The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, known as ECLAC or in Spanish CEPAL, which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world. The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives.
The first two days of the DrupalCamp will be held at ECLAC's headquarters in Santiago.
More information can be found at:
- The official website.
- An informative video.
- 'City tour' tv show, chapter about the ECLAC building.
- Flickr gallery.
Please, arrive at least 30 minutes before with your identification document (national id or passport for non residents) where your name can be seen as you wrote to register to the event. Get into the building for the first time requires registration which can take some time.
Once inside the enclosure ECLAC, you must go to safeguards for identification and receive security clearance. You just have to do it once a day and you should always carry your accreditation visible while you remain on the premises of ECLAC.
After acreditation, you must go to the place intended to DrupalCamp registration located in the lobby of the main building to confirm your attendance and receive a program of the event with room descriptions and location, and other items of interest to the participants.
How to get there?
ECLAC is located in Vitacura, Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3477, between the building of the municipality of Vitacura and Perez Zujovic roundabout, facing the 'Parque Bicentenario'.
It is recommended to plan your trip in advance to arrive early to the event as traffic jams usually occur during the morning near the place.
From downtown Santiago sector it is recommended reach Tobalaba Metro station and from there walk (20 minutes), take a taxi (5-10 minutes) or bus (15 minutes).
From the north and east sectors of the city it is recommended to reach the roundabout Perez Zujovic, located less than 200 meters from the entrance to the ECLAC.
Walking from Tobalaba metro station
To get walking from the metro station Tobalaba, you have to walk to Vitacura Avenue and then walk through it to Isidora Goyenechea Avenue. From there turn left and continue walking eastward by Andres Bello until you reach the roundabout (under construction) Perez Zujovic. Pass the roundabout and turn slightly to the left onto Avenida Dag Hammarskjold directly. At the end of the street, about 100 meters away is the entrance to the ECLAC.