During the edition of the alkantara festival’10 we promoted the encounter of performing arts and culture professionals through the creation of an observers’ group. This group not only attended shows but also organized daily meetings to reflect on the festival’s program and trends in contemporary creation. Since September 2010, alkantara has given continuity to this experience by organizing monthly think thank meetings. The aim, as before, was to reflect on and question artistic creation, promoting debate between artists, producers, journalists and thinkers.