Social media is buzzing about the upcoming TEDxIslamabad. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about TED. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment Design, and is a set of global conferences that are organized under the slogan, “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Independently organized events are called TEDx(Location).
TEDxIslamabad 2014 is all about wonders and surprises. The team has worked hard to find speakers that would share stories and experiences that will wow the audience. The event will be held on November 16, 2014.
Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy
Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is a professor, having taught at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad for 40 years and is currently a Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Forman Christian College, Lahore. He has won many prestigious awards, including the Baker Award for Electronics, the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics, the UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the popularization of science, Joseph A. Burton Award from the American Physical Society and the Jean Meyer Award from Tufts University. He has been included in the list of 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, and is a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament.
Follow him on Twitter: @pervezhoodbhoy
Muniba Mazari is an artist and a writer. Although wheelchair bound, following an accident, her spirit and artistry knows no bounds. In fact, she takes the agony of spinal cord injury as a challenge and is more determined to express her sentiments through her art work. Currently, she is running her brand by the name “Muniba’s Canvas” with the slogan “Let Your Walls Wear Colors”.
Follow her on Twitter: @Muniba_Mazari
Nadine Murtaza has been a teacher and curriculum developer for Headstart School for the last 8 years and also heads up NJ’s House, offering a program of play-based study from pre-Nursery to grade 5. Nadine along with her husband, Hassan Noon, is also the co-founder of Dheere Bolo, a 21st century children’s publishing house, which is currently part of the Invest2Innovate accelerator class of 2014.
Follow her on Twitter: @chambelinadine
Khadijah Niazi is an inspirational example of how online education is revolutionizing learning. At age 10, she took the Artificial Intelligence online course on Udacity. Currently 14 years of age, she has already managed to complete more than 20+ online courses and has appeared at global events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos. She runs a blog titled “World Studies With Me”.
Follow her on Twitter: @KhadijaNiazi
Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi
Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi is the brainchild and founder of Lolz Studios. He makes viral videos with an over arching aspect of ‘doing good’ and has been the face of popular brands like Coke & Leisure Club for spreading the message of hope and kindness. He’s currently in the process of setting up Pakistan’s first ‘Digital’ Network & Studio in the heart of Islamabad.
Follow him on Twitter: @lolzstudiosPK
Mr. Franche has spent his professional career working in international development, and is currently a part of UNDP Pakistan. He was previously the Deputy Director of UNDP in Haiti, a position he held since 2008. Mr. Franche is leading the UNDP team in Pakistan, supporting federal and provincial governments to achieve their development goals, notably the Millennium Development Goals and the objectives to be set internationally beyond 2015 while implementing a broad agenda for capacity building.
Follow him on Twitter: @MAFundp
Dr. Waqas A. Qazi
Dr. Waqas A. Qazi holds a PhD from University of Colorado, Boulder, USA and is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Space Science at Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad. He considers himself as an Earth Scientist or Remote Sensing Scientist, with broader research interests lie in the areas of remote sensing, earth observation, oceanography, earth system study and modelling, and scientific programming. Dr. Qazi blogs at EarthEnable.
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