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This event occurred on
January 1, 2011
7:00pm - 10:00pm AST
(UTC +3hrs)
Dhahran, 04
Saudi Arabia

TEDxKFUPM ( King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals) is an independently organized TED event. It is the second TEDx event in the university. The event will be held on 2011-1-1 on campus under the title of " ONCE UPON A TIME A KFUPM STUDENT ". There will be seven talks, all talks will be in Arabic. The talks will discuss many subjects that concerns the university's students. All seven speakers are either KFUPM students or KFUPM graduates.TEDxKFUPM is organized by six undergraduate students from different majors. It is sponsored by the unit of volunteer work in the university.

Prince Naif Center for Culture & Sciences
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Dhahran, 04, 31261
Saudi Arabia
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Yazeed Al Swailem

A recently graduated software engineer, talked about seven steps a student must follow to make a better university project in less time. Interestingly in his talk, the count started from number 6 and ended with number 0, as programmers usually count. The speaker gave examples on how using technology and computer softwares in projects can help improve quality of projects.

Hamzah Raad

An Inventor, and a Member of Joy Club with Dr. Salah Al-Rashed, participated in the program of preparation of leaders from the U.S. State Department. Talked about living the moment and how can a person live the moment. Gave some inspirational techniques that can raise a person’s awareness.

Naif Eraqi

A Student in the College of Industrial Management. Working in the field of student clubs since the first week in university. Shared an idea of a skills transcript. In the beginning of his talk he displayed a graduated student transcript with 4/4 GPA and stated that this student did not get a job directly and had to go into many companies interviews, and the reason is that they wanted to know his skills. Then the speaker explained how can student gain skills from on-campus activities, and how can the university make such transcript.

Hadi Faqihi

A student majoring in marketing, journalist in the “Middle East” newspaper. Talked about the seventh question that we have to add to ( who, what, when, where, how, why? ) to know what to do when we are in any given situation. This question is ( how much ) ? Asking how much let you arrange your priorities. Asking how much helps manage your time, your recourses, and your energy. In general knowing how much is a must before making anything.

Khaled Shuwail

Marketing student and social activist talked about passion and its impact on a person's life. He illustrated on the infinite loop ( I love what I do, because I do what I love, because I love what I do …. ). The speaker gave life examples of university students working and studying about things they are really passionate about, and how these student were much more achieving than other students.

Musab Badahdah

A student in architecture engineering department and a director and producer of many short films. Talked about time as the tool of modern art. In the beginning of his talk the speaker explained Einstein's theory of time and connected it with the use of time in modern art. The direct application of this theory is a picture, which is an example of time equals zero. The speaker displayed some videos that is made from different time frames and illustrated how changing time in a video has a great impact on the audience.

Organizing team


Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Majed Linjawi
  • Abdulqader Basurrah
    Public Relations
  • Ali Althunayian
    Logisitics & Catering
  • Rayan Azoz
  • Ibrahem Badahdah