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Theme: Changing the future

This event occurred on
May 18, 2013
10:00am - 6:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Gijón, AS

Estamos viviendo unos años de búsqueda, de apertura, de cambios, de retos … de nuevos horizontes. Sin embargo, llevamos nuestras vidas por caminos que están ya marcados por la sociedad: conocemos de antemano la salida y el destino de nuestra vida personal y profesional, como si fuésemos conductores de un metro. Quizás deberíamos plantearnos cambiar el futuro, adaptándonos a las novedades, como el surfista que improvisa y se adapta a cada nueva ola. Ganaríamos en libertad, en frescura, en flexibilidad y sobre todo en felicidad.
"Changing the future" pretende mostrar nuevas tendencias en educación, cultura, ciencia, ingeniería y arquitectura que supongan una inspiración para todos nosotros y nuestro mañana.


Although we are facing times of new challenges, new experiences, openess, constant changes, new horizons and so on. Our life paths seem to be somehow led by civil society. We think we know beforehand the direction and destiny of our personal and professional life, just like a train on a fixed track. Maybe we should think adapting to the challenges, thus changing the future, in the same way a surfer modifies his movements to each new wave.

We would gain in freedom, in freshness, in flexibility and above all, we will gain in happiness.

The aim of “Changing the future”is to show new tendencies in education, culture, science, engineering, and architecture which will be a source of inspiration for all of us and our tomorrow.

Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura
Calle de Luis Moya Blanco
Gijón, AS
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David Lago

David Lago is a researcher at University of Oviedo. He's currently working with nanoparticles to prevent cancer.

Fernando Alberca

Fernando Alberca is a teacher specialised in youth people.

Luis Ivan Cuende

Luis Ivan is one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in computing science.

Marta Malé-Alemany

Marta Male-Alemany is a world wide known architect who has been teaching at IAAC for years and researching with new materials for construction.

Javier Regueira

Javier Regueira has set up a company to create a new relationship between musicians and customers

Javier Vallina

Javier Vallina (Bueno) is a local singer who have delivered a very innovative way to sell music.

Desiree Matas

Desiree is an engineering and a writer as well. She wrote a novel which was in the top list of Amazon for months

Diego Cabezudo

Diego has a well known reputation in the cloud computing field.

Xarles Gonzalez

Xarles has set up a company related to optimism.

Maria Martin

Maria teaches sport and dance to the subsaharian refugees.

Francisco Martin

Francisco is an English lecturer at University of Oviedo.

Peques del Leon de Oro Coro

One of the most brilliant chorus in Spain delivers a moving show.

Antonio Rodriguez

Antonio is teaching robotics to children.

Hugo Gonzalez

Hugo has been surfing for years. Teacher and coach of surf.

Sandra Ibarra

Sandra was one of the most promising models in Spain when she was told she had cancer. She manages Fundacion Sandra Ibarra against cancer.

Organizing team


Gijón, Spain

Hernández Battez

Gijón, Spain
  • Marián García
  • Julia Dorado