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SANTILLANA, the ATRESMEDIA Foundation and SAMSUNG join forces to champion Education at the event Grandes Profes! 2019


SANTILLANA, the ATRESMEDIA Foundation and SAMSUNG have teamed up to host Grandes Profes! 2019, the successful annual event that pays tribute to teachers. This 6th edition will focus on talent, which though sometimes innate, can also be nurtured through practice and training. The Valencian International University (VIU) has partnered with the organizers once again this year to lend its support to this event aimed especially at teachers.

This year’s event, which will be held on January 26, will bring together leading professionals from academic, scientific, literary, gastronomic and artistic fields to put all their knowledge at the service of teachers, thereby supporting and honoring their endeavors, as well as their day-to-day work in the classroom. Iñaki López and Andrea Ropero, presenters of laSexta Noche, laSexta's current affairs and political debate program, will act as masters of ceremonies.

A wide range of outstanding speakers are due to address the event and share their experiences with the attendees, including Ramón López de Mántaras, an academic and researcher known for his pioneering work in Artificial Intelligence in Spain; the professor and paleontologist Juan Luis Arsuaga; Álvaro Morte, theater director and star of the TV series La casa de papel (Money Heist); the Maldita Nerea musician and vocalist Jorge Ruiz; the two-times Michelin-star chef Ramón Freixa; the economist and writer Álex Rovira; and dance troupe Los Vivancos.

All will be sharing tips that will inspire teachers in their work with students, at a time of enormous change in the world of education.

Ramón López de Mántaras
will be enlightening attendees on artificial intelligence and the relationship between humans and machines; Juan Luis Arsuaga will focus on the role of talent in evolution; Jorge Ruiz will address the importance of attitude when it comes to "training" talent; Ramón Freixa will invite teachers to savour the most “educational”  ingredients; Álvaro Morte will delve into his experience as an actor and theater director; and Alex Rovira will reflect on the culture of talent.

This year, Los Vivancos will bring the event to a sensational and rousing  finale. In addition to performing on the Grandes Profes! 2019 stage, they’ll also be explain how they harness their collective talent.

This year’s program also includes a panel debate, moderated by the writer and professor of Sociology Mariano Fernández Enguita, and which will look at the skills required for the 21st century and how these may be deployed to awaken the different talents of students. Participants will include primary teacher and Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalist Xuxo Ruiz; the expert in innovation, leadership and digital transformation Silvia Leal; and the advertising creative executive and founder of the Club de las Malas Madres Laura Baena. Together they’ll discuss techniques to enhance talent, an essential resource for teaching and learning.

Finally, the traditional section 'Great Teachers look after teachers' will be chaired by María Fernández, coach and trainer in managerial and social skills.

Grandes Profes! 2019 is being held, once again, at Cines Kinépolis at the Ciudad de la Imagen in Madrid, and may also be followed via streaming (through To attend this free event, teachers just have to register at, from January 10, 2019. The event also enjoys the support of Kinepolis, Sodexo, Calidad Pascual, Coca Cola and the Fundación Juan XXIII Roncalli.

To date, more than 7,000 teachers have attended Grandes Profes! and a further 10,000 have followed the event online. In addition, the hashtag #GrandesProfes on Twitter is a national trending topic.

Previous editions have featured top media names like Matías Prats, Sandra Golpe, Jandro and Roberto Brasero, as well as other renowned professionals, such as José Antonio Marina, Elsa Punset,  Francisco Mora, Javier Fesser, César Bona, Mario Alonso Puig, Víctor Küppers, Ara Malikian, David Calle, Jorge Arévalo and Tricicle – all of whom have enthusiastically contributed to the success of this major event in the education calendar that honors the teaching community and serves as an unrivalled space to share inspirational educational experiences.

SANTILLANA is the leading education company in Spain and Latin America in the creation of educational content and services. In an environment of digital and pedagogical transformation, the company is committed to innovation, collaboration across the entire educational community and the development of skills that improve student outcomes and learning and that will prepare them for the challenges of today's society.

The ATRESMEDIA Foundation, established in 2005, seeks to provide children and adolescents with all the necessary support for their welfare and training, as well as to promote social awareness of their rights, needs and interests. The Foundation is active in three main areas: the 'humanization of children's hospitals', the 'normalization of disability' and 'educational improvement'. As it strives to improve education, the Foundation seeks to pay tribute to the figure of the teacher, promote vocational training and bring education closer to society.

Samsung Electronics inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies that give people the power to discover new experiences. With a constant focus on innovation and discovery, Samsung is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions.

For more information, please visit the Samsung Spain Newsroom.

The Valencian International University (VIU) is one of the leading online universities in the Spanish-speaking world. It currently has more than 8,800 students from 66 different nationalities enrolled, and offers a portfolio of undergraduate degrees, master's degrees and its own degrees. The University is in constant evolution with the aim of adapting to emerging professional profiles and market needs.

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