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Theme: The challenge of making things simple

This event occurred on
February 16, 2013
9:30am - 7:30pm CET
(UTC +1hr)

Is everything that difficult after all? Many times we feel that life is too complicated. But at the same time, we do not find a way to make things easier. Things need to change to live more fully. That is a challenge: The challenge of making things simple.

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Christian Felber

Austrian professor of economics, dancer, writer and broadcaster in the areas of economics and sociology. He specializes in sustainable economic alternatives for financial markets. He has developed a new model called "Economics of the common good " (Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie) and is author of a book of the same title.

César García

Founder and Creative Director of "Bob Communication". Author of "The Book of Bob" on the new consumer XXI century. After twenty years in multinational companies, he opened his own communication agency to offer a response to this change: Mutual Benefit Communication.

Higinio Marín

Philosopher, essayist and associate professor of anthropology at CEU-UCH University (Valencia). He has worked and published studies on human sexuality, the history of Western culture and the formation of affectivity.

Marc Grau

Economist and research associate at the International Center for Work and Family at IESE Business School (Barcelona). His academic interest is to analyze how people seek and find the balance between the various domains of their lives. Currently, working on his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, where he conducts research on work-family enrichment.

Elena Alfaro

Architect. Promoter of a citizens' initiative that seeks to achieve reuse of textbooks in Spanish schools. He has won the support of more than 100,000 people and several political parties have promoted initiatives before the Spanish Parliament to achieve this goal.

Daniel Torregrosa

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and science writer. Member of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. Author of the blog "That pale blue dot", a transmission channel of knowledge that seeks to promote scientific culture. In that blog, he welcomes reflection and participation of its readers on topics related to science and history.

José Manuel López-Nicolás

Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Murcia, where he is currently associate professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-A. Member of "Bioencapsulation Research Group" and author of "New Food of the XXI Century". He reports on science in his extremely popular blog "Scientia".

José Miguel Aguado

Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Information Studies, University of Murcia. He is passionate about mobile technologies and their impact on our daily lives. In 2003 he founded the "Research Group eCom" and he has developed several projects on the social impact of mobile communications. Author of the blog "Mobile Media Research", where he reflects on how this technology is changing the Internet and the content industry, especially around new formats and new interfaces. Author of the books 'Mobile Society: Culture, Technology and Identity' and 'Movilizad@s: Women and mobile communication in the Information Society'.

Teresa Jular

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Murcia. She has always been a very active cultural producer. She co-founded the company “XL internet” fifteen years ago, and since then she works as a designer and entrepreneur. She has always opted for networking. Currently, she is the President of DIP and part of the Board of READ, the national network of design associations that now encompasses five Autonomus Regions of Spain. She runs a radio show called "100% Design". She is also author of the same name blog.

Iona Pergo

Transmedia artist specializing in Electronic Art and New Media. She has been linked to the "Light Laboratory", of the School of Fine Arts (University of Valencia). She has worked as an artist and cultural activist in numerous international art events. She develops distinctly experimental and audiovisual projects and explores the creative possibilities of four elements such as art, science, technology and society.

Oscar Sánchez-Hernández

Ph. D. (Psychology) and associate professor at the University of Murcia. He has spent the last few years to research, application and teaching of various topics of positive psychology in different European and North-american universities. Some of its main lines of applied research are: optimism as a protective factor for emotional problems in youth, the creation and study of the effectiveness of the "Smile Program" to promote psychological well-being and development of emotional intelligence in the workplace.

Angel López-Naranjo

Manager-Director of the prestigious Target Business School. He is specialized in training and business management skills. He has given lectures and seminars for business schools, institutions and prestigious companies. His experience in the field of team management, leadership and motivation has led him to work for companies such as Volvo, Leroy Merlin, Garrigues, El Pozo and Grupo Prensa Ibérica, among many others.

Organizing team


Murcia, Spain
  • Santiago Gonzalez
  • Victoria Campos
    Public Relations & Creative Co-Director
  • Mayte Illán
    Public Relations - Speakers Team
  • Manuel Abrisqueta
    Video producer
  • José Segura
  • Juan-Francisco Martínez-Soler
    Event Management Team
  • Samuel Saura
    Event Management Team
  • Maria-Mar Montaner
    Creative Co-Director
  • Jose Rabal
    Communications Lead