Hastac 2014 Conference

HASTAC, an international network of educators and digital visionaries, is committed to the creative development and critical understanding of new technologies in life, learning, and society.

Cathy Davidson, HASTAC co-founder and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English at Duke University. offered these words: “We are honored and thrilled indeed that our next HASTAC international meeting will be in Lima. We offer our sincere thanks to the Peru Ministry of Culture, the Organization of American States, and all of the other partners working together to make this happen. And special thanks to one of HASTAC’s founders, Kevin Franklin, and to Michael Simeone of the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Science at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications University of Illinois, for their work in helping us organize what we know will be an important event.”

Hastac 2014
April 24-27 at the El Ministerio Cultura, Lima, Peru

The conference will take place at El Ministerio Cultura in Lima, Peru. It is hosted by the Peru Ministry of Culture in collaboration with not only HASTAC, the Organization of American States (OAS), but also several other key partnering institutions from North, Central, and South America.

There are a number of recommended hotels which we have listed below. All have high speed internet so you will be able to stay in touch with colleagues, friends, and family, as well as work. For those of you who enjoy a bit of gambling we have several lovely land based casinos in Lima. If you prefer to gamble online you will have access to all your favorite us casinos (for those who play in the United States), as well as any other online gambling sites. You may be wondering why we are mentioning casino gambling opportunities. The fact of the matter is we have had quite a few inquiries from a number of participants. So instead of handling each inquiry separately, we felt a general announcement should be made. There are many speakers of interest who will make presentations during specific times during the convention. In addition we will provide many opportunities to mingle in less formal situations. We want you to have a productive and pleasant stay during HASTAC.

 

Submit a Proposal

The call for proposals for the HASTAC 2014 Conference closed on November 30, 2013. Speakers have already been selected, however we still have a few spots available. As such, we encourage everyone,  especially Peruvians, citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean and people from underrepresented groups to send us their proposal to participate in the conference at conference-team@hastac.org

Please make sure that your proposal includes

  • your name
  • contact information (email address is required, phone and skype are optional)
  • a short biography
  • the type of presentation you wish to give (check thecall for proposals for list of presentations types)
  • A description of your presentation, including the theme of your presentation and the technical requirement for your presentation.

Please read the HASTAC 2014 call for proposals carefully before sending us your proposal.

You will be notified as soon as possible about whether or not your proposal has been accepted to participate in the conference.

 

 

 

 

Key Note Speakers

 

Executive Secretary for Integral Development, Organization of American States

Ms. Tross is Executive Secretary for Integral Development of the Organization of American States in Washington D.C., managing a portfolio of technical assistance and cooperation programs designed to build human and institutional capacity, strengthen competitiveness and spur innovation for sustainable development.  Prior to this role, Ms. Tross directed the Summits of the Americas Secretariat, facilitating negotiations and bringing together Heads of State and Government of 34 countries to discuss common policy challenges, set achievement targets and develop plans of action to address development, governance and security concerns in the region. Long a promoter of Inter-American relations, Ms. Tross was honored in 2012 by the Government of Chile with the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins for her work in bridging the gap between the Caribbean and the Americas.

 

 

 

Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, Costa Rica

Mr. Cruz was appointed Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica in 2011. Among his principal mandates are to coordinate long-term strategies for Costa Rica based upon science, technology, and innovation. Prior to his appointment, he served as President of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology, a prestigious public university that specializes in science and engineering. Mr. Cruz also co-founded the Central American Accreditation of Higher Education (CCA) where he serves as vice president, and he is also Vice Chair of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology (COMCYT).

 

 

 

Education Director, MacArthur Foundation

Dr. Constance Yowell is Education Director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation where she currently oversees an $85 million program on Digital Media and Learning, which is exploring the impact of digital media on young people and the future of learning. Previously, she served as Associate Professor at the University of Illinois where she examined the complex interplay among young people’s emerging identity, their social context and achievement. Dr. Yowell also served as a policy analyst in the U.S. Department of Education, where she received the Distinguished Fellows Award from the William T. Grant Foundation for her work on making the Web 2.0 more compatible teachers’ practices. 

