For three intense days we gathered at Málagas Palacio de Congresos 21 of the brightest minds of the world. During those amazing days we boarded all the hot topics and tried to give shape to the future that awaits us.
On an innovative º360 format, and 25 entertaining presentations we reached the minds of the attendees.
Dr. José Antonio Marina: Artistic creativity
Spanish exponent on phenomenology. His fascination for the creative capacity of human intelligence led him to the exciting study of its mechanisms. He focuses his study on the mechanisms of artistic creativity, especially in the area of language.
Dr. Manuel Campo Vidal: Presenter and moderator
Manuel Campo Vidal Journalist (UAB), Industrial Technical Engineer (UPC) and Doctor in Sociology (UCM). Has presented more than 2,000 news reports and programmes on Spanish Television and on Antena 3, as well as the programme Hora 25 on the radio station Cadena Ser. He chaired the first televised election debate in 1993 between Felipe Gonzalez and Jose Maria Aznar; in 2008, the debate between Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Mariano Rajoy; and in 2011 the only televised debate between Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba and Mariano Rajoy. He is President of the Television Academy, Author of the books “¿Por qué los españoles comunicamos tan mal?” (Random House Mondadori), “¿Por qué los profesionales no comunicamos mejor?” (RBA) and “Adolfo Suárez. El presidente inesperado de la Transición” (RBA). He cooperates with RNE (Spanish National Radio) in the section "Comunica que algo queda" of the programme "No es un dia cualquiera).
Dr. Mario Alonso Puig: The 9 types of intelligence
Medical Doctor specialist in General and Digestive Surgery, Fellow of Harvard University Medical School and member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Has worked as a surgeon for 26 years. Trained in the field of Human Intelligence at the Higher Faculty of Education of Harvard University, in Mind Body Medicine and in Positive Psychology at the Mind Body Institute of Harvard University, in Leadership at the Technological Institute of Massachusetts and the Law Faculty of Harvard University. Has trained as a teacher in the international field at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Joaquín Ayuso: Social Networks: Tuenti
At the age of 23 Joaquin founded Tuenti.com, the most important social network in Spain. At the present time Joaquin is in charge of the design and introduction of all systems and products related to internal and external data of Glass, company located in Los Angeles, California, in which he participates as Angel Investor.
Shmuley Boteach: Kosher Sex
American Rabbi, orthodox and lecturer in Oxford. Author of Kosher Adultery and Kosher Sex. Specialist in value based leadership. Top 10 Rabbi of Newsweek 2009.
Dr. Aubrey de Grey: In the future we will live to be 1000
Proposes a new and radical approach to spectacularly delay the ageing process. His foci on on how the ageing process can be detained are demonstrable but his biological, economic and cultural interpretation of these processes make him a somewhat controversial character.
Helen Fisher: Gender and human emotions
One of the most eminent anthropologists in New York. Specialist in gender differences and human emotions. She has written about the future of sexuality, adultery and divorce, gender differences in the brain, the chemistry of romantic love and why we fall in love with one person rather than another.
Dario Gil: R+D in IBM
Spanish engineer, chief of IBM's Research Centre (I+D) in New York and holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in nanotechnology. Has published more than 20 articles and has more than nine patents in the field of lithography and nano manufacturing.
Rahaf Harfoush: From 'yes we can' to 'yes we did'
Expert in new communication media, directed part of Barack Obama's on-line campaign with spectacular success. Has been research coordinator for the international best-seller "Wilkinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything’. Has recently published her book "Yes We Did", based on Obama's on-line communication campaign.
Bernardo Hernández: Spanish Business Angels
Bernardo Hernandez studied ICADE (Business Administration), undertook a Master in Finance at Boston College, hast the title of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is currently one of the leaders of Spanish Business Angel. Bernardo is director of Zagat, company recently acquired by Google.
Carl Honoré: If we want to live our lives to the full, we have to slow down
Canadian journalist initiator of the "Slow Movement". As a result of a life filled with trips and a constant battle for time due to the lack of it, Honore realised that that he skipped pages when reading stories to his son. Consequently, he wrote his first book "In Praise of Slowness" in which he invites us to seek out our interior turtle and explains the benefits of slowing down. His second book "Under Pressure" explore the good, the bad and the ugly of modern childrearing. Honoré presents a cultural revolution against the notion that the fastest es always better.
Dr. Michio Kaku: We could become invisible, travel in time and teleport ourselves
Professor of the Theory of Physics at the City College of the University of New York and one of the most important theoretical physicists in the world, co-creator of String Theory and pioneer of the Superstring Theory. His objective is to complete Einstein's dream of carrying out a "theory of everything".
Guy Kawasaki: Apple and devotional marketing
Head of marketing in Macintosh in the 1980s, creator of Apple devotional marketing and one of the world's leading specialists in new technologies and marketing. He shifted the concept of evangelising technological business, with the idea of attracting and focusing users linked to the Apple market.
Irene Khan: Human Rights
Muslim activist for human rights born in Bangladesh. She graduated in Law at Harvard University, later being an important woman within ACNUR and the UNO commission for refugees, until become General Secretary of Amnesty International in 2001.
Bernard-Henri Levy: Europe is not a place, but an idea
Founder of the movement of the co-called "Nouveaux Philosophes", new French philosophers. He actively participated in May 1968 in Paris. Author of numerous philosophical and literary works. According to him, revolution and progress are lures: and philosophy must "look horror in the face".
Corinne Maier: Why not to have children
French essayist who questions the family model and declares herself as vexed about the custom of having children. Controversial writer of the book Forty good reasons not to have children.
Ingrid Mattson: The Islamic society of North America
First woman president of the North American Islamic Society. Catholic-bred Canadian, later converted to Islam, studied philosophy and art and speaks on nourishing a genuine American Islam.
Dr. Mario Molina: Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Mexican chemical engineer, professor at University of California in San Diego (UCSD). Nobel prize for Chemistry for his role in the discovery of the threat of the ozone layer. Currently advisor to the North American president Barack Obama on environmental issues.
Allan Pease: Anthropologist
Australian anthropologists who aims to promote personal and organisational growth. In his book "Why men don't listen and women can't read maps" he highlights the differences between men and women.
Daniel Pipes: Terrorism and the Middle East
North American specialist in terrorism and in the Middle East. Known for having predicted the September 11 attacks. Founder and director of Middle East Forum, he is member of the management of the Institute of Peace of the United States of America. His web page is the most consulted source of information on the Middle East and Islam.
Eduard Punset: God is getting smaller and science is getting bigger
Spanish lawyer, economist and scientific writer author of various books on science and collaborator in various communication media. Since 1996 has directed the TV programme Redes (Networks) which deals with various scientific issues such as sociology, medicine, biology and astronomy, among others. Has been a speaker at previous editions (2010 and 2011) of the "Brilliant Minds Conference".
Vandana Shiva: Right Livelihood Award
Indian philosopher and scientist, follower of Ghandi and feminist. Received the Right Livelihood Award, considered the Nobel Prize Alternative. Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy and member of the Indian National Environmental Council, she also directs an international movement in favour of food rights.
Jody Williams: Nobel Peace Prize
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work against the use of anti-personnel land mines and their elimination. She has written extensively about the consequences of land mines.
Wang Xiaoping: Chinese Communist Party thinker
Proposes new frontiers of long-term human evolution based on the teachings of Taoism and on the unstoppable pace of knowledge advancement and presents her view on the immortal destiny of mankind. Her work analyses the future of mankind through the latest scientific advances.