Digital revolution, key in the 2019 Language Congress according to Darío Villanueva

Digital revolution, key in the 2019 Language Congress according to Darío Villanueva

The VIII International Congress of the Spanish Language (Cile), which will take place from 27 to 30 March 2019 in the Argentine city of Córdoba (center), is already prepared with "enthusiasm", said today in statements to Efe Darío Villanueva, Director of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) since 2014.

A Congress that Córdoba "has taken on with great enthusiasm, with rigor and with an enormous will of effectiveness that is being fulfilled" and that has been carried forward thanks to "two long years of work".

"I am very satisfied, I think the program is going to be very interesting, everything is adjusted to the best forecasts," he added.

Under the motto "America and the Future of Spanish Culture and Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship", it will bring together about 250 intellectuals, including writers, academics and other prominent figures of culture.

"It touches on issues that are very current today, for example the revolution of all kinds that we are experiencing due to the development of new technologies, especially digital technologies." This affects education, culture, literature, industries cultural, to the development of entrepreneurship, that is, the ability to create wealth from new ideas, "he told Efe.

"We are going to deal with all that in Spanish, because these congresses have that specificity, we have to meet the Spanish speakers to address the problems now and to address them in our common language that we share with 575 million people," he said.

The previous Cile, held in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, had the presence of the kings of Spain, something that can not be confirmed if it will be repeated in Cordoba, since at the moment only King Felipe VI's is confirmed. , who will open the Congress with the president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri.

This Congress, considered the most important meeting related to language and culture in Spanish, is held every three years and this is the second time that the southern country has welcomed it, after the appointment of Rosario, in 2004.

Villanueva said that the presentation of the Congress on Monday in the capital of Cordoba was "an act very clothed by the public."

As specified, the presentation was attended by different figures of Argentine politics, such as the now Tourism Secretary of the Nation, Gustavo Santos, and Spanish authorities such as the director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Montero.

About García Montero "gravitates the greater organizational weight" of this event, which is entrusted to the Cervantes, the RAE and the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language, in collaboration with the government of the Hispano-American country that organizes each edition.

The opening ceremony will be held on March 27 at the Teatro del Libertador in the capital of Córdoba and the Brazilian author Nélida Piñón will deliver a speech at the first plenary session.

Among the guests to Córdoba are the Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, the Chilean writer Jorge Edwards, the Argentine Martín Caparrós, the Mexicans Juan Villoro and Jorge Volpi, the Spanish singer-songwriter Joaquín Sabina and the Ibero-American General Secretary, Rebeca Grynspan.

Experts from non-Spanish-speaking countries such as Brazil, Germany, the United States, Canada, Israel, China, Senegal and Equatorial Guinea will also attend.


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