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  • Dr. Tehilla Shwartz – Altshuler

    Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler is a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute and head of the institute’s Media Reform Program and Democracy in the Information Age Program.

    Asaf Ashery

    Lecturer at Bezalel Academy, writing instructor.

    Tamir Ashman

    Uri Aviv

    Director of the Utopia Festival for Science Fiction and Future Story-telling. As the Promethean Consultancy, program curator, PMO, artistic consultant and producer, writer and speaker on topics of technology and society, science fiction and the future.

    Tzlil Avraham

    Journalist, Kan - The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

    Yariv Bash

    Space and flight tech entrepreneur, founder and CEO of the drone delivery startup Flytrex, Previously, founder of the Google X-Prize contestant association SpaceIL (crashed a space probe on the Moon!)

    Dr. Sarit Ben Simhon Peleg

    Specializes in research and development of governmental and policy projects.

    Shuki Benaim

    Regev Contes

    Director, screenwriter and social activist, Head of the video program in the department of visual communication at Shenkar College.

    Dr. Eli Cook

    Senior Lecturer in the General History Department at the University of Haifa in Israel and head of the American Studies Program.

    Ori Druckman

    Cultural events and exhibition's producer, reporter at Portfolio magazine and a Visual Culture B.A student

    Keren Elazari

    Friendly hacker, cyber security researcher and speaker. Founder of BSidesTLV and the Leading Cyber Ladies movement, avid sci fi reader.

    Hadas Erel

    Dr. Hadas Erel, Head of the Human-Robot Interaction research in the media innovation lab at Reichman University.

    Adam Etzion

    Writer, sailor, climate activist

    Eyal Feder-Levy

    Urban Planner and Software Engineer. I love Cities, People, Technology and areas in which they converge.

    Jeremy Fogel

    Speaker, moderator, podcaster, researcher, philosopher, teacher. Fogel teaches at the Tel Aviv University's department of Jewish philosophy and numerous other institutes, alongside being academic director of Alma, cultural and intellectual center for Hebrew culture.

    Doron Friedman

    Friedman is an Associate Prof. in the Sammy Ofer School of Communications and the head of the Advanced Reality Lab.

    Eitan Gafny

    Director and screenwriter, pioneer of Israeli genre cinema and a all-around nice person.

    Asaf Gavron

    Asaf Gavron is an Israeli writer, translator and musician.

    Gali Golan

    Amateur lecturer with academic pretensions on all things SF and Fantasy, for over 20 years.

    Prof. Elana Gomel

    Prof. Gomel teaches in the Department of English Literature and American Studies at the Tel Aviv University with research specializations in science fiction and fantasy, narrative science, Dickens, Victorian culture and Post-humanism. Alongside her research and teaching, Prof. Gomel is also a published author of science fiction and fantasy texts and novels.

    Evyatar Halimi

    Comedian, Screenplay Writer, Actor, Video Editor, Standup Comic.

    Amir Harash

    Amir Harash is a novelist, scribe, and literary scholar. Author of the books "Bronze – Canaanite Fantasy" (2019) and "Horror in West Rishon" (2023).

    Ido Hartogsohn

    Blogger, artist, faculty member at Bar Ilan University, journalist at Haaretz newspaper.

    Ziv Kitaro

    Games developer, author, and former journalist. Worked in the fields of sci-fi and fantasy for 20+ years, living and breathing them through his entire life. Currently creative director at FunCrafters.

    Adam Klin – Oron

    Adam is an anthropologist of religion, Head of Public Discourse at the Van Leer institute and the head of the institute's digital team.

    Eden Kupermintz

    Program curator, speaker and music & culture journalist, programmer for Utopia, the Tel-Aviv International Festival for Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, editor-in-chief of Heavy Blog is Heavy, web developer and scifi enthusiast.

    Boaz Lavie

    Lavie is an Israeli author and playwright, game designer and entrepreneur. His play “Nephilim” (created with Yonatan Levi) premiered at The Israel Arts Festival in Jerusalem. “The Divine”, a graphic novel (created with illustrators Asaf and Tomer Hanuka) became a New York Times bestseller, was a Hugo Award Nominee and won the International Manga Award and.

    Didi Lubetzky

    Noa Manheim

    Editor of prose and screenplay, essayist and cultural critic, recipient of the 2021 Israel Minister of Culture's Award for Editing. Head of the Hebrew Literature Department, Kinneret-Zmora-Dvir publishing.

    Natalie Marcus

    Award-winning director and screenwriter. Creator of "The Jews Are Coming" (Hayehudim Ba'im), an Israeli satirical television series. Writer on numerous successful TV shows, such as "Fauda" and "Tehran".

    Assi Meshullam

    Assi Meshullam is an artist and associate professor in the art department at the University of Haifa. He has a BA in archaeology and art and MA in biblical studies.

    Romi Mikulinsky

    Researcher of Digital Culture and Design-led Innovation

    Nadav Neuman

    A writer focused on the surprising connections between strange things - technology, psychedelia, science fiction, mysticism and esoterica, cute animals and strange peoples.

    Yuval Ofer

    Content professional and Journalist, Future Digital Nomad and Presently Happy Jerusalemite.

    Keren Omry

    Science Fiction scholar in the English Department, University of Haifa.

    May Pundak

    May Pundak is the Israeli executive director of the "A Land for All" movement, a feminist lawyer and activist. May deals with the seam between policy, education and community activism and has a bachelor's and master's degree in law. She is also a Mandel School for Educational Leadership graduate and lives with her family in Jerusalem.

    Mayan Rogel

    Mayan Rogel is an Author, screenwriter and story-hacker, podcaster and narrative expert. Rogel is a mom and a martial arts expert.

    Dr. Miri Rozmarin

    Dr. Miri Rozmarin is a senior professor for gender studies at Bar-Ilan univesity, a research fellow at the Van-Leer institute and had her doctorate at Tel Aviv University.

    Yoni Salmon

    Yoni Salmon, owner of the veteran animation blog "Shulyat Hakosem", lecturer, illustrator, animation director and project manager at TMC Animation Studio.

    Yanai Sened

    Yanai Sened is an (ex) Programmer, (ex) Teacher, and philosophy PhD candidate, Fordham University, New York City.

    Orr Sigoli

    Film writer and critic, artistic consultant and director. Artistic director at JIFF, the Jerusalem International Film Festival. Editor, co-founder of the Srita.net film website. Program manager at the Holon Cinematheque.

    Eran Tzidkiyahu

    Geopolitics Consultant, Guide, PhD at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Historical-political sociologist, specializing in the interface between religious and national movements.

    Achinoam Virt

    Virt is a creative, writer and artistic producer, she addresses identity, urbanism and digital spaces in her creative work.

    Mushon Zer-Aviv

    Designer and educator in Shenkar College, GA member of A Land For All

    Oren Zuckerman

    HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) researcher and designer, Reichman University’s Sammy Ofer School of Communications, Head of HCI MA program, Director of miLAB.