Keynote Presentations

Opening Keynote - Heather McGowan

Change is coming at us with the greatest velocity in human history.

In the single second it took you to read the previous sentence, an algorithm executed 1,000 stock trades. Computers in Visa’s credit card network processed over three million transactions, no doubt a few of them providing payment for the 17 packages that robots helped pack and ship from Amazon’s warehouses. Right now, 56,000 Google searches are returning tens of billions of results links. At this very moment, more than 2.5 million emails are being sent, not all of them by human beings.

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Closing Keynote - Luis Maldonado

"The beginning is the most important part of the work." – Plato

With the start of the new 116th Congress, with new leadership in the US House of Representatives and with 110 newly elected senators and representatives, many things are about to change in Washington, DC -- or are they?

This session will describe what is being done by HACU to prepare for the opportunities and threats that exist for funding and program authority relating to Hispanic-Serving Institutions at DOE, USDA, NSF and others.

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About Riverside, CA

Within steps of the Riverside Convention Center and downtown hotels, guests will enjoy Main Street Riverside and its unique boutiques, restaurants & pubs, and specialty dessert shops. LIVE NATION manages two historic performing arts venues – The Fox Performing Arts Theater and the Riverside Municipal Auditorium & Events Center. It’s no wonder the nation’s most prominent business magazine named Riverside the #8 Coolest City.

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