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This event occurred on
November 16, 2012
4:00pm - 10:00pm WET
(UTC +0hrs)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

TEDxCanarias The last event was entitled "THE ARK OF BABEL". The event focused on "big questions" that in the present circumstances of chaos in the world is necessary to analyze, share, solve.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Anotnio Pou

researcher, inventor and scientist. He grew up between glass, machinery and inventions he designed his father in the family business. He tried to start the time machine and discover the future of landscapes and people ...


Multifaceted artist. Since December 2008 he writes his messages 20 meters long, with steel letters on the side of a mountain at the height of the Orotava, Tenerife.

Linda Polman

Investigative Reporter. While living in Amsterdam, constantly traveling around the world. His fourth book is War Games - The story of aid and war in modern times (War Games - The Story of Aid and War In Modern Times), a work "behind the scenes" on the international humanitarian aid operations areas around the world in war and crisis (also known as the caravan of crisis - What's wrong with humanitarian aid?). The book has been published in 10 languages​​.

Paco Capella

Physicist and Economist. Curiosity and the desire to learn took Paco Capella on a long intellectual journey from the world of the natural sciences to the social sciences and humanities. Following the economic crisis, has spent the last few years to study in depth the areas of money, credit, banking and finance.

Juli Caujapé

Researcher. Also interested languages ​​as a vehicle for direct communication with all types of people. And he enjoys cooking, which he considers a great laboratory of transformation and magic. Has research and management responsibilities in various botanical gardens and R & D centers, and says he is very fortunate to work with a superb team in the Jardin Botanico Canario "Viera y Clavijo"-CSIC Associated Unit.

Juan Violán

Communicator. Specialist in what he calls "The Mathematics of Life" ... I used to say D. Antonio "The Valley", grandfather of John Violán, that "in this life you just have to learn to add and multiply." Meet the incredible story of how people are able to overcome the most difficult situations, and the more impossible challenges, with only two words: add and multiply.

Organizing team

Hernandez Oaknín

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Jacob Celso Rodriguez Torres
    IT Manager
  • Antonio Collado González
  • Julio Pérez-Tomé
    Comunications and Social Media