First version | Santiago, Chile | 2022
We are building the leading migration and refugee innovation community in Latin America.
Panels | Workshops | Masterclass | Innovators’ Fair
The Hola America Festival was the first meeting of social innovation for migration in Latin America. It was held on October 4 and 5, 2022 at the Gabriela Mistral Center (GAM) in Santiago, Chile, and served as an opportunity for hundreds of relevant actors in migration issues to share experiences and present ventures, innovations and initiatives.
Expert Panels on Innovation and Migration
The panels generated conversation around the challenges faced by migrant and refugee communities, and the solutions emerging to respond to these challenges. We learned about cases and practices that inspire us to continue co-creating around migration.
Social Impact Masterclass
Inspirational sessions in which diverse creators took us on a journey with stories related to migration and refuge. Experts from different parts of the world talked to us about their work, experiences and challenges.
Spaces for conversation and collaborative work on different topics in which we design ways to move towards more robust ecosystems and better solutions to various migration challenges.
The festival was joined by initiatives of entrepreneurs who have migrated from different corners of the world to promote the products and services they have bet on in their host communities.The festival was joined by entrepreneurial initiatives that have migrated from different corners of the world to showcase the products and services they have opted for in their host communities.
María José Jarpa
Banished from Water
Education Sector Officer
Senior Director of External Affairs
Juan David Ferreira
Maria Teresa Ronderos
Director and Ashoka Fellow
Founder and Ashoka Fellow
Juan Manuel Simmons