- Elizabeth Sutton, Ph.D., Director, Spurlock Museum
- Jon Seydl, Ph.D., Director, Krannert Art Museum
- Scott Schwartz, Director and Archivist for Music & Fine Arts, Sousa Archives & Center for American Music
- Susan Frankenberg, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, Museum Studies
- Kristen Allen, Coordinator, Illinois Distributed Museum
Moderator: Rehema C. Barber, Chief Curator, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
The Contempoary Conversations series instigates conversations about contemporary cultural issues, themes, and ideas relevant to the University of Illinois and the C-U community.