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· Stage
Conference Kickoff
Welcome to the MIT Arab Conference! We will be explaining how to navigate the conference during the next 3 days to make the most out of this experience.
Sinan AbuShanab Tayma Abdalhadi Maya Murad
2020-11-13T11:00:00Z 2020-11-13T11:30:00Z America/New_York Conference+Kickoff https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
The future of work and education in the MENA region: accelerating the pace of change [Panel]
Through this panel, we aim to better understand the key trends driving the future of work and education in the MENA region.
Elie Nahas Hussam Mohsineh Zain Masri Ronit Avni Suhail Alsalehi - Organizer
2020-11-13T11:30:00Z 2020-11-13T12:30:00Z America/New_York The+future+of+work+and+education+in+the+MENA+region%3A+accelerating+the+pace+of+change+%5BPanel%5D https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Speed networking
Head to the sessions tab to explore networking rooms covering topics related to technology, healthcare, education, sustainability and social impact.
Lina Ghanim Nagham Jawabra
2020-11-13T12:30:00Z 2020-11-13T13:00:00Z America/New_York Speed+networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
The Future of Technology is Empathetic: What it means for your business and your personal life [Keynote by Rana El Kaliouby]
In this keynote speech and live Q&A, Rana El Kaliouby, Founder & CEO of Affectiva, will talk about why the future of technology is empathetic.
Maya Murad Rana el Kaliouby
2020-11-13T13:00:00Z 2020-11-13T13:50:00Z America/New_York The+Future+of+Technology+is+Empathetic%3A+What+it+means+for+your+business+and+your+personal+life+%5BKeynote+by+Rana+El+Kaliouby%5D https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Speed talks
In this round of speed talks we will hear about mental health in MENA, girls in STEM and reviving the Arab identity.
Aly Salama Sarah El-Abd Maya Moussa Asma Mardini - Organizer
2020-11-13T14:00:00Z 2020-11-13T14:30:00Z America/New_York Speed+talks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
MENA Venture Building & Funding: Adapting to Uncertainty [Panel]
In this panel, we will explore how has the global pandemic affected the venture building and funding scene in the MENA region
Ebrahim Al Johani Roberto Croci Fares Ghandour Heather Henyon Marie-Therese Fam Nael Ahmad
2020-11-14T08:00:00Z 2020-11-14T09:00:00Z America/New_York MENA+Venture+Building+%26+Funding%3A+Adapting+to+Uncertainty+%5BPanel%5D https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Speed networking
Head to the sessions tab to explore networking rooms covering topics related to technology, healthcare, education, sustainability and social impact.
Lina Ghanim
2020-11-14T09:00:00Z 2020-11-14T10:00:00Z America/New_York Speed+networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Uncertainty & Music: Sounds from Palestine Conversation with AlNather, Co-Founder of Bltnm
In this session Sinan and Al Nather will discuss the music and creative space. Join us for a fun and meaningful conversation with lots of music.
Al  Nather Sinan AbuShanab
2020-11-14T09:00:00Z 2020-11-14T10:00:00Z America/New_York Uncertainty+%26+Music%3A+Sounds+from+Palestine+Conversation+with+AlNather%2C+Co-Founder+of+Bltnm https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
MIT Arab Startup Demo Day Pitch Presentations [Part I]
In this session, you will hear the pitches of 10 of the most promising young startups in the MENA region. Pitches are different than Part II.
Eyad Abdalla Mahdi Ramadan
2020-11-14T10:00:00Z 2020-11-14T11:30:00Z America/New_York MIT+Arab+Startup+Demo+Day+Pitch+Presentations+%5BPart+I%5D https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
MIT Arab Startup Demo Day Exhibition
We invite all attendees to visit the booths of the selected startups in the MIT Arab Startup Demo Day, they will be all holding live sessions at this time.
Eyad Abdalla Mahdi Ramadan
2020-11-14T11:30:00Z 2020-11-14T12:30:00Z America/New_York MIT+Arab+Startup+Demo+Day+Exhibition https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Speed Talks
In this round of speed talks we will hear about healthcare challenges in the region, why design thinking matters and rethinking economics education.
Farah Ereiqat Koen Smeets Ismail El Hailouch Suhail Alsalehi - Organizer Nourhan Shabaan
2020-11-14T12:30:00Z 2020-11-14T13:00:00Z America/New_York Speed+Talks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Speed networking
Head to the sessions tab to explore networking rooms covering topics related to technology, healthcare, education, sustainability and social impact.
Lina Ghanim
2020-11-14T13:00:00Z 2020-11-14T13:30:00Z America/New_York Speed+networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
A new model of civic engagement - presentation & fireside chat with Impact Lebanon
In this presentation and fireside chat, we will discover a new model of civic engagement that is agile, scalable and mission-driven.
Diana Abbas Nagham Jawabra Jad-Gabriel Habib
2020-11-14T13:30:00Z 2020-11-14T14:00:00Z America/New_York A+new+model+of+civic+engagement+-+presentation+%26+fireside+chat+with+Impact+Lebanon https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Toward Building Resilient Communities: Improving Healthcare & Emergency Response in the MENA Region [Panel]
In this panel, we will hear from our panelists’ experiences at the frontline of innovation in healthcare & emergency response.
Nadine Haram Lana Ghanem Ayman Sharaiha Ahmad  Bassam - Organizer
2020-11-15T09:00:00Z 2020-11-15T10:00:00Z America/New_York Toward+Building+Resilient+Communities%3A+Improving+Healthcare+%26+Emergency+Response+in+the+MENA+Region+%5BPanel%5D https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Is there any hope for a better future for Arab youth? [Keynote]
Serial social entrepreneur Dr Sami Hourani will be providing us with his perspectives on how we can reduce the world's highest youth unemployment rate.
Sami Hourani Maya Murad
2020-11-15T10:00:00Z 2020-11-15T10:50:00Z America/New_York Is+there+any+hope+for+a+better+future+for+Arab+youth%3F+%5BKeynote%5D https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Speed networking
Head to the sessions tab to explore networking rooms covering topics related to technology, healthcare, education, sustainability and social impact.
Nagham Jawabra
2020-11-15T11:00:00Z 2020-11-15T11:30:00Z America/New_York Speed+networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
MIT Arab Startup Demo Day Pitch Presentations [Part II]
In this session, you will hear the pitches of 10 of the most promising young startups in the MENA region. Pitches are different than Part I.
Eyad Abdalla Mahdi Ramadan
2020-11-15T11:30:00Z 2020-11-15T13:00:00Z America/New_York MIT+Arab+Startup+Demo+Day+Pitch+Presentations+%5BPart+II%5D https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
MIT Arab Startup Demo Day Exhibition
We invite all attendees to visit the booths of the selected startups in the MIT Arab Startup Demo Day, they will be all holding live sessions at this time.
Eyad Abdalla Mahdi Ramadan
2020-11-15T13:00:00Z 2020-11-15T14:00:00Z America/New_York MIT+Arab+Startup+Demo+Day+Exhibition https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Conference Closing Ceremony
In this interactive closing ceremony, we will be reflecting on what we learned during the past 3 days and collect your inputs on next year's topics.
Sinan AbuShanab Tayma Abdalhadi Maya Murad
2020-11-15T14:00:00Z 2020-11-15T14:30:00Z America/New_York Conference+Closing+Ceremony https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fmit-arab-conference-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Sami Hourani

