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PorColombia is the largest national organization of Colombian students and professionals in The United States.

OBJECTIVE

Every year PorColference brings together some of the most influential keynote speakers and panelists from Colombian journalism, politics, business, arts and culture in order to have an updated vision on Colombia's potential and influence in USA.

WE WANT

As Colombians living in USA we want to strengthen our cultural roots as well as increase our networking potential, in order to build a strong community that creates awareness on the great cultural and entrepreneurial value of our nation.

Keynote Speakers

María Teresa Kumar

President and CEO of Voto Latino

Dan Restrepo

Founder & Managing Director, Restrepo Strategies LLC

Guest  Speaker

Zuraya Tapia-Hadley

Manager Public Policy at Facebook

Speakers and Moderators

 

Agenda

Day   1     September   25

Opening Ceremony -  9:00a.m (ET) - 8:00a.m (COL)

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Opening Remarks 

John Moreno-Escobar, PorColombia President 

Welcoming Remarks 

Hon. Ambassador Francisco Santos Calderon 

Keynote Speaker 

Maria Teresa Kumar, Fundadora Voto Latino 

Guest Speaker 

Andrew Rodrigo Nigrinis - Edumetria Co-founder 

Panel 

10:00 a.m 10:45 a.m (ET)

El Futuro de la Educación: Tecnología, Nuevas Habilidades para el Mercado. (Spanish)

Moderator 

Juan David Aristizabal - Founder and President, Los Zúper

Panelists

  • Freddy Vega, Co-Founder and CEO of Platzi

  • Maria Alejandra Baene Lombana, Executive Director of Educa Mas

  • Cristina Gomez, Centro de la 4ta revolución industrial - WEF (Medellin)

Panel

10:50 a.m 11:25 a.m (ET)

Leading in Moments of Crisis. (English)

Moderator 

Luisa Mendoza - Founder and CEO, Global Tourism Sports & Entertainment (GTSE)

Panelists

  • Luis Felipe Barrientos Moreno, Vicepresidente de Escalamiento e Innovación iNNpulsa Colombia.

  • Juan Manuel Barrientos - Chef - Creator and Founder of restaurant chain Elcielo.

Panel 

11:35 a.m 12:20 a.m (ET)

Salud Mental y Estrés Post Traumático. (Spanish)

Moderator 

Coach Sergio Hernandez - Oigres Coaching

Panelists

  • Maria Ximena Rodriguez, Psicologa- Life Coach

  • Rosalia Fajardo, Regional Manager for the National Association for Hispanic Elderly/ ED Multicultural Family Center

Panel 

12:25 p.m 1:10 p.m (ET)

What are we learning from COVID-19? (English)

Moderator 

Diana Avellaneda - VP PorColombia DC 

Panelists

  • Martha P. Jimenez, MBA, Senior Business Counselor/Trainer - Women Business Center

  • Daniela Greiffenstein, Influencer Advisor FLUVIP

Panel

1:20 p.m - 2:05 p.m (ET)

 Medio Ambiente: Cambio Climático Post Pandemia. (Spanish)

Moderator 

Sergio Escobar - Directo Ejecutivo, Medellín Global Center for Strategic international Studies

Panelists

  • Federico Gutierrez, C40, Ex-Alcalde de Medellin - Medellin

  • Hon. Congresista Carlos Ardila, Representante del Putumayo

  • Gerardo J Ruiz-Mercado, Ph.D, Chemical Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Artistic    Showcase 

Music - Cultural - Network

5:30 p.m (ET) - 9:22 p.m (COL)

30 Minutes of Networking

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Explosión Negra

AfroColombian Band

Oscar Collazos

Stand-Up Comedian

Viridiana Molinares

Writer

Desanguashington

Colombian American Band

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Day  2  - September   26

Special Event  

Ensalsate, salsa y panela

(Clase de Salsa - Salsa Class)

9:00 a.m (ET) - 8:00 a.m (COL)

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Opening Ceremony -  11:00a.m (ET) - 10:00a.m (COL)

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Opening Remarks

Isabella Gomez, VP PorColombia

Keynote Speaker

Dan Restrepo, Founder & Managing Director of Restrepo Strategies LLC

Guest Speaker

Zuraya Tapia-Hadley, Manager Public Policy at Facebook

Guest Speaker 

Orlando Trujillo - Edumetria Co-founder

Panel 

12:00 p.m 12:45 p.m (ET)

Herramientas para la Comunidad: Small Bussiness Emergency Response. (English - Spanish)

Moderator

Angela Neira - VP PorColombia Washington DC

Panelists

  • Francisco Gomez, CEO at Factum Global

  • Daniel Parra, MCEDC Director, Business Diversity and Inclusion

Panel 

12:50 p.m 1:35 p.m (ET)

Colombia and the World from the Culture, Music and Sports Lense!

Moderator

Isabella Gomez, VP PorColombia

Panelists

  • Paula Uribe, Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs - PepsiCo

  • Edgar Acero, Senior Manager, Content - Americas at FC Bayern München

  • Laura Arrazola, Head, Latin American Communities - Homeis

  • Nicolas Tovar, Cantautor y productor de la industria de la música contemporánea

Special Panel : Colombia Afro!

1:45 p.m - 3:15 p.m (ET)

Moderator

Dra. Libia Mosquera Viveros, Directora de Cooperacion y Relaciones Internacionales, Alcaldia Distrital de Buenaventura

Panelists

  • Luis Gilberto Murillo, Ex Ministro de Medio Ambiente/Ex Gobernador del Choco

  • Oscar Gamboa Zúñiga, Director Ejecutivo - AMUNAFRO

  • Marcia Santacruz, Presidenta Corporacion Amigos de la UNESCO para Colombia

  • Ana María Bermúdez, Fisica Becaria Benedict College

Closing  Remarks

Sofia Chavez

President PorColombia American University Chapter

Washington DC

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 Charity Cause 2 

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We are donating this year to

Edumetria Foundation.

Edumetria is an organization made up of Colombian professionals residing in the United States and Colombia to provide high-quality education to low-income youth in developing countries.

Click HERE to learn more about Edumetria

 
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