Holds a degree in Linguistics and Literature from the Universidad de la Sabana, has formation in Teaching for Understanding and Cultures of Thinking (FUNDACIES, Universidad del Rosario), and in Cognitive Modifiability (San Pio X Madrid).

Woman International Chess Master FIDE (World Chess Federation), 9 times Colombian champion, champion of Central America and the Caribbean, played at six World Olympiads and two World Championships.

Author of the book "Juega el maestro y ganan los niños" (The Master plays and the Children Win) and of "Ajedrez en el aula" (Chess in the Classroom) method which includes 8 booklets for students, guides for teachers as well as multiple pedagogical resources. It is pedagogically based on Teaching for Understanding and Multiple Intelligences. Her method is implemented in Spanish and Colombian schools as well as in the Miami area.

She received the award "Maestra Ilustre" (Outstanding Teacher) in the education awards of the Fundación Compartir in Colombia with her proposal "Ajedrez en el aula de preescolar" (Chess in the Preschool Classroom).

She is currently the director of the TALENTO and OSITO PARDO kindergartens in Bogotá where she leads the implementation of Teaching for Understanding and Visible Thinking. She also directs the TALENTO Chess School.



How to develop children's thinking through chess

A boardwith black and white squares and 32 pieces is one of the best mental fitness excercises for children and adults. Through chess, we can extend the attention span of students and improve their ability to concentrate. Chess can be used to teach, how to calculate, display, solve problems, make decisions and stimulate creative, abstract and logical thinking. A chess game can also become the ideal space to promote respect, responsibility, tolerance, courtesy and learning to win and lose in a dignified way.

This is an opportunity teachers must not miss :using chess as a resource to develop thinking and promote mental abilities and cultivate values.




The chess players are blindfolded (without seeing the board); they face 25 opponents at once and then remember all the moves ; they can make two moves per second in rapid games; analyze and make many decisions in a mental struggle that can last six hours without losing concentration; can calculate 10 or 15 games , constantly they create strategies , tactics and discover new ideas. How do they achieve that? How do children acquire these skills? Adriana Salazar and Leontxo Garcia, internationally renowned experts will explain with practical demonstrations and scientific arguments. The conference attendees will see how the brain of a chess player works.

Graduada cum Laude en Ciencias Empresariales Internacionales (E4) por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).

Ha ejercido como Directora Jurídico-Financiera del Deportivo Alavés, SAD, Directora General Adjunta y Directora de Marketing, relaciones institucionales e internacionales del Getafe CF SAD y en la actualidad es Directora de la Unidad Especializada de Deportistas de Élite del BBVA.

Es una participante habitual como ponente y conferenciante en eventos relacionados con la gestión profesional de entidades deportivas, como el de directores deportivos de la RFEF, y ejerce como profesora en diferentes Cursos y Másteres relacionados con la materia.

En 2015, la revista Metadeporte destacó a Ainara Knorr como la 9º mujer más influyente de la industria del deporte

Alberto is the Founder and Director of the ´Red de los Seres Humanos´, a social movement born in Bilbao whose mission is to humanise the World, and creator of the technological platforms www.thehumansnetwork.com, the social network to promote values, to qualify the ethics of brands, and support and create organisations and human projects, and www.sargoi.eus, the educational social network that promotes and allows recognition of the psycho-social and human capacities of the students.

A specialist in financial and technological sales, with more than 18 years of experience in consulting and managing projects, 15 years as a professional of the Internet, three years in Banca, three years as a professor of the institute BME (Bolsas y Mercados Españoles) on the Masters ´Financial Markets & Alternative Investments´, and ten years occupying the position of Commercial Director in multinationals such as Standard & Poor´s and Morningstar Web Financial Group. Alberto has a degree in Business Administration and Actuarial Science from the University of the Basque Country (UPV), a Masters in Internet Business from ISDI and a MBA from the Official School of Languages (EOI).

Ana Maria is licensed in Preschool Education, San Buenaventura University. Bogota, Colombia. She has a Master's Degree in International Educational Management from the College of New Jersey, USA.

She is a Certified Trainer in Parallel Thinking by The DeBono Group USA. She also is a Certified Trainer in Thinking Maps by TM Inc. USA.Ana Maria is an International Consultant specialized in Cultures of Thinking; Knowledge from Infancy and up; and also in Thinking as a Pedagogical Tool.

Ana Maria has dedicated her work to the improvement of education through the implementation of the Visible Thinking approach from Harvard University, the Theory of Constraints TOC, the Strategies of Lateral and Parallel Thinking from DeBono.

Ana Maria is the author of the VESS Educational Methodology (Vida Equilibrada con Sentido y Sabiduria in Spanish or a Balanced Life with Meaning and Wisdom in English) which utilizes thinking as a pedagogical tool from infancy and up to form citizens who are ethical and have habits of mind and dispositions that respond to the needs of the 21st Century. This model has inspired hundreds of teachers and educational centers in the United States and Latin America where the program has been implemented.

Ana Maria is an International Consultant specialized in Cultures of Thinking; Knowledge from Infancy and up; and also in Thinking as a Pedagogical Tool.

Anastasia Kalinina is an Associate Director of the Global Shapers Community. Global Shapers Community is a network of over 400 city-based Hubs around the world led by young people between the ages of 20-30 who self-organize to have impact in their local communities. She is responsible for developing and executing strategy for all local activities of the Global Shapers around the world, and for designing activities that aim at providing young people a seat at the table anywhere global agenda is being shaped.

Prior to joining the World Economic Forum, she has directed the launch of numerous global projects such as WomenHIV platform and Social Camp in Russia, Coaching for Development in Nepal, Jobzippers Entrepreneurial Speakers Series in Switzerland and Germany, and many more. She has launched and implemented a two-year project in St. Petersburg, Russia, aiming to reduce discrimination and violence against HIV-positive women, and ensure their sustained access to treatment, care and support. She was responsible for developing and implementing social media/campaigning strategies in organizations such as Amnesty International (London), and International Service for Human Rights (Geneva).

Anastasia holds a BA in Literature from St. Petersburg State University, BA in Humanitarian Sciences and Arts from Bard College, New York, MA in Communication Studies from the University of Northern Iowa, and MSc in Human Rights from London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a John Smith Fellow, an honorary member of the International Project Management Association, member of international trade professionals network NASBITE, and a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum. She is interested in arts, sustainability, global affairs, and empowerment of youth through technology and innovation. Anastasia is a published writer and poet.

Founded in 2002, the Athletic Club Fundazioa Foundation's primary mission is to return to society part of what society gives to Athletic Club. This is accomplished through an important program of initiatives in the social, social-sporting and socio-cultural scopes whose main objective is to improve our society. To achieve this, the Foundation sets in motion activities and programs either individually or with the collaboration of different social agents and organizations. All Foundation activities use football and/or Athletic Club's social, historical and cultural dimension as tools to help improve the quality of life of the people for whom they are intended.

