Welcome to the Colorado LDZ 30th Celebration

The LDZ Experience:
Influencing Change

The 2019 Colorado Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session will mark its 30th session at Colorado State University. This year’s celebration will unite alumni from previous years with new participants to continue influencing change for the Latinx community. 

LDZ 30th Celebration


Below is a tentative schedule.

Friday, June 21

7:30 – 11 a.m. | Golf Outing & Lunch | City Park Golf Course

6:30 – 8 p.m. | Final Trial | Lory Student Center

8:30 – 10 p.m. | Alumni Reception | University Club, Lory Student Center

Saturday, June 22

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. | CSU Campus TourAllison Hall

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch | CSU Dining Hall

1 – 4:30 p.m. | LDZ Alumni Conference | Lory Student Center 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Break

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Colorado LDZ 30th Celebration Dinner & LDZ Awards | Lory Student Center

9 – 11 p.m. | Alumni Reception | Longs Peak Room, Lory Student Center


Hilton Fort Collins

425 W Prospect Rd,
Fort Collins, CO
(970) 482-2626

A block of rooms have been held and are available on a first-come, first-served basis until June 3, 2019 5:00 p.m. Reservations for $140 per night may be made for check-in on Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23. Self-parking is $10 per night.
Hilton Fort Collins information

On-Campus Housing

Colorado State University offers guest accommodations in Summit Hall and Newsom Hall. Guests must first register before reserving rooms.
CSU Guest Housing information

Notable Alumni


Alex Del Barrio 

Sports Director & Anchor

CBS 4 News Rio Grande Valley

1999 – Speaker of the House (Colorado)

2003 – Secretary of State (Colorado)

Gustavo Vargas

Gustavo Vargas 

Dancer and Choreographer

1991 – Governor (Colorado) 

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Analysse Escobar 

Deputy Community Engagement Director

Office of Governor Jared Polis

 State of Colorado

2002 – Supreme Court Justice (Texas)


Janet Lopez 

Senior Program Officer – Education

Rose Community Foundation

1992 – House Representative (Colorado)

Help us establish a scholarship for future LDZ students

We invite you to invest in the future of Latinx youth. The Lorenzo De Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session created in 1983 is the most recognized high school leadership program of the National Hispanic Institute and has been hosted on the Colorado State University Campus for the last 30 summers.