Originality means going back to the origins– Antoni Gaudi
100 years ago the creator of Sagrada Familia developed a multidisciplinary and original mindset that helped him to design his masterpieces. His creative school of thought was advanced of his time, and now after almost a century, we see that companies and individuals are living by his values, and so can you.
During the Originality and Innovation GWC 18 in Barcelona, we’ll be joining the experts from the past and the present in order to get prepared to change the future. As Gaudi said, originality is going back to the origins, and this is why we want to get to the core of some of the world’s most pressing issues- and get a glimps at how can we try to solve them with creativity and originality.
What to expect
Step into the past. Let the contemporary thinkers show you the path of creativity and transformation through diverse talks. Get energized through stimulating community. And go and leave legacy!
The past- Gaudi Insights
Shots of knowledge about Antoni Gaudi, the centerpiece of the conference. Discover his most unknown sides
Unleash your creativity through an authentic Gaudinian experience by creating a “Trencadis”, Gaudi’s mossaic
The Present- Panels
Get the essential skills needed to be ready to change the world from the first hand of world’s best experts
Get inmersed into an extraordinary world of Gaudi through one of his most emblematic buildings: “Bellesguard” Tower
Important insights from great individuals representing some of the biggest infustry leaders
Meet the greatest minds from all around the globe: members of Kairos Society, industry leaders and entrepreneurs and co-founders who are already changing the world
Meet the geniuses of today
Get inspired by the experts on Gaudí who will transport you 100 years ago and engage in a conversation with contemporary thinkers who are following his vision, today.
Design and innovation mindsets for solving world's biggest problems
The future of jobs, careers and companies is uncertain, threatened by technological advancements. In these talks our experts will help us understand the root of creativity, how technology is changing our behaviour and innovation and how to get a necessary toolset for changing the world
At Alpha, Pablo orchestrates an ever-growing team of data scientists, developers, programmers, technologists and strategists, who work together on audacious projects on the edge of what is technically possible. Alpha’s Moonshots will affect hundreds of millions of people, create a positive societal impact, and have the potential to grow into billion Euro businesses.
Prior to joining Alpha, Pablo led teams at some of the world’s most respected research laboratories including Microsoft Research, Bell Labs and at Columbia University. In addition, he co-founded the Data Transparency Lab NGO to drive data privacy and transparency. He has participated on the advisory board of Akamai, EPFL, the Catalan Foundation for Research, LaBoral Art Center, Microsoft Innovation Program, and IMDEA Networks. He received the “Prix de la Recherche” for research excellence in France (2000), and is an IEEE Fellow and ACM Fellow. He holds a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Pablo recently released his first book, ‘Artificial Intelligence: How the world and your life will change’. The book explores the latest innovations in AI, how it’s driving economic growth and evolving the world around us.
Discovering the unknown side of Antonio Gaudi
Gaudi developed a polyhedral mindset while designing and building his masterpieces. Until now we only saw his architectural side. Now it is the time to follow his footsteps and understand his creativity and design processes.
Expert in heritage protection, Founding Partner of AICOA (Central International Archive of Objects of Art) and Founder Patron of WASF (World Ar t Service Foundation) with the Applus Certi ier as
Since 2011 he is President of the Gaudi World Congress, and member of the organizing committee of the Gaudi World Congress, the only world organization that promotes the life and work of Gaudí through congresses and studies.
He has published several books about Gaudí, promoter of the dissemination of Gaudí’s knowledge, consultant of the Gaudí Method and its worldwide diffusion.
Investment and Leadership
What are the skills and the attitude needed nowadays to overcome your own fears and transform world-changing ideas into successful projects? We bring together a CEO and investors that will talk about the importance of developing self- and team leadership skills in order to succeed .
- Direct participation in the creation of 2 venture builders (Nuclio VB and Capptains Mobile VB).
- Opportunity analysis for >200 projects from top US VCs.
- Coordination of technical teams to launch 1 mobile-based startup.
- >500h invested in learning web programming and UX/UI design to launch MVPs.
- Dealflow management of 3 acceleration programs (Conector, Bankia Accelerator and Seat Accelerator), analyzing >400 startups.
- Public and private fundraising for early-stage startups, totalling >€3M for >20 startups (Intelectium).
- 90% success rate in self-managed fundraising operations.
- Direct assistance for financial model forecasting and controlling.
- Dealflow analysis of 1 early-stage VC (Encomenda Smart Capital).
- Investment portfolio management of a Spanish Super Business Angel (Carlos Blanco)
Design and Innovation Panel
Design and creativity are some of the most crucial skills for developing innovative and extraordinary ideas. What are the origins of the design and where it is going? Experts from various industries and backgrounds will help us understand the importance of a good design when creating solutions and creative ways to do so.
She the executive director of Kairos Society Spain, a global, elite Entrepreneruship society with a mission of uniting and boosting Spanish startup scene through facilitation of unique experiences and facilitating conversations to its members.
