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Theme: The Next Level

This event occurred on
December 11, 2021
Cairo, Al Qāhirah

“Life is just like a game, first you have to learn rules of the game, and then play it better than anyone else.” - Albert Einstein

Just like the levels of a game, we all go through many different stages during our lives, each with their unique challenges and obstacles. Through defeating these challenges, we are able to unlock our true potential and ‘level up’. The inaugural TEDxYouth@CES:‘The Next Level’ aims to celebrate innovative thinking and creative problem solving, through talks in various fields ranging from entrepreneurship, the social sciences and even entertainment.

Cairo English School
Suez Rd, Second New Cairo, Cairo Governorate
Cairo, Al Qāhirah, 11865
Event type:
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Anastasia Sedky

CES Student

Eilaf Shamekh

CES Student
Hi! I’m Eilaf, a 17 year old aspiring scientist. My interest in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology blossomed after having the opportunity to take each of those subjects separately. I’ve always been interested in the smaller side of science, whether it be microbiology, neurology and in this context: Nanotechnology!

Lamia Kamel

Assistant Egypt Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Egypt for Marketing and Promotion at Egypt Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
Founder of CC Plus and “Narrative Summit”, a leading international public relations firm that applies global standards and operates in the local and regional markets. She is also an executive in strategic communications and a consultant for political public relations, as well as leading a number of successful public relations campaigns. Lamia Kamel has a proven track record in helping clients integrate global political, economic, cultural and communications trends in the development of innovative future strategies and plans. Lamia Kamel is one of the pioneers of political communications in Egypt. As a communications strategist, she has participated in several highly visible campaigns in Egypt. She played an essential role in the presidential election campaign for President Abdel Fattah El-Sis, and the presidential election campaign for Mr. Amr Moussa.

Leila Qalie

CES Student

Maryam Abdel Raouf

CES Student

Mina Selim

Sales and Training Manager of a Pharmaceutical Company/Comedian/Freelance Corporate Trainer
[Talk: 'Comedian Wala Businessman'] As proclaimed by my wife, I am a multipotentialite. Husband and a father of two wonderful boys. I graduated from the faculty of pharmacy 2006 (because my dad wanted me to) and lived my life between Canada and Egypt. Sales and training manager of a pharmaceutical company to pay the bills. Stand up comedian and performed in Cairo, Dubai, NYC and Toronto. Freelance corporate trainer; started the edutainer platform Educative Entertainer. TV host and creative copywriter and actor because I love the fields.

Rasem Dabbas

Nestle BEO
I am a Jordanian national. A father of two young adults. I have been in Egypt for the last 4 years. This is my sixth move so I am used to living in different places. I lived in Jordan, the US (Nebraska, Arizona, California, DC), UAE, and now Egypt. I love to explore new initiatives and I have a passion to always learn - self learn and from others. Life is a journey and we need to make the best out of it and we need to all contribute positively to the good of society and communities we live in. I am passionate about sustainability and I love innovations. My topic is about disruptive innovations and in particular the Internet and the digital world we live in. I would like to discuss the gains we get from such new technology, the watch out and how to adapt to such innovations. Many questions we need to answer and choices to make as we continue to go digital - freedom to use digital, moral and ethical concerns, censorship and other topics

Zakaria Farah

CES Student
[Talk: 'Can We Revive a Wooly Mammoth and Potentially Save the Earth?'] My name is Zakaria Farah and I’m an IB Year 11 student at CES. I am currently aspiring to be a genetic engineer in the near future.

Organizing team




Cairo, Egypt
  • Jannah AbdulMajeed