Miami, FL, USA (April 4, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — Walt Disney Imagineer Alfredo Ayala, holder of 10 patents and part of a team of artists, scientists and engineers that designs Disney’s leading-edge theme park technology, will kick start Hispanicize 2012 with a rousing breakfast keynote about innovation and creativity April 11.
Ayala’s appearance will be an early bookmark to a four-day, 85-session program April 10-13 in Miami that features inspiring Latinovator Award recipients Emilio Estefan (19-time GRAMMY-winning Music Producer), Cesar Millan (The Dog Whisperer), Maria Elena Salinas (Univision anchor) and Nely Galan (Entrepreneur, The Swan) as well as the top trends and trendsetters in Latino social media, advertising, media, blogging, public relations and filmmaking.
“A keynote speech by one of Disney’s elite Imagineers who also happens to be Latino gives us great pride and sets the tone for the creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship that runs through the veins of the Hispanicize 2012’s epic program,” said Manny Ruiz, creative director and organizer of the event.
Ayala, responsible for leading Research & Development project teams, has helped design and create innovative effects for popular Disney Parks attractions such as the Haunted Mansion, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Soarin’, among many projects. Most recently he was part of a team working on the next generation of Audio-Animatronics figures called Autonomatronics. Many of Ayala’s past and present cutting edge projects are categorized as classified or Top Secrets. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Walt Disney lmagineering Spirit of lnnovention Award.
In addition to Ayala and the one-on-one, event-wide interviews with the 2012 Latinovators, “Hispanicize 2012” will bring focus to Latino entrepreneurship and technology through other programs and sessions, including:
“Hispanicize 2012” sponsors include Disney Parks, Target, BlackBerry, Unilever’s ViveMejor, Sprint, Dove Clear Tone, Walmart, McDonald’s, Cricket Wireless, Starz, Pampers, Univision Communications, JeffreyGroup, Pepsico, Southwest Airlines, Diageo, Telemundo, RadioShack, UnitedHealthcare, Clorox, JetBlue Airways, Fox Hispanic Media, Herbalife, NBC Latino, Terra, Visit Orlando, USamp, HATUEY Cuban-Style Ale, Bacardi USA, The Axis Agency, Transitions, Fleishman-Hillard, Newlink America, PR Newswire, Business Wire, Sensis, Critical Mention, Voxxi, Plus Three, Fox News Latino, OfferWise, Reyes Entertainment and others.
“Hispanicize 2012” media partners include Getty Images Latin America/Hispanic, Latin Heat Media, Billboard Latin Music, AdWeek, Hispanic Market Weekly, LatinVision and the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).
The event’s 2012 charity focus is for ArtesMiami, a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to developing South Florida as a cultural center with a special focus on Hispanic culture.
Sponsorship information is still available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting tel: 203.364.4779 . The conference hashtag is #HISPZ11. To sign up for conference-related Twitter headlines visit www.Twitter.com/Hispanicize.
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