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PRIS18

Phi’s Research and Innovation Summit 2018 is an annual gathering of the Jordanian and Arab youth under one goal and united by one passion: to create an Arab scientific revolution, a neo-renaissance era in scientific research and innovation.

Plenary Sessions

Lectures and discussions for all participants of the summit, headed by some of the biggest names in scientific research and innovation regionally and globally.

Scientific Sessions

Cutting-edge science lectures on the hottest and most recent topics and discoveries.

PRIS Competetion (PARIC'18)

After the great success of the first competition in PRIS17, this will be the second year we run such a contest, so as not to only talk science but reward those who excel at it.

Innovation Workshops

These are 2 to 3 hours focused workshops in innovation in the fields of healthcare, engineering, and technology, in which 3 workshops will be conducted in parallel.

Phi Talk

This is a platform for young Arab scientists and achievers to present their
research and inventions to all participants of the summit.

The Debate

Two teams that consist of professors and future scientists will be debating the importance, usage, and effects of AI in our social lives during the summit.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sanad Bushnaq
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Dr. Sanad Bushnaq

Toshiba Memory Corportation

SPEAKERS

Creative, powerful and innovative minds

Prof. Omar El-Agnaf
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Prof. Omar El-Agnaf

Qatar Biomedical Research

Prof. Ziyad Masoud
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Prof. Ziyad Masoud

German Jordanian University

Mr. Ahmad Sharab
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Mr. Ahmad Sharab

The University of Jordan

Mr. Hashem Joucka
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Mr. Hashem Joucka

Amman, Jordan

Dr. Rana Dajani
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Dr. Rana Dajani

Hashemite University

Dr. Amjed Tarifi
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Dr. Amjed Tarifi

Hashemite University

Prof. Lutfi Al-Sharif
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Prof. Lutfi Al-Sharif

University of Jordan

Dr. Rana Obeidat
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Dr. Rana Obeidat

JUST

Mr. Hamza Arsbi
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Mr. Hamza Arsbi

The Science League

Prof. Reema Tayyem
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Prof. Reema Tayyem

The University of Jordan

Prof. Kelly Clark
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Prof. Kelly Clark

Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Eng. Saed Khawaldeh
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Eng. Saed Khawaldeh

University of Oxford

Mr. Amjad Abdallat
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Mr. Amjad Abdallat

Beyond Limits

Prof. Said Ismail
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Prof. Said Ismail

Qatar Genome program

Dr. Jood Hashem
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Dr. Jood Hashem

JUST

Ms. Suha Jouaneh
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Ms. Suha Jouaneh

Jubilee Institute

Ms. Farah Shamout
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Ms. Farah Shamout

University of Oxford

Prof. Nidhal Guessoum
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Prof. Nidhal Guessoum

American University of Sharjah

Mr. Hashem Al-Ghaili
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Mr. Hashem Al-Ghaili

Germany

Dr. Abdelraheem Abualbasal
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Dr. Abdelraheem Abualbasal

PSUT

Mr. Omar Fadel Abu Eid
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Mr. Omar Fadel Abu Eid

EU delegation

Dr. Abdussalam Qaroush
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Dr. Abdussalam Qaroush

University of Jordan

Mr. Mohammed Al-Shaker
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Mr. Mohammed Al-Shaker

ArabiaWeather

Mr. Yazan Dabain
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Mr. Yazan Dabain

ArabiaWeather

PROGRAM

Go through our schedule.

Day 1: 17/8/2018, Day 2: 18/8/2018

Registration

60 min.

Auditorium

Opening Ceremony

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan's Speech

1 Hour

Auditorium

Keynote Speech

Dr. Sanad Bushnaq ~Toshiba Memory Corporation~ "World-Class Mindsets" "عقول تهز العالم"  

45 min.

Auditorium

Dr. Sanad Bushnaq

Dr. Sanad Bushnaq is an expert in advanced technology and semiconductors, who is using his expertise to promote collaboration between Japan and the Middle East. Bushnaq obtained his Masters and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo after he was awarded the Japanese government scholarship. At only 34 years of age, Bushnaq […]

Coffee Break

15 min.

