Diego Vargas: The Power of Magic

Diego Vargas ECHO

Diego discovered magic at a young age. After university, he decided to pursue it full time in spite of plenty of advice against it. His fearless attitude led him to become a member of Magicians without Borders, an organization which he has helped establish alongside Carlos López, a previous ECHO speaker and performer. He has an amazing rule: make 5 people smile everyday, and you won't lack smiles yourself. 

Sebastian Castro

A native and proud Costa Rican, Sebas has dedicated his life to sharing stories of those who have the power but not the means to inspire. After leaving his beloved Costa Rica to study abroad, he worked as a reporter and producer for CNN's Adventure Report, covering over one hundred social impact stories in over 30 countries. He left CNN to launch an independent project: Subite al Chunche, which documented the journey of going by land from Costa Rica to the 2014 Brazil World Cup. The 13-episode multimedia series won several awards, including best audiovisual production of the year in its category. He recently founded Baobab Creative, a start-up that builds creative bridges between investors and entrepreneurs. Simultaneously, he contributes with What Took You So Long?, a filmmaking collective that documents underserved social impact projects. He is also in the process of bringing The Do Lectures to Costa Rica. Sebastian's mission is to share the stories of those who have the power but not the means to inspire. He lives partly in Costa Rica and partly in the rest of the world.