Olga is a professional media trainer. She trains speakers at TEDx Astana and coordinates The Scientific Journalism School.
Aliya Sandybaeva is the curator of popular science conference TEDxAstana since 2016. Specializing in PR & communications, certified expert in change management. Producer, curator of educational projects in the field of medicine and science.
Dramatist, script writer and theatrical director. Svetlana took part in US-Russian Lark+Lyubimovka Laboratory drama festivals such as Lyubimovka, Remarka, First Reading. She was also involved in US-Russian drama festivals like Flash Acts, Lab Seven at the Sovremennik Theater. She is teaching at the Moscow Art Theater studio. Her plays are staged in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, South Sakhalin and Novosibirsk.
Saltanat is a queer feminist and activist with a degree in art history from the Free University of Berlin. She recently published several articles on the topic of queer art on post-Soviet design and co-edited the ontology “Queer Feminist Solidarity and the Separation of East and West”. Her academic views on decolonization, art, and activism on post-Soviet design.
Midge Costin holds the Kay Rose Endowed Chair in the Art of Sound Editing at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and is the producer/director of the award-winning feature documentary, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound. For over 25 years, she has been a feature film sound editor having freelanced at every major studio in Hollywood. Costin has edited sound for filmmakers such as Tony Scott (Crimson Tide), Jerry Bruckheimer (The Rock), John Waters (Crybaby), David Wolper (Imagine: John Lennon) and Amy Heckerling (Look Who’s Talking Too). Two of the films, Crimson Tide and Armageddon, for which she edited sound effects and dialogue, received Academy Award nominations for Sound Editing.