Key Speakers

Arkhangelskaya, Irina B. (Russia, Nizhny Novgorod)

Arkhangelskaya, Irina B. (Russia, Nizhny Novgorod)

Professor, Department of Theory of Politics and Communication, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod; PhD in Philology; member of Russian Society of American Culture Studies (RSACS); member of European Association for American Studies (EAAS); member of Russian Association for Canadian Studies. Personal page
Astafieva, Olga N. (Russia, Moscow)

Astafieva, Olga N. (Russia, Moscow)

The Dr. hab. of philosophy, professor, honorary worker of the higher professional education, the Director of the scientific-educational center "Civil society and social communications", the deputy chief of the Chair of UNESCO of the International Institute of Public Administration and Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (IIPAM, RANEPA). Personal page
Bankov, Kristian (Bulgaria, Sofia)

Bankov, Kristian (Bulgaria, Sofia)

PhD, Professor of semiotics at New Bulgarian University, Department Chair of the Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies. Personal page
Bruni, Roberto (Italy, Cassino)

Bruni, Roberto (Italy, Cassino)

Ph.D., Research Fellow in Marketing in Economics and Law department - University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy). Personal page
Chin, Esther (Australia, Melbourne)

Chin, Esther (Australia, Melbourne)

Lecturer in Media and Communications, Swinburne University of Technology. Personal page
Dittrich, Fabian (Germany)

Dittrich, Fabian (Germany)

CEO & Founder of Helpando.it, previously working as software developer in startups in Chile, Spain, London and Germany. Personal page
Dobrinskaya, Daria E. (Russia, Moscow)

Dobrinskaya, Daria E. (Russia, Moscow)

Candidate of sociology, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sociology, Lomonosov Moscow State University Personal page
Finch, Michael R. (USA, Cleveland)

Finch, Michael R. (USA, Cleveland)

Professor, student media-advisor (Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee); writer. Personal page
Glukhov, Andrey P. (Russia, Tomsk)

Glukhov, Andrey P. (Russia, Tomsk)

Аssociate professor of the Department of Social Communications, Faculty of Psychology, National Research Tomsk State University, candidate of philosophy. Personal page
Kaftandjiev, Christo N. (Bulgaria, Sofia)

Kaftandjiev, Christo N. (Bulgaria, Sofia)

Ph.D, Professor of Marketing Communications and Semiotics of the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sofia State University (Bulgaria). Honorable Professor of International Academy of Authorized Education. Professor of the Department of Social Communications of the faculty of Psychology at TSU (Russia). Personal page
Khalilov, Damir (Russia, Moscow)

Khalilov, Damir (Russia, Moscow)

Owner and CEO of the GreenPR SMM agency. Owner and manager of the "Effective Internet Marketing School” educational project. Personal page
Kholod, Alexander M. (Ukraine, Kiev)

Kholod, Alexander M. (Ukraine, Kiev)

Specialists in the field of social communications, social engineering, socio – and psycholinguistics, imageology, journalism. Personal page
Klochko, Vitaly Y. (Russia, Tomsk)

Klochko, Vitaly Y. (Russia, Tomsk)

Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Chair of General and Pedagogical Psychology of Psychological Department of National Research Tomsk State University, an honorary worker of higher professional education of Russian Federation (Tomsk, Russia). Personal page
Klyagin, Sergey V. (Russia, Moscow)

Klyagin, Sergey V. (Russia, Moscow)

Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, the Head of the Communication Studies and Public Affairs Department, Faculty of History, Political Sciences and Law, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow. Personal page
Kollantai, Jean A. (USA | Russia, Tomsk)

Kollantai, Jean A. (USA | Russia, Tomsk)

Senior Lecturer, Tomsk State University, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Social Work Personal page
Kuprina, Lydia E. (Russia, Tyumen)

Kuprina, Lydia E. (Russia, Tyumen)

Docent, Candidate of pedagogical Sciences, Docent of the department of service, tourism and hospitality industry, the Institute of Earth Sciences, Tyumen State University Personal page
Kuvshinov, Sergey V. (Russia, Moscow)

Kuvshinov, Sergey V. (Russia, Moscow)

Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Director of the Institute of new educational technologies and information RSUH, Member of the dissertation council on the history and philosophy of science MSSU, Member of the Scientific Council of the Polytechnic Museum, Vice-President of the League of Education of Russia. Personal page
Kuzheleva-Sagan, Irina P., Chairperson of the Conference Steering Committee (Russia, Tomsk)

Kuzheleva-Sagan, Irina P., Chairperson of the Conference Steering Committee (Russia, Tomsk)

specialist in the field of ontology and epistemology, Doctor of Philosophy (doctor habilitatus); Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences (PhD); the Head of the Department of Social Communication of the Psychological Faculty in National Research Tomsk State University (TSU); the Head of the Laboratory of Human new media technologies; the Head of the ‘Connect-Universum’ International Scientific and Practice Conference Steering Committee. Personal page
Laukaitis, Jacob (Lithuania)

Laukaitis, Jacob (Lithuania)

Blogger, online entrepreneur, Co-founder of ChameleonJohn, traveler, writer. Personal page
Laurinavicius, Tomas (Lithuania)

