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Meet the speakers for TEDxLaRomana Flow and Abundance: Life as Movement and Shared Prosperity Pt.1

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Here it is! Today we bring you the first group of speakers for TEDxLaRomana Flow and Abundance: Life as Movement and Shared Prosperity, which is just one week away! At this very special TED event, guests will go on a unique journey of social mobility, transformation, and exploration in personal and collective growth, learning about sustainable fashion, the challenges of repopulation coral reefs, and reintroducing manatees in the wild, transforming the sargassum threat to profit, changing our communities through dance and art and how kids brains and potentials literally explode when exposed to hands-on creative challenges with technology and robotics. And that’s just half of the program!

The first TEDxLaRomana ever will take place at the Altos de Chavón Amphitheater on October 23, 2021, and will bring together a select group of 12 world-class changemakers including our very own Gilles Gagnon and Dr. José López, as well as the PBO’s Maker Kids, fair fashion ambassador Marina Spadafora, marine biologist Rita Sellers, Chavonera Tania Marmolejo Andersson, and many more who will be sharing their unique stories, experiences, and ideas worth spreading all under the theme of the event. 

Check out some of the speakers for TEDxLaRomana below: 

From hockey player and coach to world-renowned golf pro, Gilles trajectory has taken him all over the world from icy Canada to the sunny Caribbean where he has built a career and a million stories around the birth and growth of some of the most special and unique golf courses in the world. Discover the human side of golf, the emotions, and the impact and connection of the sport with the communities around it and their people.

Renowned singer and performer, human rights activist, and advocate for domestic abuse victims and survivors through her own foundation, Diomary is an authentic fighter who makes an impact through her music and work. She will share her story and the shared challenges of women in today’s society, closing up the event with a moving performance to delight us with her voice and stage personna.

Painter, illustrator, textile designer, visual communicator, graphic animator, doodler, author. When it comes to visually expressing emotions, experiences, and a profoundly insightful perspective of life, one can hardly find someone more authentic and vivid than Tania and her work. Her combined Dominican and Swedish ancestry and identity give her a special edge when it comes to aesthetics, cosmopolitan views with a fresh and colorful expression. Yet, her work remains fully grounded and close to practical and important topics ranging from children’s education, women’s role in society, and our commitment to the environment.

Andrew Nemr is one of the most diverse tap dance artists today. An international performer, choreographer, educator, and speaker, Andrew has played with Grammy Award-winning musicians across multiple genres, founded and directed the tap dance company Cats Paying Dues, and co-founded the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc., along with his mentor Gregory Hines. As an artist, Andrew has been described as “A masterly tapper” (New York Times).

Marine biologist, researcher, and conservationist. Rita is the Director of Marine Studies Foundation (Fundemar) coordinating programs for the reproduction and restoration of coral reef and the reintroduction of rescued manatees in the Caribbean.

Andrés Bisonó León, a mechanical engineer with experience leading projects in the area of ​​mechanical design, manufacturing, construction, and process restructuring for a value of more than USD $ 173 million. Engineer Bisono Leon is co-founder and president of SOS Carbon, an environmental and social impact initiative.

We invite you to join this amazing event that celebrates our uniqueness, our diversity, our potential, our togetherness, and our shared movement and prosperity!

Stay tuned as we post more information about this event, in the meantime, you can click here to visit the official TEDxLaRomana website.  You can also reserve your spot by clicking here  or buy your ticket at uepatickets by clicking here.


What: a select group of 12 world-class changemakers for an inspiring evening of sharing unique stories, experiences, and ideas worth spreading. 

When: October 23, 2021 (with activities and workshops taking place during the whole weekend).

Where: Altos de Chavón Amphitheater

Time: 5 pm to 11 pm

buy your ticket at uepatickets by clicking here.

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