Scientific Session #1

  • Prof. Said Ismail: "Genomics; Unlocking the Human Code. Location: Auditorium
  • Prof. Nidhal Guessoum: "Latest Astronomical Discoveries." Location: HTU1
  • Prof. Ziyad Masoud: “Nature-Inspired Control Systems.” Location: HTU2
  • Prof. Reema Tayyem: Dietary Patterns and Cancer. Location: ZINC. 
  • Ms. Farah Shamout: "Healthcare Decision-Making in the Era of Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics." Location: TechWorks
 

45 min.

Prof. Reema Tayyem

Professor Reema Tayyem obtained her BSc in biochemistry and MSc and PhD in Human Nutrition from University of Jordan. Professor Tayyemserved as Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department chair and assistant dean at the Hashemite University for about 8 years. She joined the Department at 2001and moved to Nutrition and Food Technology Dept. at the University […]

Ms. Farah Shamout

Farah Shamout is a PhD Candidate in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. She pursues an intertwined interests in public health and artificial intelligence. As part of the Computational Health Informatics Lab, her research focuses on machine learning applications on “big data” of healthcare and she aims to produce a […]

Prof. Ziyad Masoud

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and is the Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at the German Jordanian University.

Prof. Nidhal Guessoum

Prof. Guessoum is an Algerian astrophysicist. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at San Diego and spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. His research focuses on gamma radiation, from the Milky Way Galaxy and from other sources in the Universe. He has […]

Prof. Said Ismail

Manager of the Qatar Genome program (QGP) and professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Jordan Medical School

Plenary Session #1

Applied scientific research and innovation: the need, the situation, and the future in the Arab region.  
Moderator:
  • Dr. Melad Dababneh
  Panelists:
  • Dr. Sanad Bushnaq
  • Mr. Abdallah Abu Sheikh
  • Ms. Nujoud Serhan
  • Ms. Rasha Barakat

50 min.

Lunch Break

Refuel your brain and make some friends!

70 min.

Special Workshop #1

 

  • Dr. Sanad Bushnaq: "Innovation and Critical Thinking." Location: Auditorium.
  • Mr. Ahmad Sharab: "Molecular Biology Techniques/ Part 1". Location: HTU 1.
  • Dr. Abdussalam Qaroush: "Technical Writing/ Part 1". Location: HTU 2.
  • Mr. Yazan Dabain: "Introduction to Data Science." Location: ZINC
  • KAFD: "Game Development Workshop using Unity/ Part 1." Location: The Jordan Gaming Lab, BLDG 23
 

2 Hours and 40 Min.

Dr. Abdussalam Qaroush

Dr. Abdussalam K. Qaroush received both BSc and MSc degrees from the Hashemite University. In 2009, pursued his PhD under the supervision of Professor Bernhard Rieger (TUM). In there, he developed green sorbents for CO2 activation. In 2015, he started on establishing the Jordanian CO2 team (JCO2T). In the same year, he was called by the HCST […]

Mr. Ahmad Sharab

Ahmad is a young researcher, graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Al-Ballqa’a applied university. Recently, he has worked as a research and teaching assistant at medical and science school of university of Jordan as well as a freelance trainer in entrepreneurship and life skills. Academically, he is the 1st of his […]

Mr. Yazan Dabain

Yazan Dabain is heading the weather technology department in ArabiaWeather, driving innovative solutions using unique technologies to solve interesting challenges around the weather. Simultaneously, Yazan is Vice President of Jordan Open Source Association (JOSA) and program lead for the technical capacity program within it. Yazan’s focus in JOSA is in elevating the technical skill of […]

Dr. Sanad Bushnaq

Dr. Sanad Bushnaq is an expert in advanced technology and semiconductors, who is using his expertise to promote collaboration between Japan and the Middle East. Bushnaq obtained his Masters and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo after he was awarded the Japanese government scholarship. At only 34 years of age, Bushnaq […]

Scientific Session #2

  • Dr. Omar El Agnaf: Antibody Biotechnology for Diagnostic Purposes and Intervention Strategies for Parkinson’s disease and Related disorders. Location: Auditorium
  • Dr. Rana Dajani: From Genes to Behaviour to The Soul: What Are We? Location: HTU 1
  • Mr. Mohammad Al-Shaker: The Role of Big Data in Weather Forecasting.  Location: HTU 2
  • Dr. Abdelraheem Abualbasal: Entrepreneurship Dream and Reality. Location: ZINC
  • Mr. Amjad Abdallat: The Next Wave in Cognitive Intelligence. Location: TechWorks

50 min.

