Kings Academy
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This event occurred on
February 12, 2024
11:00pm - 11:00pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)
Madaba, Mādabā

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Abdul Majeed Shoman Auditorium
Manja, King's Highway, Madaba
Madaba, Mādabā, 16188
Event type:
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Ahmad Aliahmad

Student Speaker
Beyond the Weld: Unraveling Society's Hidden Fusions

Aliya Boshnak

Jordanian Olympic Champion
Aliya Boshnak, a Yale graduate and not just any Jordanian olympic athlete but the very first Jordanian athlete to qualify for the World Championships for the junior girls division in 2017. 4 years later, in 2021, she qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Not to mention the two gold medals she was crowned with in the 200 and 400 meter races in the Arab Women’s Championships.

Hamdi Tabbaa

Co-Founder and CEO of Abwab
“[Hamdi Tabbaa] Is the co-founder and CEO of Abwaab. Previously, he was the General Manager at Uber for MENA in the Levant & GCC. Under his leadership, he grew the business in several multiples over 4+ years and worked with the government to pass ridesharing regulations in Jordan, the first of their kind across the region. Before that, he established the specialty grocery store Dukkan, becoming one of the first in Jordan to introduce organized retail at a neighborhood level. He sold the business 6 years in, after hitting USD 15+M in revenues. Hamdi has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics in Real Estate Economics and Finance and a bachelor’s degree from King’s College London in Business Management.” - from

Kareem Ayyad Founder
Kareem Ayyad, our very own Kings Academy Alumni from the class of 2012 has changed the ways humans interact with computers. After graduating he co founded and is also the founder and CEO of Cerebian, a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI). Cerebian takes thoughts and intent and translates them into action/speech without any physical movement. As of this year, his hardwork and success has earned him a place in the Forbes 30 under 30 list!

Lubna Sabbagh

Student Speaker
Beyond the Screen and Pages: Unveiling What Makes Fictional Characters Lovable

Maya McInturff

Student Speaker
Redefining Identity Through the TCK Perspective

Rawand Samarah

Founder of The Learning Home -Inn-
My passion for education stems from my belief in the power of learning to unlock the potential of every student. I have had the privilege of working with diverse student populations, from primary schools to higher education, in different cultural and academic contexts. I have also pursued my own learning journey, obtaining a master's degree in education from the University of Nottingham. My goal is to continue to contribute to the advancement of education, especially in the areas of inquiry-based learning, critical thinking, and global citizenship.

Suhayb Qasem

Student Speaker
Drones and Beyond: From Regulation to Revolution

Ward AbuAli

Student Speaker
Genes That Don't Run in DNA

Organizing team




Amman, Jordan