Centro Bellas Artes
Youth Forum/Open Space
Media and Films
Art and Movement
Jardín Botánico y Cultural
Centro de Visitantes
Human Rights and Academia
Patio de la Fuente
Art and Movement
Puerto Rico/Featured Speakers
Human Rights and Academia
So you can quickly locate the many activities, we identi-ed the areas and rooms by color. You can check thedaily programs on pages 7 through 15 and use themap on pages 22 and 23 to quickly locate the buildingand the room that you are looking or.
Each room also has a name that reers to various as-pects o Puerto Rican culture. You can see the list o rooms by color and name in the table on the let. The ollowing list has some expressions we use to de-scribe these names:1.
-The Taíno’s name or this island.2.
- Our Southern ocean.3.
- Indigeneous peoples rom Borikén.4.
- Our Rainorest. Legend says that the goodspirit o the god Yuquiyú reigned rom this powerulmountain range.5.
- An autoctonous bird known or its bravecharacter.6.
- Name o the Taíno indigenous chie o theregion o Caguas.7.
- The puertorricans are like the coquí, we canonly live in our islands. At night you will enjoy thesinging o this small rog.8.
- A little sensitive plant that closes whentouched, then opens back again.9.
- A beautiul big tree with pink or yellow littlefowers. It is a symbol o Caguas.10.
- It is not the national fower. But manypeople think it is or it’s beauty and presence in ourculture.11.
- Puerto Rico’s emblematic tree has littleorange fowers that blossom in the summer.12.
- A gigantic Caribbean lea that is brown inone side and white in the other.13.
- A majestic tree, considered sacred by manycultures, including our Taíno and Yoruba ancestors.14.
- A river in the North o the Island. The wordmeans butterfy in the language o the Taíno.
20 IDEC 2012 has been designed so that youth areully integrated into the conerence through theYouth Forum. The youth rom dierent countrieswill not only be providing support organizing andmoderating activities, they will propose and do! Theyhave undertaken the responsibility or opening theplenary sessions, acilitating the workshops and theIDEC Dialogues, and will actively participate by tak-ing positions and generating proposals throughoutthe conerence. I you have not yet joined this collec-tive, you can still do so during the Conerence.It’s your Conerence!
At IDEC conerences, it is common or dierentcultures and languages to live together, understandeach other, and create new riendships and col-laborations. English is the language most commonlyspoken across countries attending IDEC. So, althoughthe IDEC 2012 is being held in Puerto Rico, a span-ish speaking country, we have taken both languagesinto consideration. Throughout the program thereare many alternatives in either language and all ple-nary activities will have simultaneous translation. Allplenaries, IDEC Dialogues and Room 4 Yunque whichwill host Featured Speakers will have simultaneoustranslation rom spanish to english and vice versa.We will also have simultaneous translation in ger-man and korean language. Throughout the programall activities that have simultaneous translation willbe identied with this symbol, .In the daily program tables, the activities that are inenglish appear with english titles and the activitiesthat are in spanish appear in spanish. It’s your Con-erence!
One o the most un and challenging aspects o organizing the 20 IDEC 2012 has been experiment-ing with new ways o carrying out workshops,conerences and dialogues. We wanted to dedicateconsistent space to ve thematic conversations. Wewill be discussing: Puerto Rico, Human Rights andAcademia, Democratic Practices, Art and Movement,and Film and Media. You could dedicate your time toone theme and attend all your sessions in one spacewhere the conversations will fow rom one to the
The Calendar of IDEC 2012 at a Glance
March 24 - 28
Main activities o the International Democratic Education Conerence2012
First Gathering o the Americas and the Caribbean
Tourist Options Free o Charge or our International Visitors, as an gestureo boricua hospitality*
March 29 - 31
Tourism Packages Options*
* For more inormation and registry visit the tour desk
Things You Should Know