Steering Committe

Curation and Direction

Mariona A. Cíller steamconf
Mariona A. Cíller
CoFounder and Creative Director at SokoTech

Founder and director of Soko Tech, she loves OPEN SOURCE hardware and software. She is a graphic and web designer, programmer and a tech and science events producer and organizer. She also designs initiatives for children and young people. She graduated cum laude from Illinois University with a double degree as a Bachelor of Fine Arts and later a Master of Science. She is also a graduate of the Fab Academy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her thesis “Free Culture Project”, which combines the power of technology with the transforming power of education, was a turning point in her career, towards areas for redesigning the world of teaching and learning, trying out new models that always include the most advanced technologies.

mariona@steamconf.com@mariondita


Paca Cíller steamconf
Paca Cíller
Scientific and Technological Culture Activist

She has been Director of the Communication Department of the “la Caixa” Foundation, Director of International Relations and Programs of CosmoCaixa, the Museum of Science of Barcelona and Executive Director of the European Network of Science Centers and Museums (ECSITE).

pacaciller@steamconf.com


Comitè Assessor

Jordi Albó steamconf
Jordi Albó

He is an Associate Professor at La Salle Campus Barcelona – Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), Director of Robotics at La Salle Almere and Innovation Manager of Social Robotics at Everis-NTT Data. He has a PhD in Mechatronic, Robotic and Automation Engineering, a Masters in Telecommunications and a degree in Electronic Engineering, all three from La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona).

jordi.albo.canals@everis.com @jalbocanals


Begonya Folc steamconf
Begonya Folch

Musician, involved in the transformation of education and in the impact of art on the education of people, she is a primary and secondary school teacher, a teacher trainer and was a professor at UB’s Faculty of Teacher Training. She has also worked for the Education Department’s Innovation and Research Service, for the School Education Council of Catalonia and for the Jaume Bofill Foundation, on the Escola Nova 21 programme. In the past she has been a trainer for ICE at UAB, for the Rosa Sensat Teachers’ Association and for the Education Department. She has cooperated with ICFO’s Educators Advisory Team and formed part of the editorial committee for the journal Perspectiva Escolar. She currently works in the Area of Innovation, Programmes and Training of Barcelona’s Education Consortium, on the ‘Xarxes per al canvi’ programme (Networks for change). (#Xarxesperalcanvi)

b.folch@gmail.com @Begonya


Boris Mir steamconf
Boris Mir

Passionate about education, he is a secondary school teacher. He was one of the founders of the Les Vinyes School in Castellbisbal, part of the UAB’s (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) innovative institute network. He has been the driving force behind projects on education assessment, learning strategies and creativity in the classroom. He collaborates with other centres, institutions and groups to help them transform education. Currently he is Assistant Director of the Escola Nova 21 programme.

bmir@lamiradapedagogica.net @lamirada


Lluis Mora steamconf
Julio D. Pérez

He has been Director of CESIRE (Generalitat de Catalunya) since 2015. The goals that guide this centre are Innovation and Research on Education. His personal projects include how we can teach statistics and probability to primary and secondary school students to improve their skills, problem solving and the use of digital media as an aid to learning, in addition to the assessment of learning.

bmir@lamiradapedagogica.net @pereztud


Lluis Mora steamconf
Sergi del Moral

Maths and projects teacher at the Institut-Escola Les Vinyes and associate professor at UB and of the Master’s on Teacher Training. He is interested in transformation processes that contribute to compensating the amount of traditional materials and contents, favouring others that focus on actions, the resolution of problems and learning. His interests also focus on altering assessment methods, making them more diagnostic and less coercive, giving students a bigger role and more responsibility.

smoral3@xtec.cat @sergidelmoral


Coral Regí Rodríguez steamconf
Coral Regí Rodríguez

A biologist by trade and an educator by vocation, she is director of the Virolai School of Barcelona. She is a member of different educational organisations —FEAEC, the School Education Council of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council. As an expert on different subjects she has participated in educational seminars and conferences.

coral.regi@virolai.com @coralregi


Francesc Sabaté steamconf
Francesc Sabaté

Industrial electrical engineer from UPC, with over 20 years of experience in the development and management of automation projects. Advisor on production management technologies and training area at the FundacióCIM. He is passionate about technology and its dissemination and has played with LEGO for as long as he can remember. Director of the Masters Degree on Automation and Robotics at the Fundació CIM / UPC.

fsabate@fundaciocim.org @FSabateD


Frank Sabaté steamconf
Frank Sabaté

A teacher at Escola Projecte in Barcelona. He is passionate about educational programming and robotics. He is a member of the science committee for the Jaume Bofill Foundation’s Educació Demà programme and of the committee to promote the STEAM Barcelona congress. He has previously participated in the organisation of European editions of the Scratch Conference (Barcelona’13, Amsterdam’15 and Bordeaux’17). He is an advisor for the Magnet alliance between the Montessori School in Rubí and CIM UPC. He shares his knowledge during face-to-face teacher training sessions and on his YouTube channel ‘Scratch en 5 minuts’.

frank.sabate@gmail.com @franksabate