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Theme: Aspire to inspire

Khobar, Saudi Arabia
April 24th, 2014

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About this event

Diverse new ideas, motivational and encouraging life experiences.

Women pioneers and leadership skills in the Saudi community.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Hythem Al Daham
    Hythem Al Daham is behind the lens for the happiest, and most important, moments of our lives. Specializing in wedding photos, Hythem challenges the status quo,pursuing a niche that requires one to negate conformity. A Saudi-based graphic designer by day, a photographer whenever the opportunity arose; it was only behind a camera lens that Hythem found his calling. Along with wedding photos, Hythem is adept in various photography genres, techniques and styles. His main areas of interest consist of portraits, commercial, and street photography. Hythem’s portfolio also includes advertising campaigns and conceptual based photos for different companies. Hythem is also the co-founder of Phonart Saudi, a community that brings together artists that use their mobile devices to take photos. Furthermore, Hythem traveled to five different cities around the kingdom, where he taught middle-school kids the passion and drive behind the power of photography as part of the iDiscover program. Hythem believes that each photograph tells a story. Whether it’s a portrait at a wedding or a spontaneous shot taken from the right angle at the right time, each photograph tells you all about the subject. As he captures a gleaming eye or a gesture done unconsciously, these are the moments when humans temporarily lose their masks. Hythem’s photographs communicate in a language understood by all.
  • Salsabila Al Harbi
    A certified public speaker. A winner speaker in KSA Toastmasters District competitions 2006/2007. An Obtainer awardee for best business builder award 2010 and a columnist/writer for the Obtainer since 2012. A keynote speaker for the Reach for the Sky Women’s Conference held by Saudi Aramco women's group In November 2012.
  • Anas Al Juraifani
    Current job.
• Saudi Aramco king abdulaziz cernter for world culture - Ithra knowledge program - volunteers coordinator Previous experience
• Saudi Aramco Corporate Social responsibility - Public Relation Rep. Saudi Aramco Research and development Center innovation coordinator Member of Engineering & Project Management Youth Advisory Board Member of esh shababi volunteer club as Vice president for programs and events Co-founder of encyclopedia Latte’ President of the Speak Up club at DHN-ITC ALQAFILAH news letter column writer
  • Mohammed Hasen
    Senior medical student. Passionate about neuroscience, in which he did researches and aspires they will resonate and spread one day. Has special interest in prose and in literature in general, and he has some bold attempts here and there.
  • Husam Madani
  • Abdullah Al Khaldi
  • Maryam Bint AbdulRahman
  • Ahmed AlGari
  • Muad Al Farsi

Venue and Details

Scitech Khobar
Corniche Rd
Saudi Arabia
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Event Mentor & Volunteers Coordinator
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