Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

About the Conference

King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "Mawhiba” is organizing the Second Global Conference for Giftedness and Creativity-Journey Towards the New Future, to be held biennially under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah, will be presiding on the sponsor’s behalf.

This unique event brings together talented, creative and young dreamers from around the world joining their fellow Saudi youth in building a platform that brings together talented people globally. It enables them to form teams working toward forward pioneering solutions to the challenges of sustainable development in the world. This platform, when built, will constitute a leading model for a creative, collective global thinking platform, enabling the world's youth to work on shaping the future of the new world. The conference will be covered locally and globally.

Conference Objectives
  • Inspiring and empowering talented youth from around the world to shape the future.
  • Engaging young minds to build a global talent platform that will support Global Challenges
Conference Content
  1. Local and international inspirational speakers.
  2. Distinguished CEOs and entrepreneurs locally and internationally.
  3. Ideathon/Workshops
  4. Panel Discussions
  5. Talent Showcase
Target Audience
  1. Policy and Decision-Makers
  2. Innovators and Entrepreneurs
  3. Talented Youth
  4. Experts in Giftedness and Creativity
  5. Intellectual local and international influencers
About the Ideathon

The Ideathon aims to develop a global talent platform, to empower talented people from all over the world. It will contribute qualitative solutions to the various challenges facing societies in the future. The talented individuals at the conference will work on challenges to develop the specifications and characteristics of this global talent management platform with innovative solutions. The platform created aims to attract and develop talent to produce innovative, sustainable solutions to future and sustainable development challenges.

About a hundred talented young people from around the world, who are currently studying or graduated from the top fifty universities in the world, supported by experts specialized in talent, creativity, innovation, and technology will participate in the Ideathon and conference. These innovators will work in diversified groups, in terms of talent and specialization, to develop qualitative ideas for the specifications and services of this global talent platform.

Key initiatives:

  1. Attracting talented people from around the world.
  2. Providing quality sponsorship to them through the platform.
  3. Involving them in future challenges supported by entities and organizations concerned with the search for innovative solutions to face the future.

Keynote Speakers

A selection of international keynote speakers from scientists, futurists, and decision-makers will participate to deliver qualitative lectures and panel discussions.

Session Panelists

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Sir Geoff Mulgan

Professor of Collective Intelligence

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Dr.Lianne Hoogeveen

President, European Council for High Ability

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Dr.Arif Ansari

Transformational Leader & Foresight Business Analytics Expert

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Dr.Robert L Satcher

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Dr. Leonie Kronborg

Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Educational Psychology and Counselling

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Mr. Familusi A. Babajide

Executive Director, Africa at Under 40 CEOs

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Dr. Andreas Cangellaris

President of NEOM University

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Prof. Tony Chan

President, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

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Eltayeb Adam

UNICEFGulf ’s Representative Main topics

Ideathon Participants

Agenda

  • (GMT+3) 7:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Opening ceremony

  • H.E Yousef Abdullah Al-BenyanOPENING SPEECH
  • (GMT+3) 8:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration

  • (GMT+3) 9:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Introduction to Platfom and Ideathon

  • (GMT+3) 10:30 am - 9:00 am

Ideathon session 1:

  • Talent Search
  • (GMT+3) 11:30 am - 10:30 am

First Keynote:

  • Collective intelligence and the frontiers of science: how to harness ingenuity for the tasks that matter most

  • Sir Geoff Mulgan Keynote Speaker
  • (GMT+3) 12:30 pm - 11:30 am

First Panel:

  • Collective Intelligence in the New Future

  • Dr. Lianne HoogeveenPresident, European Council for High Ability
  • Dr.Arif AnsariTransformational Leader & Foresight Business Analytics Expert
  • Mr. Familusi Babajide Executive Director, Africa at Under 40 CEOs
  • Dr. Leonie Kronborg Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Educational Psychology and Counselling
  • (GMT+3) 4:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ideathon session 2:

  • Talent Empowerment
  • (GMT+3) 6:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ideathon session 3:

  • Collective Intelligence Development
  • (GMT+3) 8:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Ideathon session 4:

  • Platform Business Model
  • (GMT+3) 10:30 am - 9:00 am

Ideathon session 5:

  • Platform Brand and Marketing
  • (GMT+3) 11:30 am - 10:30 am

Second Keynote :

  • From Operating Rooms to Orbits: An Unusual Journey of Science and Discovery

  • Dr. Robert L SatcherKeynote Speakers
  • (GMT+3) 12:30 pm - 11:30 am

Second Panel:

  • Leading Innovation Through A Global Talent Platform

  • Dr. Andreas Cangellaris President of NEOM University
  • Prof. Tony Chan President, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • Eltayeb AdamUNICEFGulf ’s Representative Main topics
  • Mr. Familusi A. Babajide Executive Director, Africa at Under 40 CEOs
  • (GMT+3) 4:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ideathon session 6:

  • Innovation Streaming
  • (GMT+3) 4:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Global Talent Platform Stakeholders session Theme

  • Stakeholder Needs Assessment Discussion
  • (GMT+3) 6:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ideathon session 7:

  • Governance Model
  • (GMT+3) 10:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Talent Show Night

  • Talent showcase
  • (GMT+3) 10:30 am - 9:00 am

Ideathon session 8:

  • Recourses and Advance Technologies
  • (GMT+3) 12:30 pm - 10:30 am

Ideathon session 9:

  • Platform Leverage
  • (GMT+3) 3:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Closing ceremony – recommendations

  • (GMT+3) 9:00 pm -9:00 am

AlUla sightseeing

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