Location: UAEU Expo 2020 Hub, UAEU Science & Innovation Park
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Christoph Meinel, the CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute
Moderator: Dr. Aquib Moin
Panelist: Prof. Christoph Meinel (HPI), Mr. Majid Al Shamsi (ADEK), Dr. Fareed Alameeri (ADEK), Dr.
Yehya Al Marzouqi (Tawazun), Prof. Ahmed Murad (Dean, CoS - UAEU), Dr. Mohammad Adnan
(Krypto Labs), Dr. David Thomson (UAEU Faculty), Mrs. Abir Khatir (UAE Space Agency), Mrs.
Noora Mohammad (Parent), Ms. Wafa Mubarak (Student).
Description: The UAEU Expo2020 Fishbowl Event will feature an interactive discussion on methods
of education. This discussion will be conducted in a “Fishbowl” configuration, which
allows rotating participation of most of the audience members led by a moderator.
During the discussion, participants will express their opinions on standard and traditional
methods of education, highlighting what they think are the pros and cons of the traditional
The discussion will then be led to innovative and disruptive methods of education
which can potentially solve the current problems. People with various backgrounds
(a regular student, a guardian, faculty member, representative of the industry) will
share their views on both methods in a comparative sense.