Behrokh Khoshnevis
The path to creative living and breakthrough achievements

In this talk, Dr Khoshnevis explores the path to creativite living and breakthrough achievements. He explains how The desire to make a lasting impact is a death defying force that strongly promotes creativity.

Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis is a Dean’s Professor of engineering at University of Southern California and a is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Through his passion driven inventive research activities, Dr. Khoshnevis has made many useful inventions and innovations in different domains including robotics, biomedical, oil and gas, renewable energy, fabrication, construction and space systems.

Ali Sahebi
The simple power of Choice Theory

Ali Sahebi says that we can become the captain of our own ship. Using personal examples and illustrative story, Sahebi shows us how to take charge of our actions and subsequently, how to find more effective control over our own life , become the person we want to be.

Ali Sahebi is senior Faculty of The william Glasser Institute – International and the Director of William Glasser Institute – Iran. He completed his PhD of Clinical Psychology at University of NSW, Sydney Australia. He Worked for seven years as an  A/professor of Clinical Psychology at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad – Iran. Then joined The positive psychology of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy Movement and  Worked with Dr. William Glasser, the founder of Choice Theory to take Choice Theory to Iran.

Shirin Gerami
The future of everything

Life is that loving light that connects our hearts together. In this very personal talk, Shirin Gerami travels within the deep meaning of love and how it makes us all one.

Shirin Gerami is an iranian Triathlete. She claims to be an ordinary girl, in love with this world and everything that makes it.

Hossein Vahabzadeh
The school of nature

Maybe the first school to attend for youngsters – and adults – is the school of nature.

The ecologist Hossein Vahabzadeh left a higher education career to open his ‘Nature School’ for primary students teaching them practical learning and creativity.

Samantha Fletcher
The importance of talking to strangers

What if travels was redefined, what if we all travelled like immigrants and felt the places we visited like locals. This is an exploration to discover the power of talking to strangers.

Samantha Fletcher Weinberg was born in London in 1966 to South African parents. She has a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, but dates the start of her real education to 1989, when she moved to pre-independence Namibia and began seeing the world through other people’s lives. She has reported from five continents for most of the major publications in the UK, South Africa and America, and written six books, including the international best-seller, “A Fish Caught in Time: the Search for the Coelacanth”, and “The Moneypenny Trilogy”. Currently, she works at The Economist Group’s Intelligent Life Magazine, where she edits the Places section.

Gesine Thomson
Exploring the mind

Gesine Thomson, one of the leading female architect gives an interview on how we could explore our mind, and find out how we are part of one and same.

Gesine is a world renowned Architect and large scale Community Planner, Author, Artist, Poet and Philosopher. Founder of the World Consciousness Center. Gesine loves to look Behind the Horizon.

Mohammad Tajeran
Our world needs hope more than anything else

What if we planted a tree in each destination we traveled? How can we seal our friendship and hopes together and plant a tree each time we meet? This is a journey that led to discoveries of how we can sustain our similarities and hopes.

Mohammad Tajeran is a Mechanical engineer that decided to travel the world by bicyle. Since December 2006 when he left Iran, he has cycled 52,000 km through 40 countries in 3 continents.  He developed a project while traveling, called “WE NEED TREES,” which is an educational project to raise awareness about the importance of trees in our lives.

Nadereh Chamlou
Iran at the center of a Silk Road renaissance

The Silk Road was the oldest and longest trade route of the World. A new born silk road is shaping up and women have a large place in it.

Nadereh Chamlou is an international development advisor. Prior, she was Senior Advisor at the World Bank, where, in her 33+ year career, she held technical, managerial, coordination, and advisory positions in areas of economic management, private sector development, financial markets, knowledge economy, sustainable development, infrastructure, corporate governance, and gender and development. She worked on Latin America, East Asia and Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She authored seminal reports related to economic competitiveness, fairness, talent pool, and diversity.

Fraidon Korangy
Living amongst 76m artists

Fraidon Korangy explains how he realized Art can be a survival tool from ancient times to now!

Fred (Fraidon) Korangy is a serial entrepreneur who has studied Economics, Management and Finance in the US.  He lived and worked in the USA for 40 years and came back to live in Iran 4 years ago.  Fred has supported artists and technologists in US and MENA region  as the founder of Iranian American Technology Council and raised scholarships for artists and technology students through a series of events called “Hidden Gems, Lights of Hope.”