Amman

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Theme: City 2.0

Amman, Jordan
October 13th, 2012

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About this event

This year, for the first time ever, the TED Prize went not to an individual, but to an idea on which our planet's future depends: the City 2.0.

For one day only, the TEDx platform will harness the power of people across the globe to encourage them to host a TEDx event themed "City 2.0" event at their favorite local spots, featuring the brightest local minds and biggest hearts. In unison, we'll share the stories of our beloved homes: where are the bright spots? The creative adaptations? The transformative responses to injustice? Who is asking the most pressing questions? Pioneering the most complex solutions?

Speakers can focus on themes including culture, transportation, education, sanitation, recreation - all elements whose presence will dictate the success of our future cities.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Minwer Al Meheid
    One of the greatest things Dr. Minwer is most commonly known for is, leading the recreation of the famous Minbar (pulpit) of Salahuddin in Al Aqsa Mosque from old photographs. The Minbar was burned in 1969 and for thirty years all efforts failed in restoring it. It can be said that he and his team were able to crack the equation by which the original Minbar was built. The Minbar was installed in its proper historic place in Al Aqsa Mosque on February 2nd of 2007.
  • Nour Khrais
    With strong passion for games and mobile entertainment, Nour has had twelve years of experience in the online and mobile Value Added Services (VAS). However before becoming the founder of Maysalward, Nour worked between different VAS companies in Jordan, Dubai, Egypt, Qatar and France.
  • Sima Sirriyeh
    On November 19th of 2011 Sima performed in TEDxYouth@Amman. She stunned the audience with her remarkable talent. And five months later, she performed in Doha-Qatar on April 19th of 2012 in TEDxSummit. Composing her own pieces and infusing them with emotions, she began to find life in the black and white keys at the age of 9 and as she grew older, the piano became a necessity in her life rather than a hobby.
  • Yalman Khan
    On November 19th of 2011 Sima performed in TEDxYouth@Amman. She stunned the audience with her remarkable talent. And five months later, she performed in Doha-Qatar on April 19th of 2012 in TEDxSummit. Composing her own pieces and infusing them with emotions, she began to find life in the black and white keys at the age of 9 and as she grew older, the piano became a necessity in her life rather than a hobby.
  • Kunal Wadhwani
    On November 19th of 2011 Sima performed in TEDxYouth@Amman. She stunned the audience with her remarkable talent. And five months later, she performed in Doha-Qatar on April 19th of 2012 in TEDxSummit. Composing her own pieces and infusing them with emotions, she began to find life in the black and white keys at the age of 9 and as she grew older, the piano became a necessity in her life rather than a hobby.
  • Henna Al-Khalili
    Henna Al-Khalili is driven by her passion to create eco-friendly and sustainable habitats focusing on social entrepreneurship to empower woman and support communities. She hopes to preserve the cultural identity of the communities she works with while promoting the best ecological practices, knowledge, health, awareness and sustainability.
  • Rami Daher
    Rami Daher is a practicing architect and an academician. Daher had taught at the German Jordanian University, the American U of Beirut, Jordan U. of Science & Tech., and at Texas A&M. Daher had earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the U of Jordan (1988), a Master of Architecture from the U of Minnesota (1991), a Ph. D. in Architecture from Texas A&M U (1995), and did his post-doctoral studies at the U of California, Berkeley (2001). Daher is a heritage and urban regeneration specialist interested in research related to politics and dynamics of public space making and new interventions in existing historic settings. Daher is a co-founder and a principal of TURATH: Architecture & Urban Design Consultants (1999-present), and Metropolis: Cities Research Council (2008- Present), the research arm of TURATH.
  • Mehtap Mae Ozkan
    Mehtap Mae Ozkan is the founder and Managing Director of TIMAR Ventures and she is the founder and Managing Director of Golden Horn Ventures, the first institutional venture capital firm in Turkey. Mehtap brings over fifteen years of technology knowledge and startup experience as an entrepreneur and technologist.
  • Hazem Zureiqat
