Last week, Media Stage provided the technical execution for the 2020 LULAC Summit webcast. This is the first time the event had gone fully virtual as opposed to the organization’s annual convention and expo. LULAC (The League of United Latin American Citizens) is the largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization in the country. With 1,000 councils throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, their mission is to empower Hispanic Americans and to build strong Latino communities.
One of the featured keynote speakers was Jill Biden, former Second Lady and wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. She hosted a panel consisting of two members of Congress: Rep. Raul Ruiz and Rep. Filemon Vela. As the impact of COVID-19 within the Latino community was a primary topic of conversation, the discussion also included Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of San Francisco and Amirah Sequeira, Lead Legislative Advocate at National Nurses United. Biden’s message was one of increased inclusivity and a “better environment” for Latinos if her husband is elected to office come November.
The three-day event covered a wide array of other timely topics such as mobilizing one’s professional network through social media best practices, communications and public relations training, veterans’ affairs, among many others. There was no shortage of high profile moderators and panelists, including: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former member of President Obama’s Cabinet Julián Castro, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, CEO of the YWCA Alejandra Castillo and host of ABC’s What Would You Do? John Quiñones.
The Media Stage crew put their newly revamped Control Center and studio to use to take in all the live feeds and turn them around for show production. It took a full crew of audio, video and stage managing technicians to communicate with and direct participants and to call the show based on the specific agenda from LULAC.
This is the third show Media Stage has executed for LULAC – all of which were virtual live streams in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic – and it is proving to become a strong partnership that our staff is very grateful for. We look forward to continuing to work with their team more in the future!