Danilo Santos de Miranda – Regional Director of SESC-SP. Has a degree in Philosophy and Social Sciences, conducted additional studies of expertise at PUC and FGV SP and IMEDE in Switzerland. He was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Cultural Forum in 2004, the Brazilian Commissioner of the Year of France in Brazil in 2009 and the CIBS Consejo Internacional Del Social Welfare for the Latin America and the Caribbean in the 2008/2010 period. Actively participates in national and international seminars been awarded honors to its performance in favor of culture in France, Germany and Belgium. Among his works, as organizer: Culture and Power: Knowledge and Cultural Food Flavors (2007), Memory and Culture: the importance of memory in human cultural development (2007).

Eliana Sousa Silva – Master of Education and PhD in Social Service, is coordinator of the Specialization Course in Public Security, Culture and Citizenship – UFRJ, and train favela leaders at the Center for Security and Citizenship Studies (CESeC) of the University Cândido Mendes. Director of Redes da Maré organization, coordinated extensive research on public education in Rio de Janeiro´s favelas.

Eliane CostaCoordinates the MBA Management and Cultural Production at FGV-Rio. It is a doctoral student at UFRJ, with research on peripheral cultural appropriation of the paradigms of networks and digital technologies. From 2003 to 2012, was Sponsorship Manager at Petrobras. Today operates as a consultant, teacher and speaker in the fields of Cultural Management, Digital Culture and the Creative Economy.

Jerry Brotton  Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World (1997), Global Interests: Renaissance Art between East and West (co-authored with Lisa Jardine (2000), The Renaissance Bazaar: from the Silk Road to Michelangelo (2002), The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction (2006), and The Sale of the Late King’s Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection (2006), which led him to be shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Hessell-Tiltman Prize, and the Times Higher Education’s Young Academic of the Year Award (2007).

Justine Simons – As Head of Culture for the Mayor of London for over a decade, Justine Simons has played a central role in the cultural revitalization of London. She leads London’s Cultural Policy and shapes the Mayor’s Investment Strategy for the Creative Industries which covers film, fashion and design.

Katherine Zeserson – Former Director of Learning and Participation“ for Sage Gateshead, responsible for the strategic design, direction and implementation of its ambitious, internationally acclaimed “Learning and Participation” programme.

Madani Younis – took over as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre in 2012. In 2013 he programmed the company’s most successful season to date, which saw the theatre play to 99% capacity. Prior to his appointment at the Bush, he was Artistic Director of Freedom Studios in Bradford, Yorkshire where his work included the site-specific work, The Mill – City of Dreams. He has also worked nationally and internationally as theatre director, writer and practitioner.

Marcus Vinícius Faustini Filmmaker, writer and theater director. Founder of the Free School of Theatre and the Free School of Film in Nova Iguaçu, where he is the former Secretary of culture. Currently coordinates the Network Agency for Youth and the Home Theatre Festival projects.

Mércio Pereira Gomes –  Cultural anthropologist, university professor in Rio de Janeiro, author of several books on Brazilian Indians and one co-authored book concerning environmental degradation in Holland. Former President of the Brazilian Foundation for Indigenous Peoples (Funai) for three and half years (Sept 2003-Mar 2007) and was responsible for the demarcation of 66 indigenous territories that amounted to some 110,000 square km of land.

Sandra Jovchelovitch – Is currently Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the MSc program in Social and Cultural Psychology at the Institute of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics (LSE), of which she serves as head since August 2007.