latest industry trends.


Film Showcase
The Latino Film Showcase of Hispanicize 2014 will include several professional development sessions, a major feature film premier and a special Short Film Chill Room.  The short films will play in this special room in a continuously looping fashion.   Only short films will be competition films in 2014.


Latinovators Showcase


The Latinovator Awards will once again return to recognize Latino celebrities, business professionals and other top achievers who have become crossover successes or whose stories are remarkable or inspirational.  In addition to in-depth, event wide interviews with Latinovators like previous honorees Rita Moreno and Soledad O’Brien, the showcase will also consist of special sessions devoted to entrepreneurship and innovation.


National Advisory Board


The event’s content will be selected exclusively by a national advisory board comprised of more than 40 Hispanic brand marketing executives and influencers from the industries of advertising, public relations, journalism, social media, film, music, business and technology.


Call for Sessions and Speakers


To submit a stimulating session, speaker or presentation for the event, click on http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/about/session-submission.  The submission deadline is November 17, 2013.  Hispanicize 2014 will only showcase ideas that are fresh and have not been recycled from other conferences.


Early Bird Registration Discount until Oct. 31

Registration for Hispanicize 2014 are now open.  A 25% early bird discount will be available through October 31 at https://hispz14.eventbrite.com/. Enter code “Earlybird14” before checking out.



Sponsorship information is available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling 203.364.4779.


About Hispanicize 2014

Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, film, music and innovation.

Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four full days.   Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.


The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos.


Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

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