Technicity Times
    Issue 4 • November 2003

From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunities

Second Annual Latino Tech Conference To Be Held in Los Angeles

Workshops Focus on Topics in Business, Education, Government, Public Policy

by Alicia Maldonado

Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine at UCLA and Director for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, will join a slate of technology experts at the second annual Latinos & Technology Conference (LTC) on Thursday, November 13th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Dr. Hayes-Bautista will provide a historical overview of Latino involvement in technology, industry, areas of medicine, public health, mining, cartography, and education that dates back to at least 1799. His presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the future of technology and its impact on the Latino community.

Hispanic Business Magazine will help lead the roundtable forum, "Does Technology Really Mean Business?" Abel Magaña, Site Manager,, will present various scenarios and pose questions to a panel of technology experts on current technology issues. The panel will also look at future technological developments and their impact on business and other sectors.
Conference workshops will present technology information applicable to the business community, government entities, educational institutions, and non-profits or CBO's. The conference, entitled "From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunities," will also examine technology models that currently exist in local communities, and attendees will have the opportunity to share information, best practices, and lessons learned in the effort to bridge the digital divide within the Latino community.

The conference is sponsored by Advocating Latino Technology Advancements, Inc. (ALTA), a California-based non-profit group whose goal is to help bridge the digital divide by providing technological accessibility to underserved communities through educational initiatives.

Conference partners include Hispanic Business Magazine and the Latin Business Association. Media partners include Latino Journal, Latina Style, Hispanic Digital Network, Hispanic PR Wire, Downtown News, Latino Edge Magazine, Technica and

Alicia Maldonado is the Media Conference Chair. She can be reached at .



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