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Theme: Made in Mind

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October 2, 2013
9:00am - 5:00pm GST
(UTC +4hrs)
Muscat, MA

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Bait Al Zubair Museum
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Muscat, MA
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Sayyida Basma Al Said is Whispers of Serenity’s Founder and Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist. She studied her Bachelors in University of Jordan and has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Curtin University in Australia. trained in Kings’s College Hospital and Guy’s in London - United Kingdom as a Research Associate.worked for a few months at the North Perth Migrant Resource Center counseling Refugees and Immigrants in Perth, Western Australia. attended training in Mind and Body Well Being Harvard Medical School. worked in Sultan Qaboos University Hospital for 11 years prior to founding Whispers of Serenity Clinic. She is a member of the child abuse committee in SQUH and has experience in dealing with abuse victims.


Bader Al Lawati was among two young Omanis, who went to the most remote and coldest place on earth - The Antarctic - at the invitation of 2041, an environmental NGO that organizes the IAE Bader Al Lawati has been officially appointed as a mentor by 2041. He will now train those listed to join IAE.Bader has also been the Media and Communication manager for the Freezing Omani campaign .He is also professional in the field of corporate communication . Having graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering, and subsequently moving to the Power Sector after receiving an exciting offer to partake in a new development program, I became heavily involved in the Solar Project here in Oman. That involvement sparked an interest in renewables and its potential utilization in Oman on a large scale.


Sabah Al Bahlani, who is a single parent, shares a home with her mother in Oman, and has a daughter attending college. She developed a passion for helping others when she was a child, living in Kenya. Currently she works as a “Program Communication Specialist” at the UNCIEF in Jordan. Sabah’s journey is not unique in and of itself. But when you put the pieces of her life together, with her success in helping others, you will see a distinctive picture of a caring and loving person. Safiya is an Omani artist, graphic designer, and inspirational and motivational speaker. She was studying animation and graphic design, but was not able to complete my studies, but on a daily basis she tries herself through various tutorials and through practice. Safiya is physically challenged young woman. Her keen interest is to draw the attention of Omani society to recognize that people with special needs, are unique, talented and able to contribute to the society. She has been drawing and painting ever since she can remember, it has always been her way of expressing emotions and communicating thoughts to the world.

Dr.Nikolaus Knebel

Nikolaus Knebel is an architect, educator, and author. He studied in Berlin, Singapore, and Delft, worked for Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam, and Toyo Ito in Tokyo, as well as the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) in Ethiopia. For the last 12 years he practiced independently and in project partnerships, with each of the built projects being awarded with prizes, published internationally and exhibited widely. He authored books on architectural and urban issues in Berlin, Tokyo, and Addis Ababa. His further research interest is in design thinking and didactics. Currently, he is Associate Professor at the German University of Technology in Oman, and leader of the Eco House project, a pioneering zero-energy building in the Arab region.


Tariq has spent over 25 years working with computers (since the age of 5), of which 13 years were served in the professional business and technical fields. Tariq has created a number of successful projects in his personal and professional capacity that aim to support the greater vision of His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos of Oman towards transforming the Sultanate into a Digital Society. Most of the projects received various prestigious local and international awards. Despite all his achievements, Tariq never rests on his laurels and is also focused on making a .great difference to Oman by utilizing his knowledge of technology, business and management.

Sabirul Islam

Sabirul Islam, a 23 year old, social entrepreneur and best seller of 2 published books focusing on entrepreneurship and youth development and founder of the Inspire1Million campaign. A global vision to embed a legacy to inspire, empower and transform the lives of 1 million people in developing countries around the world.


In the world of 3D sidewalk chalk art there’s Kurt Wenner, and everyone else. All have exceptional talent and tremendous vision but Kurt, the inventor and master, has such a higher degree of detail and intricacy in his pieces. Beyond his own work, Kurt has also devoted his life to arts education, teaching over 100,000 students during a ten year period. In 1984, Wenner invented an art form all his own that has come to be known as anamorphic or illusionistic street painting. The form of perspective known as anamorphism was used by the great European Masters to give the illusion of soaring architecture and floating figures in ceiling frescoes. Wenner adjusted this geometry to create compositions that seemed to rise from and fall into the ground.

Dr. Pawan Agarwal

Dr.Agarwal name has been associated with the Dabbawalas of Mumbai for a while .He has been working tirelessly to increase the profile of this integral Mumbai network ever since he began to work his Doctral thesis "A study of logistics and supply chain management of Dabbawalas in Mumbai. Dr.Agarwal has recieved several awards for his work as teached including the Utkrusht Shikshak Sanman" from the Mumbai National Congress in 2010 and the Rajiv Gandhi Puraskar in 2007.

Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas

Neil Harbisson, visual artist and composer and choreographer Moon Ribas are the founders of Cyborg Foundation, an international organization that seeks to extend the humans senses by creating cybernetic body extensions, to defend the rights of cyborgs, and promote Cyborgism. Neil and Moon talk about their personal relation with cybernetics, and how technology change their perception of life. Neil Harbisson, became the first person recognized by a government as a cyborg. Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a condition that only allows him to see the world in black and white. Since he was 20 years, he installed an electronic eye ("eyeborg") into his head that allows him to listen to colours. Moon Ribas has been using other cybernetic devices such as the speedborg, the 360º sensory extension and the seismic sensor to extend her perception of movement and applied this to her artistic work with pieces like 'Waiting for Earthquakes'.


Alok’s architecture firm takes simple ideas and combines them with innovative building solutions to bring about radical change in the social infrastructure of a community. From creating rural clinics made of locally available materials, designing aquamarine parks that are a source of fresh water and electricity, or transforming shipping containers into auditoriums, Alok is striving to improve the standard of living in third world and emerging economies.

Organizing team


Muscat, Oman


Al Buraimi, Oman
  • Ahmed Al hadrami
    logistic and simulcast incharge
  • Jalal Al Hadrami
    Media expert