Mr. Mohammed Al-Shaker

Mohammed Al-Shaker is the founder and CEO of ArabiaWeather Inc. – the leading provider of weather products, services and solutions to consumers and businesses in the Middle East. In 2006, Mohammed founded JordanWeather, a single-page application publishing weather forecasts for 25 locations within Jordan. Thanks to its distinctively accurate method of weather forecasting, enabled by […]

Prof. Omar El-Agnaf

Acting Executive Director at Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) and Director of Neurological Disorders Research Center at QBRI. His primary research concerns neurodegenerative disease. Since he moved to the region, he has assembled an excellent research team and has been successful in attracting an array of scientific funding from prestigious international funding agencies. Dr. El-Agnaf […]

Mr. Amjad Abdallat

The founder and CEO of Beyond Limits, a pioneering Artificial Intelligence company based in Glendale, California.

Dr. Abdelraheem Abualbasal

Dean of King Talal School of Business Technology at Princess Sumaya University for Technology Dr. Abdelraheem Abualbasal obtained a bachelor degree from Eastern Michigan University in computer information system & Business Administration and a master’s degree in Science Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University. He received a doctorate in Management in Information Technology from Lawrence […]

Dr. Rana Dajani

Rana Dajani: Ph.D. in molecular biology, University of Iowa, USA; Harvard Radcliff fellowship 2017, Eisenhower fellow, a Fulbright alumnus twice, an Associate Professor and former Director of the center of studies at the Hashemite University, Jordan, former Yale visiting professor at the Yale stem cell center and visiting Scholar University of Cambridge and visiting professor at the stem cell therapy center.

Debate: Is Artificial Intelligence Posing a Threat to Humanity in the Present or the Near Future??

Chair:

Mr. Mahmoud Mansour    

Team A:

  • Prof. Lutfi Al Sharif
  • Mr. Saed Khawaldeh
 

Team B:

  • Eng. Farah Shamout
  • Mr. Amjad Abdallat

105 min.

Ms. Farah Shamout

Farah Shamout is a PhD Candidate in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. She pursues an intertwined interests in public health and artificial intelligence. As part of the Computational Health Informatics Lab, her research focuses on machine learning applications on “big data” of healthcare and she aims to produce a […]

Prof. Lutfi Al-Sharif

Lutfi Al-Sharif is currently Professor of Building Transportation Systems at the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, The University of Jordan. He received his Ph.D. in lift traffic analysis in 1992 from UMIST (Manchester, U.K.). He worked for 9 years for London Underground, London, United Kingdom in the area of lifts and escalators. In 2002, he formed […]

Mr. Amjad Abdallat

The founder and CEO of Beyond Limits, a pioneering Artificial Intelligence company based in Glendale, California.

Eng. Saed Khawaldeh

Saed Khawaldeh is a researcher of neuroscience and biomedical engineering at the University of Oxford. His main research area of interest is developing neurotechnological applications through integrating neuroimaging methodologies (i.e. MRI, EEG, LFP, and MEG), brain stimulation techniques (i.e. DBS, TMS, TACS, and TDCS), and artificial intelligence (i.e. machine learning, deep learning, and feature engineering), […]

Registration & Coffee

1 Hour

Plenary Session: #2

A Highlight on Science Education: How implementing applied research in our education systems would impact youth in Jordan and the Arab region?
Moderator:
  • Mr. Hamza Arsbi
  Panelists:
  • Ms. Suha Jouaneh
  • Prof. Said Ismail
  • Prof. Ziyad Masoud
  • Dr. Abdelghani Tbakhi

60 min.

