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Global Best in Digital Impact Solutions achieving UN SDGs

The next WSA Global Congress destination has been revealed. It will be held in Puerto Varas City, Los Lagos Region, Patagonia, Chile.

The event will have 400 attendees from 80+ countries.

Save the date: April 14-17, 2024

 

Program

The WSA Global Congress in Chile spans several days, offering a diverse range of activities for attendees. Over the course of the event, participants can expect engaging sessions on topics such as hacking the climate crisis, social cohesion, and impact entrepreneurship. The agenda includes mentoring sessions, keynotes from international experts, workshops, roundtable discussions, community activities, and a gala award ceremony celebrating digital solutions for the UN SDGs. The congress provides a unique opportunity for networking, learning, and exploring innovative approaches to address global challenges.
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Why Chile? Why Patagonia?

Patagonia absorbs up to 3 times more carbon per hectare than the Amazon. Chile is a leader in Green Hydrogen - capacity to produce H2V cheapest than any other nation, thanks to solar photovoltaic and wind energy in the sites with the greatest potential, Atacama and Patagonia. Meanwhile, it has the potential to be a top lithium supplier, it has the biggest float of energy buses outside China and over 71% of its energy comes from green sources.
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Key Participants

Sachi Wickramage

Serial Entrepreneur

i4T Global

Australia

Mathias Haas

Founder and CEO

SuperSocial

Austria

Eva Hiesmair

Co-Founder & COO

Content Creation School

Austria

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah

Head of Startup-Services

Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Austria

Babak Fakhamzadeh

IT consultant, designer, developer

B's projects

Brazil

Eileen Knowles

Sustainability Consultant

Columbia University in the City of New York

Canada

Irene Polycarpou

Professor of Technology and Innovation in Education, Head of the School of Sciences

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

Cyprus

Arturo Lopez Valerio

Director

Cámara Dominicana de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación

Dominican Republic

Liisi Org

CEO

Latitude59

Estonia

Dorothy Gordon

Consultant

ICT4Development

Ghana

Connor Sattely

Independent Consultant

Connor Sattely Consulting

Netherlands

Maria Moreno S

Consultant of Financial Inclusion

Peru

Sandra Fazenda Almeida

Executive Director

APDC – Digital Business Community

Portugal

Tupac Martir

Artist

Portugal

Goran Pastrovic

Senior Program Manager

Equilibrium Int

Serbia

Richard Feteke

Senior specialist for the non-profit sector and social enterprises

Slovenská sporiteľňa (Erste Bank Group)

Slovakia

GEORGIE MIDGLEY

CEO

M4Jam

South Africa

Angela McCann

Founder

Black Square White

South Africa

Rachel Bernadette Fergusson

Student

Trinidad and Tobago

Gia Gaspard Taylor

President

Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago (NRWPTT)

Trinidad and Tobago

Carlos Abler

Consultant

USA

Marcus Delano East

Chief Digital Officer

T-Mobile USA

United States of America

Tara Roberts

Explorer-in-Residence

National Geographic

United States of America

Manuel Albaladejo

Head of UNIDO in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay

UNIDO

Uruguay

Topics

  • hacking climate crisis

    Join WSA for some panel discussions on how to help prevent and mitigate the climate crisis through ICTs.

  • hacking social cohesion

    Learn from leading experts how to assimilate and include marginilized migrant groups, indigenous cultures and minorities.

  • hacking impact entrepreneurship

    Engage in peer to peer knowledge transfer, learn industry secrets and connect with key partners.

Core Values of the WSA Global Congress Patagonia

  • Decentralization: The Internet has facilitated the sharing of information across even the remotest of locations, but the rise of digital divides poses a risk to society's integrity. How can we progress from an information society to a knowledge-based one? And how do we provide essources and access also for rural areas. What are successful models that allow people transfer control and decision making from a centralized entity to a distributed network.
  • Collaboration: Incorporate diverse perspectives to enrich measures or solutions. Listen and learn from each other and best practices. Bold discussions, accepting different perspectives and meeting on an eye level.

Location

The Global Congress will be taking place in Teatro del Lago, a beautiful venue with a rich history overlooking the Llanquihue lake. The surrounding area is known as the Los Lagos Region, and is famous for it's breathtaking landscapes, hot springs, and nature tourism.

Av. Philippi 1000, 5620000 Frutillar, Los Lagos Region, Chile

 

Travel Logistics

Prepare for WSA Global Congress 24 in Patagonia: check visa requirements, plan international and local flights, and enjoy covered accommodation. Explore exclusive packages for Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, Torres del Paine, and BirdsChile. Immerse in Patagonia's unique experiences before or after the Congress.
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Do you need a visa?

The following countries DON'T need a visa to visit Chile

Any EU Country, Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam.

The following countries DO need a visa to visit Chile

Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Cuba, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia ,Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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