The presenters will include Viner Mohanad Hattab, well known for his Arabic skits, Afra Al Darmaki, a professional singer and song writer, and Abeer Al Hamdani, a Shurooq employee who is an aspiring photographer and currently does photo shoots for abaya designers. There will be a presentation by Zayad Motlib, an architect by profession who currently organises D-Nat (Dubai Network for Art, Architecture, and Technology) workshops with Co-De- IT urban planners from Italy, while Reem Saeed, Founder of MobiUAE pix – a platform to raise awareness about taking photos with mobile apps – will present the #Sharjah1000 campaign.
Naima Abdelwahed, Hind Mezaina, Chaitanya Krishna Kumar, Yara Ramadan will present findings from a recent workshop conducted by Amsterdam based research platform Failed Architecture on Sharjah's iconic Bank Street. It will include an overview of the street before its construction and into the near future. Attendees will be invited to share their stories and memories of this iconic part of Sharjah that is soon to be replaced with a low-rise 'historical' quarter.
Lesley Cully, Founder of Buckle Up In The Back, will be talking about child safety while driving and giving an overview of her campaign, ongoing since 2012, to bring into action a law that would enforce the use of seatbelts in the back seats of cars, while environmentalist activist Aasha Eapen will discuss how to conserve the environment and the TUNZA Eco Generation networking platform. Shada El Sayed, Bushra Al Akraa, and Zainab Soriya, will discuss the importance of education for Syrian children as part of the relief effort in their presentation of the Books For Syria project, which aims to provide educational material for Syrian children impacted by conflict and displacement.
Tarik Batal and Besma Masri will present the SuperHope campaign, a non-profit organisation that visits children with Cancer at hospitals, sketch their super hero costumes and produce actual costumes for the children. And avid traveler Asma Anayat will speak about her drive to promote the passion and understanding of Geography and Cities and their traditions through teaching people of all ages map reading, geography skills, travel writing, and all that travel photography entails.