As was already the case with the conferences in 2011 and 2014, also this conference is jointly arranged by the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Prof. DDr. Janusz Surzykiewicz, and the non-profit organization Knotenpunkt – Begegnung verbindet e.V., Maria Groos.
Janusz Surzykiewicz holds the Chair for Social Pedagogy in the Philosophical-Pedagogical Faculty of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt; in addition he teaches and conducts research at the Kardinal-Wyszynski-University in Warsaw. Among his international lecture and research activities fall the promotion of health care initiatives and spirituality.
Maria Groos is chairwoman of the non-profit organization Knotenpunkt – Begegnung verbindet e.V.. She is a graduate of the course of study on the Theology of the Body at the Pontifical Athenaeum Benedict XVI Heiligenkreuz near Vienna.