Dr. Felipe Fernández-Armesto is an award-winning historian and the author of several bestselling books, including 1492, Ideas that Changed the World, and The Americas. He lives in Indiana and is a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. He has written numerous books on a variety of subjects from American History to the Spanish Armada. His works appeared and were reviewed by leading world publications. One of the recent works is The Oxford Illustrated History of the World edited by him.
Ph.D Dr. Oleg Maltsev is an author, criminologist, psychologist, photographer, investigative journalist. He is an Academician of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Founder and director of The Memory Institute, head of Expeditionary Corps. He is an author of numerous books in the areas such as applied history, sociology, depth psychology, philosophy, criminalistics, criminology. He has been conducting field research with the Expeditionary Corps in many countries for more than 6 years to explore on what levels and how people are shaped by cities. He is an editor of several interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals.
Prof. Dr. Peter J. M. Nas is an author, emeritus professor of cultural anthropology at Leiden University (Netherlands); he used to work at the institutes of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, and Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia and Oceania (Leiden University). He has published extensively in the fields of urban anthropology, development sociology and urban symbolism, among which are “Hypercity. Symbolic side of urbanism”, “Cities Full of Symbols: A Theory of Urban Space and Culture”, “Town-Talk: The Dynamics of Urban Anthropology” and “Urban Symbolism”.
Prof. Dr. Michael Batty (CBE FRS FBA) is a Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London (UCL) where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). His work is focused on computer models of cities and their visualisation, and more recently how computation lies at the heart of the smart cities movement. His most recent books are The New Science of Cities (2013) and Inventing Future Cities (2018). He is the Editor of Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science.
Charles Landry is an expert in the use of imagination and creativity in urban change. He is a fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. He invented the concept of the Creative City in the late 1980’s. The notion has become a global movement and changed the way cities thought about their capabilities and resources. He is best known for The Creative City: A toolkit for Urban Innovators.
Prof. Dr. Jerome Krase is an Emeritus Professor, sociologist, Murray Koppelman Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Expert in sociology, gentrification in Brooklyn, Brooklyn ethnic groups, Italian-American politics, culture, race, class, urban life and Ethnicity in New York. One of his recent books includes Race, Class, and Gentrification in Brooklyn: A View from the Street. He is a public activist-scholar and serves as a consultant to public and private agencies regarding urban community issues. Co-Editor of Urbanities, and Editorial Board Member of Visual Studies, and CIDADES.
Dr. Jan Gehl is an architect and urban design consultant based in Copenhagen whose career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards the pedestrian and cyclist. He is a professor of urban planning at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts , and a Visiting Professor around the world (Canada, USA, New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Poland and Norway). He is a founding partner of Gehl Architects. In addition to his academic career, Gehl participates in and advises many urban design and public projects around the world (such as Copenhagen, Riga, Rotterdam, London, Amman, Melbourne, Sydney, New York and Moscow).
Prof. Ellen Dunham-Jones is an architectural educator and urbanist best known for her work on re-educating the public how to interact with their environment, she is also an authority on suburban redevelopment. Author of over 60 articles linking contemporary theory and practice. She is a Professor in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech, where she also serves as Director of its MS in Urban Design Program. She and June Williamson co-authored Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs which was awarded the Architecture & Urban Planning category of the 2009 PROSE Award.
Ph.D. Gulnara Roll – Secretary to the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management, UNECE. Senior Expert in Environmental Policy, Urban Planning, Sustainable Development. Works at the UN since 2009 supporting international cooperation. Experienced organizer of intergovernmental meetings and conductor of international negotiations. Gulnara holds a PhD. in Human Geography and Environmental Sciences. Currently works at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and studies the International Organizations MBA Program at University of Geneva.
Spiro N. Pollalis
Prof. Dr. Spiro N. Pollalis is a Professor of Design, Technology and Management at the Harvard Design School. Since 2008, he is the Director of the Zofnass Program for the Sustainability of Infrastructure that has led to the Envision Rating System. He is also the Principal Investigator of the project “Gulf Sustainable Urbanism” for 10 cities in the Arab Gulf. He has taught as a visiting professor at the ETH-Zurich, Switzerland; TU-Delft, Holland; Uni-Stuttgart, Germany; U-Patras, Greece; and has offered joint courses with the Harvard Business School on planning and development.
Eduardo Almeida is the CEO at INDRA and Minsait Brazil. He manages more than 8,500 specialists and has more than 25 years of professional experience in companies such as Alcatel, Cisco Systems and Unisys. Previously, he served as Vice President and general Manager for Unisys Corporation in Latin America.
Prof. Mitchell Joachim is an architect and urban designer. Co-Founder of Terreform ONE, an Associate Professor at NYU. Previously he was the Frank Gehry Chair at University of Toronto and a faculty member at Pratt, Columbia, Syracuse, Washington, The New School, and the European Graduate School. Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities (Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova). Mitchell won many honors including AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time magazine’s Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car.
