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Consists of two 2023 national events—  convened during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) winter and summer meetings. This ‘must attend’ event provides a great networking experience for all guests. Mayors, area elected officials, policy-makers, corporate executives, community leaders, industry experts, and political insiders are invited. The Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award is presented to a mayor from a city with a significant Latino population who has exhibited an outstanding commitment to bringing diverse communities together.



Consists of two 2023 national events— convened by invitation-only to provide a platform for prominent Latino leaders to share their personal story of obstacles overcome to achieve success. In addition, it provides a networking opportunity for elected officials, policy makers, corporate executives, opinion leaders, community activists, industry experts, and political insiders. The program includes the presentation of the Eagle Leadership Award to a national leader who has made a significant impact on the lives of Latinos living in the United States. It also features a community partner serving the Latino community.


The Cafecito Series is a new platform aimed to educate, inspire, and prepare the next generation of leaders. The Rising Star Award will be presented to an emerging Latino/Latina leader who has demonstrated exceptional promise, leadership, and commitment to their community. The event will include a moderated intergenerational discussion between the honoree and an iconic, seasoned leader with an in-person audience of young professionals, elected and appointed officials, corporate executives, opinion leaders and community activists.

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