Keynote Speaker

Al Nather

Speaker [Music & Uncertainty]

Farah Ereiqat

Speaker [Speed Talks]

Diana Abbas

Speaker [New Model for Civic Engagement]

Lina Ghanim

Moderator [Networking]

Ebrahim Al Johani

Moderator [MENA Venture Building & Funding: Adapting to Uncertainty]]

Eyad Abdalla

Moderator [Networking]

Omar Obeya

Moderator [Networking]

Nadine Haram

Panelist [Improving Healthcare & Emergency Response]

Elie Nahas

Panelist [Future of work & education]

Majid Matbouly

Panelist [Improving Healthcare & Emergency Response]

Fares Ghandour

Panelist [MENA Venture Building & Funding]

Roberto Croci

Panelist [MENA Venture Building & Funding]

Hussam Mohsineh

Panelist [Future of work & education]

Mahdi Ramadan

Moderator [Startup Exhibition]

Nagham Jawabra

Moderator [A new model of civic engagement /Fireside]

Jad-Gabriel Habib

Speaker [New Model for Civic Engagement]

Tayma Abdalhadi

Conference MC

Sinan AbuShanab

Conference MC

Heather Henyon

Panelist [MENA Venture Building & Funding]

Nourhan Shabaan

Speaker [Speed Talks]

Asma Mardini - Organizer

Moderator [Speed Talks]

Ahmad Bassam - Organizer

Moderator [Improving Healthcare & Emergency Response]

Suhail Alsalehi - Organizer

Moderator [Future of work & education]

Maya Murad

Conference Chair

Rana el Kaliouby

Keynote Speaker

Maya Moussa

Speaker [Speed Talks]

Ayman Sharaiha

Panelist [Improving Healthcare & Emergency Response]

Ronit Avni

Panelist [Future of work & education]

Nael Ahmad

Panelist [MENA Venture Building & Funding]

Ismail El Hailouch

Speaker [Speed Talks]

Sarah El-Abd

Speaker [Speed Talks]

Koen Smeets

Speaker [Speed Talks]

Zain Masri

Panelist [Future of work & education]

Lana Ghanem

Panelist [Improving Healthcare & Emergency Response]

Marie-Therese Fam

Panelist [MENA Venture Building & Funding]

Aly Salama

Speaker [Speed Talks]

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