Behnaz Mirzai (Associate Professor, Department of History, Brock University)
Jack Lightstone (President and Vice-Chancellor, Brock University)
Douglas Kneale (Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Brock University)
Mark Spencer (Chair, Department of History, Brock University)
Brian McMullan (Mayor of St. Catharines)
Ali Moussa-Iye (History and Memory for Dialogue Section, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris)
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados; and Vice President of the UNESCO Slave Route Project)
The conference was sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, McMaster University and Brock University.