TedXRamallah April 16, 2011 In Bethlehem, Beirut, Amman and Around the World

11 Apr, 2011

In the spirit of spreading positive, inspiring stories from Palestine, a group of young volunteers started TEDxRamallah, the first TEDx event in Palestine and Jordan to be held in April 16, 2011.  TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-LIKE experience.

TEDxRamallah will take place in Bethlehem on April 16th with simultaneous events in Beirut and Amman. Over 20 cities will also simulcast the event, reaching areas as far as Shanghai, Montreal and Reykjavik and as near as Damascus, Dubai and Riyadh.

Some of TEDxRamallah, the speakers include, Gisel Kordestani director of New Business Development at Google for Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Suad Amiry a Palestinian architect, author of “Sharon and my Mother in-Law: Ramallah Diaries”, Fadi Ghandour founder and CEO of Aramex, a global logistics and transportation solutions provider, Rim Banna Palestinian singer, lyricist and composer. Julia Bacha an award-winning filmmaker who has worked on films exhibited at the Sundance, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Dubai International Film Festivals, and broadcast on Al Arabiya television among other channels, Mohammad Khatib is a Palestinian refugee who grew up in Arroub Camp originally from a village called Qastina. co-founder Bazinga! a startup catalyst and a tech hub in Ramallah, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh is the godfather of Arab accounting, also credited for promoting the significance of Intellectual Property in the Arab region. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon appointed Abu-Ghazaleh, as vice chair of the UN Global Compact at the UN headquarters in New York. He was born in 1938 in Jaffa, Palestine. Wael Attili  co-founder and chief creative officer of Kharabeesh Network and many more.

If you want to attend You can register here deadline is  13th of April, you can support the event by adding a twibbon to your Twitter or Facebook profile, or follow the event page on Facebook or Twitter pages.

Disclosure: ArabCrunch is a media partner to TedXRamallah.

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