The work of the Athletic Club Foundation would not be possible without the economic support of a series of companies and institutions (Partners and Associates) and individuals (Club Athletic) that understand that the Athletic Club Foundation project does not fall within the rationale of economic profitability, but that it is geared towards social and cultural prosperity. Furthermore, part of the actions developed is possible thanks to the selfless work of Foundation volunteers, through the Volunteer Program of the Athletic Club Foundation.

The Basque Culinary Center has the aim of guaranteeing the continuity of cuisine as a centre for innovation in the future, which also implies the generation of high-level knowledge and the training of qualified professionals; promoting research and knowledge transfer among haute cuisine professionals and business sectors and knowledge related directly and indirectly to gastronomy; and to achieve international projection.

Boosting technology transfer and innovation in sector companies is another of the centre's great objectives, as well as the creation of new business initiatives and projects.


The centre's lines of Research and Innovation in Food and Gastronomy are developed around the following:
Food education and habits.
Food social responsibility.
Food trends.
Innovation in business management in the sector.
Development of associated technologies.
Food preparation, presentation and conservation.


Joxe Mari Aizega

Joxe Mari Aizega is the Managing Director of the Basque Culinary Center, which includes the Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences and the Center of R&D for Alimentation and Gastronomy. This centre is the first gastronomic faculty in Spain to offer an official degree in Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. Joxe Mari Aizega is the founder and pioneer of this centre, which was created with the support of public institutions, the most important internationally-recognised chefs, private companies and Mondragon University.

Joxe Mari Aizega has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Law and a Doctorate in Law from the University of the Basque Country (UPV). He has worked as a professor for the Faculty of Law at the University of the Basque Country and for the Faculty of Business Studies at Mondragon University. He has also been the Vice Chancellor of Mondragon University

Carmen Bieger holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid and has completed Executive Development Programas in 'Management Development' at IESE (Madrid) and 'E-Commerce, Business & Technology Master' with Berkeley University (California).

She started her professional career as a consultant in Arthur Andresen. Later, she worked at Mediaset TV Group, first as "Audit and Operations Manager" and then as 'Control and Business Affairs Manage'.

Carmen´s first position in ATRESMEDIA was Chief of Staff of the Office of the CEO.

Since 2006, she is the General Manager of ATRESMEDIA Foundation.

She was elected as one of the 'Top 100 Women Leaders in Spain' by Mujeres&Cia in 2013 and 2014.

Concepción Naval (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) holds a PhD in Education from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Navarra (1989). She was awarded a scholarship in the pre-doctoral program of the Spanish Ministry of Education, and a postdoctoral fellowship by the Fulbright Commission.

She has been a Professor of Educational Theory at the University of Navarra since 1993. From 1996 to 2001, she directed the Department of Education, and held the position of Vice President of the University of Navarra from 2001 to 2012. Dean of the School of Education and Psychology since December 2013.

Prior to that, she was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, the University of Notre Dame, USA, the International Office of Education of UNESCO in Geneva, St. Edmund's College of Cambridge University and Boston University. She has also been a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City and Guadalajara).

In 2003 she was a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar (Austria), and during 2012-13 Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer at Balliol College, University of Oxford, and Academic Visitor at Columbia University, NY.

She is the editor of the journal Estudios sobre Educación and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Science Education; Journal Citizenship, Teaching and Learning, amongst others.

Ipur Kirol Fundazioa is the non profit foundation of SD Eibar.

Ipur Kirol Fundazioa has four main areas:
It is a promoter of FOOTBALL BASE , which is vital for the future of the club .
The foundation works in a social and humanitarian way, with SD Eibar putting into practice activities which are Social, Responsible and cooperative in nature to make the world better and more just .

The third is leading and promoting the training and educational part of the IPURUA TALLARRA, with the objective to develop people and their values through sport , training and innovation.
Finally the Foundation is behind the planning and design of the commemorative acts of 75th Anniversary of the club which is celebrated during 2015.



Jon Arregi is the director of the Foundation of SD Eibar, which started during the clubs first season in the First Division with the intention of changing the world by demonstrating that another type of football is possible. Ipurua Kirol Fundazioa coordinates the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, the acts of the 75th Anniversary Team and the strategic project of the Club: Ipurua Tallarra is an innovative and unique project , with the only stadium in the league which has new spaces dedicated to sports training and culture.

She is the director of the Institute of Cooperative Studies LANKI at Mondragon University .She teaches, researches and works on projects related to social economy, cooperatives and the cooperative experience of Mondragon, as well as the development of cooperation and experiences of social and solidarity in the economy of Latin America.

Projects which are carried out in close collaboration with both local and international social and economic agents and who have financial support from various programs of the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the Higher Council of Cooperatives and private organizations.

Erik Bergelin is the ex-McKinsey&Company consultant and entrepreneur who wanted to build something big from scratch, but didn't have the idea.

After numerous discussions with Erik T, he joined Strawbees six months ago, and is now the CEO of this progressive, fun & creative company. His major assets are his structural, people and problem solving skills, as well as understanding customers needs.

Erik Thorstensson is a true product developer. Being part of many creative collectives in Sweden, and doing guest lecturers at MIT & Berkeley, as well as being the guy behind 10+ brands, he really has product development at heart.

His latest invention, Strawbees, is taking the world with storm. His mission to change the world to using smart toys, and being tought in problem solving and creative skills, is truly the DNA of this product. Erik is head of product development and PR at Strawbees.

He has a BA in Journalism from the Faculty of Information Sciences at the Pontifical University of Journalism. He was a member of the editorial staff of AS, from 1998-2012, in different roles as editor of the football section, editor of the section of Real Madrid 1999-2002 AS delegate in Galicia and Asturias 2002-06, section head of Sports 2007-2010, special envoy for Football 2010-2012 and large events.

He was sports editor of the Terra, website of Telefónica, from 2012-2014. Sports editor of the website Voice Pópuli from 2014 to the present. I write a blog on Yahoo-Eurosport, I am a specialist rugby Canal + since 2006, where he has participated in covering the Six Nations and the World Championships in 2007 and 2011. Collaborating Jotdown, Esquire, the magazine Líbero Study and tertuliano being Stadium 2012 and 2014.

He has covered events like the Olympics (Sydney 2000 and London 2012), Euro (Poland and Ukraine 2012),Copaû America football (Paraguay 1999 and Argentina 2011) Confederations Cup (Brazil 2013) or Copa América de Vela (2007 ).

He is a member of the Faculty of ESIC in the chair of Marketing and Sports, speaker at the conference of Sport Marketing and Digital Journalism 2013 2014 ESIC, professor of New Technologies in the Master of Sports Journalism Real Madrid at the European University (2010- 12), professor of Journalistic Writing in the Master of the Valencia International University (2011-12), a speaker at the 2014 iRedes.

