October 24 to 27
San Pedro de Atacama
KinnerLat 2017 is the second Kinnernet taking place in Latin America, October 24 to 27, in the breathtaking setting of San Pedro and the Atacama desert, in Chile. Needless to say, it is being chaired by Yossi Vardi, founder and driver of the Kinnernet Community.
As is Kinnernet-customary, KinnerLat 2017 will be an immersive, intensely-interactive gathering of 100 carefully selected change-makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, scientists, technologists, educators, and other passionate types – from many corners of the globe – who will share experiences, on-going efforts and ideas.
One of our aims is to bring Kinnernet to LatAm and LatAm to Kinnernet. Gladly, it is already happening and we want it to happen even more. Another is to simply produce outright inspiration of the best quality amongst us, such as when Yossi Vardi was inspired to start Kinnernet, by Tim O’Reilly at one of his Foo Camps.
Matias de Tezanos
Pituka Ortega Heilbron
LogisticsSan Pedro de Atacama
Contributions – the only expense involved is a USD$300 contribution, which will partially cover the cost of organizing a memorable and most-stimulating 4-days high up in the Atacama – like it was at Antigua last year.
Please make your payment via our PayPal Account HERE, please indicate your name.
Lodging – We will all be lodged in San Pedro, principally at these places (no need to make reservations, we’ll handle all details):
Hotel Don Sebastian
Domingo Atienza con Pasaje Mutulera 140
Hotel Diego de Almagro
Hotel Don Raul
Hotel Poblado de Kimai
Hotel La cochera
Domingo Atienza 523
Hotel Iorana Taliche
Av Pukara 11
Getting in and out - you just need to land in to Calama ("CJC" is the airport code) on October 24th by 3:00 pm and we will take you to San Pedro (a stunning 60' drive). Similarly, arrange to fly out of Calama anytime on the 27th. There are plenty of flights every day from and to Santiago de Chile ("SCL").
Getting in earlier / leaving later - We realize many of you will want to do this. Just let us know if you plan to arrive early / leave later and reach out if we can help in any way.
Uniting 105 change-makers, world-shapers, scientist, artist and passionate entrepreneurs.
Matias de Tezanos
Pituka Ortega Heilbron
The core schedule will be determined by participants, who can start letting us know right away about their intended topics. Aside from this we will be moving around town and its surroundings for several group activities. In addition, on a volunteer basis, you will have the opportunity to tells us about your favorite gadgets, help feed us with your culinary skills, entertain us with your performing skills or dazzle us during the “ignite talks”.
If you wish to extend your stay and want recommendations, please reach out!
WHAT IS AN UN-CONFERENCE?
KinnerLat is an Unconference, which means content is principally determined by participants who are encouraged to share and present on any topic of their choosing. As at Tim O’Reilly’s famous Foo Camp, (again, at which Yossi Vardi was initially inspired to start Kinnernet), attendees fill in the program via big whiteboards. A Kinnernet is about sharing opportunities and ideas and making them larger and even more compelling. As one of our Core Champions points out, the Kinnernet Spirit is about “Making cooperation the new competition”.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT KINNERNETLAT’17?
An intense, stimulating few days with lots of activity! You’ll find yourself participating in endless fascinating sessions and accidental conversations – and of course hopefully leading at least one. Sheer outdoorsy fun is also assured in the spectacular San Pedro de Atacama and surroundings. We’ll have plenty of surprises and activities, including the opportunity to look into deep space from some of the best viewing facilities and places on our Planet.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
KinnerLat attire will be totally casual. Many activities are outdoors, including certain workshops and meals. We will provide further details on what to pack when you sign-up.
WHAT ARE GROUP DISCUSSIONS?
We will have 50 hour-long discussions at San Pedro. All put forward by Participants. Feel free to suggest yours in advance (writing us on firstname.lastname@example.org ). You may prepare an introductory slide presentation or simply start with some opening remarks before “opening it up” for conversation. Upon arrival jot down your discussion on the White Board, you won’t be able to miss it! Discussions are typically held in groups of 10-20.
By the way, group discussions can be in work-out format! Perhaps you want to lead your own meditation, yoga session, or similar! Or just share slides from an amazing trip.
WHAT ARE IGNITE TALKS
These are 10 min. 10-slide “Plennary” Power Point presentations to our full group – on anything that moves you and you’d like to share. First come-first serve. 12 slots. Please write to us on email@example.com. For these we’ll need to review your slides beforehand and have them ready to go.
WHAT IS GADGETHON
Do you have a special, magical gadget that has become indistinguishable from magic (or you think is nearly there)? Tell us about it at or better yet, show it to us during the Gadgethon Session!