Sónar +D, Creativity, Technology & Business

Trade fair/Congress

Sónar has announced that due to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 editions of Sónar +D and Sónar Barcelona are postponed to 2021. The 27th edition of Sónar Barcelona and the 9th edition of Sónar + D will be held on June 17, 18 and 19, 2021. Whoever bought a ticket or a professional accreditation will receive an email from the organization on May 19, with detailed information on all the advantages to keep them. by 2021, or to request a refund. Sónar will hold an extraordinary edition of Sónar + D on September 18 and 19 at the Center de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) that will be called Sónar +D CCCB.

Sónar + D is an international congress that has been held since 2013. Its objective is to explore the way in which creativity modifies our present and how that same creativity imagines new futures. In this multidisciplinary congress, which is held in parallel to the Sónar Barcelona, ​​researchers, innovators and leaders of the business world collaborate, and brings together in Barcelona outstanding artists, musicians, creatives, designers, filmmakers, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs, makers and hackers. All the programming of Sónar + D has been carefully selected to generate inspiration and networking.

Sónar + D is a unique environment for professionals and technology enthusiasts where they can discover breakthrough projects, find business opportunities, acquire new capabilities and showcase their initiatives. There are four intense days of lectures, demos, workshops, tech shows, exhibitions, immersive experiences, live performances, individual mentoring meetings and community meetings.

The Sónar +D sections of the 2020 edition

The program has not yet been published, the sections described below correspond to those of the 2019 edition.

Artificial intelligence

At Sónar +D 2019 avant-garde artists, programmers and scientists will reveal the new approaches and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence that will come in the near future.

Music and sound technology

This conference shows us technological advances in musical creation: portable modular synthesis, innovative control tools for the next generation of musicians and the latest innovations that have reached the market.

Design of experiences

The artists, studios, video game programmers and designers who are redefining how we access and enjoy experiences in all areas: arts, education, music, sales platforms or gaming.

Quantum computing

In Sónar +D 2019 you will know this technology, and how it can be understood from the creativity.

The next internet

Only 30 years have passed since the creation of the WWW. In a short time many things have happened. It is now a matter of reflecting on the next 30 years of the web, a web in which the decentralization protocols will have a fundamental role. Sónar +D brings together researchers, journalists and activists to imagine the future of the network.

Here the data of the last edition (2019)

  • 4600 accredited professionals from 61 countries.
  • 2200 companies participating in the creative industries
  • 702 international journalists from 28 countries
  • 29 conferences
  • 22 workshops with 425 participants
  • 20K of interactions between users of the Networking App
  • 250 creative communities

How to get to Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc

Sónar + D is held at the Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc within the framework of Sónar by Day activities. Check here the transport options you have to get to the Montjuïc fairgrounds. If you want to go from the airport to the Congress (or your hotel), you can also book a private transfer service.