Sonar+D is an international congress that explores how creativity is changing our present and imagining new futures, in collaboration with researchers, innovators and business leaders.

Since 2013, this anti-disciplinary meeting gathers in Barcelona leading artists, creative technologists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs, makers and hackers to participate in a carefully commissioned program with the aim at inspiration and networking.



Creators, artists and industry leaders gather at the Sónar Think Tank to address the impending issues of the digital ecosystem. Exclusive access for delegate pass holders.



The workshops are organized with leading Spanish and international institutions and companies, and are the practical context of Sónar+D, and designed to explore and develop skills and techniques. They are aimed at both makers and professional. Only for Delegate Pass holders. You can book your appointment through the Networking App.



Technology companies take the stage to provide demos and presentations of their products and applications.



This is the nerve centre of Sónar+D. It is a space where the creators of the year’s most outstanding technology initiatives present the projects that they have developed in creative labs, media labs, universities and companies. A place for trying out innovations that explore new forms of creation, production and marketing, and which in turn fosters relationships between professionals in the creative industries and the general public.



Sónar+D Innovation Challenge (SIC) co-organized by the Music Technology Group of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, is an online & onsite platform for the creative minds that want to be one step ahead and experiment with the future of technology. It brings together innovative tech companies and creators, collaborating to solve challenges that will lead to disruptive prototypes showcased in Sónar+D.



The Startup Garden is the space dedicated to the entrepreneurial ecosystem related to creative technologies. Unlike other startup contests, Startup Garden is an innovative concept where only 30 startups are selected and will benefit from a program of activities designed to boost their promotion, networking and investment opportunities. These activities include the Startup Competition, Mentoring for Startups and Meet the Investor, “one on one” sessions to connect investors with entrepreneurs.


A selection with the year’s most disruptive audiovisual content and technological platforms, that opens up new storytelling possibilities and creates potential for content distribution and production.



Sónar+D draws on talent and the Sónar musical line-up. The shows with the +D tag are live ideas arising from the interaction between creativity, music, technology and innovation.


Sónar Calling GJ273b Control Room by ABSOLUT

Un espacio diseñado para descubrir los aspectos artísticos y científicos del viaje de 12,5 años luz que transportará una representación de la mejor música electrónica actual al exoplaneta Luyten’s Star b.



Is a space dedicated to fulldome audiovisual work. The pieces presented here are immersive experiences where the audience is completely surrounded by 360° image and sound.



The Zero-Gravity Band is a sonorous-luminal creation in a 360° immersive environment that aims to induce the public to feel similar sensations to those they have outside the planet Earth in conditions of zero gravity. The experience takes place inside an 11-meter diameter dome that has unprecedented 3D sound characteristics. TZGB also includes an exhibition featuring prototypes for making art and musical creations in zero gravity and smart “space” suits. The installation runs in a 5-minute loop.



One-on-one professional coaching meetings for 10 minutes with renowned experts from creative industries. Only for Delegate Pass holders at Sónar+D. You can book your appointment through the Networking App, an exclusive service for delegate pass holders.



Sónar+D offers the possibility to artists registered at Sónar+D to present demos (or on-going projects) to a selection of renowned producers and record labels searching for new talents, in 15-minute one-to-one sessions. Registration is required thourgh our Networking App. Limited places. Only for delegate pass holders.


Meet & drink by Estrella Damm

On Thursday and Friday, at 8pm, a company or institution will invite delegates and Sónar+D participants for drinks at the ‘Networking Bar’ meeting point. This will be the ideal place to relax, unwind and enjoy a cold beer – courtesy of Estrella Damm- after the day’s various performances, lectures and activities, as well as sharing experiences and meeting other professionals attending the daytime format. Only for delegate pass holders.


Networking Dinner 

The first day of Sónar+D closes with an informal dinner that will gather the delegates and participants around a big paella. An opportunity for networking in a relaxed setting in the heart of Sónar by Day.


Barcelona Tech City Breakfast

On Thursday at 10:30 AM all delegates are invited to the Barcelona Tech City Breakfast. A great opportunity to start the day networking with other professionals and participants. The breakfast will be served at the Networking Bar.


Info Point ME by Meliá

ME by Meliá will be at MarketLab with a space to welcome and provide you with privilege information about Sónar+D and how to have a true Barcelona experience.


Marco Savo

Marco Savo

Production Manager and New Media Art Curator based in London. Restless and passionate, a special blend between communication and creativity. I am the director of Audiovisual City. All my life has been dedicated to promote arts and new media in the contemporary society.

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