The eThekwini-University Research Committee members have taken the role as the organizing team for the symposium. Representatives from each of the partnering institutions include:
 
eThekwini Municipality
Mr Brian O’Leary 
Ms Jacquie Subban        
Mr Eric Apelgren                   
 
The Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE)
Mr Collin Pillay                      
Ms Maresce Stephanus         
 
The Durban University of Technology (DUT)
Professor Malcolm Wallis    
Professor Sibusiso Moyo        
Ms Vaneshree Govender     
Mr Nduduzo Madlala            
 
Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT)
Professor Akash Anandraj      
Dr Anette Mienie                  
Mr Sfiso Qwabe                      
 
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
Professor Betty Mubangizi    
Professor Imraan Valodia