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Institute of the Americas (Institute) Policy on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020

Given the World Health Organization’s (WHO) announcement that coronavirus is now characterized as a pandemic, the Institute is taking the following steps to ensure the health and safety of its event participants and staff by postponing its scheduled programming through April 15, 2020.  These events include:
  1. March 17-18, 2020 Argentina Energy Roundtable, Buenos Aires;
  2. March 25-26, 2020 First Binational Parliamentary Forum on Border Health U.S.-Mexico, CECUT Tijuana and the Institute, La Jolla, California; and,
  3. April 6-8, 2020 STEAM Lab, CETYS Universidad Campus Tijuana

In the meantime, the Institute will monitor the coronavirus situation and determine in early April if any additional programming should be postponed.

Please check back for further updates.


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The Science & Innovation Summer Camp and the Professional Workshop for STEAM Instructors Series exposes all of it participants, in equal male: female ratios, to elite one-on-one collaborations with university scientists & researches in a wide range of studies, while simultaneously having the opportunity to exchange their cultural background and further develop their leadership skills in a multi-region setting only the STEAM Programs can provide.

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  Date/Time Event
Critical Minerals Webinars Apr 2 2020
Webinar: The Material and Metal Security of Low-Carbon Energy Transitions
Webinar featuring a presentation by Jordy Lee, Research Associate for the Payne Institute for Public Policy at Colorado School of Mines. Details from their analysis and policy recommendations to further inform discussion and debate surrounding key facets of the global energy transition.
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Critical Minerals Webinars Feature Apr 14 2020
Webinar: Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI)
Webinar will feature a presentation by Mark Pituch, Energy Officer in the Bureau of Energy Resources at the United States Department of State. He will share details of the ERGI and updates on implementation including governance principles and best practices at the core of the initiative.
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La Jolla Energy Conference 2020 May 20 2020 until May 21 2020
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
La Jolla, CA
XXIX La Jolla Energy Conference
Event Postponed until further notice. The situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) is continually evolving. We are following the guidance issued by the WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease and the California Department of Public Health
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Jul 19 2020 until Aug 1 2020
Institute of the Americas
La Jolla, CA
STEAM Science & Innovation Summer Camp 2020
The Science & Innovation Camp will provide cutting edge instructors and state-of-the-art facilities for talented Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish first-language U.S. high school-level students.
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Launching Our Energy Transition Initiative

The ETI engages with policymakers, businesses, and journalists from around the Americas, helping them lead the region’s transition to renewable energy.  Visit ETI page

Launching Our Energy Transition Initiative

The ETI engages with policymakers, businesses, and journalists from around the Americas, helping them lead the region’s transition to renewable energy.  Visit ETI page

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