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About IAM Weekend

📷 Photos from previous Weekends.

Welcome to the best weekend of the year for internet people 😎

Every year in Barcelona, IAM Weekend gathers a unique mix of influential curious minds to discover, inspire and connect them in a single-track conference with 30+ talks, fostering collaborations through 10+ workshops and facilitating opportunities during networking sessions, talent markets, creative showcases and commissioned projects.

Because in randomness we trust 💙

First confirmed speakers


Zygmunt Bauman

Sociologist & Philosopher

Amal Khalaf

Projects Curator, Serpentine Galleries
Co-director, Global Art Forum/Art Dubai 
Co-founder, GCC Collective


Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Columnist, Forbes
Host, MTV #Uncovered

Omid Habibi

Portal Director, Shared Studios
CEO, Afghan Development and Inspiration Bureau-ADIB 
Berlin / Harat

Straith Schreder

VP of Creative Initiatives, BitTorrent
San Francisco


Nathan Jurgenson

Social media theorist
Editor-in-Chief, Real Life Magazine 
Researcher, Snapchat
New York

Vanessa Wruble

Founder, Okayafrica 


The Renaissance of Utopias

After an expected revival of the term, thanks to the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book celebrated this year with exhibitions, discussions and events around the globe, utopias emerge as a useful and provocative tool to invent better futures in the internet age.

What if we use utopias as a verb?

For IAM Weekend 17 we will go deeper into the meaning of utopias, with imagination and skepticism, understanding how they can evolve beyond contemporary dreams and help us navigate the uncertainty of our times.

We will do it by sharing stories, thoughts and questions about how the futures of media, education and the arts can blend to radically improve how we live, learn, communicate, work and play.


30+ Talks. 10+ Workshops. ∞ Serendipity

The main stage will feature 30+ speakers distributed in 5 sessions (single-track conference format) plus 10+ workshops lead by our learning partners developing the key insights from the talks.

The first version of the programme will be published in November.
Stay tuned!

Main Venue

Mercat de les Flors

Dance House of Barcelona


* Workshops, networking experiences and side-events will take place in different venues across the city during the weekend.

Travel info

Get ready for an inspiring, useful and ________ weekend
in a city that never disappoints: Barcelona.

We recommend to book your flights to arrive on Thursday, April 27th and leave on Sunday April 30th (late afternoon). Talks & workshops will take place on Friday and Saturday, and side-events from Thursday PM until Sunday afternoon.

Also checkout these Poble Sec guides on AirBnB & Booking

Previous Editions

Check out some of the previous speaker lineups:


Anjali Ramachandran / Ada's List · Jonathan McClory / Digital diplomacy specialist · John V. Willshire / Smithery · Pau García / Domestic Data Streamers · Rashid Bin Shabib / Brownbook Magazine · Elise By Olsen & Morteza Vaseghi / Recens Paper · Frederik Frede / Freunde von Freunden · Steven Watson / Stack Magazines · Colin Burns / BBC · Darren Bowles / Moving Brands · Alberto Barreiro / PRISA · Zach Seward / Quartz · Gareth Seltzer / RYOT Media · Eilidh Dickson / CIID-Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design · Rachel Uwa / School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe · Luke Whitehead / University of Arts London · Paulo Barcelos / Oakwood Creative Digital Agency · Areti Markopoulou / IAAC- Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia · Luciana Leveratto / IED Barcelona · Samim Winiger / Machine Learning researcher · Kati Price / V&A Museum · Susan Li / Made by Many · Zachary Kaplan / Rhizome · Jen Aarvold & Leyla Tahir / Tate · Sergio Albiac / Visual artist · Scott Smith / Critical futurist · Adam Bainbridge / Kindness · Pablo Díaz-Reixa / El Guincho· Andrea Lazarov & Manuel Mouretan / Wellness · Wanuri Kahiu / Sci-fi filmmaker


Igor Zinatulian / Calvert Foundation · Pernille Raven / · Heidi Hackemer / Wolf & Wilhelmine · Filip Vsnijic / Creative Applications Network · Teddy Goitom / Afripedia · Alex Beim / Tangible Interaction · Jeremy Abbett / Google · Brais Vilasó & Xim Ramonell / Assistant Magazine · Fernando de la Rosa / Foxize School · James Kirk / Creative Social · Joe Coppard / Protothon · Abraham Asefaw / Pop-Up Agency · Ed Macovaz / Ableton · Tim Nolan / HUGE · Jeff Hamada / Booooooom · Sveinung Skaalnes / Hyper Island · Kai Brach / Offscreen Magazine · Ian Durkin / Vimeo · Francesca Tur / · Morad Rayaan / Al-Jazeera · Nastya Popova / COUB · Liya Safina / Strelka Institute · Gabriel Borges / Ampfy · Georgina Capdevila & Humbert Clotet / FIU Barcelona · Hector Ayuso / OFFF · Julius Wiedemann / TASCHEN · Alex Bec / Its Nice That · Anne Bourgeois-Vignon / NOWNESS · Julia Kaganskiy / NEW INC · Ruth Daniel / In Place of War · Alexander Scholz / HOLO Magazine · Alec Dudson / Intern Magazine · Marte Roel / BeAnotherLab · Johannes Kleske / Third Wave Berlin · Pip Jamieson / The Dots · Andres Reymondes / Vice

Selected press coverage, interviews and mentions:

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