Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica

The School of Collective Communication Sciences of the University of Costa Rica, together with the Institute of Communication and Image of the University of Chile, Faro Digital Argentina, the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and UNICEF are co-hosting the third regional symposium “Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica” on digital transformation and new challenges for the inclusion of youth. The Symposium will be held on January 15 and 16, 2018 at the Omar Dengo Foundation, located in the city of San José (Costa Rica).

The Symposium is part of the Conectados al Sur network, a regional version of the Digitally Connected global network (, which addresses the opportunities and challenges of the digital world for children and young people across Latin America and the Caribbean.

The objective of the event is to analyze the state of research, development,political activity, and progress around youth and digital media to promote the inclusion and participation of children and young people online. Additionally, the Symposium will serve as a space for the exchange of ideas and initiatives to encourage collaboration among the various countries of the region.

The event will focus on the following interconnected topic areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Digital Economy

Along with the three main thematic axes, the event will analyze new research and development methodologies that aim to encourage youth participation and inclusion online, including (1) co-design with young people, (2) participatory research, and (3) the construction of narratives, digital media content, and information visualization.

To learn more about the Symposium, and the thematic areas and methodologies the event will focus on, we invite you to visit the following link. For additional information, please also don’t hesitate to email YaM’s Director Sandra Cortesi (scortesi at