Adelante 2020

EMERGE: Latinx Resilience & Progress Towards a More Prosperous Future 

24 - 25 October 2020
Harvard Business School


The 2020 Adelante Conference is a virtual event designed to bring together the Latinx community. Hosted by the Latinx Student Organization (LASO) at Harvard Business School, this year’s conference marks the start of a year-long celebration of the organization’s 20th anniversary.


This year’s theme is “EMERGE,” focusing on Latinx resilience and progress towards a more prosperous future. 


We want to help our community emerge from the current situations that threaten the Latinx community across different dimensions. Through this theme, we hope to challenge our attendees to explore ways to empower themselves and more broadly, the Latinx community, during this unprecedented and challenging season in our country’s history.

What to expect

The conference will be a virtual event hosted on October 24-25th. Conference programming will include keynote speakers and panel discussions lead by Latinx leaders and employers. The event is open to students, alumni, professionals, and the broader community. Session format will vary, but attendees can expect a variety of interactive components and the opportunity to engage with and ask questions of panelists and speakers. Conference sessions and topics include but may not be limited to the following:


  • Why an MBA may be right for you

  • Latinx Industry Spotlights

    • Latinx in Consulting

    • Latinx in Marketing and CPG 

    • Latinx in Entrepreneurship & Tech

    • Latinx in Media and Entertainment

    • Latinx in the Social Sector

    • Latinx in Finance

  • Latinx Social Topic Spotlights

    • Afrolatinidad

    • Latinx on the Frontlines

    • Latinx Inequities in Healthcare

    • Building Intergenerational Wealth

    • Mental Health in the Latinx Community



Saturday, October 24

11:00 am - 11:50 am

Welcome Address

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Opening Keynote

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Lunch Panel: Why MBA

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

​Industry Panel Breakout #1

  • Consulting

  • CPG / Marketing to Latinx Audience

  • Entrepreneurship & Tech

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

​Industry Panel Breakout #2

  • Media

  • Nonprofit

  • Investing / Finance

Sunday, October 25

11:00 am - 11:50 am

Opening Remarks

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

​Social Panel Breakout #1

  • Afro-Latinidad

  • Latinx on the Frontlines

  • Healthcare and Latinx Inequities

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Social Panel Breakout #2

  • Building Intergenerational Wealth

  • Mental Health in the Latinx Community

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm


3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Closing Remarks​


Featured Speakers



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About LASO

A Student Club at Harvard Business School
Latino Student Organization

LASO proudly promotes and supports Harvard Business School’s Latino students and works alongside the Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA).  Representing a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and Latino heritage, LASO members spearhead initiatives related to MBA admissions, alumni, career development and more to advocate for and empower the Latino community on campus and beyond.