Prof. Maxim Lepskiy – Professor, Doctor of Sciences, Philosophy (Dr.Sc. in Philosophy), Full Professor, Professor of the Chair of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Administration, Zaporizhzhy National University. Head of Research Board in Social Forecasting Sociological Association of Ukraine, Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Vitalii Lunov is an Associate Professor in the university named after O.O. Bogomoltsa. Member of the American psychological Association, the American Academy of clinical psychology, World Federation for mental health (USA), the European Academy of natural Sciences (Hannover, Germany).
Prof. Dr. Viktor Kotygorenko is a Professor, Head of the Department of National Minorities of I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is a President of the Ukrainian Academy of Political Sciences.
Carol Highsmith is an American photographer, author, and publisher who has photographed in all the states of the United States, as well as the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. She photographs the entire American vista (including landscapes, architecture, urban and rural life, and people in their work environments) in all fifty U.S. states as a record of the early 21st century. Highsmith donated her life’s work of more than 100,000 images, royalty-free, to the Library of Congress, which established a rare, one-person archive.
Prof. Liudmyla Fylypovych is a religious scholar, head of the Department of Philosophy and History of Religion in Institute of Philosophy by G.S. Skovoroda, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Professor of National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Vice President of the Ukrainian Association of Religious Studies. Executive Director of the Center for Religious information and freedom of the Ukrainian Association of Religious Studies.
Prof. David Abulafia is a maritime historian whose research on medieval Mediterranean trade, in Sicily, the Balearic Islands and the Levant, has led him to write a large history of the Mediterranean across time, entitled The Great Sea, which was awarded the British Academy Medal in 2013. He maintains a strong interest in medieval and early Renaissance Italy, with an emphasis on southern Italy and the major islands; his works include one of his most influential books is Frederick II: A Medieval Emperor and a series of articles about the kingdom of Naples in the fifteenth century. He has been appointed Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity by the President of Italy in recognition of his writing on Italian history, especially Sicilian history.
Dr Ryan Bishop is an author, editor, critical theorist with an interest in urban studies. Professor at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK. Director of Research and Doctoral Research within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton. He is a co-editor of Cultural Politics (Duke UP); editorial member of Theory Culture & Society (Sage) and others.
PhD Alexander Sagaidak is the Head of Theurung Association. He is a psychologist, Jungian analyst, hypnologist, academician, expert in anthropology and sociology. Chairman of the Psychological-philosophical scientific society at the UAS.
Prof. Dr. Krivoshein Vitalii is a sociologist, political scientist. Doctor of political sciences, Professor. Head of the department of sociology, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University.
Bryan Darr is an Executive Vice-President of Smart Cities at Ookla, the company behind Speedtest and President & CEO of Mosaik. In June 2018, Mosaik was acquired by Ookla, combining the vast Speedtest network performance data with the mapping and coverage expertise of Mosaik. Bryan has served on many industry committees during his career. He currently serves on the Wireless Industry Association’s Innovation and Technology Council and CTIA’s Smart Cities Business & Technology Working Group.
Prof. Cristina Peixoto-Mehrtens is an Associate Professor, Department of History, has authored, Urban Space and National Identity in Early Twentieth Century Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is the author of several journal articles, and contributed to The Unedited Diaries of Carolina Maria de Jesus (1999), The Brazil Reader (1999), and Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City (2003). Her research interests extend from the construction of a mostly male technical apparatus in 20th–century Brazil to the current history of mostly female Brazilian immigrants in the United States.
Valentina Danileva is an expert in psychosamology, head of the Academy of Applied Sciences. Presidium member of the Presidium of the Psychological and Philosophical Scientific Society. Member of the special scientific unit Expeditionary Corps.
Alisa Novosyolova is a director of the Academy of the Professional Services Industry (APSI). Expert in psychosamology of the Academy of Applied Sciences. Member of the special scientific unit Expeditionary Corps. Presidium member of the Psychological and Philosophical Scientific Society.
Roff Smith is an award-winning author, lecturer and a photographer. His books include Cold Beer and Crocodiles: A Bicycle Journey into Australia and Life on the Ice: No One Goes To Antarctica Alone. Roff has led more than thirty National Geographic-themed tours in places as diverse as Antarctica, New Zealand, Britain, Scandinavia and the Baltic States and South America. His work has taken him to every continent and to more than 100 countries. For the past twenty of those years much of his work has been for the National Geographic Society.
Aleksey Yavtushenko is a martial Arts Master, Director of the Spanish Fencing School ‘Destreza Achinech’. Business security and personal security specialist. Member of the special scientific unit Expeditionary Corps. Presidium member of the Historic-literature scientific society.
Irina Lopatyuk is an Associate fellow of Ukraine Academy of Science and the Memory Institute. Member of the special scientific unit “Expeditionary corps”. Chairman of Odessa Historic-literature scientific society. Secretary of Psychological and Philosophical Scientific Society.
Dmitriy Paustovskyi is a first Deputy General Director at Goldene Entscheidung Financial Group. Member of the special scientific unit Expeditionary Force. Honorary member of the Odessa Historic-literature scientific society. Honorary member of the Odessa Photographic Society.
