The 2023 Alsame Latino Youth Conference Is In the Books!

The 2023 Alsame Latino Youth Conference brought more than 500 high school students to Ferris State University on May 12, 2023. Highlights include a keynote address from Daniel Rivera and a College & Career Fair that brought 26 colleges, universities, and community partners together to promote post-secondary education for Latino Youth. The conference included interactive sessions and entertainment led by DJ Jonny Botello (Botello Beats), mural/graffiti artist Guillermo Sotelo (ASMA Speeks), and a live podcast led by Adnoris “Bo” Torres and Santiago Gayton. Sixteen workshop presentations were also offered during the conference; an agenda can be found here. 

The conference would not have been possible without a fantastic conference planning committee that included various Ferris State University staff and members from the Alsame Executive Board. We would also like to thank Ferris State University President Bill Pink and his leadership team members for offering to host the conference for the first time since 2012.

The 2023 Alsame Latino Youth Conference was sponsored by Ferris State University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and American Axle & Manufacturing, headquartered in Detroit.

An official 2023 conference report recap will be available later this summer. In the meantime, please enjoy some of the beautiful photos taken by Nedith Faro Photography:



Alsame Conference Agenda 2023 (PDF)

8:30 – 9:30 am – Check-in, Light Breakfast & Entertainment
9:45 – 10:00 am – Start of Program & Scholarship Presentation
10 – 10:30 am – Keynote
10:30 am – 12 pm – College & Career Fair & Lunch
12:15 – 1:30 pm – Workshops
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Campus Tours

Location & Parking

Address: 805 Campus Drive, Big Rapids MI 49307
Location: David L. Eisler Center Parking in the adjacent lot, 3A.

Keynote Speaker Announced!

Daniel Rivera will be this year’s Alsame Latino Youth Conference keynote speaker. Learn more about Daniel by checking the latest Alsame news article here. 

Conference DJ:

Jonny Botello
Jonny Botello

Conference Artist

ASMA Speeks


Help ensure the conference runs smoothly! Volunteers will be responsible for helping to welcome guests, help students navigate the campus, support reps at the college and career fair, and assist with workshops.
**Volunteers will be provided breakfast, lunch, and a 2023 Alsame Conference t-shirt.

This conference would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors:

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