TEDx youth meet to hold today
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DOHA TEDXYOUTH@DOHA event will take place at Georgetown University on November 19. The event will bring together a large number of 15- to 18- year-old high school students from all over Qatar. The conference aims to inspire the participants through presentations by prominent business leaders, successful young professionals and other youth, who will share how they exploited the opportunities they had. It will feature inspirational speeches about how youth can make use of opportunities and possibilities around them. RasGas Company Limited is the lead sponsor of the event. Other major sponsors are iSpot, Stars of Science TV Programme, which is currently airing on MBC 4 and Georgetown University itself. RasGas Employee Development and Welfare Group Manager Erhama al Kaabi said, “We are proud to be a strategic partner in this prestigious event, where collaboration in sharing of skills and experience, and highlighting the crucial role young people play in the global society. Our participation in the TEDxYouth@Doha initiative is a positive demonstration of our continuous commitment to providing new opportunities to the youth in Qatar.” Media Relations Manager and spokesman of Stars of Science TV Programme, Fahad al Kuwari, said: “Platforms like TEDxYouth@Doha share the vision of the Stars of Science TV Programme. They provide the perfect springboard for people to share their ideas with others. It is with great pleasure that Stars of Science is sponsoring this youth chapter of TEDx in Qatar.” Executive Officer for Outreach and External Communications at Georgetown University, Charles Nailen, said: “We are excited to partner with the TEDxYouth@Doha team to help inspire young leaders to change our world for the better. From our distinguished Lecture Series to public access to the library, bringing the community together to discuss the questions of our time is at the heart of what a university should do. By providing a place to bring local students together, Georgetown is proud to continue the long tradition of engaging the issues that are affecting our world today, in partnership with TEDxYouth@Doha.” “We value great ideas and enthusiasm of today’s youth. This event is an opportunity the young ones to showcase all that, and iSpot had no hesitation in adding our support to the event. As a brand, we have a broad vision of using technology to unite people across borders. We are sure that TEDxYouth@Doha will be a springboard for some valuable initiatives led by young people,” said Mohamad AlEbrik, chief operating officer of iSpot. Other sponsors of the TEDxYouth@Doha event include Qanect Communications, Youth Arabia (QTR8), Crepaway, Tasmeem, SpinnCreative, Red Monkey Productions, Those unable to attend the event can watch it on a livestream by visiting http://www.livestream.com/ TEDxYouthDoha between the hours of 1pm-7pm.