In November, U.S.-based Singularity University will host its first ever event in Colombia to discuss the ways that technology and innovation are changing some of the most vital areas of society.
Called the SingularityU Colombia Summit, the thematically-wide-ranging conference will be held in Bogotá on November 27-28 to bring together business executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, and academics for two days of discussion at the Corferias convention center.
The summit will be organized around four main topics: health, creative industries, education, and rural development.
Within these categories, primary topics will include nanotechnology and neuroscience in the health field; the use of 3D printing, virtual reality, and Big Data in creative industries; and how robotics, alternative energy, and biotechnology can promote rural development.
“More than an event for presenting a robust academic agenda, we seek to connect, inspire, and create a community of leaders that will meet for two days to find solutions to the great problems of humanity,” said Claudia Aparicio, organizer of the SingularityU Colombia Summit.
The following speakers and presenters will appear at the SingularityU Colombia Summit: David Hunt of Cainthus, MIT engineer David Roberts, Anja Boisen of the Technical University of Denmark, Duleesha Kulasooriya of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, and Monique Giggy of SU Ventures.
“With this meeting, we aim to make Singularity University’s experience more accessible for those who do not have the ability to attend academic programs in the United States,” said Aparicio.
Singularity University was founded in Silicon Valley in 2008 in collaboration with the likes of NASA, Google, Nokia, and LinkedIn.