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Tuesday, June 19 – Glenn Davis is an author, lecturer, college professor, historian, and Boquete resident. He is the author of 4 books available on Amazon.com, three other books published in Japanese by leading Japanese publishers and hundreds of articles on Japan and Japan-American relations. One book is titled "How We Lived in Wellborn before Television" about the small town in Texas where he grew up in the 1950’s. He took note that Wellborn residents were very close-knit and friendly. People visited each other, sat out on their front porches and didn't lock their doors. But that was before TV arrived and changed everything about the small village. People did not visit as much and socialization virtually stopped inside homes as everyone was glued to their new boob tubes. But the world didn’t stop there, with the millennials and others now turning to living double lives: one in the real world and another in a virtual world. Glenn will demonstrate what one of these online worlds looks like and how you too can travel to a destination that does not exist. Are the rules there different from real life? Does living through an avatar change one’s behavior? It is true that real communities are being replaced by virtual ones, to the consternation of some and the delight of others. Where is all this tapping and beeping leading societies? Depressing or enlightening, the audience can choose.
Tuesday, June 26 – DAC Transport of Panama City. This international company has been in business for more than 23 years and would like to introduce their services to the Boquete community. They can arrange shipping and moving services by air, land, and sea. They handle commercial as well as personal shipments. Whether you are a business or want to move household goods, they can provide full transportation service. They will be joined in the presentation by Boquete resident, Saroya Kendrick, who had a career in international cargo transportation in the US before moving to Panama. FREE ADMISSION
Tuesday, July 3 – Kevin Fisher on “The Internet of People”. In the beginning the internet was an inter-connected group of computers, independent and autonomous. Fast forward to today and the vast majority of internet traffic is processed by centralized servers where your privacy is shredded and your personal details are sold to the highest bidder. In this era of BIg Data, entities like Cambridge Analytics and Facebook have even used your profiles to influence elections. It's time to fight back and the Internet of People is building the infrastructure to empower people over things, people over profits, people over politics. Join us for a look into the decentralized future of the internet. For a sneak peek, watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhkTGnGtr1s and visit www.iop.global.
Tuesday, July 10 – Angel Rodriguez, local expert on seismicity will talk about seismicity of Western Panama. Angel was born in Panama but graduated from the University of Washington where he married his wife Carla Black. Angel has been a tinkerer and inventor all his life. In his previous life he made bicycles and computers. Spending winters in Volcan, Panama, Angel started building telescopes. He then turned his attention to making seismometers. He constructed the mechanical parts, designed and built the electronics and wrote the software to create his first seismographs. Eventually he built his own private seismic network. Presently he has a nice electronics lab, several 3D printers, a laser cutter, CNC mills, lathes and all the tools a maker might want. He has a passion for making seismographs, including affordable personal seismographs for your home.
Tuesday, July 17 – Bud Huber and Marcelyn Jandreau traveled the Silk Road in Central Asia earlier this year when they visited Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. They took many photos, and will share their adventure with us. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and the West. It was central to cultural and commercial interaction between them for centuries. Bud and Marcelyn actually walked along some of the same paths that Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, Amir Timur, and Genghis Khan travelled many centuries ago.
Tuesday, July 24 – Pat Chan of Fundacion Spay Panama will speak. Pat recently was voted Panama’s #1 hero in a nationwide contest sponsored by TVN network. Spay Panama has sterilized over 135,000 dogs and cats since its founding. Spay Panama has also been the model for the Boquete and Volcan spay clinics.
Tuesday, July 31 –Milagros Sanchez Pinzón, executive director of Culturama International in David, is the premiere historian for Chiriqui Province and Boquete in particular. She authored the book Boquete, Rasgos de su Historia in 2001 and Boquete: Valley of the eternal rainbow in 2006 -- research and photos illustrating the rich history of Boquete and its founding families. Luz Graciela Joly Adames, Tenured Professor of Anthology, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, Autonomous University of Chiriqui, will translate. Milagros will bring photos of the early history of Boquete. The speakers will be introduced by Price Peterson, long time Boquete resident and former U.S. Warden for Boquete.
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Glenn Davis is one of the most popular speakers we have.
This promises to be an interesting discussion.