The TEDx Pura Vida 2014 event, with 25 local and foreign exhibitors presenting their innovative ideas, will take take place today, February 27, at the Auditorio Nacional del Museo de los Niños.
The event will also be available by video streaming at dozens of halls in different parts of the country at schools and businesses, like the TEC in San Carlos and Cartago and the Museo de Guanacaste, among others.
Alicia Chong, director of streaming activity, said that only six of the seven provinces will have the feed, with Puntarenas missing, though expected to be added for the start of the presentations.
The event, which expects 700 people, stats at 8:30am this morning and end at 6pm.
Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
For more information visit the TEDx Pura Vida website.
- Carolina Rodríguez
PhD in Psicotherapy, goes on stage in a persona, of a simple house maid and talks about looking inside yourself
- Javier Garcia
nano-technologist from MIT talks about nanotechnology as the 21st century alchemy and talks about using nanotechnology to solve the worlds energy problem
- Jody Steiger
PhD in Education, talks about using art as a learning tool
- Bernal Céspedes
Educator, talks about using tablets in schools to teach/learn English, and in doing so changing the centuries old education model
- José Zaglul
PhD economics, talks a bout the thin line that separates peace from chaos. Homes in on three fundamental values need to preserve peace
- Roberto Artavia
DBA Harvard, talks about networking for sustainability
- Raul Gomez
Orchestra Conductor, talks about collaboration as the driving force to reach new levels of excellence
- Teofilo de la Torre
Engineer, talks about renewable energies and what need to be doe so we can have all our electricity come from renewable sources in the short term (next 7 years).
- Leslie Feinzag
Gamer, talks about the strategies used by game developers to keep their users hooked, and how to use the same strategies in real life problems
- Francesca Aguilar
Marketing specialist with large multinational. Talks about the special Olympics and what we should learn from the handicapped.
- Alvaro Cedeño
Lawyer and diplomat. Talks about why the world should become bio-literate
- Mariana Quesada
High School Graduate. Talks the de-materialized walking stick she developed to help the blind
- Andres Mora
PhD Robotics. Talks about robots in our every day life
- Pia Mancini
Political Scientist. Talks about using the Internet to improve democracy.