From the other side, we provide a wide range of services related with product and service design: from the idea generation to the implementation of digital solutions using Agile methodologies. For this ambitious mission, we account with more than 150 brilliant professionals including innovation consultants, full-stack developers, UX/UI experts and machine learning specialists.
Sustainability and Social impact
How can we channel all of our actions to creating a better society? We have to stop seeing any social or sustainable action as a cost or a waste, and see it as a way to optimise our structure, business models and therefore help the environment and the society around us.
Right now we’re seeking after several seed investment opportunities to take this collection of cultural, artistic and scientific patronage to the next level.
His aim is to reform the agriculture, food and beverage industry with impactful projects and moonshot companies. For example, he teaches and speaks worldwide on climate change and food reform. Marc has also taught entrepreneurs how to build and grow resilient, sustainable, and profitable businesses.
The most prominent examples are ALOHAS Resilience Foundation, ANJA GmbH & Co. KG and the ALOHAS ECO-Center (www.adaptive-nutrition.com), which he co-founded and where he serves as Chief Executive Officer. The ALOHAS ECO-Center is a sustainable food and beverage production company that creates renewable energy and resources without fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions, or waste. As an expert on sustainable development, Marc consults for companies in their renewable transition with specialization in innovative systems, recycling, packaging, and organic, raw, and vegan products.
As a Social Serial Entrepreneur, he has been involved in many companies as well as several international family businesses: indeed he comes from five generations of Germanys largest organic farmers and three generations of European Hydroponic Agronomists.
Marc is also a Champion for Global Citizen social movement to end extreme poverty. The Germany and Austria Country Manager for Al Gores Climate Reality Project and a international speaker on the climate crisis. Delegate at EAT Stockholm Food Forum. Party Delegate at UNFCCC COP events. An ambassador for Future Food Institute. Committee member for Environment and Innovation for the Italian Federation of Human Rights FIDU - Federazione Italiana Diritti Umani.
Marc is a Systems Thinker and Dynamic Systems Modeler with a deep understanding of the Exponential Function, Science, and Maths. He is a Blue Economy developer who graduated Summa Cum Laude and has completed degrees at the following institutions; MIT, SU, Bucerius Law School, Heidelberg University, University of Utah, University of Phoenix, Red Rocks Community College, and Salt Lake Community College in LL.M. International Law and MLB, Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, and Agronomy.
Authenticitys is an online platform that is addressing the main challenges our societies have today in six dimensions: Health, Education, Environment & Resources, Equality & Freedom, Employability and Happiness.
The most unconventional conference in an original venue
The event will take place in the Bellesguard Tower, one of the most iconic buildings built by Gaudi. We invite you to get in touch with the history, get inspired by the artistic marvel of this creation and experience an unconventional setting for a conference.
20, Carrer de Bellesguard, Barcelona, Catalunya, 08022, Spain
Kairos EU Summit Barcelona 2018
Changing the world is not an easy quest
In order to solve the biggest European challenges, Kairos Society and GWC Barcelona 2018 has joined forces. For the first time ever, Kairos Europe is calling the community together for the Kairos EU Summit. This exclusive invite-only event will bring 150 of the world’s best entrepreneurs and 50 leading political and business leaders to the Torre Telefónica Diagonal 00 in Barcelona, to discuss and conceptualize actual solutions to the pressing problems affecting Europe.
The Kairos Society
Kairos is not your normal organisation
Over the past 10 years, we have handpicked the brightest young minds, coming from top universities around the world. These fellows, with proven track-records, are challenged to focus on problems, where governments have failed, and to fix these broken industries. Currently, we have over 1000 fellows and 5000 alumni all around the world of which 300 are in Europe alone.
“Kairos transcends [international boundaries], because in our interdependent world there are no borders when it comes topressing issues we all face.”Bill Clinton42nd President of the United States
“Some of the world’s most influential leaders - individuals and corporations alike - are looking for Kairos Fellows for a fresh perspective on how to tackle the next generation of global problems.”Sir Richard BransonCEO, Virgin Group
“Kairos is awesome. I've seen many great companies come out of here, and I've funded a whole bunch of them”Tim DraperCo-founder of DFJ, Investor in Tesla and Skype
Plan your stay
We've got the best offers to make your experience as smooth as possible
Thanks to our partners, Iberia and Ilunion Hotels, we provide special discounts so that you can get the best deals for your stay during the congress.
Iberia Airlines and Gaudí World Congress have reached an agreement and grants a 10% discount to the Congress attendees.
Once select your round-trip fare, click “I Have Promotional Code” and include the discount code GWCBCN18 (in capital letters) keeping in mind that journeys are valid 5 days before up to 5 days after the scheduled event.
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From the Ilunion Hotels we have special deals for the stay at their hotels around Barcelona. A special webpage was created for you to book your stay in a much more convenient way.