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Vicente Fox to Speak in San Miguel: “Mexico and the US Going Forward”

By Susan Page

A brand new organization in San Miguel will be presenting “Conversations with Big Thinkers” several times each year. The first event will be a presentation by Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, immediately following the US Presidential election. The event will be held at Real de Minas Hotel on November 18 at 5pm.


“Mexico and the US Going Forward”
By i-3: Ideas that Inform and Inspire
Fri, Nov 18, 5pm
Real de Minas Hotel, Corner of Stirling Dickinson and Ancha San Antonio
USD$25 or 500 pesos
Available on line or at the
Biblioteca Tienda

Announcing a new organization in San Miguel

A brunch conversation with Rob Lerner, Diane Varney, and Susan Page led to the idea that San Miguel needs the quality of presentations that occur at the Writers’ Conference throughout the year, not only in February, and not only on literary topics, but from speakers from a variety of disciplines.

After several organizational meetings, the organization was born: i-3: “Ideas that Inform and Inspire – Conversations with Big Thinkers.” Our purpose is to bring distinguished world leaders in a variety of disciplines to San Miguel throughout each year for in-person presentations and conversations; to create thoughtful, in-depth dialogues with some of the leading pioneers of our time; and to enrich the intellectual life of San Miguel in both Spanish and English.

i-3: will operate under the nonprofit umbrella of the Literary Sala, and many of the Literary Sala and Writers’ Conference volunteers will be involved with producing the programs. The organizational committee included Daniela Franco, Lynette Gannon, Brigham Golden, Maria Lugova, Mark Stout, Rachel Stratford, and Kathy Sulkes, in addition to Rob, Diane, and Susan.

Presentation by Vicente Fox

i-3: is excited to announce that our inaugural event will be a presentation by former President of Mexico Vicente Fox on Friday, November 18, at 5pm at the Hotel Real de Minas. Entitled “The U.S. and Mexico: Going Forward,” the talk is deliberately timed to follow the U.S. Presidential election, so that Mr. Fox will be able to comment on the results of that election. The event will be presented in English and simultaneously translated into Spanish.

Tickets for the event are USD$25 or 500 pesos and can be purchased at the Tienda at the Biblioteca or at the Literary Sala monthly author reading at the Aldea Hotel at 5pm on November 10. At the door an hour before the event, if seats remain available, the price will be USD$30 or 600 pesos.

A gala reception for President and Mrs. Fox will be held at the Rosewood Hotel following the presentation, a benefit for the Fox Center, A.C., which assists many nonprofits, including CRISMA, a therapeutic service for low income families here in San Miguel. Tickets for the reception are USD$50 or 1,000 pesos, available at the same places listed above. If tickets for the reception remain, they will be available before or during the presentation at the Real de Minas for USD$65 or 1,300 pesos.


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