Published on 10/21/2021

The eagerly anticipated first TEDx at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) on the theme of "Celebrating our Diversity" took place today, Thursday 21 October 2021 at DI main auditorium. The day-long event included nine speakers – students, alumnus and members of the wider community that help share ideas in communities around the world in the form of short, powerful talks.

The Presented Asmaa Alhamadi was the host of the event that included nine speakers who gave short presentations, all with the theme of inspiring young people to achieve their dreams.

Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Ibrahim Freihat stressed the importance of organizing such events with universal dimension at the Institute, noting the efforts to generate the conference was important in developing the experience and skills of students and participants through its various activities, which were based on sharing experiences, creative ideas, success stories, launching capacities and disseminating ideas.

"This event comes within the framework of providing an opportunity for young people to develop, motivate, and continue refining their talents, and inspire the community by exchanging ideas and discussing problems, aspirations and experiences with a modern vision." He added.

The list of speakers included students from the Doha Institute consist of Fatma Lulu, Faozi Alghuwaidi, Ghizlane Hanane, Mwaffaq Alhajjar, Anas Abu Samhan, Mohammad Al Kaabi, clinical psychologist with, Dr. Anwar Dafa Allah, founder of TEDx conferences in Sudan, Bouchra Sebbata, Assistant General Manager - Head of Private Banking, Dr. Ghizlane Bendriss, assistant professor of Biology at Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.