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Theme: Shaping the Future

This event occurred on
November 23, 2016
9:30am - 12:30pm +04
(UTC +4hrs)
Dubai, Dubayy
United Arab Emirates

TEDxZayed University (video feed) is a platform by young people, for young people: it connects us, presenting new ideas and topics to inspire and motivate us. The theme of this edition, “Shaping the Future,” is drawn from Zayed University’s 2016 Convocation theme.

TEDx Zayed University offers a wide range of talks from inspirational speakers, all targeted towards supporting students to shape a better future.

Zayed University
Box 19282
Dubai, Dubayy, 19282
United Arab Emirates
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Abdulla Buali

Graduating student
Abdulla is a 4th year student in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University, Dubai.

Dr. May AlTaei

Assistant Professor IT college
May is the Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University. She is a strong advocate for change and innovation and a believer in the power of helping and giving in connecting people and building happier society for everyone.

Eisa Al Serkal

Co-Founder of Innofind, and current student at the American University of Sharjah.

Hamda Al Ansari

Our Beauty Lies in Our Differences — Can you imagine a world where we are all the same? Same color, same culture and same personalities? Our beauty arises from our differences. In her talk, Hamda will shed light on the beauty of differences and will invite listeners to appreciate rather than criticize them.

Khouloud Sabbagh

Khouloud is an instructor in Zayed University’s College of Education, where she engages in teaching education and training, coaching and mentoring and leadership development.

Noora Al Awadhi

Noora is a senior student at Zayed University’s Dubai, majoring in Information Systems and Technology Management.

Patrcia Abu Wardeh

Commodification of the English Language

Raysa Al Ketbi

Interior Desginer
Raysa is an interior designer who is passionate about exploring and preserving old buildings so they could maintain their initial and precious charm. She is a graduate of the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University.

Rowdha Ahmed Al Sayegh

Rowdha is a Zayed University, College of Communication and Media Sciences Alumna and a talented cultural/conceptual photographer. Her work is on Instagram at @rowdhaalsayegh.

Shaikha Al Ketbi

Visual Artist
Shaikha is a visual artist who believes in the power of the mind. Her talk will invite listeners to venture into their own imaginations and the personal worlds they have unconsciously created and built over the years, and will explain how these creative thoughts can play a larger role in embedding positivity in their everyday lives. Some of her work is on Instagram at @shaikhasees.

Thuraya Al Marzooqi

Thuraya is a first year student at Zayed University and the president of the ZU Student Council in Dubai. A young poet aims to encourage trying out new experience in life and living their life’s to the fullest. Her objective is to influence minds and inspire souls.

Organizing team


VA, United States


Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Asma Al Hamed
  • Fatma Al Flasi
  • Hend Alremeithi
    Team member
  • Mona Karaoui
  • Suha Karaki