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Theme: Building Bridges

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March 31, 2018
Doha, Ad Dawḩah

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Katara Drama Theatre
Al Istiqlal St
Building 16
Doha, Ad Dawḩah, 00000
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Ahmed AlMaadheed

Ahmed AlMaadheed is a Qatari artist, a producer, and a businessman. He started drawing at a young age inspired by his deep emotions and the beauty in life. He is fierce in pursuing his dreams, aims to conquer the world through his artworks, and spread harmony and peace in the world. Ahmed has a passion for the arts and he believes that art can change the world for the better and bring cultures and people together. To Ahmed, art is a tool for self expression, evidence of identity, a form of entertainment, a reminder for what’s important in life, and a simple celebration of beauty. “The world is a masterpiece and everyone is responsible for painting it beautifully.” - Ahmed Almaadheed

Aisha Al-Kuwari

Aisha AlKuwari is currently doing her degree in Information Technology at the Community College of Qatar. Aisha believes in the power of making a difference through volunteering, helping others, and building bridges between cultures and people.

Aqeel Ahmad

Learning Systems Manager
Aqeel was born in London and raised in UK. He completed his Masters Degree in Information Technology from University of Derby in UK. He holds a number of technical certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware and is a professional member of the British Computer Society. He works as a Manager in the Training department at Qatar Airways. In the past, he has worked as a Technology Consultant across UK, Europe and Middle East in the field of Aviation, Health, Education, Finance, IT, Retail, Hospitality and Automotive. His interest lies in the effective utilisation of latest technologies within learning environments.

Dr. Hassan Abdel-Aziz

Dr. Hassan Aziz has been interested in different aspects of medical laboratory science, higher education, and health informatics. Dr. Aziz was elected to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Board of Directors between 2009 and 2012. He represents ASCLS at the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS). He founded the Qatar Advisory Board of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in 2013. He is a member of the ASCP International Advisory Board and a consultant for the ASCP Global Outreach Program. Aziz is an external examiner for a number of international programs and an adjunct faculty to a number of institutions. He is a Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists.

Dr. Ibrahim AlNaimi

Prof. Ibrahim AlNaimi is the president of the Community College of Qatar, and the Undersecretary for the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. He holds a Ph.D in Chemistry from University of Southern California.

Dr. Marios Katsioloudes

Marios, Greek-Cypriot, was born and raised in Famagusta, Cyprus. After completing his undergraduate studies in Greece went to the United States to complete two Masters degrees, and a PhD in Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught in a number of universities in the US, in Cyprus, Greece, the UAE and the latest one, Qatar University since 2011. His interests revolve around the strategic planning process in the for profit and not-for-profit organizations; entrepreneurship, management of change and innovation, and leadership. He has authored and co-authored six books, around forty journal publications and over seventy conference proceedings.

Dr. Mick King

Department Chair
Dr. Michael King is an educator who has worked in Europe and the Middle East for the last 28 years as teacher, lecturer, language academy owner, and is currently department chair of the English Language Center at CCQ. He gets his motivation from a job well done in a way that benefits others, whether it is the students and teachers under his care, professional peers, or the higher management to which he reports.

Dr. Radi Abouelhassan

Radi is very passionate about gathering and sharing knowledge as he strongly believes in the importance of knowledge for the betterment of individuals and societies. He is inspired by successful people when they share their experiences, and when he sees them working to improve themselves. He is strongly interested in reading history because he believes history can help us to understand and heal with current challenges.

Dr. Sarah Inkpen & Kerry Suek

Professor, Instructor
Sarah is a lifelong learner and educator. Her passion is mathematics, statistics, technology, research, and education. She began teaching all levels of math in the Ontario Community College system in Canada. She has an EdD from Walden University, an M. Ed in Adult Education from Brock University, and a B. of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. Her adventure with sea turtles, robots, and experiential learning began in 2008. The Environment Research Robot is an example of successfully applying new technologies to environmental issues. Kerry Suek is a Canadian Physics instructor living in Qatar. He is involved in a project to have students build environmental research robots to take data in sea turtle nesting grounds.

Jacqueline Bird

Poet and Writer
Jacqueline Bird is a poet and writer from Ottawa, Canada. She draws on her own experiences as inspiration for her work. She is a graduate from McGill University, and has her Master of Education from the University of Ottawa. Jacqueline is an avid traveler and has had the chance to visit over 30 countries to date. She has lived in several Canadian cities and Taipei, Taiwan.

Mohammed Al-Jefairi

Coach Mohamed Al-Jefairi is a weekly writer in the Al-Arab newspaper of Qatar, He is a contributor for a several programs on Qatar TV and Qatar Foundation Radio. He is also the founder of (WaqfOnline) the largest online training network, which aims to publish free training files and facilitate access to them. He has also authored more than 25 books on leadership. He currently works as a development and training consultant at Qatar Media Corporation. Al-Jefairi has a clear message, which is to contribute to the preparation of a new generation of leaders armed with knowledge, skill and wisdom. He fully believes in the abilities of Qatari and Arab youth.

Mufeed Ahmed

Mufeed Ahmed is a tech entrepreneur based in Qatar .He is the founder of Qubicle, a web and mobile app development company based and incubated at the Digital Incubation Centre, Ministry of Transportation and Communications. He also co founded two more startups, both in the On demand sector - Washnow and Baqaala based in Qatar. His passion for tech startups won him two Startup Weekend Doha Awards , 2 Awards at the QSTP MIT medicine hackathon as well Entrepreneur magazine mobile app of the year. he has been featured on Entrepreneur Magazine and INC magazine in the regional print versions as well as international online editions.

Rohit Bassi

Founder of In-Learning
"People say I am an explorer, listener and heartfelt person. Whoever engages with me gains value such as: • Leading yourself and others with great motivation and inspiration • Selling and negotiating with outstanding favourable results • Communicating and collaborating with tremendous assertiveness Some label me a "compassionprenuer" and citations about my work have been on media channels CBS NEWS, FOX, NBC & ABC. Appeared a number of times on Vietnam National Television. Sessions done for over 250,000+ delegates across 50+ nationalities: • Compassionate speaker, with 23+ years of global experience • Best Selling Author with Jack Canfield for the book “Success Mastery” • Engaging with the power of ACE; awareness, consciousness & energy Delivery done for the likes of Oracle, HSBC and Harley-Davidson. Inspirational words of Meher Baba "mastery in servitude" allow me to serve you.”

Organizing team


Doha, Qatar

Al Kaboody

Doha, Qatar
  • Bryoney Hayes
  • Maryam Salim
  • Maryam AlKuwari
  • Mouna El Kahla
  • Natasha Rajabieslami