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Here it is! Today we bring you the second group of speakers for TEDxLaRomana Flow and Abundance: Life as Movement and Shared Prosperity, which will take place this Saturday! 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: 

One of the Dominican Republic’s most recognized faces for her extensive presence on TV and more than 10 films loved by the audience.

A young girl and her friends share their experiences and adventures in the world of “Do It Yourself”, Robotics, Computer Coding and Learning by Doing and Trial and Error.

The universal romanense. From sugar cane fields to world-class health and industry. Raised in Batey Lechuga, a sugar cane plantation settlement in the rural Dominican Republic, Dr. López’s life is both a vivid testimony of social mobility and personal growth and a colorful anthology of Caribbean realities and universal possibilities. From barefoot rascal to altar boy, international med student, ER director, hospital director, published poet, polo player, rancher, college professor, founder, business person, and philanthropist. There is a little of all us in him and a little of him in all of us.

Following various years of active involvement in cutting-edge, innovative, and entrepreneurial companies, Christopher Walker is looking to merge his expertise with his environmental passion, creating a positive impact socially, economically, and ecologically.

A Fair Fashion ambassador around the world, Marina has deep roots in Fashion having had her own brand and collaborated with Ferragamo, Prada, Miu Miu, and Marni and Aspesi. She has been the creative director of Auteurs du Monde, the Fair Trade brand of Altromercato, working with artisans all over the world. Marina is a professor of ethical fashion at prestigious academies in Italy and abroad. Her work has always included a strong focus on social issues and ecology, believing that ethics and aesthetics can coincide. Her motto is “Fashion with a Mission”.

Growing up in an environment of artists, tv-show production, and its own share of drama and comedy, Tuto found his passion by chance at an early age when he ended up commandeering a live camera broadcasted on national TV unbeknown to the show’s producer. But he was hooked right then and has grown to become one of the most respected, effective, and productive directors and producers in the region. With several large-scale productions under his belt and overcoming the insurmountable challenge of producing a reality show during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.