LOS ANGELES, CA – September 13, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Hispanicize Media Group and California State University Fullerton’s College of Communications are partnering to launch a university student track for Hispanicize L.A., Oct. 4, called Hispanicize U.

The pilot program will provide 50 university students in the technology and media communications departments of the university with their own dedicated content track at the national Hispanic Heritage Month edition of Hispanicize in L.A.’s The Line Hotel. Select students will get free access to Hispanicize U and will be able to attend sessions of the broader event, including special programs, breakfast and lunches.

As part of the partnership, HMG will also launch a Latino Innovation Fund that will donate $1,000 towards each table that is sponsored at the Hispanicize Silicon Valley Luncheon of Hispanicize L.A. The fund will be managed by the university and will be given to students to microfund their own business ideas.

“Cal State has a long history of collaboration with our Hispanicize event platform and this partnership is the product of three years of discussions and brainstorms about how we could do something meaningful for students,” said Manny Ruiz, founder of the Hispanicize Media Group (HMG) that owns the Hispanicize L.A. event.

“We are thrilled with this pilot program,” said Edward Fink, interim dean of the College of Communications. “Through our Latino Communications Institute, we continue to grow partnerships like this to provide our Hispanic and Latino students with enhanced preparation for careers in the Spanish/ bilingual media market.”

The multi-industry, full day Hispanicize L.A. event will include more than 20 sessions for 700 of the nation’s most influential professionals from the industries of social media, diversity and inclusion tech, journalism and entertainment. (Register for the event at www.HispanicizeLA.com).


As part of the multi-industry agenda of Hispanicize L.A. (www.HispanicizeLA.com), organizers also announced that the California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA) will host their entire statewide convention within Hispanicize L.A. CCNMA’s participation is expected to add hundreds of Hispanic journalist attendees to an event that is already hosting the Who’s Who of Silicon Valley tech companies, multicultural content creators, multicultural marketing agencies, brands and entertainment industry pros.

As part of the robust agenda of the 2nd annual Hispanicize L.A. event, HMG also recently announced that the Hispanicize Silicon Valley Rankings, the first ever company rankings of Latino diversity in Silicon Valley, will also be announced and staged at Hispanicize L.A.

In addition to the awards and in the spirit of offering solutions for Silicon Valley, Hispanicize L.A. will facilitate a strong agenda that will provide tech diversity officers with the tools and all day trainings they need to meaningfully improve their companies’ Latino diversity efforts.

Presented in part by Prudential Financial, the Hispanicize L.A. event will feature a sophisticated but practical agenda that will include case studies, discussions, and keynotes that are sure to empower tech diversity and inclusion officers.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Through today, confirmed sponsors so far include Prudential, Ford, United Airlines, Carnival Corp, Telemundo Network, Best Western and CNet En Español.

Sponsorship information for Hispanicize L.A. is available by contacting [email protected]event.com or calling 203.364.4779.

Media Partnerships

The Hispanic Heritage Month edition of Hispanicize is being produced in partnership with the California Chicano News Media Association, DiMe Media, and the Hispanic Public Relations Association.

Other media partners include: SBS/LaMusica, Latina Moms.com, Hispanic Kitchen, and, the Hispanic PR Blog.

About Hispanicize Media Group
Hispanicize Media Group, LLC (HMG) works with leading brands and advertisers to navigate the rapidly evolving, trillion dollar U.S. Hispanic market by offering branded media opportunities, brand integrations, digital marketing campaigns and social influencer management through its online and experiential platforms that include the annual Hispanicize event, DiMe Media, LatinaMoms.com, Hispanic Kitchen and Popful.com. Through a joint venture with Exit 7, HMG also offers original, engaging, culturally relevant content receiving over 12 million monthly unique visitors, a social media audience of 325 million fans and a roster of 1,900+ celebrities, digital influencers and creators.

HMG’s award-winning management team is credited with pioneering the U.S. Hispanic social media industry and creating culturally resonating and engaging content for today’s Latino consumers. HMG is headquartered in Miami with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta.