Speakers


Keynote Speakers



Speakers

Ms Jehan Ara

President, PASHA

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Ms Tahira Abdullah

Development worker & Humanrights defender

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Dr Ambreen Ahmad

Founding member/Advisor, Rozan (NGO)

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Mr Nadeem Ahmad

SDG Team Leader, LEAD Pakistan

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Mr Shahidul Alam

Artist, Photographer

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Mr Haider Ali

CEO, Phool Patti Truck Art

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Mr Norbert Almeida

Security & Crisis Manager

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Mr Usman Ansari

E-Commerce Expert

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Mr Fawad Asghar

Chief Technology Officer, We.R.Play

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Mr Qasim Aslam

Co-Founder, The History Project

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Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting

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Ms Farieha Aziz

Director, Bolo Bhi

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Ms Hirra Babar

Co-Founder, SMAG

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Ms Sonya Battla

Fashion Designer

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Dr Kaiser Bengali

Senior Economist

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Mr Herman Bergsma

Chief Technical Advisor Disaster Risk Management

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Dr Lawrence Bernard Michael Burke

Director of Education, Beaconhouse School System

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Ms Zebunnisa Burki

Deputy Editor, Oped pages of The News

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Ms Saira Mubashir Butt

General Manager, Early Years Education, Beaconhouse School System

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Ms Kami Chouhdry

Trans Rights Activist

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Mr Nayyar Ali Dada

Senior Architect

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Ms Nida Dar

Player, Pakistan Women`s Cricket Team

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Dr Rehma Gilani

Doctor of Gynae and Obs

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Mr Amin Gulgee

Artist, Designer

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Mr Alex Haines

Barrister at Law

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Mr Salman Hameed

Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Humanities, Hampshire College

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Mr Saad Hamid

Innovation & Community Lead, Invest2innovate

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Ms Ayesha Tammy Haq

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Dr Pervez A Hoodbhoy

Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Forman Christian College, Lahore

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Mr Hammad Husain

Architect

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Mr Syed Talat Hussain

Senior Anchor-person, ARY NEWS

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Ms Sidra Iqbal

Journalist/Host, PTV World

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Mr Junaid Iqbal

Managing Director, Careem Pakistan

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Mr Javaid Iqbal

Digital Futurist

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H E Ivan Ivanissevich

Ambassador of Argentina to Pakistan

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Mr Qasim Jafri

CEO, Imperium Hospitality

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Mr Tapu Javeri

Fashion and Art photographer

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Mr Wajid Jawad

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Ms Zehra Kamal

Clinical Psychologist

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Ms Ayesha Kasuri

School Head, Beaconhouse-Newlands Islamabad

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Mr Nassir Mahmud Kasuri

Executive Director, Beaconhouse School System

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Mr Kasim Mahmud Kasuri

Chief Executive, Beaconhouse School System

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Ms Sophia Kasim Kasuri

CEO, Gymboree Play & Music Pakistan

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Mr Isfundiar Kasuri

Head , Humqadam

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Mr Zohaib Kazi

Author, Producer, Musician

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Mr Jamshed Kazi

Country Representative, UN Women Pakistan

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Mr Yousuf Kerai

Lecturer, Mathematics School of Science & Engineering

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Ms Sheema Kermani

Director, Tehrik-e-Niswan

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Ms Lina Khalefa

Founder, SheFighter

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Ms Afshan Khalid

General Manager School Evaluation Unit, Beaconhouse School System

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Mr Harris Khalique

Critic, Poet

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Ms Valerie Khan

Social Activist

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Ms Kiran Khan

Pakistan Olympian Swimmer

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Mr Sumair Ali Khan

Trans Activist, Sab Rang Society

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Ms Rina Saeed Khan

Environmental Journalist

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Ms Hajra Khan

Captain, Pakistan National Women`s Football Team

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Mr Hammad Naqi Khan

Director General/CEO, WWF-Pakistan

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Mr Faisal Javed Khan

Additional Secretary Information, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

