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  • Speed Session

     

    IDEA Start is a periodic call for ideas aimed at discovering, incubating and accelerating organizations and social impact companies that want to strengthen their business models and business plans, to focus on the creation of disruptive and innovative solutions, products and services that impact the health and reproductive rights of millions of people.

    A total of 88 applications from companies and organizations participated in the call we launched in June 2020, of which 29 were finally selected (13 from South America and 16 from Central America & Mexico) to be a part of the program. Come and meet some of the companies and organizations that participated in the 1st IDEA Start program in this Speed Session!

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  • Keynote Speaker: Data & Feminism

    Data never, ever “speaks for itself.” The goal of this talk, as with the data feminism project, is to model how research can be turned into action: how feminist thinking can be operationalized to imagine more ethical and equitable data practices. In this inspiring talk, Catherine will present her 2020 MIT Press book, Data Feminism, co-authored with Lauren Klein, charting a course for more ethical and empowering data science practices.

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  • Speed session

    IDEA Start is a periodic call for ideas aimed at discovering, incubating and accelerating organizations and social impact companies that want to strengthen their business models and business plans to focus on the creation of disruptive and innovative solutions, products and services that impact the health and reproductive rights of millions of people.

     

    A total of 88 applications from companies and organizations participated in  the call we launched in June 2020, of which 29 were finally selected (13 from South America and 16 from Central America & Mexico) to be a part of the program. Come and meet some of the companies and organizations that participated in the 1st IDEA Start program in this Speed Session!

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  • Panel: “I’m here to answer your questions about sexuality and reproduction”: Chatbot, virtual assistants and conversational intelligence

     

    Artificial Intelligence, via virtual assistants, can help millions of teenagers and young people get personalized answers on topics that are still taboo in many places. In this panel we will learn about experiences that are being implemented in different stages of development and we will talk about the social impact, the challenges, opportunities and the scaling of the projects.

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  • Keynote Speaker: A new generation of change makers

    In recent years, new ecosystems have emerged. Led by young people, mostly women, they are driving social innovation in their sectors and creating a world in which they want to live in. The speaker will analyze the advertising, technology, digital media and social impact entrepreneurship ecosystems and how they promote  reproductive health and rights in Latin America.

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  • Lunch break

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  • Foro IDEA 2021 Opening

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  • Panel: Rights as the creative brief

    Why should the advertising industry get involved in promoting sexual and reproductive rights? Speakers will discuss the role of advertising and innovation, the benefits of using a gender perspective, the cultural changes, new businesses opportunities, context, challenges, achievements and opportunities.

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  • Lunch break

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  • Keynote Speaker: Do you have any IDEA? Reproductive Rights, essential in pandemic

    The impact of the COVID19 pandemic on access to reproductive health and rights in Latin America

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  • IDEA Prizes 2021 – Pitch Final

    The IDEA Prizes provide USD$15,000 of seed capital and specialized technical assistance for companies and organizations that have participated in the IDEA Start program and that seek to provide innovative solutions to the challenges for reproductive health and rights in Latin America. 

    After 6 months of training by experts in business models  and preparation to present their social ventures to social impact investment funds, 3 finalists from South America and 3 finalists from Central America and Mexico will compete for seed capital through a Pitch session, in which they will have 5 minutes to convince a jury of experts that their proposal offers a viable, impactful and innovative solution.

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  • Networking / break

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  • Keynote Speaker: AI for Social Good: health and reproductive rights

    How to navigate a constantly changing present shaped by Artificial Intelligence and other digital technologies? Now more than ever, there is an urgent need to open our eyes and work together to harness the benefits that AI can bring to reproductive health and rights as well as mitigate the risks that could arise from its use. At Eon Resilience Lab, we believe that technology can and should be used as a force for good, but its potential will only be achieved if it is developed, adopted, applied and used responsibly and ethically. In this framework, AI will be an indispensable ally to promote gender equality, reproductive rights and the well-being of society. In this introductory talk, the Laboratory Director will give us a look at the risks and benefits of using AI in general and present relevant use cases.

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  • Central Panel: It all starts with a ‘’why?’’ Bringing talent and passion together to find solutions for millions of people in Latin America

    The innovation ecosystem for reproductive rights does exist and it’s currently expanding. To find out “why?”, this panel brings together pioneers and protagonists of this process to discover what prompted them to transcend their sector (advertising, technology, digital media, social entrepreneurship and activism) and come together with other allies to transform ideas into solutions for the most stubborn and entrenched issues in health and reproductive rights in Latin America.  What factors have promoted  synergies and the development of disruptive projects? Last but not least, they will share the challenges in the expansion of this promising ecosystem and their next bets.

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  • Panel: The most important investment to impact the lives of millions of women and girls.

    Why are the Social Impact Investment Funds in Latin America actively integrating the gender approach in their investment portfolio? What impact can investment in companies that offer products or services that substantially improve the lives of millions of women and girls have? How can Impact Investment Funds help boost the ecosystem for reproductive health and rights in Latin America? This panel presents the reflections of some impact investment funds in the region and the opportunities and challenges they observe from their sector.

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  • Networking / break

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  • Lunch break

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  • IDEA Prizes Ceremony

    IDEA Prizes 2021 winners announcement

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  • Panel: Who will create the technology of the future for reproductive health and rights?

    Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, chatbots, machine learning, blockchain, 3D, VR, IoT, APPs, wearables, video games, etc… Technological innovation is accelerating the fourth industrial revolution and promises to contribute to solving many social and environmental problems, but who is creating this technology? Are women’s  social issues important enough to devote the attention of the technological world on them? In this panel we bring together founders of organizations and communities of Women & Tech from Latin America who will reflect on these questions and on the role that communities of programmers, developers, technology experts and scientists can play to promote technological innovations that offer solutions to challenges for reproductive health and rights that affect millions of women in the region. What actions need to be put in place to involve more women in technology and in creating these solutions? Where to start?

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  • Panel: Digital transformation and innovation in the Media and journalism ecosystem

    Digital journalism is evolving. How are journalism and digital media transforming in Latin America, from innovation in narratives, feminisms, education and technology? How does this digital revolution contribute to the creation of a responsible public debate on health and reproductive rights in the region?

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  • Networking / break

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  • Closure – IDEA Forum 2021 – Surprise event!

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  • Ideation LAB: Automating Feminism: Feminist Bot Design Canvas

    Are you thinking of creating a feminist bot or a Comprehensive Sexuality Education bot?

    The Feminist Bot Design Canvas includes a series of questions to ponder when conceptualizing a chatbot or a conversational intelligence tool. 

    Aimed at startups, programming professionals and communities, design thinking and technology professionals, or people working with AI, virtual assistants, chatbots or machine learning. Industries: FemTech, HealthTech, EdTech, SexTech.

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  • Ideation LAB: Transform problems into creative ideas

    Now that we know the barriers that sexual and reproductive rights face, what can we do? In this workshop, both advertising agencies and professionals in creativity, design, marketing and communications will be able to transform problems into creative ideas. Through agile methodologies, those who participate in this LAB will acquire new ideas and incorporate tools to think creatively in their day-to-day life.

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  • Panel: Feminist Influencers and Millions of Followers

    A new community of content creators is emerging from a feminist, fun and highly influential approach. Who are they? What plans do they have? What is their impact? In this panel, we will learn how they are contributing to the advancement of reproductive health and rights in Latin America, as well as the difficulties, opportunities and advantages of social media to reach millions of followers and transform the social norms that stigmatize these rights.

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