Speakers

2019 edition

Víctor Farías

Professor and researcher at UPF

Born in Santiago de Chile, Víctor Farías is a PhD in History by the University Institute of History Jaume Vicens i Vives at Pompeu Fabra University. Lecturer and researcher at UPF and numerous local and international universities and institutions, Farías will delve into the historical roots that link women with evil, and deepen in the consequent evolution of the term “witch hunt”.

Miquel Sureda

Physicist and aerospace engineer

Miquel Sureda is a Physicist, MSc in Science Communication and PhD in Aerospace Engineer. For 12 years, he has been teaching space technology at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and researching on the commercial exploitation of missions of low Earth orbit. Collaborator on radio and scientific journals, Sureda will disseminate the causes of the current stagnation of space exploration and the reasons why this situation could change.

Elena Neira

Professor of Communications at UOC

Elena Neira is a professor, researcher and expert in new models for media distribution. Author of “La otra pantalla” and co-author of “La revolución over the top: del VOD a la televisión por internet”. The impact of disruptive platforms such as Netflix in the entertainment business is one of her main research topics.

Marc Güell

Professor and researcher at PRBB

Tenure-track professor at UPF and leader of the Translational Synthetic Biology Laboratory at PRBB, where he engineer biology to create new therapeutic strategies. His laboratory is currently centered on applied human genome engineering, and skin microbiome engineering. He will be talking about the ethical limits of using CRISPR on humans.

Guille Martínez-Vela

Director of El Jueves

Long time contributor of El Jueves magazine, named director on June 2016. During his leadership, the magazine was awarded with the Premi Internacional d’Humor Gat Perich. On november 2017 he was sued after being accused of insulting the Spanish Police, for which he will be discussing with us the limits of humour.

Sirin Adlbi

Activist and author

PhD in Mediterranean International Studies at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Author of “La cárcel del feminismo. Hacia un pensamiento islámico decolonial” and co-author of “Feminismos Islámicos”. Adlbi has been speaker at numerous unversities and research centres around the world. Named one of the “100 influential people in Ibero-America” by El País in 2011.

Jordi Camí

Director of Pasqual Maragall Foundation

Jordi Camí, has been since 2008 the director of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation. Doctor of Medicine, specialist in Clinical Pharmacology, and professor at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, he has focused his scientific activity in the field of neurosciences. He has participated in the management of new centers and has promoted research infrastructures such as the PRBB, which he has been running since 2005.

Isabel Tanco

Pedagogy student

Isabel Tanco, graduated from Aula Escola Europea is a current Pedagogy student at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Situations such as her cultural and academic background, living in Dallas for a year or acting have made her question herself for years... Actually, she admits doing it still. Why don’t we take a second and ask ourselves who we are?

Bernat Saiz

Advertising and PR student

Bernat Saiz is a 21-year-old Advertising and Public Relations student at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He’s passionate about media, design and new digital formats, which has led him to start some projects related to these fields, one of which, related to journalism and politics.

Past speakers

Marc Beltran

Partner and COO at the BCN Drone Center. He holds a BSc and MSc in Aerospace Engineering. Eorked at the Canadian Center for Aerospace Research in Vancouver and at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in cooperation with NASA.

Jesús Purroy

Placed between the intersection of science and business. PhD in Biology and biomedical entrepreneur. CEO at Àvida Biotech. Earlier, he worked for seven years at the Barcelona Science Park and co-founded Barcelona Innovation Partners.

Xantal Laplana

Graphic analyst consultant and expert judicial calligrapher. Currently working on recruitment of people in risk of social exclusion. Founder of GYPS (Grafologia y Practica Social). Creator of the Grapho-Social Applied Method.

Joan González

Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Balearic Islands. Obsessed with the spreading of philosophy and critical thinking as fundamental elements for a healthy democracy.

Terafobia

Also known as Ana Cerezuela, Terafobia is an anthropology student and YouTube content creator since 2012. Author of "La viajera incandescente".

Camil Roca

Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Barcelona and internationally awarded campaigns creator. Invited member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival of 2012.

Yaiza Redlights

CEO of an online based sex shop, certified sex coach and YouTuber. She will be talking about one of the greatest taboos in history, sexuality.

Miguel Ángel Ariño

PhD in Mathematical Sciences and researcher of decision making. Publisher of several books. Ariño will be talking about which goals should be pursued by enterprises in order to become successful.

Cèlia Ventura

Second year Human Biology student at Universitat Pompeu Fabra after studying a year in the USA. In her free time she juggles between many activities such as theater, fencing, radio and writing.