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The NALEO 31st Annual Conference is unlike any other professional development gathering for elected and appointed officials. It presents a unique opportunity for Latino policymakers to meet with their colleagues from all levels of government to address the challenges and opportunities facing our communities and our nation. The NALEO Annual Conference provides a venue for the meaningful exchange of ideas and solutions to today’s most pressing policy issues.

NALEO 31st Annual Conference sessions will focus on various policy areas, including:

  • Education, with an emphasis on STEM
  • Health
  • U.S. and Mexico Bi-national Issues
  • Political Empowerment
  • Economic Development
  • Municipal Finance
  • Pensions
  • Water

This year the NALEO Annual Conference will feature a track specifically for newly elected officials, providing critical governance training for those that may have missed our “newly boot camp” in 2012. Plenary sessions will focus on the Latino Electorate and the 2014 Elections, where we are 50 Years after the Civil Rights Act, and Celebrating Latina Leaders. Luncheons will focus on state and national leadership that will be augmented by sessions focused on governance and political empowerment.

The NALEO 31st Annual Conference will also include special tributes to active members and veterans of the U.S. military. Two Conference breakout sessions will be dedicated to addressing various issues affecting veterans and their families as they reintegrate into their communities.


Speaker 1

Hon. Jerry Brown

Governor of California

Speaker 2

Hon. Kamala Harris

California Attorney General

Speaker 3

Hon. Maria Contreras-Sweet

Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

Speaker 1

Hon. Alberto Gonzales

Former U.S. Attorney General

Speaker 2

Dolores Huerta

Civil Rights Activist

Speaker 3

Thomas Perez

U.S. Secretary of Labor

Opening Reception | USS Midway

June 26, 2014

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

USS Midway Museum
910 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

This special evening aboard the USS Midway will focus on the significance of Latino representation in our military.

Together with Presenting Sponsor Host, Toyota, and Co-host, JPMorgan Chase & Co., NALEO will showcase how troops, past and present, contribute and foster leadership in our community, helping to encourage and strengthen the voice of Latinos throughout the country.

Select members of our armed forces will be recognized for their leadership, dedication and unwavering commitment to the defense of our country, in seamless union with their colleagues in service. The USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum serves as San Diego's tribute to the contributions of the armed services, and as a dynamic, interactive vessel of education, history and preservation. The Museum features an array of historical collections including virtual flight simulators, vintage naval aircrafts from World War II, audio tours, interactive and multimedia exhibits, and the Midway Museum store.

The USS Midway was commissioned on September 10, 1945, and over the next 47 years, served more than 200,000 American veterans during the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War and a number of other voyages. The USS Midway remained on station and responded to every call – both military and humanitarian, and is the longest serving transporter of the twentieth century in existence, today.

California State Night Reception

Hosted by California Latino Legislative Caucus

June 26, 2014

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Constellation A, 2nd Floor
4000 Coronado Bay Road
Coronado, CA 92118

This reception, hosted by the California Latino Legislative Caucus, will be held in recognition of California serving as the state host of the NALEO 31st Annual Conference. The California State Night Reception will take place at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort following the NALEO Opening Reception aboard the USS Midway, and will serve as an exclusive on-site networking venue for NALEO Conference participants. Special guests will include members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, including NALEO President, California State Senator Alex Padilla, and Caucus Chair, California State Senator Ricardo Lara.

California Beach Party

June 27, 2014

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

5:00 – 5:30 pm
Reception guests to check-in
at Bay Terrace,
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 1st Floor

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Road
Coronado, CA 92118

This special evening hosted on the sands of Silver Strand Beach at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, will feature a variety of fun beach games, entertainment, s’mores stations and beach-friendly food, for all Conference guests to enjoy. Guests are asked to kindly report to the Bay Terrace at the Loews Coronado upon check-in at 5:00 p.m., and come prepared with a light jacket or wrap, due to anticipated cooler beach temperatures. Limited seating on the sands, will be available.

Salute to California Leadership Dinner

June 28, 2014

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception
Commodore Foyer

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner & Program
Commodore Ballroom,
1st Floor

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Road
Coronado, CA 92118

Join us for the signature social event of the NALEO 31st Annual Conference, the NALEO Salute to California Leadership dinner. This tribute dinner will recognize California elected officials across jurisdictions for their unwavering leadership and public service to the community, and will also serve as the traditional closing ceremonial event of the NALEO 31st Annual Conference. A highlight of the evening will include the presentation of the esteemed “President’s Award” by NALEO leadership.
Dessert, dancing and entertainment to immediately follow dinner program.

For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact development@naleo.org or call (213) 765-9462.

Presenting Sponsor Host

Prime Co-host


Online registration is now closed

Please register onsite at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Full Conference Prices

Access to all conference sessions, meals, and NALEO 31st Annual Conference evening events.



    $700 after June 6, 2014

New Member


    $800 after June 6, 2014

    *Includes one year membership



    $900 after June 6, 2014



    $600 after June 6, 2014



    $600 after June 6, 2014

    *of Elected and Appointed Officials



    $400 after June 6, 2014

    (Youth 10-17 years)



    $400 after June 6, 2014

    (High School or College students must
    provide current student ID upon check-in)

One Day Prices


      Limited Onsite Registration Available

Hotel Information

Loews Coronado Bay Resort

4000 Loews Coronado Bay Road
Coronado, CA 92118


    Accommodations at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort
    are sold out from June 26-28, 2014.

Overflow Hotel Now Available to Registered Conference Attendees

Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa

2000 Second Street
Coronado, CA 92118

Room rate: $229/night, plus tax

Discounted rate is available from June 25 – 29, 2014

For online reservations CLICK HERE
To book your reservation by telephone, call 1-800-228-9290
and reference NALEO Conference at your time of booking.


Shuttle Service will be available daily from the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and
Spa to the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Travel time between the two hotels is approximately 12 minutes. For individuals driving, the Loews Coronado Bay Resort is offering a parking discount of $12.00 per day; individuals must present their conference badge to receive the discount.

We encourage attendees that have not booked their accommodations, as of yet, to please visit the Coronado Visitor Center website or their preferred online travel company for additional hotel options.

Online registration is now closed

Please register onsite at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

News and Media

Welcome message from President Barack Obama to the NALEO 30th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.


April 9, 2014:
Latino Policymakers to Prepare for Election 2014 and Address Nation’s Most Pressing Issues at NALEO 31st Annual Conference in San Diego
June 4, 2014:
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to Address Nation’s Latino Policymakers at NALEO 31st Annual Conference in San Diego
June 11, 2014:
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to Address Nation’s Latino Policymakers at NALEO 31st Annual Conference in San Diego

June 28, 2014:
Election 2014 and 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act to be at Forefront of Agenda for Latino Policymakers at NALEO 31st Annual Conference


The NALEO Annual Conference is open to credentialed reporters. You will be able to work on-site from our Press Room.

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Bosquez, Manager of Media Relations
Phone: (202) 546-2536 | Email: abosquez@naleo.org

Paula Valle, Director of Communications
Phone: (213) 747-7606 ext. 4414 | Email: pvalle@naleo.org


NALEO 30th Annual Conference Highlights.


Presenting Sponsors

Presidential Sponsors

Senatorial Sponsors

Congressional Sponsors

Gubernatorial Sponsors

Mayoral Sponsors

Other Sponsors

NALEO 31st Annual Conference sponsorship packages and individual table opportunities
for the “NALEO Salute to California Leadership” dinner, are now available.

For details, contact development@naleo.org or call (213) 765-9462.