By Miléna Salci, Falling Walls Engage
After two years of online events, it is with sheer excitement that we were able to return to in-person events with the launch of the Falling Walls Engage Hub Mexico from 29 June to 2 July 2022. Together with our Hub Manager Gabriela de la Torre and her team from Programa Adopte un Talento (PAUTA), we gathered 20 Science Engagement practitioners from 7 countries, as well as universities, scientists, students and local partners to explore the state of the art in the region, learn and exchange on Science Engagement and Planetary Health during an exciting 4-day event in Mexico City and Santiago de Querétaro.
Thanks to the tremendous support of Gabriela and her team, we were able to form a diverse alliance of cooperation, institutional and event partners – including the Directorate for Communicating Knowledge of the President’s Office of the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM); the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); the Science Communication platform Tlaloque; and the Council of Science and Technology of the State of Querétaro (CONCYTEQ).
This alliance contributed to shape a rich program of talks, workshops and networking activities, which sparked critical questions and fruitful discussions to pave the ground for the long-term vision of the Hub Mexico.