Grupo Prisa PDD at IESE Business School (Madrid, March-June 2007).



Can Social Networking break the mould of sports journalism? Are athletes now the big players in the media? What it is the current relationship between the players and fans? These are some of the issues that we will have a chance to discuss during this round table. Without doubt, big questions about the ability of sport to tell stories and how journalists need to adapt to changing times.



Is it true that everything has been written? Stories we always read stories that always wins. Sport and the Media.

Can Social Networking break the mould of sports journalism? Are athletes now the biggest players in the media? What it is the current relationshipbetween players and fans? These are some of the issues that we will have a chance to discuss during this roundtable. Certainly, big questions about the power of storytelling within sport and how journalists are adapting to changing times.


Born in Madrid, Gloria Lorenzo graduated as a Computer Engineer at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She developed most of her professional career outside Spain.

She lived in Ireland, Italy and US where she worked at technology companies like Corel Corporation, Logos Italy, Lotus and Oracle Ireland. In 1999 she joined Siebel Systems Ireland where she was part of the founder's team that built the Globalization Engineering group. She moved back to Spain at the end of 2003 and joined Oracle again as part of the Siebel acquisition.

She has specialized in Internationalization and Localization in Software Design. She held senior positions in the areas of Engineering, QA, Performance Engineering and Project Management. Currently she is Director of Translation Architecture at Oracle managing an organization spread across Asia and Europe.

In 2009 she started the programme Oracle Women's Leadership (OWL) in Spain to foster leadership for women at Oracle. Several initiatives were launched under the umbrella of this program, including the innovative Cross-Company Mentoring between Oracle, Coca-Cola and American Express.

Up to June 2014 she was part of the Federation Board for Professional Women's Network Global, responsible of Executive Programs where she represented PWN in the creation of the Global Board Ready Women Database that identifies women from all over Europe that can access to Board positions. Last year she was appointed as Vice-Chair of the Spanish Delegation for the Global Summit of Women. In 2013 she received from The International Alliance for Women on the of the World of Difference Awards for her support in the advance and development of women.

In 2012, Guido Braam decided to put all his energy and focus on the transition towards the circular economy. As the executive director of the action driven Circle Economy cooperative, he contributes to this transition on a daily basis.

He strongly believes that social entrepreneurship will become the new normal. Enticing the establishment into the circular economy, a more balanced system full of innovation and (shared) value creation, is the first step. Guido is the founder of several (impact driven) start-ups and co-owns a collective of ventures in Powered by Meaning.

His life motto is: 'we are the people we have been waiting for'. Guido helped to grow Circle Economy from a ambitious start-up to internationally recognized cooperative, which has six focus areas: design, finance, textiles, agri-food, regions and construction.

Within these focus areas circular projects are set up with the member organizations of Circle Economy. By bringing large multinationals, SME's small start-ups, science and the government together, impact can be achieved and new models can be tested in pilots.

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta is an economist, a Professor of Economics and Strategy at the London School of Economics and has PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.
His doctoral thesis on performance and risk of investment in human capital was directed by Gary S. Becker, Nobel Prize.

He was formerly a professor at Brown University in the US, and visiting professor at the universities of Chicago and Stanford. He has consulted for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, among others he has received the distinction of National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. He is currently a Board member of the Athletic Club of Bilbao, and since 2011 is Senior Fellow at the Ikerbasque Foundation.

Latest Publications and Research Interests:Ignacio Palacios-Huerta has been published in the most prestigious international academic journals in economics such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies and Review of Economics and Statistics. His last two book titled Beautiful Game Theory: How Can Help Soccer Economics, published by Princeton University Press (June 2014), and In 100 Years. Leading Economists Predict the Future, published by MIT Press (December 2013).

His research interests include the areas of human capital, applied microeconomics, strategy and game theory, and financial economics.



"Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton tried to measure as accurately as possible stones falling from the Tower of Pisa and apples from trees, even though they had no interest in stones or apples. They did it because they were interested in the data that could be generated to evaluate physical theories.

In the same way, data can be obtained on a football pítch and can be very useful for research in economics. In this talk I will show how, this data is immensly useful to evaluate,for the first time ,using the theories about human behavior of John F. Nash (on whose life 'A Beautiful Mind''is based) , theories of efficient markets in financial economics,the reason why he was given the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2013, various theories about workplace discrimination or theories about the effect of social pressure on human behavior. "


A founding member of Evocalia, Iñigo´s professional focus is the development of managers and teams and the facilitation of the change process in organisations. During the last 15 years, he has managed or participated in projects of development and change in more than 100 different organisations.

Iñigo has been trained in coaching by the Behaviourial Coaching Institute in Sydney, in group and individual relationships in organisations by the Tavistock Institute in London, in physcodrama and active techniques by the International Institute of Human Relations Dean and Doreen Elefthery, as well as other short development programs with Külpp & Partners, Hakomi Institute...

Prior to his tenure as a consultant and coach, Iñigo worked as a manager in the industry sector, in various functions – sales, management control, operations, factory management – and with diverse cultural backgrounds – Spain and United Kingdom, which without a doubt enriched his perspective of business organisations. Iñigo has organised conferences and directed summer camps, always with the theme of persons in the organisations.


Round table
Learning Communities.

We will discuss communities as a learning process that develop leadership skills and management in the business world.
What are Communities ? ,How can they be a valuable process and how is this articulated.
The answer has to do with Turning Communities into a mirror in which we can look at ourselves.
They are also places to try out ideas , and for training ... and a safe space in which to share progress and difficulties.


Three leadership skills
There are others equally important like listening for example, generating a shared sense or the development of others, and the ability to speak , an choose the right 'stance' for each interaction, as suggested by Jeff Clannon, but I want to turn our attention to three which are sometimes ignored :

To construction of safe spaces.

There is communication when we feel that there are safe spaces in which we can talk about what really matters to us, or import without feeling threatened.


Instill positive energy.

Clearly, the energy level is important, we think everything is given by us or removed; we also give or take away energy from those around us.

Every person, every organization has its own way of give and take energy

We will talk more about this , but understand its importance? Is it something we do a pat on the shoulder or is it a capacity that we have? We will discuss why it is a fundamental component in the life of teams and Organizations.

With a degree and various postgraduate qualifications in Psychology, as well as in Finance, Javier Goienetxea is a Coach of Ontological Business.

Javier has extensive experience (31 years) in the cooperative world, where he forms part of various governing bodies and sits on the Board of Directors for organisations such as Eika, Eroski and Erkop, and Social Management Committees for Eroski and the Mondragon Corporation, along with Governing Councils and / or Administrations for Lagun Aro, Cecosa (Eroski Group), Erkop and the Standing Committee of the Mondragon Corporation. Furthermore, he was a member of the Technical Committee which participated in developing the Mondragon Corporate Management Model.

