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Theme: Ideas Out of the Box

This event occurred on
February 12, 2015
2:00pm - 7:00pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)
Damascus, Dimashq

TEDxYPU is a conference happening on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 with 11 speakers, sharing their wide experience in life with problems facing the community in education, social ..etc.

Rida Saeed
Al Baramkeh
Damascus, Dimashq
Event type:
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Ammar Joukhadar

CEO and owner of Elixir for intelligent software
Dr. Ammar Joukhadar is Founder and MD of Elixir for Intelligent Software, Head Master of Artificial Intelligence Department of 2003-2007, Vice President of Higher Commission of Scientific Research from 2007-2008, and National Project Director of Governmental Service Reform & Modernization Program (GSR) in UNDP-Syria from 2008-2013. Dr. Ammar led the development of several projects in the domain of banking, billing, ERP, and e-government including Eixir framework - a framework for building intelligent enterprise business solutions in two steps "specify and run".

Anan Al-Haffar

Professional expert in children medicines
Anan A.M Haffar MD, American board certified pediatric Anan is an accomplished pediatric and a member of the US board of medicine, a winner of many awards like young investigator endocrinology 1980, The best all around fellow in intensive care medicine, and many publications.Med school graduate of Damascus university 1975, Stanford university 1984, running her own private practice since 1984, very successful within her domain, with timeless worth of experience. Anan was born in the US and raised in Syria, speaks Arabic .English .French and Spanish fluently.

Firas Enayeh

Managing partner at Momentum
Firas Enayeh founder of memo express the first domestic courier in Syria, managing partner of momentum Syria part of momentum worldwide the first phygital ( digital , physical ) marketing agency in the world Expert marketing and social media marketing Now he works as a marketing / social media marketing consultant and manages his new venture ( rusty diner ) Had a degree in law from Beirut Arab university

Ismail Al-Jubbah

System Architect and instructor at Yarmouk Private University
Ismail Al-Jubbah is an instructor at Yarmouk Private University. He attended Arab International University to get a bachelors in Informatics Engineering. He provides Arabic open massive online course via his YouTube channel and Udemy about programming language and operating system. His professional experience includes system architect, artificial intelligence, Linux administration and various of programming languages. His current interest focus on contribution in open source projects at Linux Foundation and Mozilla, and working hard to find the success keys of teaching

Mahdi Al-Osh

Head of the research Chair at king Saud University
Prof. Mahdi Alosh is currently Visiting Professor of Applied Linguistics and Arabic at San Diego State University, Associate Adviser for master's and doctoral degrees in teaching Arabic and ESL at Damascus University, and Consultant to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. He served as Associate Professor and Director of the Arabic Language Program at the Ohio State University for many years, and recently Head of the Research Chair at King Saud University. He authored several instructional textbooks as well as scholarly books and articles.

Mahmoud Al-Moufti

Broadband Specialist at MTN SYRIA
A Syrian blogger, he works at MTN Syria (for 12 years), managing the Broadband products and services. Mahmoud is an active member in TED community and a licensed TEDx organizer and One Young World Ambassador for two years (2013 and 2014). He attended the One Young World Summit 2013 in Johannesburg and he became the Syrian ambassador of One Young World organization in Damascus. He volunteered in many projects, he is a member in Taghreedat international community for building active Arabic digital content, and he is the social media team leader within Syrian Youth for Peace movement.

Missak Baghboudarian

Conductor of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra since 2003. Born in Damascus, Missak made his first debut in December of 1994 with the SNSO then he studied conducting in Italy with Julius Kalmar and he took part in some master-classes with H. Handt, D. Pascu, M. Beck, Carl St. Clair. He has conducted several concerts with Florence Amadeus Orchesra in various Tuscany cities. He has also conducted the Bruno Maderna Symphony Orchestra of Forli, the Hans Swarowsky Orchestra of Milan, the Orchestra of the National Academy of Bucharest, the New Phiharmonic Orchestra of Sofia, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Domin and many other international works. He conducted the SNSO in several concerts in Syria , and abroad (Lebanon - Bahrain - Jordan - Oman - U. A. E. - Turkey - Italy and Algeria). He worked with international soloists like Armen Babakhanian, Galina Vartcheva, Ghazwan Zerkly, Kinan Azmeh, Raji Sarkis,, Gloria Scalchi, Riccardo Savdiford.

Nashwa Haj Hussein

Co-founder of Little Village School
Nashwa Haj Hussein was born in Syria, a Syria that little of exists today. She is an Architecture graduate from Damascus University. Nashwa is one of the three board members at Little Village School, a leading private institute in Syria today. Throughout the ten years she spent in her chosen profession, Nashwa realized the educating nature of educating and aimed to continuously challenge herself and her environment in the view of providing growth where growth was possible. The interest she takes in her students channeled her aims to expand education from its curricular roots and into student self-empowerment. Today she faces a novel challenge, the shaping of education and its role in Syria with misted horizons

Omar Al-Khiami

National President in Junior Chamber International Syria
Omar AlKhiami he is an international trainer certified for many NGO's and governmental organization in many topics at Business Administration and especially at Public Relation from the perspective of private companies and government institutions, also holds a Negotiator Practitioner of George Mason University. Omar ALKhiami volunteer in many community organizations for more than 10 years, and he holds 3 international awards in the field of volunteering and the founder for many teams and youth groups in addition to Farah for development association and I Give initiative. And now a National President for JCI Syria.

Organizing team


Damascus , Syria
  • Eyad Al-Akkad
    Sponsorship & PR
  • Eyad Khayat
    Social media & Audience