 

 

 

Chairperson Mozilla Foundation

As the leader of the Mozilla Project, Mitchell Baker is responsible for organizing and motivating a massive, worldwide, collective of employees and volunteers who are breathing new life into the Internet with the Firefox Web browser, Firefox OS and other Mozilla products. She has been the general manager of the Mozilla project since 1999, guides the overall scope and direction of Mozilla’s mission. Ms. Baker was listed among the Top 100 Scientists and Thinkers by the TIME Magazine in 2005, and was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society in 2012

 

 

 

 

 

HOTELS

Hotel Casa Andina

This is a group of Hotels. HASTAC 2014 participants will be able to reserve a room at either one of those hotels with a 28% discount. Reservations are non-refundable. Discount applies for the dates of the event (April 24-27, 2014) and on the 3 types of room available: Classic, Select and Private Collection. You may choose from 4 different hotels, all of which are located in the Miraflores District and within walkable distance from one another. The main Conference Hotel (where the organizing committee will be staying) is the Casa Andina Select.

All prices include buffet breakfast and Wireless Internet Access (WiFi).

You can book a room at one of those hotels directly on the Casa Andina chain Webpage: www.casa-andina.com. Please use the promo code “MCULT” to benefit from the 28% discount. You can also reserve by phone at (011) 511-213-9711.

Contact person:
Patricia León – Corporate Key Account

 

Hotel IBIS Larco Miraflores

150 rooms have been reserved in the IBIS Larcos Miraflores Hotel. HASTAC 2014 participants will be able to choose between a single and a double room at a competitive rate. The hotel is located at the heart of the Miraflores district which is one of the prettiest, safest and most touristic districts of Lima.

All prices include buffet breakfast and Wireless Internet Access (WiFi).

You can book a room at this hotel by sending an e-mail at h6971-re@accor.com. Please indicate in your e-mail that you are a participant of the HASTAC 2014 Conference organized by the Ministry of Culture of Peru. Please take note that it is strongly recommended to proceed to your reservation by e-mail in order to obtain a written confirmation. However, should you prefer to reserve by phone, you can do so at (011) 511-634-8888.

Hotel Webpage
http://www.ibis.com/en/hotel-6971-ibis-larco-miraflores/index.shtml

Contact person:
Nancy Nishikawa – Corporate reservations
h6971-re@accor.com
(011) 511-634-8888

Sonesta Hotel El Olivar

50 rooms have been reserved in the Sonesta Hotel El Olivar. HASTAC 2014 participants will be able to choose between a single and a double room at a competitive rate. The hotel is located in the attractive business and residential district of San Isidro, Lima.

All prices include buffet breakfast and Wireless Internet Access (WiFi).

You can book a room at this hotel by sending an e-mail at reservasolivar@sonestaperu.com. Please indicate in your e-mail that you are a participant of the HASTAC 2014 Conference organized by the Ministry of Culture of Peru. Please take note that it is strongly recommended to proceed to your reservation by e-mail in order to obtain a written confirmation. However, may you prefer to reserve by phone, you can do so at (011) 511-712-6000.

Hotel Webpage
http://www.sonesta.com/Lima/

Contact person:
Fiorella Arbocco – Marketing & Sales Executive
eservasolivar@sonestaperu.com

Business Tower Hotel

The Business Tower Hotel is a very cozy and modern boutique concept hotel that integrates elements of arts and design in every room. HASTAC 2014 participants will be able to stay in a single room at a very competitive rate. The hotel is located in the district of San Borja, which is the federal (government) district of Lima, and where the Ministry of Culture of Peru is located.
Type of room / Tipo de habitacion             Price / Precio
Single room / habitación simple     From 107 USD per night / Desde 107 USD por noche

All prices include buffet breakfast and Wireless Internet Access (WiFi).

You can book a room at this hotel by sending an e-mail at reservas@bth.pe. Please indicate in your e-mail that you are a participant of the HASTAC 2014 Conference organized by the Ministry of Culture of Peru. Please take note that it is strongly recommended to proceed to your reservation by e-mail in order to obtain a written confirmation. However, may you prefer to reserve by phone, you can do so at (011) 511-319-5300.

Hotel Webpage
http://www.bth.pe/

Contact person:
Vanessa Arzápalo – Sales manager
reservas@bth.pe
(011) 511-319-5300

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