Young Leaders Social Media Cafe

Social Media Cafe is pleased to invite you to attend the Young Leaders Social Media Café in its Vol. 01- Amman, on May 24, La Ville Cafe  (Madina St.) at 6.30PM. For map & directions click here.
 
Students, techies, geeks, social media enthusiasts, activists, journalists, entrepreneurs, investors, civic and business leaders, policy-makers and change-makers will be attending the event hosting many speakers to talk about Social Media Impact, internationally, Regionally and locally.

On May 24th, the Young Leaders Social Media Café Amman Version will be launched with support from the Swedish Institute. The Swedish Institutes takes a step further in the social movement arising from the Young Leaders Visitors Program (YLVP).  YLVP is a leadership program that uses social media as a tool for positive change. With this initiative, which was started by Hiba Farahat & locally run by Malik Shishtawi the former YLVP alumni, the Swedish institute aims to contribute to supporting young visionaries of the new era of social media revolution in creating social change.

Malik points out: “We are trying to apply here in Amman, what Hiba started in Beirut with her vision that despite today’s harsh realities and increasing limitations of human nature, the team at YLSMC has worked hard to bring to life the once utopian claims of Web founding father Tim Berners-Lee. He believed his invention would remain an open frontier that nobody could own, and that it would take power from the few and give it to the many. And it is an honor to be as AMMAN YLSMC the 2nd Launch in a plan to have it in most of the other Arabic countries”

The YLSMC is a monthly meeting that will take place in different places – a shopping mall, a beauty salon, a factory, a back yard, a bus, etc. The public will select most of the spots and locations in Amman. YLSMC is accessible, everywhere and for everyone. It pushes young leaders of all fields to share, discuss and plan social entrepreneurial projects. It also aims to create learning opportunities in the area of free expression, the role of new network technologies and social media in driving processes of social change in addition to finding cross-sectoral synergies. In addition to that, there will be online and offline activities that will stretch out across the year throughout the different cities.

 Format:
Dynamic, free, intimate and unconventional interaction with 8 minute presentations for Each speaker followed with speed networking where speakers will move around spending 5 minutes on every table.
 
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Program:


 
> GATHERING & GETTING READY – 6:30 PM
EVELYN ZOUBI, FACILITATOR
 
> INTRODUCTION OF YLSMC – 7:00 PM
MALIK SHISHTAWI, YLSMC AMMAN Coordinator
 
> SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE – 7:15 PM
ALI DAHMASH, SOCIAL ACTIVIST & BLOGGER (UNDERMYOLIVETREE.com)
 
> THINK BEFORE YOU POST! – 7:30 pm
TALA HAMMOURI, PR & COMMUNICATIONS @ AWRAQ
 
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> Break 15 min. VIDEO SESSION (YLVP) 7:45 pm
(Snacks & Soft Drink Sponsored by LaVille Cafe’)
 
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> SPEED NETWORKING – 8:00 PM
 
> ENTERTAINMENT/ SOCIAL GAME – 8:15 PM

Photos from the event will be available at: Website and on our facebook group: young leaders social media café.

For further information, please contact:

Malik Shishtawi, YLSMC Amman Coordinator, +962 7 99 40 8700, malik.shishtawi@gmail.com

Hiba Farhat, YLSMC regional coordinator, + 961 3 320318, hibafarhat@yahoo.com

Javeria Rizvi Kabani, program manager, YLVP Swedish Institute: +46(0)732-31 85 17, javeria.rizvi.kabani@si.se

Jenny Hagblom, press officer: +46 (0)736-84 20 22, jenny.hagblom@si.se

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