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This event occurred on
June 26, 2019
6:30pm - 11:00pm +04
(UTC +4hrs)
Dubai, Dubayy
United Arab Emirates

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Dubai College Auditiorium
Dubai College
Al Sufouh 1
Dubai, Dubayy, 9292
United Arab Emirates
Event type:
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Adam El Rafey

How does light travel at its speed despite its mass? How does quantum entanglement work? Why can’t I get a job at Hypixel? With an arsenal of questions sure to baffle any parent, Adam shares his struggle against today’s educational system and the need for long-sought change. Freedom to learn advanced physics, structure his own timetable, and of course, play Minecraft, is all he asks: how could one say no?

Alisha Ahmad

Born in Britain, raised in Dubai, yet ethnically from Pakistan. Being a child in the 21st century brings new struggles to social interaction and individuality. Alisha talks about society’s perils in accepting 'where she's really from' and the misconception between nationality and ethnicity. A passionate account of how common norms must adapt in the face of transience and originality.

Avanti Vijay

Imagine waking up and not having to look at a mirror to see a perfect reflection of yourself. Amongst the many peculiarities of living as a twin, Avanti shares her unfamiliar perspective of the possible adventures and repercussions of living as a twin. Before indulging in the science, genetics, and psychology of a twin, Avanti gives you the opportunity to empathise with one, and understand the daily life having the perfect companion could encompass.

Hannah Dawson

This budding medic takes you through her experiences in interacting with patients that are HIV-positive and the importance of awareness in this subset of medicine now more than ever. Growing up in South Africa, her deep-seated investment in the illness is a testament to her passion for finding a cure, and finally bringing out the ‘positivity’ in HIV.

Ishaan Aladina

A simple summer school project at Imperial morphed into a much greater life lesson for Ishaan when investigating the hurdles that tetraplegics face. He talks about his experiences in trying to help overcome these difficulties, and how applying his distant love and passion for fluid mechanics and supersonic flight in an unfamiliar context, helped him reach a sense of fulfilment.

Sachit Lumba

Allow Sachit to take you on a journey through rhythm’s emotions, dating back from its historical innovation, to today’s pavonine expression. Learn what rhythm means to him, having learnt the traditional Indian instrument: the tabla. At first glance, a simple metronome to keep tempo, but in reality, a new dimension of conversation and creativity.

Urszula Bieganska

Head of Middle East and Africa - LEGO
We are constantly making unconscious decisions: whether we are hungry, which hand to put forward, or even which chore to avoid. Working with the multinational company LEGO, Urszula illustrates the cost of decisions we make in upbringing our children. Inherent gender biases prevent us from offering our best to the women of tomorrow; hear her explain why this is simply unacceptable.

Organizing team


Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Kaivalya Vohra