With regards to the development of institutional relations, highlights include being: President of Clúster Alimentation Euskadi (2009-2011), President of Konfekoop, Confederation of Cooperatives of Euskadi (2011- 2015), Vicepresident of the Superior Council of Cooperatives of Euskadi (2011- ...), Vicepresident of CEPES, Spanish Business Confederation of the Social Economy (2012- 2015), President of Erkide, Federation of Associated Work, Education and Credit Cooperatives of Euskadi (2013- ....), Basque Advisor CES (Economic and Social Advice) (2012 – 2014) y President of the Mondragon Congress and Standing Committee (December 2014 - ....)

Javier Romero Naranjo has a PhD in Musicology from the Alexander von Humboldt University of Berlin. He specialized in early music and performed his doctoral thesis on policoral baroque music under the tutelage of professor of musicology Hermann Danuser.

His thesis, written and defended in German, won the top award. He has advanced studies in classical guitar and orchestral direction, works perfected in Germany with his teachers Karl-Heinz Werner and Alex Constantin. He graduated in Geography and History; then did a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology from the University of Maryland (USA). Currently he holds a university professor accredited by the ANECA, and coordinates the doctorate courses on "Research in Music Education and Movement" at the University of Alicante.

He highlights the Bapne method (body percussion and multiple intelligences).

Doctor of Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience), scientist at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) and graduate professor at the University of the Basque Country.

He currently leads the research group "Multilingual literacy" of BCBL exploring the cognitive processes associated with the acquisition of oral and written monolingual and multilingual language populations of different ages.

Principal investigator of several national projects on literacy and bilingualism and partner in several international projects that explore the neurobiological substrates of multilingualism. He has published about 60 articles in leading international journals on psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience of language, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology and Frontiers in Psychology, and works as a reviewer of more than 35 international scientific journals.



How do bilinguals think ? The case of the fat man.

How do bilinguals think ? Are we the same when we speak our native language and when we speak a foreign language we know? What is the relationship between emotions and the languages ??we speak? Does it hurt less an insult in a foreign language? Can we lie best in our native language or in a foreign language? These and similar questions are grabbing the attention of many researchers in cognitive neuroscience of language, and recent studies show that aspects of thought that until now were considered immovable depend largely on the linguistic context in which we are immersed.

In this talk the most striking findings of recent years on the relationship between multilingualism and thought will be presented, demonstrating through several experimental paradigms and several neuroscientific techniques how human beings are able to change their way of thinking, feeling and act on the language you're using at the time. First studies on the processing of emotions will be presented through language, comparing native and foreign languages. Alongside this, research on processing lies in native and foreign languages, as well as studies on the differences in the processes of decision making depending on the language will be presented. Then it will demonstrate how moral judgments can change depending on the language, and how thought is directly affected by the emotional distance that each language brings. Finally, recent data show that even the perception of oneself changes substantially depending on the linguistic context presented. All this will be spiced with some humor, which will make us rethink of what until now was believed to be the essence of being human.

Ha sido Coordinador Alumni IE Business School Bilbao, Co-organizador de Financial Congress Digital Meeting y TEDxBilbao licensee (2010: Imagine Education; 2011: Imagine Design)

Un eterno aprendiz de explorador que tras pasar 22 años en el sector Telecomunicaciones y consultoría de servicios en diferentes sectores; se ha concentrado en ayudar a las organizaciones a mejorar su impacto social a través deImproveChange.org. Participamos en el desarrollo de la red social segura del s.XXI para el ecosistema educativo:Sphiral

Jorge was born in Logroño on 13 July 1981. He was appointed in 2008 and 2009, best young creative in Spain. He has more than 30 national and international advertising awards and has worked for clients such as Real Madrid, El Corte Ingles, Disney, RTVE, BMW or Cepsa.

Two years ago Fila Cero Foundation created with the intention of generating ideas that help as many people as possible in the world. Has an advisory board of directors linked to Unilever, Twitter, Google, Karspersky, Sabadell Foundation or Ernst & Young.

Currently adviser in communication companies like Google or DKV Seguros, and is a professor at Icade's Executive MBA.


Jose Mª is a professor at Mondragón University and co-founder of the international network of entrepreneurs Mondragon Team Academy (MTA). He has a Doctorate in Business Administration from Mondragon University (2008). He also has a Bachelor degree in Administration and Management from Deusto University (2000) and a Masters in Team-Entrepreneurship from the Team Academy of Finland (2009).

He is an international researcher for MIK (Mondragon Innovation Knowledge) management research centre for the MONDRAGON Group. He specialises in globalization and multilocation, the BRIC countries and South-east Asia where he has continually conducted diverse international projects of investigation since 2005.

Jose Mª has had the opportunity of giving various presentations at an international level in various countries. He is a collaborator with the universities CEIBS (Shanghai), Tecnológico de Monterrey (Querétaro, Mexico), Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

As the International Project Manager, he has eleven years of professional experience, five in the sector of strategic consulting, technology and project management and six in investigation.
Lastly, Jose Mª is a social entrepreneur and promoter of new social enterprise initiatives such as: "Viaje Solidario", a platform for responsible tourism (2004), "Empathya Consulting" which is a consultancy involved with corporate social responsibility and leadership (2005), and EuskalAsia.

Coordinator of legal activities of the Basque Studies Society in relation to the Spanish-French border area and the Eurorred created for sport.

Scientific Director of the European Grouping formed between the Bar Associations of Bayonne and Gipuzkoa, and the University of the Basque Country) Legal Observatory Spanish-French border.

Chairman of the First International Sports Law Congress Scientific Committee: Doping, Fraud and Abuse in Sport (Tarragona, 19 and 20 October 2006).

Responsible for the module on "International Law and European dimension of sport" within the online MASTER IN SPORTS LAW (Edition 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, organized by the ISDE (Institute of Law and Economics).



The approach raised in this round table is a bridge between academia and professional practice. Among the different concepts and lines of debate to be discussed at this ICOT include: the issue of doping, the integrating dimension of sport, non-discrimination on grounds of nationality, children and sport. The sesion will finish with an interesting reflection for a new scenario, that of 2015.


Juan Mari Palencia is an Industrial Engineer, graduated from the University of the Basque Country (UPV).

He has been the Vice-president of Innovation, Development and Knowledge for Mondragon and Vice-president of the Division of Automotive Chassis & Powertrain Mondragon since February 2015.

Previously, he was the Director General of Fagor Ederlan for 13 years, as well as being the Plant Manager of Aluminium Injection for Fagor Ederlan since December 1992 to January 2001 (eight years, two months). Furthermore, he was the Director of the Aluminum Production Plant for Fagor Ederlan during ten months, responsible for the manufacturing systems of the aluminium plant.

