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11th Conference on Communication, Travel and Adventure to explore new ways of narrating reality

The 11th Conference on Communication, Travel and Adventure, promoted by the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación and the UAB Master’s Degree in Travel Journalism, will explore new ways of narrating reality and telling stories in the current landscape of journalism and travel. The meeting, La aventura de vivir (y contarlo) , will take place on Monday 21 November from 9:00 to 15:00 in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. It is supported by the Fundació Autònoma Solidària (FAS), IATI Seguros and Vueling.

This year’s speakers include Rosa María Calaf, a Spanish journalist with a career spanning more than 26 years as a foreign correspondent for TVE, who will receive the Ítaca 2022 Award in recognition of her career and good practice of journalism. The Ítaca Prize, which in previous editions has been awarded to renowned journalists such as Martín Caparrós or Pepa Roma among others, is an award given by the UAB Communication and Education Office to highlight a career committed, through journalism, to human dignity, diversity and equality.

In the morning, from 9:50 to 11:00, Miguel Ángel Tobías, film director and creator of the audiovisual format ‘Españoles por el mundo’, will talk about his new documentary series ‘El camino interior‘, a work of 16 episodes in which the author walked the Camino de Santiago from León to Compostela and Finisterre, accompanied by prominent and recognised personalities to help others to transform their lives.

Afterwards, from 11:20 to 11:40, Júlia Pírez Curell and Laura Riba Singla , in charge of the UAB Reception Programme (Area of Cooperation and Education for Global Justice, Fundació Autònoma Solidària) will explain the social actions carried out by this university entity in the talk ‘Near the refuge: the university as a space for international protection‘. Within this space, Kelly Robledo, academic coordinator of the UAB Master in Travel Journalism, will talk about the project ‘Frontera Crónica: Cross-border journalism and co-creation workshop for the promotion of a critical view and the construction of other narratives on violence, women and migrations’, winner of the XXXIX call of the UAB Solidarity Fund for interuniversity cooperation projects led by PAS, PDI and students of the UAB. Afterwards, students from the UAB Master’s in Travel Journalism will present their final projects on three destinations: Malta, Morocco and Nuremberg.

The next presentation will take place from 11:55 to 12:15 with the journalist Jordi Badia, who will explain his project ‘North Cape: Guanyem l’ictus, a solidarity challenge that seeks to raise awareness of this disease and with which the communicator has crossed part of Italy completing the North Cape 4000 cycling race. a solidarity challenge that seeks to raise awareness of this disease and with which the communicator has travelled through part of Italy completing the North Cape 4000 cycling race. From 12:30 to 13:40 Javier Cebreiros , blogger of the Huffington Post , will reflect on the power of ideas and their implementation in reality in a talk entitled ‘Do things’.

‘Slaves of football. Anatomy of a World Cup‘ will be the last meeting of the morning. In it, from 13:40 to 15:00, the journalists Martín Caparrós and Carme Barceló, together with the ex-footballer and communicator Julio Salinas, will reflect on the importance and social influence of football and its impact on the media. Specifically, they will discuss the next World Cup to be held in Qatar.

The event aims to become a meeting point for all travel and communication enthusiasts and committed journalism enthusiasts.

The Gabinete de Comunicación y de Educación is a consolidated group specialised in scientific research and dissemination, which belongs to the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the UAB. Recognised by AGAUR (Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca) of the Generalitat de Catalunya as a Consolidated Research Group on the basis of its trajectory, projection and development, it develops projects and research in the field of convergence between communication and education. Since its creation, it has developed initiatives aimed at integrating, with awareness and freedom, communication technologies in the so-called global or knowledge society. Under the direction of Santiago Tejedor, the Office organises different master’s degrees, such as the Master’s Degree in Travel Journalism (on-site and online), the Master’s Degree in Communication and Education, the Master’s Degree in Environmental Communication and the Master’s Degree in Political and Electoral Communication Management. The group has a wide and varied collection of publications, in the form of scientific articles, books and book chapters, and other works, which is constantly being renewed. It also has a laboratory for teaching innovation projects, transfer and new formats that are conceived and developed from a perspective based on creativity and multidisciplinary work. Every year, the Cabinet organises an academic expedition that travels the world with students from different universities and degrees. This is the Tahina-Can Expedition, which has been awarded as the best educational project in Spain. It also has the portal Tu Aventura, the educational platform infoEDU and the newsgames and science project Reporteros de la ciencia.