    Hazem is a transportation consultant at Engicon, a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm based in Amman, and the Co-Founder & CEO of Sowt, a new online startup. He holds a master's degree in transportation engineering and planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a bachelor's in economics from Macalester College.
  • Amr Toukhy
    A father of four with an experimental spirit. Passionate about visual story telling, sound design, film editing and cinematography. A media consultant and ex-basketball player who aims to implement projects that are sustainable by nature. With an eye for detail, Amr aims to create the best visual work possible.
  • Ahmad Humeid
    Ahmad is a designer/design advocate, blogger and web entrepreneur. He started his first design studio in 1991 while studying architecture at the University of Jordan. In the 1990s he led design and technology efforts at various pioneering publishing, consulting and web ventures in the Arab region, including BYTE Middle East Magazine and Arabia.com, the region's first web portal.
  • Hazem Malhas
    With more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and management experience in the fields of engineering, logistics, technology and real estate development, Hazem Malhas was Chief Operating Officer at ARAMEX International where he was responsible for its global strategic alliances, led its rapid expansion in the Middle East and its ultimate listing on the NASDAQ in 1997. In 2001, Hazem founded and headed Aregon, a consulting & IT services company which is now part of Optimiza (ASE: CEBC).
  • Ammar Sabbah
    Ammar is an exercise scientist and nutritionist a graduate from The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Ammar is the founder and co-owner of DNA personal training studios; the first personal training studio ever founded in Jordan. DNA is the choice of many prominent figures for personal training including top athletes, politicians and business men and women.
  • Mohammad Abu Lughod
    FRCOG, FRCSE, FICS Head of Obstetric Department, Hadi Hospital, Kuwait till 1991 Director of Hadi Hospital during the Gulf war Co-founder of Istishari Hospital, Amman Specialized in Chelation therapy Special interest in sports, music especially playing the Oud
  • Rabee Zureikat
    Rabee Zureikat, the founder of the Zikra Initiative , holds a bachelor's degree in Advertising and Marketing from Notre Dame University in Lebanon. In 2007, he learned about a declared poverty pocket by the Jordanian government known as Ghor al Mazra’a in the governorate of Al Karak. The Ghor al Mazra’a community struggled against many challenges: their history marked by discrimination due to their dark skin color, insufficient household income and a lack of job opportunities. In turn, they have been stereotyped as poor, lazy, and inadequate.
  • Mohammad Asfour
    Prior to chairing the Jordan Green Building Council, Mohammad Asfour was the Environment, Water and Energy Sector Lead at the USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ), an Adviser to the Board of Trustees of Princess Sumaya University for Technology and a Founder & Director of Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship. Additionally, he worked on conceptualizing and developing El Hassan Science City. He had also served at the Jordan Investment Board and worked as a consultant for the UNDP, UNIDO, and USAID 's AMIR Program. He served as a regional advisor to OECD' s MENA Investment Program, chaired UNEP - SBCI's Advocacy Committee and is currently a founding board member at Al Shajarah NGO. Mohammad has continuously maintained a presence in the business world through a fourth generation diversified family business.
  • Rana Husseini
    As a Jordanian woman journalist writing for The Jordan Times, Husseini focused on social issues with a special emphasis on violence against women, as well as the brutal crimes that are committed against Jordanian women in the name of family honor.

Venue and Details

Cultural Palace
Al-Hussein Youth City
Amman,
Jordan

Event Type (what is this?) TEDxCity2.0

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Organizer 111371

Zeid Abdul-Hadi
Amman, Jordan

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Team

Muna Awad
Sponsorship & Performers Manager
Omar Abdelhaq
Technical Manager
Yanal Abdel Rahim
Volunteers Manager
Salma Tabari
Social Media Manager
Noora Shannak
Speakers Guides Manager
Zaid Taher
Ushers Coordinator
Rayya Abu Ghosh
Stage Design Manager
Laura Durzi
Ushers Coordinator
Sumaya Awad
Volunteers Coordinator
Sima Sirriyeh
Branding Manager
Eman Hamdallah
Social Media Manager

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