Between March 1989 and March 1992 (three years and one month), Juan Mari was the Project Manager for Fagor Ederlan, where he was the facilitator of the ´continuous improvement process´ program, developed by ´Decision Processes International´ (DPI, Canada). He was responsible for the management of the project launches of new pieces / products for engine transmissions for Ford, Rover, Renault and General Motors (from the co-design of the piece to the development of the most suitable process for its industrialization).

Emprendedor en serie, inquieto y soñador.
Presidente de la Asociación Internet Euskadi.
CEO & Fundador de Comprar Aceite de Oliva, de Comunica720, Socio en Coloriuris.
Asesor de emprendizaje de la Fundación Novia Salcedo a través de su comisión de emprendizaje.
Promotor de la iniciativa BasqueOrganicFood.

Ken Webster is the Head of Innovation for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Key qualifications: Ken has a background in education on economics and environmental issues. He joined the Foundation in Jan 2010 and helped shape its successful strategy around the circular economy. He is currently Honorary Teaching Fellow at the School of Management of the University of Bradford and was part of the team which created and delivered a distance learning MBA in Enterprise, Innovation and the Circular Economy from Jan 2014.

His latest book is The Circular Economy A Wealth of Flows (May 2015) which relates the connections between systems thinking, business opportunity and the circular economy. Ken Webster lives and works from the Isle of Wight, UK.




Website: www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org 
Twitter: @CircularEconKen
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"Einstein noted that the 'Theory determines what we observe'. Can the economy be modeled on different assumption, from a different perspective? Of course. The existing 'linear' economy is merely a reflection of an era when resources, energy and credit was cheap and easy. Now the world has changed and so too must our economy. Using insights from systems thinking reveals the possibilities for a new era of prosperity. The enabling conditions, the rules of the game have to be aligned to emphasize rebuilding natural capital, radical resource efficiencies and new business models which garner the advantages of 'circularity' while decoupling from the resource base progressively. The example systems condition change here will be shifting taxes from people (labour) to non renewables (resources)."

Koldo Saratxaga was born in Sopuerta (Vizcaya) in 1947. He is a Technical Engineer and possesses two Master degrees from the University of Deusto and the University Autonoma of Madrid. Once he had completed his engineering studies, Koldo started his professional career in Vidrierías, Llodio-Villosa where, for fourteen years, he was responsible for different departments. The following seven years, from 1984, were dedicated to the primary sector, as a promoter and a manager in ETORKI, S. Coop, in CAJA LABORAL, working in cooperatives that were in crisis, and in UROLA, S. Coop, where he spent a little more than two years achieving great results.

From 1991 to 2005, Koldo took over IRIZAR, S. Coop as the General Coordinator of the Irizar Project whilst also acting as President of the Irizar group.

Koldo Saratxaga has been presented, amongst others, with the following prizes: Premio Empresario Guipuzcoana del Año (Business Person of the Year in Gipuzkoa) awarded by the Chamber of Commerce of Gipuzkoa (1997), Premio Emprendedor del Año en España (Entrepreneur of the Year in Spain) awarded by Ernst&Young, La Caixa and Cinco Días (1997), Premio al Mejor Empresario del Pais Vasco (Prize for the Best Business Person of the Basque Country) (2001).

Irizar is currently the only Spanish public company in Europe to obtain the European EFQM prize, in the year 2000, as well as the Best Coach of the Year in Europe in 2004. In 2005, Koldo was named the ´Manager with the highest reputation´ of the Basque Country, according to the leaders who were consulted for the report Recor Euskadi 2005.

Leontxo learnt to play chess at school when she was 13 years old and at 19, she became the champion of Gipuzkoa and six years later, in 1981, she won the title of FIDE Master. In 1983, the newspaper Deia hired her as the special envoy for the matches Kaspárov vs Korchnói and Smyslov vs Ribli in London.

Leontxo moved from Deia to the French Press Agency, the EFE Agency and La Gaceta del Norte. Later, she worked for la Cadena Ser and finally for El País, where in 1985 for two and a half months she was sent to Moscow as the special envoy for the second match between Kaspárov and Kárpov. Currently, she writes a daily column in El País and has been presenting on the Spanish National radio station (RNE) since 1986.

During the 1987 World Chess Championship between Kaspárov and Kárpov, held in Seville, Leontxo presented 50 special programs daily for TVE. In 1990-1991 she directed and presented the series ´En Jaque´, consisting of 39 episodes, which was broadcast on TVE. Later, between 1998 and 1999 she produced, along with Kaspárov, the collection ´The Passion of Chess´, which contained 64 fascicles and 25 videos, for the editorial Salvat.

Leintxo managed the magazine Jaque for ten years (1991-2002) and has given chess conferences in numerous countries. On multiple occasions, she has been the chess commentator in the most important international tournaments. Since 2007, Leontxo has had a permanent spot on Radio 1 (RNE - the Spanish national radio station) on the popular program ´No es un día cualquiera´, with Pepa Fernández (Sundays at 9.20 am). In 2014, she commenced her collaboration with the program Á vivir que son dos dias´ which is broadcast by Cadena Ser at the weekends.



Having fun learning to think

Numerous scientific studies and experiences in schools in different countries for over a century have demonstrated the great pedagogical usefulness of chess.

Students can develop their intelligence and academic performance, especially in Mathematics and Reading Comprehension. In addition, educational Chess develops at least five of the eight multiple intelligences of Howard Gardner.

There is solid scientific evidence of its therapeutic value in delaying the aging process of the brain, cognitive functions in rehabilitating drug addicts, stabilizing children with ADHD (hyperactive) and many other applications.

In 2012 ,The European Parliament recommended its introduction as a subject.




The chess players are blindfolded (without seeing the board); they face 25 opponents at once and then remember all the moves ; they can make two moves per second in rapid games; analyze and make many decisions in a mental struggle that can last six hours without losing concentration; can calculate 10 or 15 games , constantly they create strategies , tactics and discover new ideas. How do they achieve that? How do children acquire these skills? Adriana Salazar and Leontxo Garcia, internationally renowned experts will explain with practical demonstrations and scientific arguments. The conference attendees will see how the brain of a chess player works.

Lorena Fernandez (@loretahur) has a degree in Computer Engineering and a Masters in Information Security. Currently, she is the Director of Digital Identity at the University of Deusto. She also collaborates with the National Institute of Educational Technologies and with Teacher Training for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. Since 2009, she has been participating on the radio program ´Hoy por Hoy Bilbao´ (Cadena Sur), in a weekly spot about new technologies: ´De las Ondas a la Red´. She also collaborates with the Revista Deusto (Magazine Deusto), writing the section about the Internet.

