x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
February 21, 2013
12:00am - 12:00am CST
(UTC -6hrs)
San José
Costa Rica

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Auditorio Nacional
Museo de los Niños
San José
Costa Rica
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Francisco Paz

Musician and airplane mechanic is developing a mechanism based in neuroplasticity to help the deaf hear.

Libia Herrero

PhD in Microbiology from London University, retired from UCR, talks about the microbes that inhabit us

Roberto Rigobon

Full professor at MIT Sloane, uses the Internet to figure out national statistics (like inflation) on a daily basis

José Gamboa

Costarican designer, works in Atlanta and promotes sketching as a design tool, has designed Italian sports cars

Zarhay Arroyo

Musician and entrepreneur has developed a new way for everyone to learn to red music

Irving Wadalsky-Berger

retired from IBM, where he lead the e-business initiative in early 90's, now consults fro Citi on digital money and its possible impact on emerging economies

Gustavo Stolovitsky

Computaional biologist with IBM, has developed a new way to asses scientific developments, called DREAM (dialogue for research evaluation and assessment method)

Oscar Portuguez

Fireman and poet, promotes the use the firefighting approach to everyday life

Felipe y María José Castillo

Nine year old twins, well on their way to become concert pianists

Norval Calvo

Extremely talented comedian

Andrew Nemr

Tap dancer and TED Fellow

Usman Riaz

Artist and composer, percussion guitarist and TED Fellow

Nicolás Mendoza

Colombian Architect and PhD student at Hong Kong City University, who promotes the collaborative Economy

Carlos De la Rosa

Ecologist and Director of the La Selva Biological Station for the organization of Tropical Studies. believes that technology can not only help biology researchers but also allow to share the research stations beauty without causing any damage

Glenda Umaña

CNN en Español anchor

Enrique Margery

Educator and researcher proposes a new learning paradigm

Martin von Hildebrand

German ethnologist with over 40 years living with indians in the Colombian Amazons, is a great advocate in the defense of their cultures and their lands

Organizing team


San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Roberto Artavia