Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: This conference is equipped to showcase research and educational programs that both explore and enhance the involvement of Latinos and immigrants in entrepreneurial activities. Empowering economic development through this entrepreneurialism can be a key element for the sustainability and expansion of local and regional economies, given the relative youth and the risk-taking and optimistic mindset that usually characterizes immigrants. Entrepreneurship builds bridges, promotes dialogue and creates additional opportunities that benefit all community members, acting as a cornerstone for a solid integration process.
The Cambio de Colores conference is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest. It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.
The 17th annual conference will take place in Kansas City on June 6, 7 and 8th, 2018.
The following themes provide the conference framework:
1. Change and Integration
2. Civil Rights and Political Participation
4. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
6. Youth Development