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Theme: Voyage of Vision

This event occurred on
June 17, 2014
3:00pm - 6:00pm PKT
(UTC +5hrs)
Lahore, PB

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore is one of the most diverse university of Pakistan, students from all over Pakistan and Abroad are living together under the same roof , need of time is to bring them together at a single platform. Diversity is the basic element that gives color to this world of ours. If you inspect anything closely, every element of its creation would be different from one another; yet, they would be bound intricately, combining the diversity into one shape, creating a marvel.

TEDxUET is also working on the same line; mapping down the diversity that is spread around us and bringing it together on one platform. We aim to bring together the scientists and engineers; the artists and performers; the professors and the experts; and most importantly the ordinary citizen, to create a platform; which ideas and inspirations are displayed and shared.

What we hope to achieve through TEDx UET is that anyone, anywhere is capable of the most spectacular feats. We hope to provide these feats with a stage so that everyone is aware of them. We hope to that at the end of the day, we conclude that even the ordinary are capable of the extraordinary, and that too on our homeland, Pakistan. Universities are centers of knowledge and incubators for great ideas, a perfect match for TEDx events. Events held at universities, organized by both students and administration, have shown the benefit of a captivated audience and groups of engaged volunteers poised to make meaningful change. So the first target of the TEDxUET event is to promote TED in the campus by holding a TEDx event, hopefully this could help more students.

Seminar Hall, Transportation Department
UET Lahore
Lahore, PB
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Shereen Babar Anis

Tenacious as ever, Shereen Babar Anis is a corporate law intern by day, a social entrepreneur by night, and an investment banker whenever possible. With a mission to advance the basic needs of Pakistanis. A former Harvard University student in Economics and Government, now pursuing business at Columbia and a certificate in Innovation and entrepreneurship at Stanford University, her ambition is to acquire a diverse set of skills, knowledge, opinions and perspectives to better provide long term, sustainable solutions in the area of nutrition and education through her non- profit organization: tWEam Initiatives Inc. Idealistic and positive about making more Pakistanis global scholars.

Shoaib Iqbal

Shoaib Iqbal is a founder and director of The Little Art, a non-profit arts education organization that uses the medium of art to promote positive social values through innovative learning opportunities among children and young people, specially marginalized and from low income backgrounds. Through its programs, nearly 2,00,000 children and young people has benefitted in past 6 years. He founded Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, Pakistan’s largest children’s festival. Shoaib has an experience of near 14 years of working as teacher, arts manager, theater director, workshop trainer and festival director. Shoaib is the recipient of 2006 Kennedy Center Fellowship at Devos Institute of Arts Management Washington D.C. and received 2009 Endeavour Executive Award from Australian government and became a Commonwealth Fellow. He holds a post-graduate in Arts Management from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington D.C. and a diploma in International Development from Eastside Institute, New York City. Shoaib is also selected as an Asia21 Young Leader by the Asia Society.

Umar Anjum

Umar Anjum earned his MA in ELT and is working on his M Phil degree. He attended Michigan State University, USA, as a Fulbright fellow where he studied and taught as well. Earlier he has worked in Lahore School of Economics and at University of Wisconsin Madison, USA. These days he is linked with FC College Lahore. He is attached with TED as a translator and as a Language Coordinator.

Abdul Samad Khan

Samad considers youth development as a purpose to live – that keeps him helping young people discover and maximize their potential. Having a second life after recovering from cancer, he became a passionate dreamer with a strong belief to live an impactful life for self and others. Trekking, Backpacking & Camping, Rock climbing, Mountain biking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling and Caving skills what define him. Certified from: Outdoor Educator, National Outdoor Leadership School, USA. Train the Trainer, American Management Association, USA.Wilderness First Responder, WMI USA.Leave No Trace Master Trainer, LNT USA.World Challenge Leaders Course, UK

Nausherwan Effandi

A project manager working for a venture capital firm in Dubai got national and international recognition after forming the first Supporters club in Pakistan. Nausherwan is proud to represent Pakistan and has been interviewed by various newspapers and websites. As one of the most famous football fans in Pakistan he is a sports enthusiast with a passion for Liverpool Fc in particular. His supporters club Pak Reds has been nominated as the one of the Top 3 supporters club in the world with over 200 branches in over 60 countries. Pak Reds also actively participates in Charitable causes and has been covered by local and international newspapers such as Liverpool Echo. Pak Reds is now operating in 5 major cities of Pakistan.

Arfa Chaudhry

Student at Kinnaird College for Women majoring in International Relations. Arfa is passionate about Music. She likes playing pure classical on sitar. Arfa is also a National Taekwondo Champion and a black belt holder. IShe has the honor to be the first girl in Pakistan to be an internationally recognized black belt holder. She’s ambitious about learning more about music and would love the fusion of different sorts with Sitar. She recently had the opportunity to represent Pakistan as a Cultural Ambassador to United States.

Umair Asim

Umair Asim is an educationist by profession and an amateur astronomer at heart. He did his Masters in Astronomy from James Cook University and has dedicated his life to the sharing of his passion of Astronomy with general public, specially with children. He is one of the pioneering members of Lahore Astronomical Society. The society has held hundreds of public outreach sessions all across Pakistan. Umair owns the largest H-Alpha telescope in Pakistan to observe the Sun and one of the largest telescopes, Celestron C14 for the night sky.

Organizing team

Ul Assar

Lahore, Pakistan
  • Khubaib Iftikhar
  • Arooj Shahid
    Program Design
  • Sahara Ali
    Content Management and Volunteers Head
  • Sundas Shahid
    Graphics Designer
  • Hassan Mirza
    Registrations Head
  • Aneeqa Zehra
    PR and Media Management
  • Izma Sultan
    Ticketing and Registrations Head
  • Noman Dogar
    Indoor Head