Frontiers of Thought was conceived in 2006, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, aiming to offer a wide understanding of social, economic, cultural, and political changes of the period. In 2007, in its first edition, it featured more than 40 renowned intellectuals giving lectures throughout the year, gaining fame in national media due to the project’s magnitude.

With great exposure, Frontiers of Thought has become a cultural reference. For more than a decade now, the project has been presenting each year the most important names when it comes to thinking about the different challenges that hatched out all around the globe. At the same time, Frontiers expanded its activities, promoting annual seasons in São Paulo and Porto Alegre and special series in Salvador, besides a myriad of initiatives and partnerships across the Brazilian territory.

Throughout the project’s history, more than 200 thousand people have attended to more than 250 international conferences. On Frontiers’ stages, Brazil participates in the main global debates through the voices of Edgar Morin, António Damásio, Michael Sandel, Amartya Sen, Leimah Gbowee, Christopher Hitchens, Camille Paglia, Amós Oz, David Lynch, Mohamed ElBaradei, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Thomas Piketty, Wim Wenders, Philip Glass, Howard Gardner, Steven Pinker, Manuel Castells and dozens of other great names.

In 2020, Frontiers of Thought started a more comprehensive dynamic: it broke through its physical barriers and created a digital platform. In parallel with the prospect of hosting in person events in the second half of 2021, the project's online presence will grow even further with the launch of new experiences.