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2019 Festival
Empathy in Action

At the 2019 Festival we will convene renowned experts and leaders from throughout the Americas for four days of events, workshops and performances designed to inspire critical thinking, accelerate and transform our business and social connections and promote action. This year’s festival theme is “Empathy in Action” and will showcase the people and ideas across North and South America that are moving beyond divisions to build solutions to the most important issues we face together.


Top Biennial experiences you won't want to miss...

  • Invest in the Business of Empathy with Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group and Jorge Ramos of Univision at the Americas Symposium Thursday, September 26th.

  • Choose from nine exciting (and FREE!) Clínicas featuring international speakers on themes ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Sustainable Fashion and how empathy is fueling industry shifts.

  • Travel to the Amazon jungle through the music and lights of Jaguara at Cósmico Americas on Saturday, September 28th in Civic Center Park!


Festival Schedule

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+ Tuesday, 9/24

8:00am - 5:00pm |

CSU Salazar Center International Symposium

7:00pm - 8:30pm |

"South Body" A Performance by Carlos Martiel

+ Wednesday, 9/25

8:00am |

Biennial Welcome

9:00am - 11:00am |

Clínica #1 - Educating for Empathy

9:00am - 11:00am |

Clínica #2 - Bringing Empathy Home

2:00pm - 4:00pm |

Clínica #3 - Art: An Empathy Movement

2:00pm - 4:00pm |

Clínica #4 - Mobility & Access Equity

4:30pm - 6:30pm |

Power in Migration

7:00pm |

Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas

+ Thursday, 9/26

9:00am - 11:00am |

Clínica #5 - Marketing & Empathy

9:00am - 11:00am |

Clínica #6 - Green with Empathy

2:00pm - 4:00pm |

Clínica #7 - Artificial Intelligence

2:00pm - 4:00pm |

Clínica #8 - Sustainable Fashion

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Americas Symposium featuring Sir Richard Branson

+ Friday, 9/27

9:00am - 11:00am |

Clínica #9 - Employing Empathy

9:00am - 11:00am |

Applied Empathy Workshop

11:30am - 1:00pm |

Conversations with Gen Z

Dinner 5:30pm | Concert 7:30pm

Black Americas Project Dinner & Ozomatli

+ Saturday, 9/28

8:45am - 10:00am |

Meditation Session

11:00am - 1:00pm |

Empathy Through Film

2:00pm - 3:00pm |

Art & Empathy Tour

2:00pm |


4:00pm - 10:00pm |

Cósmico Americas

+ Sunday, 9/29

2:00pm - 6:00pm |

Empathy Through Film Screenings





Schedule at a Glance

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