Who Participates

Others (India & Abroad)



He has taught at the University of Miami, the University of Florida and the University of Kansas as an adjunct professor and lecturer. During the last five years, he has lectured at more than 100 univ 

Bill Frakes is a visual storyteller and educator based in Florida who has worked in every US state and more than 135 countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients. His advertising clients include Apple, Nike, CocaCola, Nikon, Mars, Manfrotto, Champion, Isleworth, Stryker, IBM, Canon, Kodak, and Reebok. He directs music videos and television advertisements. Editorially, his work has appeared in virtually every major general interest publication in the world. His still photographs and short documentary films have been featured on hundreds of websites as well as on most major television networks. He is currently on the masthead of Sports Illustrated, and won the coveted Newspaper Photographer of the Year award in the prestigious Pictures of the Year competition. He was a member of the Miami Herald staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Hurricane Andrew and was awarded the Gold Medal by World Press Photo. He has also been honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for reporting on the disadvantaged and by the Overseas Press club for distinguished foreign reporting. He has received hundreds of national and international awards for his work.Through his production company, Straw Hat Visuals, he prepares educational content that is disseminated in multi-touch electronic books in 22 countries throughout North and South America.



Laura Heald is a pioneer in the integration of high definition video, still photographs and audio into multimedia productions. She is a talented filmmaker, visual storyteller, photographer and reporter who is a rising star in the industry. Her work is regularly viewed by millions on Web sites like SI.com, Apple.com and Nikon.com.



Murari Gupta is the Managing Trustee of Sámám. He began his journey in dance very early in life, and is today a brilliant performer, creative choreographer and dedicated teacher. His objective is to promote various facets of dance among enthusiasts and students.



Robert Smit is a visual thinker at Jongens van de Tekeningen where he manages projects that involve facilitating and visualizing strategic conversations and creative sessions, and communication and activation design.



Subhashini Parthasarathy is a carnatic musician and teacher with over three decades of experience in the performance arena. With a doctorate in music, she has done extensive research on ‘padams’ and ‘javalis’. An ‘A’ Grade artiste of DD and AIR with many awards and accolades to her credit, her performances includes concerts across India and the world.


Senior Visual Consultant


Sven Lentz is a senior visual consultant at Jongens van de Tekeningen where he uses visual thinking and storytelling to enhance thought processes and to articulate ideas, insights, and strategies.