The GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona announced that almost 30,000 students and educators attended The Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona (YoMo Barcelona) during MWC19 Barcelona.
YoMo Barcelona was an engaging five-day showcase of science and technology that featured educational exhibits, live theatre shows, interactive workshops and over 100 hands-on activities from across the science, technology, engineering, art and design and mathematics (STEAM) sectors.
“In just three years, attendance at YoMo Barcelona has increased by 100 per cent, highlighting the growing passion, energy and excitement around science and technology and the amazing innovation that is taking place across the mobile and STEAM ecosystems,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA.
“Importantly, more than 50 per cent of the attendees at YoMo were female, helping to address gender equality for future generations and further the GSMA’s commitment to reducing the gender gap in the mobile ecosystem,” added Hoffman.
This year a major attraction was the technology fashion show from the Istituto Europeo di Design, which featured designs from 10 students using 3D printing, laser cutting and digital technology. By mixing new technology with fashion and design the industry can become more ethical and sustainable.
In collaboration with the Department of Education of Generalitat de Catalunya, Our Dream School and mSchools, the YoMo Teacher Track returned, offering invaluable insights and knowledge, as well as networking and continuing professional development experience for educators and professionals in the STEAM and education sectors.
Technology and education thought-leaders and experts from Grupo SM, INTECH3D, Lego Education Robotix, Microsoft and Samsung provided a unique viewpoint on the future of education through, inspirational keynotes and educational hands-on workshops.