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Mr Mansoor Ali Khan

Senior News Anchor, ARY News

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Mr Wusatullah Khan

Anchor

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Mr Shaheer Khan

Mind Reader

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Ms Sarah Mehboob Khan

Professional Tennis Player

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Ms Sadia Khatri

Journalist

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Ms Aqsa Khawaja

Editorial Head - Content, Communications & Conferences, IDG Pakistan

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Ms Gelareh Kiazand

Journalist, VICE News

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Mr Arif Mahmood

Senior Photojournalist

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Mr Rishad Mahmood

Sports Editor, Dawn - Pakistan

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Ms Sana Mahmud

Captain, Pakistan Women`s Basketball Team

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Mr Shamyl Bin Mansoor

Assistant Professor Computing, NUST

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Bari Mian

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Dr Framji Minwalla

Programme Director, Communication & Design, Habib University, Karachi

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Ms Sana Mir

Captain, Pakistan National Women`s Cricket Team

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Ms Moni Mohsin

Writer

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Ms Naznin Murtaza

Founder, Headstart School

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Mr Bilal Musharraf

Director Strategic Partnerships, Edmodo

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Mr Zain Mustafa

Founder, Zain Mustafa Architecture & Interior Design

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Mr Harsh Narayan

Co-Founder & Executive Director, SPIC MACAY Network

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Mr Kashif Naseer

Blogger

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Mr Jibran Nasir

Lawyer and Civil/Political Rights Activist

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Ms Nadia Naviwala

Global Fellow , Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy

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Dr Abdul Hameed Nayyar

Social Activist

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Ms Nigar Nazar

CEO, Gogi Studios

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Mr Deepak Perwani

Fashion Designer

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Mr Farooq Qaiser

Senior Artist

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Ms Qudsia Rahim

Vice-Chair, Lahore Biennale Foundation

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Dr Atta Ur Rahman

National Professor, University of Karachi

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Ms Iram Zia Raja

Textile Design Department, National College of Arts

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Mr Salman Rashid

Fellow, Royal Geographical Society

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Ms Ayla Raza

Director, All Pakistan Music Conference

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Ms Joanna Reid

Head, DFID Pakistan

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Ms Gillian Rhodes

International Performer

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Ms Riffat Naheed Sajjad

Poet

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Mr Ghazi Salahuddin

Senior Journalist

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Ms Afia Salam

Journalist

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Ms Aurélie Salvaire

Founder, Shift Balance

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Ms Tina Sani

Musician

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Mr Jamal Shah

DG, Pakistan National Council of the Arts

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Ms Anoosha Shaigan

Vice President, CourtingTheLaw

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Ms Saman Shamsie

Writer

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Ms Kamila Shamsie

Novelist, Writer

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Mr Shubhendu Sharma

Director, Afforestt

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Mr Ali Tauqeer Sheikh

CEO, LEAD Pakistan

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Mr Tasneem Siddiqui

Architect

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Ms Christina Von Sperling Afridi

Founder/Chairperson, KKAWF

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Mr Martijn Van Strien

Founder, Post-Couture Collective

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Mr Salman Sufi

Sr Member Law and Order, CM Special Monitoring Unit

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Ms Insiya Syed

Award Winning Photographer

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Mr Shafaat Ali Syed

Comedian/TV Host, GEO News

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Mr Fasi Zaka

Columnist

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Ms Uzma Yousuf Zaka

Country Director, CIE Pakistan

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Uncategorised

Foreign Film Festival

November 5th, 2016

5:00pm - 6:30pm

 

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Movie

Duration (min)

Directors

Film origin

Synopsis

1

Imaginapped

12:17

Stian Hafstad

USA

When her imaginary friend is kidnapped, Olivia (8) has to go on an epic quest to get him back.

2

3 candles

15:53

Ahmed Fouad

Egypt

A night of 3 struggling poor brothers, living in an isolated area and how the big brother crosses the obstacles and achieves his goal through innovation. This is a story about how little inventions can make huge changes.

