NALAC National Conference, Oct. 17-21 in Philadelphia

Seizing the Moment NOW, the 8th national conference organized by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), will bring Latino artists, arts professionals, scholars, and entrepreneurs to Philadelphia for five days of education, exchange, and networking. The conference takes place October 17-21, 2012. NALIPster and award-winning broadcast journalist Maria Hinojosa will deliver the keynote address.

NALAC's October 2012 national conference, produced by acclaimed director/producer Dan Guerrero, will open with a welcome from Mayor Nutter, Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett, and Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez. Distinguished speakers who have been invited to present include United States Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar and Smithsonian Museum Curator Carmen Ramos. Ozomatli, the eclectic nine-member, three-time Grammy-award winning Latin, Hip Hop, and Salsa band from Los Angeles will perform.

The NALAC national conference is an influential platform for Latino arts and cultural exchange that brings together established and aspiring artists and arts professionals in cities chosen for their thriving and diverse Latino populations. Through a series of educational sessions, panel discussions, exhibitions, and performances, participants develop professional skills related to audience cultivation, funding, media engagement, and evaluation. The conference offers opportunities for participants to view the work of top Latino artists and to access those artists and public figures in intimate presentations and at social events.

Visit the NALAC conference website for more information.