Midwest HALO Encuentro

Join us for the 17th Annual Midwest HALO Encuentro!

October 3, 2023 | 8:30am-3:00pm | FREE

The Hispanic American Leadership Organization at Kansas State University would like to invite you to this unique event. The goal of the Encuentro is to provide an environment where students can learn about the unexpected challenges they may encounter during their collegiate years, and how others before have overcome those challenges and attained their educational goals. It is also an educational tool that assists in Latino student identity development.


Registration is now closed. Information about the 18th annual Midwest HALO Encuentro will be available soon.

Conference Schedule

(Schedule subject to change)

9:00-9:30 am Arrive on campus; Browsing Fair
9:30-9:40 am Welcome
9:40-9:45 am Introduction of Keynote Speaker
9:45-10:30 am Keynote Address
10:30-10:40 am Transition to Breakout Sessions
10:40-11:25 am Breakout Session One
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Breakout Session Two
12:15-1:30 pm Lunch + Entertainment
1:30-2:00 pm Closing Remarks and Surveys
2:00-3:00 pm Campus Tour (Optional)


2023 Keynote Speakers

We are excited to host three former K-State HALO Presidents to serve as our keynote panelists for this year's Encuentro Conference. We are excited to hear about their journeys through higher education, the impact their cultural heritage had on their success, and learn about where they are now!

Lilia Flores

Lilia Flores

Miguel Ramos

Miguel Ramos

Pamela Maynez

Pamela Maynez


Please direct any questions you might have to our Assistant Vice President, Mirta Chavez at 785-532-6276 or mirta@k-state.edu or Program Administrator, Adam Carr at arcarr@k-state.edu.

SBI will not provide Parking Passes for this event. Hotel and Transportation accomadations can be made by request to SBI. Please know that support is not guaranteed and is dependent on funding availability.

Thank you to our sponsors: Kansas Department of Children and Families, Koch Industries, Cargill, K-State HALO, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.

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*Please note that photos may be taken throughout the day that may be used by Kansas State University or the Kansas Department of Children and Families publications. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.*