She is a member of the scientific committee and organiser of the Premio Ada Byron for the female technologist and of the collaborative project Doce Miradas, which imagines a common space for women and men that is more fair and balanced, without glass ceilings.

In 2012, Lorena received the prize GetxoBlog UR Saria, which awards the blogger action of those in Euskadi who are encouraging a better social significance with their daily drop of reflection, analysis, testament and debate.

Mar is a teacher, licensed in pedagogy and in psychology. She is a specialist in Emotional Intelligence and author of various books dedicated to schooling, infancy and active teaching. She is the President of the Pedagogical Association Francesco Tonucci.
Mar has worked in all levels of the education system, from Infants, Primary, Secondary, through to University, and including Special Education and Vocational Training.

Currently, she is the educational advisor for the Colegio Santa Cristina in Granada, where a project of innovation has been implemented. She is also an advisor for teacher training in different autonomous communities of Spain. Mar speaks at a multitude of courses and conferences.

She has been working since 1965 in the research of the creative process and in the development of creativity, innovation and social change both in public and private organizations( Teaching courses, Workshops, Conferences and Consulting in various areas) : Development plans - Companies and institutions - Media - Universities - Training of Trainers - Women - Schools of Fine Arts - Architecture - Performing and Visual Arts - Job creation.

She has worked in : Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, USA, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Some actions:
Adviser and co-designer of Eurolan Project Bilbao (Employment Generation, European Parliament). Pedagogical adviser to the Department of Children and Youth Programs Spanish Television (TVE) for 13 years (The Crystal Ball, Sesame Street ...)Permanent Council of Experts - Office of Youth Initiative, Imagination Society (Junta de Extremadura).Euskadi 2015 Committee.Promoter and General Coordinator of the World Congress on "Creativity 93" (Madrid)



Reinventing the society of imagination

In a society of obsolescence and continuous changes we need to make time to do, to feel, to think and to interact in an integrated way with a renewed glance to achieve an economic, technological, artistic, cultural, personal, social, emotional, and spiritual development, which is the result of our ability to anticipate and resolve from deep desire, utopia and passion.



Creativity, a global fact

Everything is a resource for creating .Your Imagination is the main capital. The workshop, is from the perspective of doing , feeling , thinking and interacting and it will help you find your uniqueness.


In order to imagine, create, invent and innovate practice is requiered and that is what develops our creative intelligence.

María Acaso has been described as one of the leaders of what has been called The Education Revolution in Spain and Latin America, where she gives a special roll to Arts Education.

She is also the coordinator of the Disruptive Education School (Telefónica Fundation), funder of Invisible Pedagogies, and Associate Professor of Art Education at the Universidad Complutense Madrid (Spain).



Descolonise the gaze : defending artistic educacationas a strategy of knowledge / decolonising.

Subjects related to visual languages in general and the visual arts in particular are a marginalized group within schools and many other cultural institutions. One reason for this marginalisation is the lack ofsocial visibilityof the visual arts in relation to the generation of knowledge. At this conference, we will defend the need to implement an urgent paradigm shift in art education, where the bases that support the change are knowledge, the process and the idea of remixing.

Mario G. Gurrionero is a Doctor in Communication for the University Complutense of Madrid, where he also participates as an investigator on 1+D+I projects about public communication, public image and country brands through sport from the point of view of the organisations and institutions.

Since 2010, he has carried out advisory work on communication for corporate and institutional communication groups (Burson-Marsteller, the Ministry of Health and Social Policy for the Government of Spain and the Association of Political Communication (ACOP)). Currently, he is co-managing a consultancy, Comunicar es ganar, which is orientated towards the communication in sport for the elite. Also, he has collaborated as an associate professor in more than half a dozen of universities and Masters including the University of Navarra (UNAV), the International University of La Rioja (UNIR), the University of Pontificia of Salamanca (UPSA), MBA Sport Management – UCAM, Mediapro – the University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), AS – the University Complutense of Madrid and MARCA – San Pablo CEU.

Mario is the co-author of the sports communication series ´Legendarios. Fabricados para Emocionar´ (2012) which is about the keys to success in Spanish sport, and of ´Emigrantes del balón´(2013). Both were in collaboration with Turespaña and broadcast by Teledeporta (TVE).

Mikel is a theoretical physicist, with advanced studies in Industrial Engineering and Computing, as well as being an expert and having a Masters in Museology. He is a Teaching Professor of Mathematics and Experimental Science in UPV-EHU (University of the Basque Country), currently on a sabbatical. Mikel was a Training Manager in EITB (the Basque Country's Radio and Television) for eight years. His time at the Basque administration encompasses four departments: Education, where he was the head of Technology and Education; Culture, as a Science, Technology and Computing Advisor; a presidency in Prevention of Drug Addiction; and in Industry as the Manager for Euskadi for the Society of Information. Currently, he is the Head of Educational Innovation in the Basque Government.

Mikel is the author of numerous publications, papers, programs and works since his first book about Logo (Ulmo, 1984). He is the editor of the works ´Technology and Education´ (Narcea, 1988), and editor of institutional and political ideas, such as ´Hezkuntza XXI: Una educación para el Siglo XXI´ (2006). Mikel is an active and influential blogger, a member of Aprendices, founder of Ikasbloggers, President of GetxoBlog and promoter of BlogEu. He was presented with the honorary award of Internet&Euskadi in 2014, as well as being present on all the social networks.

Mikel has organised numerous conferences and directed summer camps, always with the theme of persons in the organisations. His current interests include the digital transformation within the diverse educational and learning areas, as well as in the cultural, social

Research development is one of the mainstays of the educational system at MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA.

For this reason, we have brought together a solid network of support organisations, among which we can highlight those specific to the Technological Research area, IKERLAN and IDEKO, two internationally renowned Technology Centres that represent two basic mainstays in the organisation of the University.

We have also promoted the creation of the Garaia Innovation Pole, which brings together the University, Technology Centres and company R&D departments, with the objective of encouraging the joint development of research.

In the same way, we received the collaboration of the MONDRAGON Corporation cooperate business group, the Ulma S.Coop. Group, the Gizabidea Foundation and the Alto Deba County Council District, as collaborating members.



Just Have Fun por:


Ander Izquierdo Ferrán
Ander is trained in business and specialised in marketing (ESIC Business & Marketing School) and has a Masters in Innovation from Mondragon University and Team Academy, Finland. Ander is a Team Coach at the Mondragon Team Academy, Mondragon University. He has been responsible for the marketing of Proyectos PuntoCom since 2002 and currently, he is a partner/director of Nrg Marketing. Ander is equity and occupationally linked with entrepreneurial activities of an innovative character.


