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The UC3M hosts T3chFest 2020

From the 12th to 14th March at the Leganes Campus


The Fair of Information and New Technologies, T3chFest 2020, will take place from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th March at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid’s (UC3M) Leganes Campus. The event is being organised by UC3M students and alumni, with support from the university. There are about one hundred presentations scheduled, which will address different approaches on a variety of subjects concerning today's technology, such as cyber-security, quantum computing, digital identity, “neurotechnologies”, the role of developers or the protection and privacy of data, among others.

NOTE. The organization cancels the T3chFest 2020 on the planned dates and will try to postpone it (dates to be determined).

La UC3M acoge el T3chFest 2020

T3chFest is a non-profit event aimed at students and industry professionals. It aims to encourage interest in technology and share developments and application of the sector’s latest trends. “We want to reinforce this event as an interdisciplinary meeting point focused on technology and how it can improve society”, the organisers explain. This year's motto is: "t3ch for social good". In its eighth year, the event is expected to bring together more than 2,000 people and hundreds of speakers, who have been selected from among 900 proposals that were sent in this year (some 250 more than last year).

The opening ceremony, which will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday 12th March, will be attended by the Spanish Minister of Science and Innovation, Pedro Duque, as well as UC3M’s President, Juan Romo, the Head of the Polytechnical School, Daniel Segovia, and other university representatives. It will be followed by an opening show that combines art and technology directed by “Chagall”, a Dutch musician and interpreter living in London. 

115 activities over three days

A total of 82 presentations will take place in five different locations during the first two days of TechFest 2020. Thursday 12th starts with a conference given by researchers from the UC3M and the IMDEA Networks Institutes, which has recently received an award from the Spanish Data Protection Agency for its article about pre-installed software on Android devices. This year, scientific educators, such as Ignacio Crespo, Manuel Toharia or Santi Cremades, are expected to attend, along with the dozens of presentations about different technology developments. Scientific journalists specialised in science and technology subjects will also participate, such as Laura Chaparro, Pampa García and Patricia Fernández de Lis, or those specialised in data and research, such as Mar Cabra or Kiko Llaneras. 

The fair will have an exhibition zone in which attendees can find 25 stands, sponsored by companies such as Accenture, Airbus, Ericsson, Fictizia or Microsoft, among others. Companies will use the meeting to recruit talent and assess CVs of those interested in working or doing internships with them, as well as demonstrating how new technologies are used.

Saturday 14th March will be dedicated to learning from different perspectives. There will be 20 workshops on the topic of cutting-edge technologies, as well as a Hackathon, a group competition in which they implement ideas into projects that connect technology to the sustainable development purposes. There will also be an area with stands, providing information about different technological communities and projects. Lastly, there will be various talks throughout the day introducing new technologies in a freely accessible way for family audiences. This aims to facilitate the reconciliation and approach of technology to new generations.

More information: Web T3chFest