Friday, November 4, 2011


Welcome all to the website for the Sixth Annual Latino Ivy League Conference. Here at Cornell, Anne Escobedo `12 and Yizary Polanco `13 have been working endlessly to ensure a conference that will efficiently build camaraderie amongst the Latino communities at all of the Ivy League Institutions. Whether you are a Ivy league student interested in attending the conference, a representative from a grad school or company inquiring about the networking session, or just interested in what this is all about : This is your number one resource. Don't Forget to Keep your Calendar Clear for November 4th-6th, 2011 !!!!! We have plenty in store for you all !

- Anne & Yizary :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


The event you have all been waiting for: the Latino Ivy League Conference entitled, Latinos in the Arts is coming to you November 5th at 8:00 pm (location:TBA). This elegant event will bring delicious food, amazing student performances, and beautiful music to a vibrant Latino environment.

We really want to flaunt the talent we have here at Cornell: so if you are an artist, fashion designer, sculptor, musician, poet, or writer, we would like to include you ! We are going decorate the banquet with student artwork ranging from clothing pieces, to sculptures to framed newspaper articles, and we want to have student performances not only by our amazing student organizations, but by distinguished individuals who are ready to showcase their talents.

If you would like your artwork portrayed or would like to perform email Yizary at or Anne at, or both of us :)

-Anne and Yizary :)

Networking Session

Dear Recruiters,

This year, we want to invite various companies, programs, and graduate schools over to Cornell for a huge networking session- offering an opportunity for these top notch students to meet with you, and vice versa. 

If November 5th, 2011 is a date that works for you, that's great! The networking session will be in the form of a career fair, and we will, of course, provide the tables and venue necessary for the event to be a success. 

It would be a pleasure to have a representative from your company or graduate school or program to come to our networking session, so please fill out this form below if your company would like to join us!

Registration Form for Networking Participants

Warmest Regards,
Anne & Yizary

Spotlight: Jose B Gonzalez

It is with great pleasure that we announce our Banquet guest speaker: Jose B Gonzalez!! We welcome Jose with big open arms as he has been completely enthusiastic in regards to attending this event as well as the efforts and initiatives we are representing in holding the event. Gracias Jose for all of your kind words and encouragement for our event. Check out his biography below from  and search him on youtube!

Jose B. Gonzalez was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, and immigrated to New London, Connecticut at the age of eight. He has been the recipient of such honors as the 2009 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Outstanding Latino Faculty of the Year Award, Connecticut's Higher Education Multicultural Faculty of the Year Award and has published poetry in such journals as Callaloo, The Teacher's Voice, Palabra, Acentos Review, Calabash and Colere, and anthologies including Coloring Book, Nantucket: A Collection, and Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature, which he also co-edited. His work was most recently included in a special edition of OCHO featuring Latino poets. He was the recipient of the 2006 Poet of the Year Award presented by the New England Association of Teachers of English. In addition, he has contributed critical and nonfiction essays to such journals as New England Quarterly and to National Public Radio. He has been featured in the nationally syndicated show, American Latino TV and Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

Jose infuses his presentations with a mix of poetry, humor, and social commentary. He holds a Master’s in Teaching in English from Brown University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rhode Island. He has presented at various conferences, schools and colleges such as Yale University, Harvard University, Wright State University, University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut College, Boston College, and he has been keynote speaker for a number of Hispanic Heritage Month events. He is currently a Professor of English at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

-Anne & Yizary :)


Friday Nov 4th 2011
5-6 pmRegistration / Reception
6-7 pmCafé con Leche: Meet & Greet

Saturday Nov 5th 2011
8-8:45 amDesayuno: Statler Hotel
8:45-9am Introduction: Statler Hotel
9-9:30amBreakout: Latino Affairs on Campus: Marti Dense
9:30-10am Large Discussion – Latino Sum Up
Workshop – Who is really crossing the Border? – Debate on Immigration & Education Reform
Workshop– Power on Canvas & In the Arts
11:30-12:15Large Discussion: Day Hall Takeover Presentation
1:30-2:15pmCampus Tour: LILC DELEGATE PHOTO
Workshop – Latinos in Higher Education – discussion on having more Latinos in School Administration: Renee Alexander
Workshop – Latinos in Government – Who are our future leaders in policy?
4:00-5:30 pm Networking Event: Latinos in Business, Law, Medicine, and Administration
8:00pm – 1:00 amBanquet: Latinos in the Arts w/ guest speaker Jose B Gonzalaez
1:00 amFiesta

Sunday Nov 6th 2011
10:00 am-12pmDesayuno
12:00 pm-1:00 pmVoting for Next Year's Host
1:30pmDepartures- Hasta Luego