Ziortza Olano Astigarraga
Ziortza has a law degree and a diploma in economics. She also has a MBA in the Management of New Business Projects and a Masters in Coaching from PNL. Developer and manager of social economy organizations: cooperative, association and foundation. Ziortza is a Team Coach at the Mondragon Team Academy, Mondragon University and involved with the creation and management of projects related to social innovation and people development.


Asier López Rangil
Asier is an Industrial Engineer with a MBA in the Management of New Business Projects. He is a Project Director with Mondragon Componentes and an entrepreneur with Trendtrotters. Asier is a Team Coach at the Mondragon Team Academy, Mondragon University and is involved with the agile development of entrepreneurial products.



Su metodología: Un prendizaje contextualizado que reconoce las Inteligencias Múltiples de los alumnos y les ofrece oportunidades para desarrollarlas y aplicar los conocimientos y destrezas adquiridos necesita una metodología centrada en el alumno.

Fundado en 1926 por la Congregación de las Misioneras Hijas de la Sagrada Familia de Nazaret, el Colegio Montserrat es una escuela comprometida con la educación integral de sus alumnos desde la cuna hasta la universidad.

El Colegio Montserrat es una escuela integradora, de calidad y diferenciada que quiere ser referente en el mundo educativo con un Proyecto coherente, dinámico y global abierto al cambio y a la innovación.




Monika Horch

She has a degree in Anglo-Germanic Philology and Business. Graduated in the Leading Schools Program at High Tech High Graduate School of Education in San Diego, she has participated in the courses of the Institutes of the potential for human development in Philadelphia, in Reggio Emilia in Italy, in Project Zero at Harvard in the Key Learning Community in Indianapolis and the National Center for Teaching Thinking (Newton Centre, Univ. of Massachusetts).

She has also participated in international conferences ,"Conference on Thinking" in Sweden and Belfast and at the Fourth World Conference on Visible Thinking , Amsterdam and many other events of educational professional development.

She has participated in numerous conferences and courses sharing her experience, She has written articles in educational journals and is co-author of the books "An experience to share". Multiple Intelligences in the Montserrat College "and" Intelligent Learning ".
General Secretary of the Missionary Daughters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.


Núria Miró

She has a Degree in Business Administration. A Masters degree of Music (Piano). Graduated in the Leading Schools Program at High Tech High Graduate School of Education in San Diego, she has taken courses at the National Center for Teaching Thinking (Newton Centre, Univ. Of Massachusetts) in Project Zero at Harvard and the Key Learning Community in USA. She has also participated in international conferences such as the "Conference on Thinking" in Sweden and the Fourth World Conference on Thinking Visible Amsterdam and many other events of educational professional development.

She has participated in numerous conferences and courses to share her experiences and is responsible for the program "Teachers for Change and Innovation". She has written several articles in educational journals and is the co-author of the books "An experience to share. Multiple Intelligences in the Montserrat College "and" Intelligent Learning".

Director of the Montserrat School (Barcelona).

Associate profesor of Neuropsychology at University of Deusto. Head of the Department of Basic and Biological Psychology. Principal Investigator of a 21 members research team (rated by the Basque Gov-Research Dpt as Type A Excelence). Consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) for Disability and Schizophrenia.

PhD in Neuropsychology. Clinical Psychologist by Spanish Science Ministry and American Psychological Association (USA). Postdoc in Neuropsychology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Master in Research and Methods by University Autónoma of Barcelona. Elected member and Southern Europe Representative for the International Society of Neuropsychology (INS). Founder and President of the Sociedad VascoNavarra de Neuropsicología. Board member at the Spanish Federation of Neuropsychogical Societies PI in several national and international projects included NIH founded and multisite international projects. Collaborations with Johns Hopkins Med Inst, University of Harvard, Kessler Foundation, etc.

More than 100 peer review international papers, 14 books, 36 book chapters, invited reviewer for 21 international research and clinical journals.


The brain in a healthy and pathological brain.

In this presentation the listener will learn how to:

1. Know the basic structure of the brain and central nervous system, and the objective measurement of both the structure and the function of the Brain.

2. Become familiar with neuroscience and psychological techniques to explore; neuroimaging, neuropsychological tests, and their relationship with the cognitive processes (attention, language, learning and memory, etc.) that are essential for learning in . It also serves as an objective measurement of these processes and changes that occur before and after learning.

3. Revise how to modify the structure and brain function made by learning and which factors make this change happen, and have access to practical tools that are used to stimulate learning in real life, and to promote and optimize the performance of the brain.

She finished her Degree with the second highest mark of her year , in 1986 she was awarded a grant by the Institute of Spanish Broadcasting, to do television work experience, in the sports section of the news. After a few months she passed the exams for a permanent position in Spanish Television.

Currently she is the Director of Sports Programs of TVE. Paloma Cañadas del Río is a Spanish journalist. She is the voice behind the Spanish Television broadcasts of gymnastics championships (both rhythmic and artistic), figure skating and horse riding.

She has been the director and deputy director of different Spanish TV sports programs. She has covered various European and world Championships including, 6 Summer Olympics and 4 winter Olympics. In 2008 she was the editor of the Olympic ADO-2008 program and the broadcasts of the Olympic Games in Beijing.




Can Social Networking break the mould of sports journalism? Are athletes now the big players in the media? What it is the current relationship between the players and fans? These are some of the issues that we will have a chance to discuss during this round table. Without doubt, big questions about the ability of sport to tell stories and how journalists need to adapt to changing times.



Is it true that everything has been written? Stories we always read stories that always wins. Sport and the Media.

Can Social Networking break the mould of sports journalism? Are athletes now the biggest players in the media? What it is the current relationshipbetween players and fans? These are some of the issues that we will have a chance to discuss during this roundtable. Certainly, big questions about the power of storytelling within sport and how journalists are adapting to changing times.

Dr. Peter Facione is a principal at Measured Reasons LLC, a Los Angeles based research and consulting firm supporting excellence in strategic thinking and leadership decision making.

In private business Dr. Facione has worked as a strategic consultant with Stratus-Heery International and as managing partner of the California Academic Press. In academia he served as Provost of Loyola University Chicago, Dean of College Arts and Sciences of Santa Clara University and as Dean of the School of Human Development and Community Service at California State University Fullerton.

Dr. Facione's consulting work has included long term and short term projects for several branches of the US military, various NGOs and government agencies, professional associations, national labs and over sixty public and private universities and colleges throughout the US and around the world.

Dr. Facione maintains an active speaking, writing, consulting and research agenda, with well over 150 publications including essays, books, articles, case studies, and educational testing tools. His tools for assessing reasoning are used around the world.


