With 7 thematic stages called “Lands”, the main stage for master lectures, 8 specialized workshops, 800 speakers, and more than 1700 hours of content, Talent Land is an incredible 5-day event with activities 24 hours a day. More than a conference group, it is a creative community connecting from all over Mexico and even internationally.
With so much to see and do, it's hard to cover everything that's happening in Talent Land. Although the attendees, called "talents", could organize the agendas according to their interests, sometimes the conferences of different lands had the same schedule. Out of the 7 Lands with conferences and workshops, I was mostly in Developer Land, Meta Land, and Health Land, which dealt with topics such as software development; virtual reality and video games; and health sciences. Also, for foreigners, there are exhibits from the city of Guadalajara and famous people from the event venue, such as the helmet of the famous pilot, Sergio "Checo" Pérez, and replicas of the train and electric buses.
Among the master lectures I attended, my favorite was without a doubt that of Beakman, the character played by Paul Zaloom, one of the science popularizers of my generation and a recurring speaker on Talent Land. Other interesting speakers on the main stage were Superholly, speaking about the importance of learning languages, Katya Echazarreta, an astronaut from Jalisco, and Julioprofe, a math teacher who became one of the most famous YouTubers in Latin America with his algebra and calculus courses with whom I had the privilege of taking a picture. Like Beakman, he is a recurring guest at the event.
In Talent Land, not everything is exclusively conferences and workshops. People can get organized to create their activities, especially after midnight. The activities that I most enjoyed doing outside of the workshops and talks were the Just Dance and Beat Saber tournaments, the human claw with VR, the video game trivia in which I won anime stickers, and the DJ war where the talents can dance along.
The most important thing, in my opinion, about Talent Land is the meeting of talents, the possibility of creating communities and networks that are related to my career interests, and sharing experiences and knowledge. Many companies and universities go to Talent Land to build these talent networks and I think that Inflection Point could go to the next edition either as a sponsor, or as a partner, or as speakers. Also, Inflection Point could attract potential employees with fresh, innovative ideas.
This event, without a doubt, helps in my professional career by bringing presentations from the newest in my area, meeting new people, and finding different points of view. I highly recommend that those who have the opportunity to attend, even if it is the digital editions, go ahead and do it. They will not regret it.
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