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Program - Innovate Armenia Festival, 23 September 2017, USA

Publish Date: Sep 20, 2017

Event Dates: from Sep 23, 2017 10:00 to Sep 23, 2017 06:00

#InnovateArmenia 2017

A full day of thought-provoking, fast-paced talks. An open-air stage where the music never stops. A dozen intriguing innovators sharing insights that run the gamut from coding to robotics and maker spaces. Interactive experiences in chess-strategy and wine-making. A unique installation of vintage Anatolian postcards interlaced with mind-bending contemporary imagery.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

10 am - 6 pm FREE ADMISSION


MCs Prof. Shushan Karapetian, Eric Nazarian
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Cal Tech's Innovators
Richard Ohanian. MC

Our Wayward Youth: Who's Paying Attention?
Ara Arzumanian

Reimagining Armenia's
Education Strategy: LUYS Scholars
Prof. Dan Mazmanian, MC

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Reinventing Armenia
Arman Jilavian, Aurora CEO

The Mekhitarians:
Redefining the Armenian World
Archbishop Levon Zekiyan, in conversation with Prof. Hagop Gulludjian

Reinventing an Ancient Tradition: Armenia's Wines
Nairy Chaglasyan

At the Epic enter of Humanitarian Crises
Hovig Etyemezian.UNHCR Mosul

Undeliverable: postcards and photos of Lives Interrupted
Prof. Mehmet Sinan Birdal. Norair Chahinian.
Prof. Lerna Ekmekgioglu, Narineh Mirzaeian

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Staging Our Revolution: Feminism in Armenian
Prof. Lerna Ekmekgioglu. Prof. Melissa Bilal

Getting to Know Zabel Yessayan
Judy Saryan, Jennifer Manoukian

How to Fathom Genocide
Kori Street, USC Shoah Foundation

Teaching Trauma Without Traumatizing
Prof. Bree Cook

Aurora: Redefining the Armenian Image
Arman Jilavian, Aurora CEO

3:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning to be Armenianin Turkey
Sona Arakelyan

Learning Armenian in LA
Ari Sekeryan.Oxford

Shaping Global Media and Perceptions
Adi Ignatius, David Ignatius
Prof.Don Miller. MC

Reinventing Toys
Paul Berberian. Sphero

Rethinking 21st C Learning
Denise Davidson, UWC Dilijan
Veronika Zonabend

Pulitzer Winners on the Value of the Humanities
Peter Balakian
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Prof. Talar Chahinian. MC


10:15 am
Vordan Karmir

11:15 am
Bei Ru

12:15 pm
Michelle Aryan

1:15 pm
Vahagn Turgutyan

2:15 pm
Greg Hosharian's
Armenian Pops Ensemble

3:15 pm
Vardan Ovsepian

4:15 pm
Antranig Kzirian. Artyom Manukyan, Vahagni Turgutyan

5:15 pm
Vordan Karmir


MCs Alex Sardar, Al Eisaian

11:00 am

12:00 pm
NASA,USC School of Engineering

Google's Technovation Challenge Winners

1:00 pm
Solo Learn

2:00 pm
Armath Engineering Labs

3:00 pm
Teach for Armenia

4:00 pm
International STEM Olympiads

5:00 pm
Yerevan's Real School


Simultaneous Games

The Public vs
Tatev Abrahamyan

Andranik Matikozyan
International Master

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Simultaneous Game 1

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Simultaneous Game 2

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Simultaneous Game 3


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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