The World Technology Summit & Awards, presented by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review, Science, and Kurzweil Technologies, among others, at the TIME Conference Center has been called a gathering of "the people creating the 21st Century" -- the most innovative people in the world in science and technology and related fields. The conference theme this year is "SURVIVE 2012, PREPARE FOR 2021." Speakers ranging from Ray "Singularity" Kurzweil to Dan "Back of the Napkin" Roam to James "The Information" Gleick to Susan "President of the ACLU" Herman to Art "Scenarios" Kleiner take on the toughest issues facing us today so we can figure out how to navigate to tomorrow. An assortment of on-stage "demos" by Finalists from this year's World Technology Awards ensures that the audience has its finger on the pulse of current technological innovation. Culminating in the World Technology Awards gala ceremony from the United Nations Delegate's Dining Room, the overall experience is a concentrated peek at the future.
Aleph Molinari studied Economics and Critical Theory at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
In 2006, in conjunction with the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), Aleph conducted an in-depth study on the effects of solid residue disposal and urban approaches to Mexico City’s periphery. The study formed the conceptual basis of a documentary film on the processes of Mexico City’s trash cycle and the lives of trash pickers living in the outskirts of the city.
In 2008 Aleph Molinari founded the Fundación Proacceso ECO with the objective of reducing the digital divide and providing access to quality education. After two years of planning and designing the Red de Innovación y Aprendizaje (RIA), or Learning and Innovation Network, Proacceso inaugurated the project in 2009 as a network of educational centers.
Since then the network has grown to 42 centers located in marginalized communities in Mexico.
The RIA has reached more than 100,000 users in less than two years of operating, and more than 25,000 users have graduated from its courses. By the end of this year the network will expand to 70 centers allowing the RIA to reach approximately 350,000 users by the end of 2012.