Dwight Wilson has spent over a decade working in the private security industry protecting high profile clients and working in high risk areas. He currently works for Valor Force as a security professional. He is an author of two books on human and wildlife tracking, Following Tracks Vol 1and 2, and has contracted with several government agencies as a professional tracker and instructor. Dwight is a Guro of Filipino Martial Arts with Rister International Martial Arts for more than 20 years experience.
Sarah Williams Goldhagen
Prof. Sarah Williams Goldhagen is an American author and architecture critic. Her scholarship on twentieth-century architecture, her criticism for the New Republic and Architectural Record, and her writings on the perceptual and social psychology of built environmental experience speak to architectural and urban design practices as well as the architectural history and theory of modernism. She is the author of Louis Kahn’s Situated Modernism (2001), and Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives (2017), which the Salk Institute’s Terrence Sejnowski says lays “the groundwork for a cognitive neuroscience of architecture.
Prof. Meredith Davenport is a Associate Professor of School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has a distinguished career in documentary photography. Her photographs have appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, and on the cover of Newsweek magazine as well as in the highly acclaimed HBO documentary “Child Soldiers.” She is the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism and Winner of the UNICEF Child Photo of the Year.
Avi Nardia is a martial artist, founder of the defence martial art KAPAP. In the course of 24 years as a reserve officer, he (Major, IDF Res.) has served as an official hand-to-hand instructor, safety officer and served in the Special Counter Terror Unit. He has also trained Police agencies and armed forces all over the world, from Police patrol and corrections officers to SWAT, SRT and SERT team members along with Army, Marine and counter terror units and Special Forces.
Costantino Slobodyanyuk is head of the Scientific council of the Institute of Information security. Associate fellow of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Editor-in-chief of the Newspaper “Unsolved Crimes”.
Geoffrey James is a Canadian photographer, who has been exploring the relationship between human society and its surroundings through his black-and-white panoramic landscapes for more than 25 years. James is the author or subject of more than a dozen books and monographs and is represented in major collections internationally. He has had solo shows at the Palazzo Braschi (Rome), the Americas Society (New York) and the National Gallery of Canada. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize and the Governor-General’s Prize in Media and Visual Arts.
Dr. Yuliia Soroka is a doctor of science in Sociology, Professor in Department of sociology, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Member of the specialized academic council. She is a member of the editorial board of the editions “Newspaper of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Sociological Research of Modern Society: Methodology, Theory, Methods”.
Prof. Dr. Valentina Voronkova is a Doctor of philosophy, Professor, Head of the Department of organization management and project management of the Engineering Institute of Zaporizhzhya National University. Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Political Sciences, Academician of the National Academy of higher education sciences of Ukraine. Editor of “Humanities studies” magazine. Author of more than 400 publications on social and humanitarian, economic and management issues.
Olga Panchenko is an attorney, an associate fellow of Ukraine Academy of Sciences. Director of Redut Law Company. Journalist of the newspaper “Unsolved Crimes”. Presidium member of Odessa scientific-humanitarian society and Historic-literature scientific society.
Dr. Michael Hynes is a is an Environmental Sociology Lecturer in the School of Political Science & Sociology at NUI Galway, with long-standing research interests in sustainability issues related to transport, urban design and liveability, technology adoption and diffusion and socio-technical transitions. Mike’s current research interests continue to focus in the connection between urban form and transportation systems which are crucial importance to creating well-designed and liveable urban environments, while improving the health of individuals and building community resilience.
Maryna Illiusha is a fate analysis expert. Head of the Scientific Research Institute “International Fate-Analysis Society”. Member of the special scientific unit “Expeditionary Corps”. Presidium member of Psychological and Philosophical Scientific Society.
Anna Varina – Senior lecturer of the Department of Psychology at Bogdan Khmelnytsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University. Practicing psychologist, art therapist. Member of the “Art Therapy Association”. Consultant psychologist of the psychological center at the Bogdan Khmelnytsky MSPU, the Laboratory of Health Psychology. Co-author of “Butterfly – a cycle of transformations”, “Pier of Happiness”. Trainer of the certificate educational program “Modern practice-oriented technologies in psychology”.
Olga Prokopova is a lawyer by profession and a former jewelry editor at Tatler magazine, created her first jewelry collection and founded Volha Jewelry brand with Italian production in 2012. At the moment, Olga is based in Palermo, where she works on creating bespoke jewelry, using archetypology, memory mechanisms, symbols and traditions of Sicily and southern Italy. Each piece is made of gold and natural stones and not a part of a line production. Uniqueness and the scientific approach are the key to Olga’s concept.
Valeriya Goncharova – Participant of the School of Young Sociologist at the Sociological Association of Ukraine, the author of publications of international/all-Ukrainian scientific conferences, Prizewinner of the All-Ukrainian contest of student research papers in the specialty “Sociology”, Fields of scientific interests: social technologies, social audit, aviation management, security in aviation.