“Starring in the present” is the motto of the III Future Youth Congress, a free meeting to be held on August 5 and that will be attended by the President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric, who will also talk with national youth about the “Common Future” .
This was announced by the Future Challenges Commission, chaired by Senator Francisco Chahuán and made up of Senators Ximena Rincón and Ximena Órdenes; and legislators Kenneth Pugh and Luciano Cruz-Coke; and the Fundación Encuentros del Futuro (FEF), led by its executive vice president, Guido Girardi.
This youth meeting, to which the president of the Senate, Álvaro Elizalde, has also been invited and which includes the participation of more than 25 non-governmental organizations, will be attended by more than 10 national and foreign leaders who -in the form of exhibitions – They seek to promote the participation and incidence of their peers in public policies, based on scientific evidence, with a view to the future.
The president of the Future Challenges Commission, Senator Francisco Chahuán, stated that this meeting “seeks to bring together those youth leaders who, through science, technology, innovation and information, contribute visions of the Chile that we want to build. The only way to unite our country is on the basis of a collective project and that is built by inviting young people to be protagonists”.
“We are going to have the unprecedented assistance of the President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric, who will be part of a conversation panel,” he added.
The space in which the President will participate is called “Common Future” and will share the stage with Belén Guede, digital activist, and Joaquín Salinas, socio-environmental activist.
For Senator Ximena Órdenes, a member of the legislative body, “the current state of a society is reflected in the composition and role played by its youth. For this reason, the work that we have developed as a commission, through events such as Future Congress, allows us today to have the particularity of thinking about the Chile of tomorrow”.
Senator Rincón indicated that “this is not only an invitation to dream, but to develop alliances and strategies for what lies ahead (…) When one looks at the profiles of the participants (…) one realizes that they are at the forefront , talking about world issues and initiatives that they have created with their own networks”.
Senator Pugh pointed out that “in these young people is not only the future but also our present. Today the future is digital and that is why we need all these young people to become active in networks and in science (…) We need more women in digital technology”.
For his part, the executive vice president of the FEF Girardi indicated that “in this III Young Future Congress, the leaders, the intellectuals, who are going to speak and invite reflection, to generate thought, are young men and women of this country – who are going to take on the challenge precisely of dialoguing and talking about borders and how to build a better world”.
After the panel in which the President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric, will participate, there will be a keynote talk on cyberactivism and youth representation by Valentina Muñoz, a digital programmer who became the first Latin American woman designated as a defender of the Goals Sustainable Development (SDG) of the United Nations.
After that, it will give way to the conversation of three blocks of exhibitions that will address issues such as the environment, technology and society.
This youth event will arrive, this 2022, throughout Chile through Zoom. Those who wish to participate can register here. The event can also be followed on TV.Senado.cl. More information on the Instagram account @jovenesxfuturo and the social networks of the Future Senate and Congress.
During the conference, Senator Chahuán also announced that “Futurists” will be held in October, a meeting with science and technology designed for children and adolescents.
In the same way, Senator Chahuán announced that in the course of this 2022 Future Congress in your Commune will continue, science meetings developed throughout Chile with activities such as Chairs of the Future, Robotics Workshops, Future Cinema Cycle and a Astronomical Observation Day with talk about the Universe.
The next dates are in Quinta Normal, August 25; Pucon, September 8; Molina, September 29; Lo Prado, October 13; Santa Cruz, October 27; and Coyhaique, November 4.
More information: www.congresofuturo.cl and www.senado.cl.