Schedule


Social Media Changing Lives
Friday, December 16, 2011

11:00am – 12:00pm

WELCOME & REGISTRATION


12:00pm – 12:25pm
Opening and Welcome Note 
by Mohammad Hijazi, President & Founder of Online Collaborative

12:25pm – 12:50pm
Riding the Digital Tiger – How Twitter can Change Diplomacy 
by HMA Tom Fletcher, The British Ambassador to Lebanon

12:50pm – 1:10pm
Improving Lebanon through Social Media 
by Farid Chehab, Honorary Chairman and Advisor to the Board of Leo Burnett MENA and author of “A Bet For a National Conscience”

1:10pm – 1:25pm
Open Source and Free Culture
by Naeema Zarif, Online Strategist & Integrated Media Consultant

1:25pm – 1:50pm
PANEL: Social Media in Business  
Moderated by Leila Khauli Hanna, Marketing Instructor at the American University of Beirut
Panelists:
o   Reham Darwish, Assistant Community Manager at Seeqnce SAL
o   Rami Majzoub, International Executive Vice President of Junior Chamber International (JCI)
o   Roy Nammour, Senior Account Manager & Digital Strategist at Spidermonkey 
o   Afif Tabsh, Co-founder and President of Aie Serve

1:50pm – 2:00pm
Social Media & Entrepreneurship 
by Omar Christidis, Founder & CEO of Arabnet

2:00pm – 2:15pm
Social Media in Food/Beverage Business  
by Ziad Kamel, Founder & CEO of The Alleyway Group

2:15pm – 2:30pm
Customer Service & Social Media 
by Hady Chehaloui, Online Media Strategist at Roadsters Diner and Deek Duke and Darine Sabbagh, Digital Media Consultant

2:30pm – 2:45pm
Enhancing Learning Using Social Media 
by Leila Khauli Hanna, Marketing Instructor at the American University of Beirut

2:45pm – 3:00pm
Mind the Non-Local! 
by Mahmoud Natout, Psychology and Cultural Studies Instructor at the Lebanese American University


3:00pm – 3:30pm

LUNCH BREAK 



3:30pm – 3:40pm



Band Music 
by Lazzy Lung, Indie Lebanese Band

3:40pm – 3:55pm
Donner Sang Compter 
By Yorgui Teyrouz, Founder & Action President of Donner Sang Compter

3:55pm – 4:20pm
PANEL: Social Media & NGOs in Lebanon 
Moderated by Loulwa Kalache, Treasurer of Online Collaborative
Panelists:
o   Farah Abdel Sater, Executive Director at The United Nations Youth Association of Lebanon
o   Loryne Atoui, Founder of One Wig Stand
o   Nadine Moawad, Feminist Activist and Founder of Nassawiya
o   Khalil Pfaff, Social Worker at Dar El Awlad

4:20pm – 4:35pm
Be7ke: Inspiring Youth Online 
by Riham Kowatly, Manager at “Be7ke?” web-series and Mohammad Tabbara, Director of “Be7ke?”

4:35pm – 4:50pm
The New Media: A Thin Line Between Bubbling & Blogging 
by Maan Barazi, Editor at eBusinessLebanon

4:50pm – 5:00pm
Is Social Media Taking Over Traditional Newspapers? 
by Kamal Chelhot, Marketing Director at L’Orient Le Jour

5:00pm – 5:10pm
Social Media Comedy 
by Malek Teffeha, Head Editor at the Gaming Desk of Gigalb

5:10pm – 5:20pm
A Hijab with a Voice 
by Esraa Haidar, Owner & Manager Consult-E Marketing

5:20-pm – 5:35pm
Human Rights & Arab Women 
by Aliaa El Zeiny, Blogger and Political Science Student at the American University of Beirut

5:35pm – 5:55pm
PANEL: Social Media Influencing Political Decisions 
Moderated by Doaa Abdel Rahman, Political Science Student at the American University of Beirut
Panelists:
o   Marina Chamma, Writer and Blogger at Eye on the East
o Shakeeb El-Jabri, Political  Activist at the American University of Beirut
o   Nadine Moawad, Feminist Activist and Founder of Nassawiya
o   Assaad Thebian, Political Activist and Blogger at Beirutiyat

5:55pm – 6:15pm

COFFEE BREAK



6:15pm – 6:25pm



Band Music 
by Lazzy Lung, Indie Lebanese Band

6:25pm – 6:45pm
Food Science & Nutrition Controversies on Social Media 
by Cynthia Bu Jawde, Loulwa Kalache, and Particia Moghames, Food and Nutrition Bloggers and Masters Candidates in AUB’s Nutrition and Food Science Department

6:45pm – 7:00pm
Animals on the Web 
by Ghassan Nassar, Marine Biology Research Assistant at the American University of Beirut

7:00pm – 7:20pm
Earth Tipping Point, Catalyzing Evolutionary Change 
by Kamal Merehbi, Fouder of Earth Tipping Point

7:20pm – 7:45pm
PANEL: Social Media for Personal Use 
Moderated by Ayman Itani, CEO of Think Media Labs
Panelists:
o   Alaa Chehayeb, Journalist, Interior Architect and Graphic Design Student at the Lebanese University
o   Aline Chirnian, Fashion Blogger and Business Administration Student at the American University of Beirut
o   Rabih El Khodr, Patriotic and Spiritual Soul-searching Blogger
o   Lana El Sahely, Fashion Blogger and Economics Student at the American University of Beirut
o   Giovanni Raidy, Blogger and Biology Student at the American University of Beirut

7:45pm – 7:55pm
Is Blogging Overrated? 
by Liliane Assaf, Computer Science Post-Graduate and Founder of Lebanon Aggregator

7:55pm – 8:05pm
Photoblogging in Lebanon 
by Mher Krikorian, Photoblogger and Online Community Manager

8:05pm – 8:15pm
Art, Poetry & Music in Revolutions in 2011 Global Uprising 
by Andrew Bossone, Journalist and Masters Candidate in Middle East Studies at the American University of Beirut

8:15pm – 8:30pm
Dissemination & preservation of traditional Arab Music  
by Akram Rayyes, Founding Member of the Foundation for Arab Music Archiving and Research (AMAR)

8:30pm – 8:50pm
Concert 
by EpiSode, Symphonic Progressive Music Lebanese Band

8:50pm – 9:00pm
Concert 
by Anthony Touma, Pop/Funk Artist, Performer, Singer, and Composer

9:00pm – 9:10pm
Concert 
by Poly, Soul/Pop Singer and Songwriter

9:10pm – 9:15pm
Closing Note 
by Online Collaborative, Student Organization at the American University of Beirut that seeks to group social media enthusiasts and experienced individuals in the digital media world and promote proper digital citizenship.
Accompanying the Social Media Changing Lives conference there will be an all day running Creative Commons Digital  Visual Arts Exhibition from Lebanese and all around the world CC artists.

Categories:
Opening & Closing notes
● Politics
● Humanities & Culture
● Business & NGOs
● Education
● Arts & Entertainment
● Science
● Personal Use