Laurinavicius, Tomas (Lithuania)

Adventurous designer, blogger and entrepreneur from Lithuania. Founder of Despreneur, a magazine for design entrepreneurs and co-author of Mobile Design Book. Currently traveling the world with a mission to help 1 million people to change their lifestyle for good. Personal page
Mladenović, Dušan (Czech Republic, Brno)

Mladenović, Dušan (Czech Republic, Brno)

Ing \ PhD student, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University. Personal page
Moravec, John (USA, Minneapolis)

Moravec, John (USA, Minneapolis)

Ph.D., global mentor from Minneapolis (USA) for organizations that wish to lead in human capital development; investigates the future of work and education. The creator of the knowmad concept and the founder of Education Futures LLC. Personal page
Naimushin, Boris (Bulgaria, Sofia)

Naimushin, Boris (Bulgaria, Sofia)

Associate Professor of Translation and Interpreting, PhD. Head of English Studies Department, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria. Personal page
Phan, Lan-Phuong (France, Paris)

Phan, Lan-Phuong (France, Paris)

Co-founder of Renaissance Urbaine Consulting Agency (France), researcher, participated in multidisciplinary research network aimed at strengthening social cohesion in neighborhoods across Europe through integrated social strategies. Personal page
Pokazanyeva, Inna V. (Russia, Saint-Petersburg)

Pokazanyeva, Inna V. (Russia, Saint-Petersburg)

Postgraduate student at Saint-Petersburg State University. Personal page
Posner, Roland (Germany, Berlin)

Posner, Roland (Germany, Berlin)

Honorary Professor of the Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Professor of the Department of Linguistics and Semiotics, Institute of Language and Communication, TUB. Personal page
Samoilenko, Sergei A. (USA, Fairfax)

Samoilenko, Sergei A. (USA, Fairfax)

Full-time communication instructor at the Department of Communication, George Mason University; faculty advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Personal page
Shilina, Marina (Russia, Moscow)

Shilina, Marina (Russia, Moscow)

Doctor of Science (Philology). Associate Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow). Personal page
Shlykova, Olga V. (Russia, Moscow)

Shlykova, Olga V. (Russia, Moscow)

Doctor of Culturology, Professor, a Head of the Chair of multimedia technologies and informational systems of Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. Personal page
Shumilova, Alina (Russia, Tomsk)

Shumilova, Alina (Russia, Tomsk)

4th year student of the Faculty of Psychology, National Research Tomsk State University (TSU). Personal page
Spicheva, Dina I. (Russia, Tomsk)

Spicheva, Dina I. (Russia, Tomsk)

PhD (Philosophy); Associate professor in the Department of Social Communication, Tomsk State University; Deputy Head of the Laboratory of Human New Media Technologies, Faculty of Psychology, Tomsk State University. Personal page
Suchkova, Natalia A. (Russia, Tomsk)

Suchkova, Natalia A. (Russia, Tomsk)

5th year student of the Faculty of Psychology, National Research Tomsk State University (TSU); lab assistant, Laboratory of Human New Media Technologies, National Research Tomsk State University; content manager of the connect-universum.com website. Personal page
Synchilo, Natalia N. (Russia, Krasnodar)

Synchilo, Natalia N. (Russia, Krasnodar)

SMM-strategist and SMM-practician, content-strategic and content-marketer. Founder of SMM-agency “Sequoia”. Since 2012 she is developing in Internet-marketing. Personal page
Taradina, Larisa D. (Russia, Moscow | Kazan)

Taradina, Larisa D. (Russia, Moscow | Kazan)

MS Social Management Degree, The University of Manchester; Master Program on Higher Education Administration, Faculty of Management. Personal page
Terentyeva, Irina N. (Russia, Nizhny Novgorod)

Terentyeva, Irina N. (Russia, Nizhny Novgorod)

PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor. Personal page
Urmanbetova, Zhyldyz K. (Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek)

Urmanbetova, Zhyldyz K. (Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek)

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor. Professor of the Department of Philosophy of Kyrgyz-Turkish University. Member, Chair of Expert’s Council of Social Sciences of the National Attestation Commission of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (1998 – 2015), Member of the Russian Philosophical Society. Personal page
Urry, John (UK, Lancaster)

Urry, John (UK, Lancaster)

With tremendous sadness that the Organizing Committee must inform you of the death of Professor John Urry. He passed away on March 18. Our deepest condolences to the family and the colleagues. It is a grievous loss for all of us. Personal page
Vasilyeva, Marina R. (Russia, Novosibirsk)

Vasilyeva, Marina R. (Russia, Novosibirsk)

Ph.D., assistant professor of social and Mass Communications Faculty of Humanities, Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU). Personal page
Von Burg, Alessandra B. (USA, Winston-Salem)

Von Burg, Alessandra B. (USA, Winston-Salem)

PhD, Associate Professor of Communication, Wake Forest University, Unites States of America. Personal page
Yaroslavtseva, Elena I. (Russia, Moscow)

Yaroslavtseva, Elena I. (Russia, Moscow)

PhD, Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow of Institute of Philosophy Russian Academy of Sciences. Personal page