x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Peace as inspiration for change

This event occurred on
December 8, 2010
9:00am - 4:00pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
San Jose
Costa Rica

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

UN mandated University for Peace
Ciudad Colón
San Jose
Costa Rica
See more ­T­E­Dx­Pura­Vida events


Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Sylvia Poll

Olympic Swimmer Medalist, over 290 national and international swimming records.

Margarita Penón

Former First Lady (1986-1990), Former Congresswoman (2002-2005). Promoter for the first bill of law that called for gender equality, titled the True Equality Law adopted in 1989.

Ana Elena Obando

Human rights lawyer and feminist activist

Organizing team


San Jose, Costa Rica


San Jose, Costa Rica