The Annual

Adelante Conference

Adelante Conference: Redefining the Latino Experience

The Annual Adelante Conference will take place Saturday, October 20, 2018

Adelante 2018 is Harvard’s premier Latino Business conference focused on debating the issues, policy, and opportunities facing Latino leaders in the US. This full day of programming includes keynotes and panels by today’s Latino leaders and employers. Open to students, alumni, professionals, and the community.

Hosted by Latino Student Association (LASO), a Student Club at HBS, this conference is a powerful forum for Latinos to learn from, share with, and inspire one another. This annual conference brings together Latinos across Boston — including students, alumnae, faculty, distinguished business leaders, and community members — to explore the opportunities and challenges that Latinos encounter in today’s business world..

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Proudly brought to you by HBS LASO Club, in cooperation, with the LatinX Caucus from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, la Alianza from Harvard Law School, and the Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association.

This is the schedule for the main Adelante Conference. Tickets are bought directly on eventbrite
Please note this is subject to change
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time Event
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:50 AM Welcome & Keynote 1
Luis Ubinas MBA ‘89 Baker Scholar
President of Board of Trustees Pan American Development Fund. Former President Ford Foundation. Former Senior Partner McKinsey & Company.
10:00 – 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions #1:
1) Latinos in Tech
2) Latinos in Retail
3) Latinos in Healthcare
11:15 – 12:15 PM Breakout Sessions #2:
1) Latinos in Entrepreneurship
2) Latinos in Media/Entertainment
3) Latinos in Finance/Banking
4) Consulting: Working across cultures and geographies. Its opportunities and challenges
12:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 1:50 PM Keynote 2
2:00 – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions #3:
1) Gaining mentors & sponsors
2) Economic Justice or Worker Cooperatives
3) Why and how to get into business school
4) Gaining access to Capital
3:15 - 4:15 PM Breakout Sessions #4:
1) Latinos on Boards
2) Latinos in Politics: Who will be the next Latino Leader
3) Leading Diverse Teams
4:30pm - Onward Conexiones: Networking and Farewell

This is the schedule for the HBS Admissions Prospective Student Diversity Day (PSDD) event which you must register for separately and is NOT included in your Conference Ticket. Registration can be found here
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time Event
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:50 AM Case with Prof. Alvarez
10:00 – 11:00 AM Admission Session
11:15 – 12:15 PM Financial Aid Session
12:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch with RCs
1:00 – 1:50 PM Panel with current students
2:00 – 3:00 PM Campus Tours
3:15 - 5:00 PM Free time
5:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception



The conference facilitates an interactive network of current and future business leaders to engage in a provocative dialog. The Latino Conference is organized entirely by current MBA students at Harvard Business School and is the primary campus event of the school’s LASO Club.


Each year, the Latino Conference seeks to unite the community of present and future business leaders who share a common passion for diversity.  The conference draws attendees from all industries. Participants include business professionals, educators, and students from top MBA programs around the world.

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