Future Congress 2022 began today

The ceremony is organized by the Future Challenges Commission of the Chilean Senate, the Chilean Academy of Sciences and the Government of Chile

This Monday the Future Congress 2022 began, it will take place between January 17 and 21 at the Galeria de los Arcos in Espacio Riesco, Huechuraba. The eleventh version of the event will feature more than 80 exhibitors, 100 talks, panels, documentaries, in addition to virtual activities every day. The motto of this year's version is “Learn to live together”.

The opening ceremony was marked by the attendees: President Sebastián Piñera; the elected president, Gabriel Boric; the president of the Senate, Ximena Rincón; and the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Diego Paulsen, among others. Among the exhibitors of the day is Sergio Rojas, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, Esther Duflo, Mariana Mazzucato, among others.

The talks feature national and international exhibitors from more than 20 countries. Among them there are 4 who have won Nobel Prizes. Esther Duflo won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019 for her specialization in the study of poverty and inequality. Meanwhile, Stanley Whittingham, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2019, after discovering key processes in the production of lithium in the 1970s. The German Harald Zur Hausen, won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in the year 2008, for his discoveries related to the human papilloma virus. Meanwhile, Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts to create social and economic development.

In this version, it will be carried out from 10 regions of the country (in addition to the Metropolitan): Antofagasta, Coquimbo, Valparaíso, O'Higgins, Maule, Biobío, La Araucanía, Los Ríos, Aysén and Magallanes. Thus, for example, at the inauguration in Magallanes there will be Sharon Robinson, an expert on the Antarctic continent and climate change, and the Argentine immunologist Oscar Bottasso, who is currently working to find a cure for Covid. Meanwhile, the closing day in Los Ríos will be Enric Sala, director of the Pristine Seas initiative, from National Geographic; and in Aysén, Jemma Wadham, a glaciology academic at the Arctic University of Norway.

The full event can be followed on the official networks of Congreso Futuro and on the web