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Perry World House

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FREE tickets for students. Use code STUDENT at check-out and register with your .edu account.

Convergencias is a yearly conference for Mexico and Mexico-enthusiasts studying or working in the United States. It provides a forum to discuss Mexico's most pressing topics, a space to foster our community, and an opportunity to network, both amongst ourselves and prominent guest speakers.

This year, the conference will be hosted at Perry World House, the global affairs hub at the University of Pennsylvania campus, drawing together a wide range of perspectives to discuss matters relating to the bilateral relationship between the two countries, key developments in the business sector, sustainability, female leaders and more.

Please visit our website at: Convergencias 2018 for a full list of speakers, panels, and more. In order to access a free ticket, please select the code STUDENT at check-out and register with a .edu email account.

Day Schedule:

Convergencias 2018 will kick off Friday October 19, 2018. That day will include an welcome gathering at 7:00 pm, in which participants, panelists, executives, and students will gather to celebrate the beginning of the conference and hear Mexican Consul in Philadelphia Alicia Kerber present about the Mexican community in Philadelphia.

The following day, Perry World House will open its doors at 9:00 am to begin the day’s events at 9:30 am with a keynote address by renowned Mexican political analyst Dr. Denise Dresser. Subsequently, at 11:00 am, the Mexico Business Environment panel will begin, including the participation of Jorge Suárez Vélez, Managing Director of Allen & Company, and Gabriel España, Principal Investment Officer at the IFC.

At 12:30 pm, a short lunch break will give time for attendees to eat nearby.

The event will continue at 1:30 pm, with a Foreign Policy and U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Relationship Panel including experts such as Earl Anthony Wayne, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Dr. Diana Villiers Negroponte, Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center and Professor of History at Georgetown University, and Ana Paula Ordorica, journalist, political analyst and host of A las Tres, a Televisa news program.

Afterwards, at 3:00 pm, the program continues with the Female Leaders panel, with the participation of Rosy Ocampo, producer and VP of content in Televisa, Ali Guarneros, aerospace engineer at NASA, and Professor Nell Haynes, Latin American and Gender Studies Professor at Georgetown University.

The Energy, Climate and Sustainability panel will begin at 4:30 pm, including voices such as Soffía Alarcón, director of Carbon Trust Mexico, Eduardo Rodriguez, president of Flatstone Group, and María Novales Flamarique, general director of McKinsey Social Initiative Mexico.

Finally, at 6:00 pm, the day of events concludes with the participation of Margarita Zavala, former first lady of Mexico, lawyer and independent candidate to the Mexican presidency, as a keynote, to discuss the role of Mexico as an international player in this new era.


FAQs

What is the dress code for Convergencias?

Dress code is business casual, plan for volatile weather as well!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring either a copy of your printed ticket or a valid form of student or state ID for check-in.

How can I request accommodation if I am coming from outside of Philadelphia?

If you would like to be hosted by a Penn student, please fill the google form available at this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/XxVvrGubNA4Cjjxw1

Will lunch be provided during the event?

In order to keep our costs low, we will not provide lunch during the event, but we will allow time and give guidance for attendees to acquire food from nearby establishments or bring a packed lunch.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please write to us at direccion@convergencias2018.org if you have any questions.

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