PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2020) – The second annual #ThisGen youth empowerment forum, presented by East West Bank, is returning to Pasadena. Geared toward high school and college-aged students, #ThisGen2020 is an impactful day filled with inspirational conversation with star athletes, industry innovators, talented artists, writers and more. This Tournament of Roses® event will feature opportunities to mix and mingle with speakers and community leaders. #ThisGen aims to not only inspire the next generation of leaders but provide a great opportunity for networking.
The half-day program will feature three speaker panels; Hustle & Motivate: Career Panel, Victory Lap: Sports Panel, and The Blueprint: STEAM/STEM Panel. Attendees will leave feeling empowered to be courageous, confident and intentional with the choices that impact their future. Featured speakers currently scheduled to attend include:
- Ramses Barden – Former Pro-Football Champion and Current Head Coach at Flintridge Prep
- Tom Casiello – Writer for Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment/TV Writer)
- Anedra Edwards – Visual Effects Editor, Warner Bros.
- Laurie Hernandez – 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, Gymnastics
- Dr. Cindy Hunt – Assistant VP for Development at Giant Magellan Telescope
- Brinda Penmetsa – Technology Consultant, Social Impact Advocate
- Jess Rosales – #ThisGen Host and Moderator Sports Reporter and Entertainment Host
- Jose Zelaya – Character Designer, Walt Disney Studios
For complete speaker bios, please visit https://tournamentofroses.com/events/thisgen/.
Admission is complimentary for high school and college-aged students and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Beckman Auditorium at Caltech (California Technical Institute) and includes breakfast and lunch. Registration for #ThisGen2020 is now open and available online at https://tournamentofroses.com/events/thisgen/
#ThisGen2020 is hosted by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that hosts the annual Rose Parade presented by Honda and Rose Bowl Game. For more information about #ThisGen2020, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.