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Innovation and the future of Latin America and the Caribbean

Journalist Andrés Oppenheimer will present his latest book on innovation

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and The Atlantic Council invite you to a conversation about innovation in Latin America on Monday, November 17 at 12:00 noon at the IDB headquarters in Washington, DC.

Oppenheimer will deliver a presentation on the themes of Crear or Morir (Innovate or Die) which outlines the importance of innovators and the power they have to change our society as we know it. He demonstrates how Latin America can become a knowledge society by providing five keys to innovation. 

Innovate or Die is the result of meticulous research by the renowned journalist who collected testimonies of prominent people in various fields such as education, sports, health and technology. These testimonies takethe audience to different parts of the world from the US where Salman Khan is creating first-rate online education for all, to Peru for a culinary adventure with chef Gastón Acurio, to the three-dimensional world of Bre Pettis who is revolutionizing the printing industry. 

The presentation will be followed by a conversation with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno, World Bank Vice President Jorge Familiar and Peter Schechter, Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center at the Atlantic Council. 

The event is open to the public and the press. The event will be in Spanish with English simultaneous interpretation and a light lunch will be served after the presentation. 

Media representatives wishing to attend should pre-register with Mildred Rivera,, (202) 623-2319.

The event will be livestreamed at

Andres Oppenheimer, journalist and author of Innovate or Die
Luis Alberto Moreno, Inter-American Development Bank President
Jorge Familiar, World Bank VicePresident for Latin America and the Caribbean
Marcelo Cabrol, External Relations Manager, Inter-American Development Bank
Peter Schechter, Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center at The Atlantic Council 

Monday, November 17, 2014 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Inter-American Development Bank
Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium
1330 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20577


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