Conference (business and education)

"Training and Measuring Leadership Decision Making"

This session maps the fundamental connections linking "leadership decision making," as practiced by business, military, health care leaders, professionals and workers, directly to the educational learning outcome known as "critical thinking." These fundamental connections make workplace decision making skills and mindset attributes objectively measurable, as demonstrated by data gathered using the INSIGHT series of reasoning skills and mindset instruments. The session includes data on employee groups working in high stakes professional settings showing sustained gains in thinking skills, and data indicating that these skills are predictive of workplace success. The fundamental connections mapped here enable practical projections about the potential effectiveness or ineffectiveness of various approaches to training employee thinking at all levels of the business or professional organizations.



"The Educational Power of Measuring Critical Thinking"

Data from instruments designed to measure critical thinking skills and mindset attributes reveal that there are vast differences in core reasoning skills and in the habits of mind within any given group of students, K-12 through post-baccalaureate. After quickly grounding the APA Delphi Report concept of critical thinking and how this internationally used concept of critical thinking has been successfully measured over the past 25 years, group dataset results are examined. What lessons can we learn about effective ways of teaching for thinking at all educational levels? How does critical thinking relate to learning in the disciplines? How does critical thinking connect with other cognitive skill domains, such as quantitative reasoning or effective writing? In education, we get what we measure. Most importantly, how can we use the measurement of critical thinking to empower educators and enable more effective student learning?

Pilar Kaltzada, Periodista y Comunicadora, especializada en comunicación estrategia y acompañamiento digital a organizaciones y profesionales. Asesora y dirige la estrategia de comunicación de organizaciones profesionales, empresas e instituciones, y colabora habitualmente con medios de comunicación en el ámbito vasco. Es una de las 12 promotoras de Doce Miradas, un proyecto colaborativo para la promoción de la igualdad de las mujeres.

Real Sociedad FUNDAZIOA was founded with the aim of promoting sport as part of education to promote and develop heathly habits in our young people. Among the founding aims of Real Sociedad FUNDAZIOA it highlights "the promotion and dissemination of sport in childhood and for youth, providing access for all and ensuring that sport is included in the education of young people. " In pursuit of this goal, Real Sociedad FUNDAZIOA aims to promote sports for all the young people of Gipuzkoa from their earliest ages, in school.

Training is at the heart of the activity of the Foundation. The training of young athletes, especially football players and always looking for athletes with both a personal and social balance, is the main activity of the Foundation. This training work would be impossible to develop if it were not for the essential collaboration of all stakeholders of Guipuzcoa and especially football clubs. Real Sociedad Fundazioa has the vocation to be a support tool.

In the formation of the Royal Society values ??education has a constant prescence . The culture of effort, delivery, commitment, respect, personal growth, fellowship, pride, humility, participation, leadership. These are values ??that we have inherited for over 100 years and now Real Sociedad have a responsibility to preserve them, especially since they constitute the essence of leadership of Real in Gipuzkoa. A leadership based on values.



A neurologist and specilaist in Parkinsons and movement disorders. Director of the Parkinson Research Center in San Sebastián Gipuzkoa Polyclinic. Inbiomed CEO (Research Center for Regenerative Medicine) Foundation. Scientific Director of the Center for Research and Advanced Therapies in Alzheimer's disease (CITA.alzheimer).

He is a member of the Board of Real Sociedad de Futbol SAD Foundation Board and Real Sociedad.

He has published over 150 articles in national and international scientific journals and has spoken in over 300 conferences. He is the author of six books on the medical aspects of Parkinson's disease. He received 3 times the Parkinson Spain Award for Best Research Project Award and Scientific Research in 2009. Contributes Parkinson "El Diario Vasco" with the "The Tree of Knowledge". He is the author of three books on science "Do not eat the coconut" and "Science Daily" and "Brain and Football"


She is the Coordinator of the area of knowledge "in cooperation People: leadership and ownership" of Enpresagintza , and also the scientific coordinator of MondragonInnova & Knowledge (MIK), the research center for the Faculty of Business of Mondragon University.

She has worked from 2000 to 2007 as a controller in Fagor Electronics and during this period she Studied for her PhD at the University of Deusto in Economics and Management. In 2006, she received the Vanek-HovatPrize prize for the best paper presented by a young researcher at the 11th International Congress of IAFEP. She has actively participated in numerous projects related to employee participation in companies, cooperatives or on societal values that have been funded by the Basque Government, Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the Higher Council of Cooperatives and private organizations. Currently, she is actively engaged in research projects with Gago, Freundlich and scholars of great renown (Jones, Kato and Perotin) who are members of Mondragon Cooperative Academic Community (MCAC). Her work has been presented at several international conferences and published in several books (Editorial Editorial Carberry and EdwarElgar) and magazines ("ILR Review,""JEBO" or "Revesco).

Shahin Rahimifard is a Professor of Sustainable Engineering in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University. He is the Founder and Director of the Centre for "Sustainable Manufacturing And Recycling Technologies (SMART)"WWW.CENTREFORSMART.CO.UK , which was formed in 2004.

Professor Rahimifard is also the Deputy Director in 'EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability' and 'EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food', in which he is leading a wide range of research focused on sustainability issues throughout a 'Product Lifecycle', including projects on sustainable product design, low carbon and energy efficient manufacturing, sustainable business and consumption models, product service systems, sustainable resilient manufacturing supply chain, and remanufacturing and recycling technologies.

These projects have benefited from involvement of a number of high profile global manufacturers and retailers, which include Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell, Jaguar, Toyota, GM, Unilever, PepsiCo, Heinz, Nike, New Balance, Clarks, Marks and Spencer, Tesco, and Next.

Prof. Rahimifard has an extensive range of editorial experiences. He was the Principal Organiser and Chair for the 5th International Conference on "Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development" which was held at Loughborough in July 2007 and has been the Editor-in-Chief of the 'International Journal of Sustainable Engineering' WWW.TANDF.CO.UK/JOURNALS/TSUE since its launch in 2008 (published by Taylor and Francis).


How can we manufacture a 'Sustainable Future'?
It is widely agreed that current international efforts in planning for a globally sustainable future are insufficient. For example, there are significant concerns over the emission of greenhouse gases associated with energy generation, and yet it is predicted that the energy demands will be 45% higher within the next twenty years. This highlights a need to plan for a paradigm shift in the way we use and preserve our energy and other resources, in particular in the field of manufacturing where the effects of resource depletion, climate change and population growth will have a severe impact on the design of future products and their production methods. In this context, the appropriate support of long-term strategic investment by various stakeholders including governments, manufacturers, retailers, and even consumers is of paramount importance to safeguard the future of the manufacturing industry. Using a target year of 2050, the current and future drivers for societal changes have been used to develop four possible scenarios for the future manufacturing industry. The presentation will consider the impact of these scenarios on five key factors influencing manufacturing businesses, namely resources, products, production, labour and market, and will discuss possible solutions for one of the greatest challenges facing the global society, i.e. how can we manufacture a 'sustainable future' for 9 billion people in 2050?


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