3

Children of God

9:48

Ahmed Al-daradji

Iraq

A young boy bets his prized possessions - a series of football posters - on the girl’s team winning a battle-of-the-sexes football match in an attempt to gain the affections of his crush, their goalkeeper.

4

Humanexus

10:35

Ying Fang Shen, Katy Borner

USA

The human race has long searched for meaningful interpersonal connections. Tools and technologies have made it easier to reach out and share ideas, but each presents a new, unforeseen challenge. We must always ask: "is this what we want? What do we want?"

5

My Name is Dominic

20:06

Nicolas Silhol

France

Carole learns that her son, Quentin, suffers from “behavioural disorders” after he takes a psychological test at school. The way she sees him is progressively contaminated by this worrying diagnostic…

6

The World of Tomorrow

17:00

Don Hertzfeldt.

USA

In the award-winning short film ‘World of Tomorrow’ (2015), a young girl named Emily is contacted by her clone 227 years into the future. The young Emily learns of a complex cloning process that will enable her to live forever in addition to being able to travel through time. Emily also learns about cruder forms of life extension that the less affluent citizens of the future can afford. Her clone introduces Emily to a highly advanced form of the Internet called the ‘Outernet’, a ‘neural network’ that allows her to select specific memories from her life. She also learns that the earth of the future (her clone’s) is about to be destroyed by a meteoroid in 60 days. The people of the future prepare in all sorts of bizarre ways to reconcile with this impending apocalypse. (Hertzfeldt, 2015). This short, dystopian film portrays a vision of a future without hope.

 

November 5th, 2016

7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

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Movie

Duration (min)

Directors

Film origin

Synopsis

1

Zarafa

78

Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie

French-Belgian

A grandfather tells the story of Maki to his grand kids, a young boy who escapes from slave traders, befriends a giraffe (the title character), cross the desert, meet a pirate, and a few other things on a trip that takes him from Africa to Paris.

 

November 6th, 2016

5:00pm - 6:30pm

 

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Movie

Duration (min)

Directors

Film origin

Synopsis

1

My grandfather was a cherry tree

11:38

Olga Poliektova, Tatiana Poliektova

Russia

This is a story about a a little boy Tony who must face with some life's stages, such as the death of his grandmother or the divorce of his parents. But in the end it all ends well.

2

An American Piano

19:59

Paul Leeming

Japan

“An American piano" is based on the true story of a young Japanese girl who played the piano for prisoner of wars- POWs during WWII and how it affected their lives.

3

My Shoes

32:10

Anis Lassoued

Tunisia

Nine-year-old Nader loves to run, as if he wants to defy gravity. While shopping for Eid clothes with his parents, he sets his heart on a pair of expensive shoes – beyond what his father can afford.

4

The Boy Who Thought He Was Good

25:45

Tami Ravid

Netherlands

Latif likes to play by himself on his keyboard in his room, and drifts quickly into his own fantasy world. At school, little things easily distract him, and his bad grades are worrying his teachers and his parents. They are all looking for a solution to change Latif, but Latif wonders whether he should change at all. Isn’t he all right the way he is?

 

November 6th, 2016

7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

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Movie

Duration (min)

Directors

Film origin

Synopsis

1

Gabriel

83:00

Miko?aj Haremski

Poland

Tom (12) is an automotive passionate and spends all his free time in the garage. Under the watchful care of mechanic Raszy?ski, he discovers the secrets of building cars. One day Tom decides to find his unknown father and runs away from his grandparents, with whom he has lived since his mother's death, and commences on a dangerous journey. At the beginning of his escapade he gets into trouble, which he overcomes with the help of new friend, Gabriel. Despite the difficult start of their acquaintance, the boys finally become friends. More and more, Gabriel's supernatural abilities are revealed. Raszy?ski goes after Tom and  as the journey goes on, Tom gets closer to finally knowing his father, and discovering the mystery of Gabriel.

