Santiago de Chile, founded in 1541, is the capital city of Chile. With approximately 6 million inhabitants, it is also the cultural, political and financial center of Chile. Home to regional headquarters of a series of international corporations and organizations, Santiago hosts the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), which will be the place for the first day of our conference. Besides the main city attractions, there are several options for travelling the area surrounding Santiago, including the Andes Mountains, the Casablanca Valley (vineyards), and the city of Valparaiso. There will be an organized excursion to at least one of the above-mentioned attractions on Saturday, November 28.
The Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) originated in 1953 as a business school in Valparaiso. Instituted as a University in 1988, it currently counts with schools of Business, Law, Engineering and Sciences, Government, Liberal Arts, Psychology, Journalism, and Design. It enrolls over 8,000 students at both graduate and undergraduate levels distributed among its sites in Santiago, Viña del Mar and Miami (FL). Days 2 and 3 of the conference will take place at the UAI Peñalolén Campus in Santiago.