Schedule 2013

Day 1: Saturday March 23rd, 2013

 8:30 - 9:30 am Registration & Breakfast
 9:15 - 10:30 am

Opening Keynote Session:
"Welcome to 2nd Annual NEGMA conference", Taghrid Samak, 2013 NEGMA Conference Chair. 

“The Role of Art and Culture in Shaping the Views and Opinions of the Crowd in Egypt”
Eng. Mohamed El-Sawy, founder and director of El Sawy Culturewheel “Saquyet El-Sawy”  

 10:45 - 11:45 pm First Pitch by Imapct Egypt 10 finalsts
Each finalist has 5 min to give the audience an in-depth representation of his/her proposal.
 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break / Poster Session
 1:15 - 2:45 pm

Round Table Discussion: Structured, moderated and practical roundtable discussions about the 10 project ideas brought forth by the 10 NEGMA Finalists. This will be a chance for conference participants to engage in providing feedback and constructive criticism to project leaders who are engaging real ideas for sustainable development and entrepreneurship in Egypt Learn more about the 10 proposals

 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Panels Sessions:These sessions aim to introduce conference participants to a variety of applications of Crowd Sourcing, through education, social aspect of life, and technology. The audience would have a better understanding of the major challenges surrounding social enterprise in Egypt as described by true social entrepreneurs. They would also learn more about the different applications of Crowd Sourcing in the different fields in Egypt. Please Note:Panels run simultaneously.

Panel A: "Exploring the Future of Education in Egypt" Led by Seif Abou Zeid - Sarah El Nashar

Panel B: "Reaching out to the Powerful Crowd" Led by Ehaab Abdou - Perihan Abou Zeid

Panel C: "Empowering the Crowd to Protect the Environment"  Led by Lama El Hatow - Jawad Nabulsi

 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Gala Dinner: Enjoy a social night with our distinguished speakers, judges and finalists. Serving fine Middle Eastern Food and Performances by


Ana Masry

Ahmed El-Haggar

Learn more about the Gala dinner here

Day 2: Sunday March 24th, 2013

 8:30 - 9:30 am

Registration & Breakfast

 9:15 - 10:15 am

Seminar Sessions:The goal of the seminars is to provide conference participants and project leaders with useful tools and skills that may help in their own work moving forward, through a variety of issues that are crucial for advancing the agenda of sustainable development through entrepreneurship and innovation in Egypt. The audience should walk away understanding the major challenges surrounding funding of Social Enterprise in Egypt, and the good practices in measuring the impact of Social Enterprise world wide.

Seminar A: Different Funding Models,Led by Mr. Mohamed Mourad El-Zayat

Seminar B: Measuring Impact of Social Enterprise, Led by Ms. Claire Walsh 

 10:30 - 12:00 pm

Second Pitch by Impact Egypt 10 Finalists

The final round of the Impact Egypt 2013 competition. Each finalist will have to present and pitch their idea in 2 minutes then answer questions during a 5 min Q/A session. A panel of judges and the audience will vote for the top three winning finalists that will take part in summer incubation program in Egypt.

 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break / Networking
 1:15 - 2:30 pm

Impact Egypt Competition Winners Announcement

 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Diaspora Forum

 3:45 - 4:00 pm

Keynote Session:

Dr. Farouk El Baz, Research professor and director of the center for remote sensing, Boston University


Closing Note - Thank You