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Theme: Inspiring Minds, Transforming Lives

This event occurred on
October 26, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm +04
(UTC +4hrs)
Dubai, Dubayy
United Arab Emirates

Our ultimate goal is to bring together students and members of the faculty in an informative and professional setting to discuss important topics within our community. The main purpose of the event is to engage professionals in talks that stimulate the mind in an educational environment.

Canadian University Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road, Behind the Shangri-La Hotel, 308th Road - Dubai
Dubai, Dubayy, N/A
United Arab Emirates
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Amira Khattab

With over 20 years of regional and global experience in the education sector, Amira’s focus is to support the private and public sectors in developing workforce supply through advising on strategy and solutions that span the education trajectory of the citizen. She specializes in education and human capital in the Middle East. Amira Khattab is a Leader, Educator and Social Citizen

Dana Nashawati

HR Manager
A member of the management within Emirates Airline, Dana Nashawati holds an undergraduate degree from Canadian Univeristy Dubai despite being visual impaired. She has overcome many challenges and uses her journey to inspire people within her community. Dana Nashawati is an Inspirer, Motivator and Giver.

Grayson Bass

Instructor and Innovator
Currently an Instructor in University of Toronto and an advocate for innovation. Grayson has also formed and lead strategy initiatives for start-ups to established multinationals around the world. His research focus is on networks and social economic measurement; and he has a passion for social justice and economic empowerment. Grayson Bass is Teacher, Leader and Inventor.

Hamza Hawsawi

Winner of XFactor 2015 Middle East, Hamza is also known as Ayzee and is a well-respected artist within the music industry. He has performed covers as well as originals on stages worldwide and aims to inspire his audience with each performance. Hamza Hawsawi is a student of Life, Art and Business

Mohamed Luqman

Mohammed currently works in an investment firm but is a writer by heart. He runs a blog where he expresses himself through creative writing and is working on his first book. Luqman’s focus is to inspire the youth to persevere through any harsh ship, particularly when dealing with personal issues such as loss in the family. He uses his personal experiences to help his audience relate to his message and his writing. Mohammed Luqman is Film-maker, Writer and Story-teller.

Nada Faris

Spoken Word Poet
Nada Faris is a Kuwaiti writer and performance poet known as “Kuwait’s Finest.” Her book Fountain of Youth is the 2016 Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award Semi-Finalist. She is a self-employed spoken word poet and a promoter of innovation amongst the youth. Nada has inspired her audience through her works and is a proud active feminist. Nada Faris is a Writer, Creator and Influencer.

Saif Chilmiran

Fine Art Artist
Saif Chilmiran’s journey exploring and creating visual art began with spray painting Graffiti on the streets. Over a decade later, through ongoing artistic metamorphosis, Saif continues to use his art work as a contemporary medium to raise questions and initiate debate to improve and defend the sanctity of life and our world. Saif Chilmiran Observes, Questions, and Creates.

Organizing team


Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Elvina Elizabeth