The What Really Matters Congress is a free, non-political meeting, open to all beliefs, which is held in the main Spanish cities, with the aim of bringing universal human values (such as tolerance, self-improvement, respect and solidarity) to young people through testimonial presentations. Since 2007, thousands of young people have attended this congress to listen to powerful life stories that make them reflect on their priorities and realise what is really important to them.
During these years, the participants in the Congresses have heard the testimonies of people such as William Rodríguez, survivor of 9/11; Jaume Sanllorente, founder of the NGO 'Sonrisas de Bombay'; Bosco Gutiérrez, Mexican architect kidnapped for 9 months; Irene Villa, journalist and skier who suffered an attack by ETA; Nando Parrado, one of the 16 survivors of the plane crash in Los Andes that inspired the film '¡Viven!; Toni Nadal, Rafa Nadal's personal trainer; Pablo Pineda, first European with Down's syndrome with a university degree and star of the film 'Yo, también'; and Pedro García Aguado, water polo world champion who overcame his drug addiction and now hosts the TV programmes 'Hermano Mayor' and 'El Campamento'.
Every year, the press conference to present the Madrid edition of the congress is held at the headquarters of the Rafael del Pino Foundation, and since 2012 the congresses have also been held in Latin America, and very soon LQDVI will expand to other European countries.