24 Mar SPEAKERS 2017


JOSÉ LUIS ORIHUELA (Spain)25447489976_b29d888875_b

Conference Title: What type of legacy are we leaving in a mobile culture?

Description: Although hyperconnectivity is a dominant feature of contemporary urban culture, it is worthwhile reflecting on the high price we are paying for living in an always-connected society.

CV: José Luis Orihuela holds a PhD in Information Sciences and is a professor at the University of Navarra’s School of Communication (Pamplona, ​​Spain), where he teaches Multimedia Communication and Transmedia Narrative, as well as postgraduate courses on New Media and integrates the Council of the Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life. As a professor and guest lecturer, he has had professional experience in 26 countries. He has been a communications consultant for the World Bank and co-director of the iRedes Congress. He is the author of The Media after the internet (2015), Mundo Twitter (2011), 80 key points on the future of journalism (2011) and The revolution of blogs (2006). Since 2002 he has maintained the blog eCuaderno.com and since 2007 he has been an active user of Twitter (@jlori).



Conference Title: KINDERENERGY: turning compassion into passion

CV: Elisabeth Anne Delgado is President & Founder of Kinderenergy, an environmental non profit based in California. Kinderenergy believes children are Earth’s most important natural resource. Education of Earth’s children is critical and  should be a global priority. Children will bring global peace and economic prosperity to a needy Earth. Kinderenergy’s  #MoveBrainSaveEarth brings the underrepresented topic of international development involving the environment and social justice into the high school classroom. It was a K-12 Category Finalist at the Wharton & SEI Center / Reimagine Education Awards in 2016.

Kinderenergy holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic & Social Council, is an Observer Organization with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, is a member of the International Forum on Forests and part of UN Major Groups on NGOs.

She is also the founder of the Global Peacemaker’s Program for undergraduate students.
Elisabeth has been working in the field  of international education for more than 25 years in the USA and Europe. Born in Mexico City, Mexico and a native of Santa Barbara, California, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Political Science and French. She has additional studies in International Environmental Law, Global Health and Eco-Disaster Risk Reduction. While an undergraduate she joined Amigos de Las Americas as a medical volunteer in Nicaragua. ​She is a visiting lecturer in the Faculty of Communications at the University of Navarra in Spain. She is married, a mother and grandmother and lives between USA & EU.


SUSANNE KUMMER (Austria)B__b-oPc

Conference Title: AMAL: integrating migrant families from the Middle East

CV: Susanne Kummer studied Philosophy and Germanic Philology at the University of Vienna (Austria), with a focus on ethics and aesthetics. She worked as a journalist in the scientific writing department of the Austrian newspaper “Die Presse“, from 1997 to 2006. Since 2006 she has specialized in Bioethics at IMABE, an institute of medical anthropology and bioethics in Vienna, and since 2014 she is the director of this institute. She is also a member of the German Academy of Ethics in Medicine (Göttingen) and the Österreichischen Klub der Bildungs- und Wissenschaftsjournalisten (the Austrian Club of the European Union of Scientific Journalists Association). She is a co-founder and collaborator of AMAL, an Austrian initiative for the integration of immigrant families from the Middle east, which was started in 2015 in Vienna.