MIAMI, FL – December 1, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – NASA virtual reality pioneer Evelyn Miralles, one of the world’s leading authorities in virtual reality, will keynote the 1st annual Hispanicize CMO Summit of Hispanicize 2017 Week (, the 8th annual Latino trends and newsmakers event that will take place in Miami, April 3-6, 2017.

Presented by Hispanicize 2017, in partnership with PRWeek, the Hispanicize CMO Summit will take place on April 3. (Register at

“Evelyn will bring powerful insights and creative ideas about how virtual reality is starting to radically transform our world and the ways that brands and customers alike can leverage what is coming,” said Manny Ruiz, Founder and CEO of the Hispanicize Media Group that owns the Hispanicize event. “Naming Evelyn as our first keynoter underscores how incredibly special the sessions and speakers for this exclusive summit will be.”


For more than 20 years, Miralles has worked at NASA Johnson Space Center for the Virtual Reality Laboratory to enhance Human Spaceflight. Her work as Virtual Reality Principal Engineer and Technology Strategist has been integral to train astronauts to perform one of the most dangerous excursions of their lives, working outside a spacecraft in microgravity.

Miralles has supported most the Space Shuttle and all of the International Space Station missions since 1992. She co-wrote the Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics software (DOUG) which has been called ‘fundamental’ for flight planning and was honored with multiple Outstanding Flight Software awards. She is also the recipient of numerous NASA’s recognitions, including the NASA Flight Safety Award, and professional, such as the ‘CNET in Spanish Top 20 most influential Hispanics in the US’ for 2 years in a row, 2015 and 2016. She is also the recipient of the ‘Distinguish Alumna Award’ by the University of Houston Clear Lake in 2016.

Miralles continues to lend her experience and knowledge to the field of Computing, Virtual and Mix Realities on a national level, within government agencies and universities. She has also served as chair of the Extra-Vehicular Activity Technical Committee for the Houston section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Among her proudest roles, however, is to encourage students and young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through fairs, lectures and other outreach efforts.


Access to the Hispanicize CMO Summit will be limited exclusively to brands, agencies and media companies on a first come, first served basis. To purchase the special, $425 Hispanicize CMO Summit only badge, or to purchase the $900 badge that includes full access to the Hispanicize CMO Summit and all Hispanicize 2017, visit

About The Hispanicize Event
Now in its 8th year, Hispanicize 2017 Week ( (#Hispz17) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

Hispanicize 2017 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, April 3-6, 2017.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books, music and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media, Hispanic Kitchen and the Hispanic PR Blog.

The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize).