x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Young people, Great Ideas

This event occurred on
November 19, 2011
9:00am - 4:00pm -05
(UTC -5hrs)

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Auditoruim Fundación Telefónica
Avenida suba 114A-55 Bogotá, D. C.
Event type:
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Andrés Barragán

Industrial Engineer, writer and M.B.A. from the Universidad de los Andes, is co-founder of .Puntoaparte editores, and is the current director of this company. Throughout his career, he was a teacher at the Universidad de los Andes and at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano university. He also made management studies at Georgetown University.

Luis Enrique García

Founder and C.E.O. of Off Bound Adventures, Luis Enrique studied law at the Universidad Javeriana, he has specialized in Politics and Economics at the University of Notre Dame, and made a master’s degree in Educational Policy in Harvard. He is also founder and president of Volunteers Colombia; and founder and part of the board of directors of “Enseña por Colombia”. Moreover, he is part of the executive commitee of the “Fundación Empresarios por la Educación”.

Yolanda Reyes

She was born in 1959 in Bucaramanga, and is currently a teacher and a writer. She studied Educational Sciences with an specialization in Literature at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. She completed post graduate studies in Spanish Language and Literature at Madrid. Moreover, she has written several novels throughout her career, and worked in collections of children’s literature.

Jorge Reynolds

He was born in 1936 in Bogotá, and is the inventor of the first artificial, external pacemaker with internal electrodes. He graduated as an Electronic Engineer in Cambridge, England, being the first Colombian to study this career. He is currently working on a tiny pacemaker that does not need any batteries, but loads itself with the heart pulses.

David Zuluaga

He was born in 1989, and is recognized by his work as founder of “Congreso Joven”, a model of the Colombian Congress that brings together young people from all over the country each year. He studies Philosophy at Harvard University. He is currently completing his studies and has been a columnist for the magazine “PODER”.

Organizing team


  • Nicolás Pinzón
  • Rafael Unda
  • Camila Vargas
  • Fernando Díaz del Castillo
  • Valentina Mazzanti
  • Sebastian Ortiz
  • Sergio Trujillo