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Theme: Fission Reaction - disintegration, and reintegration of ideas.

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April 6, 2019
Islamabad, Islamabad

Inspired by the realm of the sciences, the theme for this year’s conference is Fission Reaction. The analogy of the fission reaction, the disintegration, and reintegration of ideas to find new ways of thinking, when applied to the paradigm of Pakistan, can serve as a particularly effective tool for discourse, spreading of ideas and learning.

National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
NUST, H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan
Islamabad, Islamabad, 44000
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Dr. Nadeem Omar Tarar

Writer, Anthropologist.
Apart from being a writer, anthropologist, and culture enthusiast, Mr. Nadeem has left no stone unturned in enlightening and influencing the populace of our country. His work for marginalized minorities, trans genders, the partition of the subcontinent, and culture and development has influenced people from all spheres of life.

Dr. Nida Kirmani

Writer, Sociology Professor and Faculty Director at Saida Waheed Gender Initiative
A sociologist, professor, and author, Dr. Nida has pursued and disseminated a scholarly understanding of the pressing issues within our society for more than a decade now. Her work provides rare and valuable insight into key aspects of life through an amalgamation of themes ranging from violence and gender to urbanism in a Pakistani context.

Fahmida Iqbal Khan

Social Activist, Community Mobilization and Network Adviser at UNAIDS office for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Ms. Fahmida is currently working as the Community Mobilization and Networking Advisor with the UNAIDS Country Office for Pakistan and Afghanistan. Her work spans over a variety of actors, from the wider public to governments, to shed light on HIV. Additionally, she is a strong advocate for human rights and a voice against violence faced by women and girls.

Hisham Sarwar

CEO Infomist Services, Founder of Being Guru and Lead Instructor at Digiskills.
Mr. Hisham exemplifies entrepreneurial prowess and a passion for mentoring young talent. Starting out as a freelancer himself, he went on to found various platforms and today is spearheading a nationwide campaign to groom certified freelancers for Pakistan’s workforce. He is truly a beacon of light for the emerging entrepreneurs of this country.

Roshanay Afridi

Model, Blogger.
A woman of grace, beauty, and wit, Ms. Roshanay has striven to break the boundaries set around her and make a name for herself as the determined, young model we know her as. Alongside her modeling ventures, she also pens down her numerous traveling adventures in her personal blog and actively provides insight on all things fashion.

Sohail Emmanuel

Prison Rights Activist.
Mr. Sohail is a renowned investigator for the Justice Project Pakistan; a non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the legal and investigative rights of those who face the ultimate punishment- the death penalty. Having firsthand experience of the brutalities faced by prisoners, he is a strong advocate for justice and a ray of hope for those who have given up otherwise.

Zoe Viccaji

Singer, Songwriter and Composer.
A strong-willed representative of the arts, Ms. Zoe Viccaji has moved the entire nation with her talents. From Coke Studio to stage musicals such as Mamma Mia and Chicago, she's always left the audience in awe over the way her strong yet melodious voice hits every note. She has repeatedly proven her artistic prowess with her string of musical hits over the years.

Organizing team


Islamabad, Pakistan


Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Abdul Mannan Fouzi
    Team member
  • Abdus Sami
    Team member
  • Ahmed Jamal
    Team member
  • Aimen Khan
    Team member
  • Ammar Saleem
    Team member
  • Ghania Sohail
  • Haris Fawad
    Team member
  • Huda Zainab
    Team member
  • Maaz Nadeem
    Team member
  • Madiha Khalid
    Team member
  • Majeed Shah
    Team member
  • Maleeha Imtiaz
    Team member
  • Maria Khalil
    Team member
  • Mohammad Hamza
    Team member
  • Muhammad Hashir Naeem
  • Noor Waqar
    Team member
  • Rubass Rashid
  • Saad Humayun
    Team member
  • Sara Masood
    Team member
  • Shamaim Khan
    Team member
  • Warda Gul Malik
    Team member