The PhD Day activities held within the 6th Congress of the International Society for Cultural-Historical Activity Research represent how much the research community looks up to the future without neglecting the past. In this edition, 14 out of 23 participants were Brazilians. As Brazil has a vibrant research community on cultural-historical approach, the engagement and participation of Brazilians would not be different. Unfortunately, we could not meet all in person. Natal is suited for this type of meeting in which we start the discussion in presentation rooms and continue it somewhere near the beach. But that was the only thing to regret.