Press Coverage

Daily Pakistan: School Of Tomorrow 2016: The Biggest International Festival in Pakistan
Link: https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/school-of-tomorrow-2016-the-biggest-international-festival-in-pakistan/

Pakistan Today: Beaconhouse holds festival titled ‘A world of Tomorrow
Link: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/11/05/city/lahore/beaconhouse-holds-festival-titled-a-world-of-tomorrow/

NewsTV.Pk – City42 Coverage: Second day of the International Conference "World of Tomorrow" organized by Beacon House
Link: http://www.newstv.pk/video/67371/second-day-of-the-international-conference-world-of-tomorrow-organized-by-beacon-house

The News:  ‘A World of Tomorrow’ festival concludes
Link: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/162872-A-World-of-Tomorrow-festival-concludes

The News: Bigwigs feature at ‘A World of Tomorrow’ event
Link: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/162690-Bigwigs-feature-at-A-World-of-Tomorrow-event

The Express Tribune: (5 Articles on SOT)
Headline: ‘A World of Tomorrow’; With over 200 speakers, festival of ideas kicks off
Link: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1220229/world-tomorrow-200-speakers-festival-ideas-kicks-off/
Headline:  ‘Schools of future may only teach values’
Link: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1221140/schools-future-may-teach-values/

Headline: What impact will US elections have on Pakistan? (Talks about the session, ‘As the World Holds its Breath: The Oval Office and Global Security’)
Link: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1222671/world-tomorrow-impact-will-us-elections-pakistan/
Headline: World of Tomorrow: Pakistan a classic ‘case of glass half empty, half full’ (Talks about the session ‘Moving towards a progressive Pakistan’)
Link: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1222010/world-tomorrow-pakistan-classic-case-glass-half-empty-half-full/
Headline: World of Tomorrow: What’s better? Schools or internet
Link: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1221138/world-tomorrow-whats-better-schools-internet/

DG Enterprise Brands: A Quick Look Into World of Tomorrow: SOT 2016 by BeaconHouse
Link: http://enterprise.idgmediawakhan.com/SOT2016/

The Nation: (3 articles, 1 PR)
Headline: Nawaz to accept SC verdict: Ahsan (Talks about the second day of SOT and Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s session in detail)
Link: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/06-Nov-2016/nawaz-to-accept-sc-verdict-ahsan
Headline: A World of Tomorrow
Link: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/05-Nov-2016/a-world-of-tomorrow
Headline: A World of Tomorrow ends with new goals
Link: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/07-Nov-2016/a-world-of-tomorrow-ends-with-new-goals
PR (Corporate Corner) Link: http://nation.com.pk/business/05-Nov-2016/corporate-corner

Dawn: ‘A World of Tomorrow’ festival kicks off
Link: http://www.dawn.com/news/amp/1294372

Daily Times:
Headline: Beaconhouse takes Lahoris on future trip
Link: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/07-Nov-16/beaconhouse-takes-lahoris-on-future-trip
Headline: Reassessment of conventional education beliefs stressed
Link: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/05-Nov-16/reassessment-of-conventional-education-beliefs-stressed

Deccan Chronicle (India): ‘Experienced, sensible’ Hillary will win US presidential elections: Hina Rabbani Khar (Features the “In conversation with HRK” panel discussion at SOT2016
Link: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/world/america/061116/experienced-sensible-hillary-will-win-us-presidential-elections-hina-rabbani-khar.html

Business Recorder: People have rejected 'politics of disruption': minister
Link: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/100306/

Radio Pakistan: Ahsan stresses continuity of policies to ensure development in country
Link: http://www.radio.gov.pk/06-Nov-2016/ahsan-stresses-continuity-of-policies-to-ensure-development-in-country

 

 

Hackathon

A World of Tomorrow Hackathon, in collaboration with Plan X, dares to imagine a world of the future in which we can flourish as unique individuals held together by the tapestries of our cultures, traditions and shared histories.The Hackathon will allow participants to identify and develop a quick fix to stated problems. It will be an exercise in ideation and creative process to hack our collective future. 

During the Hackathon, students and teachers from schools in Lahore will come together for 6 hours and co-create learning projects. At the end of the Hackathon, the top teams will win exciting prizes!