Inspired by my experience at the IA Retreat in Asilomar at Pacitic Grove, I wanted to bring a similar event to my colleagues in Latin America. Given my strong network of UX colleagues, I was able to gather a fantastic lineup from many countries. We spent the weekend in Chile’s Wine Region, and then our group of 30 returned to Santiago to give talks at a larger event, which would later be known as the first Latin American IA Summit.
The speakers and participants at the retreat included Peter Morville and Peter Merholz from the US, Gene Smith from Canada, Mari Carmen Marcos from Spain, Jorge Arango from Panama, and other field leaders from Chile and Brazil. The Retreat’s Program can be found at: http://www.cwr.cl/events/retreat2006/index.html