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Theme: Exploring The World

This event occurred on
November 22, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Barcelona, Barcelona (ca)

Nowadays we live in a disruptive world continuously changing. That is why society and organizations need “explorers”, who find opportunities in the threats and they also dream and go after genuine horizons.

"Exploring the world", the 1st annual TEDxHoritzoSchool event, is going to bring together inspiring teachers, educational experts, forward thinkers, brilliant scientists and talented students who make Barcelona one of the most important areas to work and share new ways of learning.

Since the beginning of the last century we have heard new ways of preparing children for the future. We continuously learn about breakthroughs in science, arts, and other fields to improve the lives of our community. What are these trends and how could achieve better performing results in education?

This will be a great opportunity to attend talks about the future of learning and to know at first hand an outstanding and radically innovative small school, Horitzó School, where for 50 years the "explorative" and "personalised" learning is constantly evolving.

EXPLORING THE WORLD - TEDxHoritzoSchool - Auditori La Salle Bonanova
Passeig de la Bonanova 8
Barcelona, Barcelona (ca), 08022
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Anna Valero


Benjamin Issenmann

Founder of Weblist.io
Born in New York and raised in the world, he has grown to specialize in new technologies. Creating his own design agency at 16, he worked with several clients and grew fond of the web. Expert in web analytics, he actively conducts researches on learning behaviours. His ambition is to raise awareness on the challenges of online learning and to create the school of the future.

Eduard Vallory

Social Analyst and change manager
Vallory chairs the UNESCO Center of Catalonia, runs Escola Nova 21 and promotes a university program for the improvement of the professional development of the teachers commissioned by the Generalitat. I have been Visiting Scholar of the Department of Sociology of the New York University, after having directed the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He is a doctor in Political Science, a Master's in Social Sciences, a graduate in Senior Business Administration and a graduate in Philosophy and Journalism. Also he is a trustee of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology and the Institute of Humanities of Barcelona.

Fernando De la Rosa

Founder of Foxize School
Fernando de la Rosa is the creator of the Foxize School business school. It gives the opportunity to train in new areas of digitalization and marketing that respond to the models of operation of the brands in the future. He is a visionary of the professions of the future and how the digital business strategy is necessary for his success. He is an independent consultant who has helped national and multinational companies to transform themselves digitally.

Ivan Bofarull

Innovation catalyst, Esade Business School
Bofarull is a frequent speaker about innovation and the future of education and has been invited / collaborated in different programs and initiatives with Singularity University, MIT, Berkeley and El Bulli Foundation, among others. From 2011, Ivan has been a visiting advisor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He teaches business transformation and moonshot thinking in executive programs at Esade Business School. His major sources of inspiration are his wife Eva and their two sons Dante and Galileo, who are also sources of creative destruction!

Marta Càceres

Marta Càceres holds a degree in Journalism and has developed a productive career in the television world. Born in Sabadell, she has been on camera working as a street reporter as well as leading, producing and screenwriting programs of information and entertainment for nearly two decades. Right now, she is the host of "Para todos la 2", and reporter for the entrepreneurship magazine “Tinc una idea” both on La 2-TVE.

Mercè Gisbert

Coordinator of the URV of the Doctorate in Educational Technology
Professor of Educational Technology at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. She is also coordinator of the URV of the Doctorate in Educational Technology. IP of the Applied Research Group in Education and Technology. She investigates the impact of the application of ICTs to the education of students with: Pupitre, SIMUL @ and SIMUL @ B. She has been the director of the Institut de Ciències de l'Educació, Vice-rector of Policy Docent and EEES and member of the Consell Escolar de Catalunya. Currently she is member of the Consell Nacional de la Cultura i les Arts de Catalunya.

Montse Poyatos

Pedagogue committed to the transformation of education
Montse Poyatos Dorado is a teacher and pedagogue committed to the transformation of education. Currently she is working at the public school Giner de los Rios (Madrid). For many years she worked in literacy and educational integration programs with groups at risk of social exclusion. She is a teacher educator in active methodologies collaborating with different educational centers and entities such as INTEF, CRIF, Samsung Smart school or FERE. Moreover, Montse Poyatos has coordinated and participated in the development of didactic and innovation materials in projects such as: Adria creative schools, XXI school trips, disruptive education school, tribe 2.0, Eskola 2.0, among others.

Roser Batlle

Pedagogue in service learning
She is dedicated to the dissemination of service learning in Spain. Batlle has worked at the school, the Governmental Services, the University and the associative movement, where she has been as a volunteer or as a professional for more than 30 years. She is the president of the Spanish Network of Learning-Service; she is part of the Center for the Promotion of Learning Service; of Zerbikas Foundation and of the Ibero-American Learning-Service Network. Roser is also adviser to various Public Administrations in the implementation of policies to promote the learning service. Apart from education, the mountain is her passion.

Wendy Smith

Director of Pre-reading programs at Worldreader
Wendy is the Director of Pre-reading programs at Worldreader and focused on improving early learning outcomes for young children in low and middle income countries. Wendy leads the Read to Kids program at Worldreader which aims to foster a culture of reading at the household level and scale solutions that enable parents and caregivers to read to young children. Wendy comes with 20 years of experience working on education and child protection programs in both development and conflict affected contexts. Wendy is a graduate of Columbia University Teachers’ College with an M.ED in International Education Development and studied anthropology at Beloit College. As a mother of three, her favourite books are children’s books!

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