Manuel Castells

Professor of Communication, Technology & Society, Sociology

One of the most requested speakers on information and communication
Fee Range: €€€/$$$ 20.000 - 50.000
Languages: Catalan, English, French, Spanish

*Fee ranges are an estimation for a live keynote speech in an European venue, they can vary significantly depending on the specific requests of the clients, the type of performance, the preparation time and the travel time which is requested. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.


Manuel Castells is a Spanish Professor of Sociology and is one of the most requested keynote speakers in the world for his research on the information society, communication and globalization.

In 2020 he was appointed Minister of Universities in the Sánchez II Government of Spain.

He is Professor of Sociology, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), in Barcelona. He is as well University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, and Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught for 24 years. He is a fellow of St. John’s College, University of Cambridge. Professor Castells hold the chair of Network Society, Collège d’Études Mondiales, Paris.

He has been a Visiting Professor in 17 universities around the world and invited lecturer at hundreds of academic and professional institutions in 45 countries. He has authored 26 books, including the trilogy “The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture”, 1996-2003, published by Blackwell and translated in 23 languages.

What he offers you
Manuel Castells is the most influential urban theorist of our time and has revolutionized modern thought on the processes of advanced capitalism and the generation of inequality. His forward thinking views reflect the panoramic breadth of his knowledge, the clarity of his approach, and the scholarly rigor and intellectual depth of his theoretical methods.

How he presents

Professor Castells is a brilliant speaker who brings great depth to his immaculately researched presentations in which he skilfully demonstrates his analytical prowess.



The information age

The network society

Cross cultural issues

City and regional planning

The Power of Internet

The knowledge economy

International Relations

New Media

Public Policy






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