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Leandro Folgar is the president of Plan Ceibal. He has worked as an associate professor in the Department of Education at Universidad Católica de Uruguay, focusing on active pedagogical practices, gamification, and playful environments of the 21st century.
He has won several awards and distinctions for his commitment to education such as IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) for youth leadership from the US State Department, the Morosoli Award, an award from Google for Education for his contribution to tertiary education, and a Fulbright post-graduate scholarship.
Folgar graduated from the School of Education at Harvard University with an MA in technology, innovation, and education. He earned a BA in education from Universidad Católica del Uruguay.
Folgar was an event speaker at the Dialogue.