‘Al Sharq: A New Era’, the 3rd annual conference of Al Sharq Youth Forum

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Date(s) - 27/04/2016 - 30/04/2016
08:30 - 22:30



Al Sharq Youth Forum celebrated its 3rd annual conference entitled Al Sharq: A New Era to bed held in Istambul on April 29th & 30th 2016.
For the past several years, Al Sharq Forum has held a series of roundtable discussions, workshops and conferences to debate and understand the changing dynamics of the region. In 2016, we turn our attention to the various opportunities that have arisen in the current climate. We will discuss the prevalent possibilities in the region, and acknowledge the potential and reality of a new horizon.

The conference hosted a myriad of academics, diplomats, media personnel and high achieving young leaders through a fresh and unconventional program, comprising of several short presentations, keynote addresses, specialized workshops, and culminating in a formal debate on stage.

In addition, preceding the conference, Al Sharq Youth Forum hosted some of the best media innovators in an unique and dynamic Hackathon with the objective of creating a meaningful digital project under the theme Bridging Communities. Over two days, teams formed by graphic designers, software and interface developers, project managers, activists, entrepreneurs, journalists and so on, collaborated intensively to create innovative software tools, media campaigns, and organizational concepts that can create positive social impact in the Sharq region, including a better understanding among the different communities of the Sharq. A panel of expert mentors were on hand to assist the teams, and a selective group of judges scored each project.



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