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Theme: Prodigious Permutations

Lahore, Pakistan
October 3rd, 2013

About this event

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.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr. Shahid Pervez
    A medical doctor by profession. He’s served the last ten years, spearheading the fight against thalassemia in Pakistan. Why should you listen to him: Dr. Shahid Pervez, a humanitarian at heart has worked tirelessly for the last ten years leading Pakistan’s battle against thalassemia. He’s worked for creating awareness on national levels about blood disorder like: thalassemia and haemophilia and on blood donation. Dr. Pervez plans on making Pakistan thalassemia free country; like Iran, Italy, Palestine and Greece and to promote volunteered blood donation.
  • Syed Tajammul Hussain
    (Youth Leader, Social Entrepreneur, and Research Analyst, Wakely Consulting Group) A research analyst by profession and a social worker by passion, Mr Hussain works for the Wakely Consulting Group, one of the most reputable Healthcare Actuarial Consulting firms. The reason why you should listen to him: Syed Tajammul Hussain believes that the true potential lies inside of every individual so that failures cannot be taken as an excuse. A sportsman and a true patriot at heart, Hussain aims to deliver an account of what he has learnt from life. Hussain is the Chairperson of the International Youth Council's Punjab, Pakistan Chapter and recently led Pakistani delegates at The Annual Youth Assembly held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, 2013. Previously, Hussain worked and learned from various corporations, which included Barclay's P&G and the Coca-Coca Company. He is currently a member of Marketing Association of Pakistan. Despite all these, his real passion lies in serving the people. Hussain is the Marketing Director for Sonic Peacemakers, a non-profit organization that aims to eradicate misunderstanding between Pakistani and American people through music. His credentials also include serving as the adviser to CDRS Pakistan (NGO), HILA Pakistan (NGO) and a member of UM Health Care Trust (Hospital), Mardan, Pakistan. Interestingly, Hussain is also a Table Tennis player and was the Captain of Pakistan's Table Tennis Team in his younger years.
  • Fatima Rizwan
    To put it simply, Fatima Rizwan is a successful entrepreneur, but to put it like that is nothing short of criminal. As someone who had to work during her University career to pay the fees, Fatima Rizwan has come a long way. Founding and running a successful online new portal: UET News, Fatima Rizwan kicked off from scratch to make it this far. Staring from a “team” who she was the sole member of, Fatima now leads a 15 people crew to a news portal that even University officials rely on for the latest updates. Fatima also works for a leading private software house REDMATH PVT Limited. Still, she spends her free time writing for ‘The AppJuice’, to cover up all the local startups and entrepreneurs; to inspire the youth and daring them to dream big. A fierce patriot, she aims on bringing the best of Pakistani talent into international spotlight through her magazine and despite all she has achieved; aspires to make it bigger and better.
  • Ahmad Awais
    Ahmad Awais represents the next generation of Pakistani talent. As a professional blogger, Ahmad has mastered the art of making money from the comfort of his home. Running a PR 4 blog: ‘Freakify’, which is an online tech blog that updates people with latest up and goings in IT and provides little snippets and tutorials for different programming languages. Ahmad has worked in various web development projects, leading the IET’s UET Chapter as the Vice president and worked as the Chief coordinator of IET’s Web-development team. Ahmad has also interned for various large software houses all while pursuing a full time degree in Electrical Engineering from UET, Lahore. He is at a post of senior software engineer at Off Road Studios, Pakistan's first digital studio. Ahmad hopes to impart his experience and technical expertise to the people at large and ignite in them the passion to follow their hearts.

Venue and Details

Dept. of Mech. Engg , UET Lahore (KSK)

Event Type (what is this?) University

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Organizer 199722

Kamran Ali Ahmed
Lahore, Pakistan

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Najam Ul Assar
Sameer Mushtaq
Speakers & Talent Management
Muhammad Hassan Mirza
Muhammad Ahmad Ikram
Strategic Partnerships and PR
Zayd Shah
Content Management
Muhammad Fahad Farooqi
Program Design and Volunteers Head
Muhammad Zain Anwar
Program Design and Volunteers Head
Muhammad Abdul Subhan
Graphics Designer
Khubaib Ifthikhar
Media Person
Muhammad Adeel Saeed
Registrations Head
Ali Fahad
Cyber Manager

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