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This event occurred on
November 16, 2012
2:00pm - 8:00pm CLST
(UTC -3hrs)
Santiago, RM

TEDxUTFSM seeks to bring together various stakeholders in our society and highlight the ideas that passion every day. We want to surprise, inspire and motivate. We want to bring together people who want to improve our country.

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 3939
Santiago, RM
Event type:
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Claudio Dib

Electronic Engineer from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María with a Doctorate in Physics from Stanford. He is theoretical phsyics specialist, specifically in Elemental Particles. He is presently the General Coordinador of the first underground laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere, which is located in Chile (ANDES Project).

Pedro Huichalaf

Lawyer from the Universidad de Valparaíso and profesor of Law IT at the same university. Pedro has served as a change agent in community campaigns such as “Un Computador por Niño (OLPC)” and Digital Liberation. He has also been dedicated to promote campaigns to achieve neutrality of the web in Chile. Presently, he is a founding member and director of the nonprofit organization META, which promotes citizen participation in the Technologies in Public Politics.

Mario Waissbluth

Chemical Engineer from the Universidad de Chile, with a Phd. In Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is also the academic director of the Center for Public Systems at the Universidad de Chile. He is the president of the Education Foundation 2020, a nonprofit that has dedicated itself to improve elementary education since 2008, and has positioned itself as a leader of opinion in the discussions about education that are constantly hot topics in Chile.

Benito Baranda

Psychologist with a degree from the Pontifica Universdad Católica de Chile that has dedicated his career to social activism, has participated and presided in a series of foundations and other nonprofit organizations. Benito served formerly as the Social Director of the Hogar de Cristo, and in 1998 along with Felipe Berrios Sr, they formed the Centro de Voluntariado (Volunteer Center) named “En Todo Amar & Servir”. Additionally he has participated in groups such as the foundation against poverty, the Solidarity Fund, where he is presently the Director.

Ivan Vera

Organizing team


Santiago, Chile
  • Alexis Jara
  • Rodrigo Malachias
  • Leonardo Cornejo
  • Cristobal Leiva
  • Pablo Alarcon