Workshops

Bearing in mind that the conference talks and dialogue are to shed the light briefly on numerous futuristic topics and issues, the workshop sessions intend to highlight some of the most important topics and allow for lengthy discussions and knowledge transfer and awareness.

Workshops

Workshop sessions will be delivered in two forms:

Smart classes:

these are three-hour sessions whereby participants will get the chance to raise their level of knowledge and awareness of the subjects discussed. Contemporary and futuristic topics related to IT security and privacy, management and business, media and advocacy will be elaborated in depth. These classes are to take place on Sunday night, Monday morning and Monday afternoon.

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Training workshops:

Long workshops that will provide participants with the opportunity to receive highly recognized certificates in three (3) topics; new media, campaign management, and negotiation and advocacy. These workshop sessions spread along 8 hours of training with world-class highly qualified trainers.

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Smart classes

UX Design: an Introduction

Description:
In this course; trainees will get to know what “User eXperience” for is, how it’s used, and why is it so important. It’s a great chance to discover the foundation principles necessary for creating and understanding successful user experiences that are used in mobile devices and touch screens (for applications and web design.

Target Audience:
This UX class is suitable for designers, developers, business analysts, and product managers.

Big Data Integration: How Massive Information is Managed!

Description:
In this course; participants will have the chance to learn about Big Data uses and applications. Sub-topics include the following:

  • Evolution of Big Data
  • Big Data history, and how it emerged
  • Vendors and Tools for Big Data
  • Introducing the Storage, MapReduce and Query Stack of Google

Target Audience:
This class is suitable for IT personnel, business managers and analysts, and those interested in big data architecture.

The ‘Rules’ of Advocacy & Lobbying

Description:
In this class; an interesting overview will be presented to trainees about what all advocates need to know about the rules and strategies of lobbying and advocacy. This class will be covering such matters as lobbyists registration, political donations, advocacy restrictions on charities, NGOs, professional and trade associations.

Target Audience:
This master class targets all political and social activists who aim to attract attention to their causes


A Gateway to Crypto-currencies

Description:
Nowadays, we hear a lot of questions like: “What is “Digital Currencies” all about? Should I Invest in it? Can I pay taxes? How governments will regulate transactions with Crypto-currencies? What’s the role of Banks? Could blockchain become the underlying infrastructure of the future Capital Markets?”… This session provides participants with the proper answers to these questions in an interesting and concise way

Target Audience:
This session targets all participants, especially those interested in economics, investment and business and entrepreneurship

Hack Yourself: How to Use Mobile & Internet Applications Safely

Description:
This class provides you with foundational knowledge on concepts of privacy and data protection. You will get to know the common principles and approaches of privacy as well as understand the major privacy models. Moreover, the course includes an introduction to IT security concepts and IT security management. You will also get to learn about online privacy as it relates to using personal information on websites and other internet-related technologies

Target Audience:
This session targets all participants, especially those interested in IT and media

Fake News: How It Controls the World!

Description:
In this course, participants will get a brief overview of “Fake News” and how they influence public opinion. You will get the chance to see how fake surveys, opinion polls, application ratings, and farming are made and used.

Target Audience:
This class is directed at media personnel, though it concerns every one of us, especially social media users and civil rights advocates.


Turning Ideas Into Big Business

Describtion:
Discovery: finding new opportunities in the region, inspired by its current conditions and difficulties, and its future prospects. Starting a business in conflict zones. How technology unlocks new possibilities e.g. sharing economy companies (Careem, Uber, Airbnb, WeWork, ..).Impact of businesses: how some businesses are challenging and changing cultural norms


Training workshops

The Secrets of New Media

Description:
This training workshop elaborates in details the topic of “New Media” and its contemporary uses. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire the skills of investigating and validating the news materials published online, especially in the social media. Moreover, by attending this workshop, you will be able to use the social media and new media platforms to easily publish your desired contents, in addition to using some smartphone applications as effective tools for citizen-journalisation in observing and transmitting news.

Target Audience:
This workshop is designed for reporters, writers, editors, producers; as well as PR spokespersons, marketers, public-affairs activists, social and political activists; especially those interested in new media.

Successful Campaign Management

Description:
This training workshop provides trainees with the necessary skills to run, manage or contribute to a winning social and/or political campaign. By attending this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Recruit and manage volunteers
  • Build a grassroots infrastructure
  • Fundraise and look for finances and sponsors for your campaign
  • Develop your campaign’s message
  • And in case of political campaigns, get your voters to the polls

Target Audience:
This workshop is designed mainly the campaign staff, candidates, social and political activists, or groups interested in working on ballot initiatives, propositions, or legislation; however, marketers and business entrepreneurs can get great benefit

The Art of Successful Negotiation and Persuasion

Description:
In this training workshop, trainees will learn how to negotiate creatively using a ‘win-win’ approach that fosters business relationships and maximizes outcomes for all the parties involved. Participants will also gain skills in preparing for and conducting successful negotiations, applying the behaviors of superior negotiators. Finally, they will work on assessing and broadening their negotiation style, as well as using and responding to commonly used negotiation tactics

Target Audience:
This workshop targets business entrepreneurs, marketers, and management personnel, as well as political and social activists. Though everyone else would get benefit from this training.


Registration

Registration will be open to conference participants [ticket holders] soon; where each participant gets the opportunity to choose ONE master class and/or ONE training workshop. selection criteria will be applied, where registration forms play vital role in the selection process. On the other hand, the three training workshops will be certified by globally renowned organizations.