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FUTURO Digital Conference

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Admission Free (Each panel requires a ticket RSVP for admission)
*Please note due to security please arrive early for your forum.

Monday, August 12, 2019

85 10th Ave,
New York, NY 10011


The New York Latino Film Festival’s acclaimed Digital Conference, FUTURO returns this year. Featuring forums spotlighting leaders and top social influencers in digital content (creators and distributors), mobile app companies and mobile technology leaders targeting the market. At FUTURO, the future is NOW!


1:30 PM: Opening Remarks

Keynote (2:00PM)

The Media, Culture, and Community of Latinx

What is LatinX as it relates to personal identification, media perception and creative expression? Some like the term, some don’t and others pay it no mind. Do we need another term? As a culture, do we let these terms reflect the images and stories we tell any differently. A one on one discussion with Ben O’Dell partner of 3pas Studios moderated by Jack Rico.

Ben O’Dell, Producer, Screenwriter, & President of 3Pas Studios

Jack Rico, Host NBC’s ‘Consumer 101,’ Bilingual Entertainment Journalist, Podcaster

RSVP to Meet the Disruptors

Panel 1 (3:15PM)
Small Screen to Big Dreams

How have creatives successfully transitioned from making short form independent content to long form content that brands will purchase. Hear the paths creatives have taken to transition and build their brands. How do you effectively build real opportunities for yourself in other media mediums, while bringing an authentic audience of followers to grow with you?

Stefon Bristol, Director

Ismael Cruz Cordova, Actor

Sasha Merci, Actress

Kat Lazo, Producer, Director & Host

RSVP to Panel 1

Panel 2 (4:30PM)
Influence & Responsibility

How can creatives with great influence uplift communities with content and brand partnerships? In social media, everyone has a title, such as fitness influencer, beauty boss, advice expert, fashion influencer, weight expert..etc. But with influence comes responsibility. As body shaming, self esteem, and sense of self becomes just as clear on social media, we’d like to have an open discussion with lifestyle influencers on how you can engage for the good of people and build stronger influence with lifestyle brands.

AJ El Kallejero, Music Curator & Host

Martha Luna, Celebrity Stylist

Kai Greene, Athlete

Moderator: Yaya Mazurkevich Nunez, Experiential Creative Producer

5:30 – 6:00PM – Influencers Reception (First come, first serve)

RSVP to Panel 2

Latinos Out Loud Live Podcast Episode (6:00PM)

The award-winning Latinos Out Loud podcast, on the ReVolver Network, is a weekly show with comedians Rachel “La Loca” Strauss-Muniz, Michael “Juan Bago” Diaz, Jaime” “JFernz” Fernandez and Frank Nibbs that features improv bits, pranks, character segments, guests interviews that inspire and more. Their mission is simple – to move Latinos forward while making them laugh! Week after week, listeners hear a slew of character voices, jokes on pop culture, personal and uplifting stories and unique conversations with guests such as award-winning actor Lin Manuel Miranda, The Kid Mero from Showtime’s “Desus & Mero”,songstress Amara la Negra from VH-1’s “Love & Hip Hop”, and Maria Hinojosa from NPR’s “Latino USA”.

Latinos Out Loud is the voice of Latinos today, and they are just starting to get loud!

RSVP to Latinos Out Loud

Dates & Times



Mon, Aug 12
1:30 pm