Special Workshop #2

 

  • Mr. Ahmad Sharab: "Molecular biology Techniques/ Part 2" Location: HTU 1.
  • Dr. Abdussalam Qaroush: "Technical Writing/ Part 2" Location: HTU 2.
  • Dr. Mohammed Al-Jafari:"Innovation and Commercialization." Location: ZINC
  • TechWorks: "Digital Fabrication and Prototyping Techniques." Location: TechWorks
  • KAFD: "Game Development Workshop using Unity/ Part 2" Location: The Jordan Gaming Lab, BLDG 23
 

1 Hour and 45 Min.

Dr. Abdussalam Qaroush

Dr. Abdussalam K. Qaroush received both BSc and MSc degrees from the Hashemite University. In 2009, pursued his PhD under the supervision of Professor Bernhard Rieger (TUM). In there, he developed green sorbents for CO2 activation. In 2015, he started on establishing the Jordanian CO2 team (JCO2T). In the same year, he was called by the HCST […]

Mr. Ahmad Sharab

Ahmad is a young researcher, graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Al-Ballqa’a applied university. Recently, he has worked as a research and teaching assistant at medical and science school of university of Jordan as well as a freelance trainer in entrepreneurship and life skills. Academically, he is the 1st of his […]

Coffee Break

15 min.

Scientific Session #3

  •  Prof. Lutfi Al Sharif: "The Monte Carlo Simulation Method: A Powerful Numerical Tool for Solving Problems in Science and Engineering." Location: Auditorium
  • Mr. Omar Abu Eid: "EU-Jordan cooperation on green energy." Location: HTU 1.
  • Dr. Amjad Tarifi: "Do I need to Know More about the Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases?" Location: HTU 2.
  • Prof. Kelly Clark: "Muslim and Christian Contributions to Scientific Research and Innovation: a historical and contemporary reflection." Location: ZINC 
  • Dr. Rana Obeidat: "Pharmaceutical Apploications of Supercritical Fluids: From Concept into Technology." Location: TechWorks
 

50 min.

Dr. Amjed Tarifi

Dr. Amjed Tarifi is an Otorhinolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon. He is an Assistant Professor at the General and Special Surgery Division at the School of Medicine in Hashemite University. He received his Higher Specialty degree in ORL-HNS from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in 2010. He is also Jordanian Board certified […]

Dr. Rana Obeidat

Prof. Rana obaidat is a professor of pharmaceutical technology at the department of pharmaceutical technology in Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). She worked as a Vice Dean for two years (Sep. 2015-Sep. 2017). She started working at JUST in 2010 after gaining five years of experience as an assistant professor at Al-Zaytoonah Private […]

Mr. Omar Fadel Abu Eid

Omar Fadel Abu Eid is currently working as the Energy, -at the EU delegation to JORDAN. Joint the EU Delegation in JORDAN in August 2004 as Program Manager for Environment, then took over the energy portfolio by 2006 and climate change by 2010, and currently managing the energy portfolio with more than 160 million Euro […]

Prof. Lutfi Al-Sharif

Lutfi Al-Sharif is currently Professor of Building Transportation Systems at the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, The University of Jordan. He received his Ph.D. in lift traffic analysis in 1992 from UMIST (Manchester, U.K.). He worked for 9 years for London Underground, London, United Kingdom in the area of lifts and escalators. In 2002, he formed […]

Prof. Kelly Clark

Dr. Kelly James Clark is Senior Research Fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Michigan’s Grand Valley State University. He is the author, co-author and editor of thirty books, including Religion and the Sciences of Origins, Abraham’s Children: Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict, and Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace. 

Scientific Session #4

 

  • Dr. Abdelghani Tbakhi: " “Practicing Medicine in the Era of Genomics & Informatics.” Location: Auditorium
  • Mr. Saed Khawaldeh: "AI applications in medicine and neuroscience." Location: HTU1
  • Prof. Ammar Sakaji: "Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously from Nothing via Quantum Fluctuations." Location: HTU 2
  • Dr. Jood Hashem: "Biochemistry and Cellular Biology." Location: ZINC
  • Dr. Abdulssalam Qaroush: "Green Sorbents for CO2 Capturing." Location: TechWorks

50 min.

Dr. Jood Hashem

Dr. Jood Hashem is an Assistant Professor in the department of Medical Laboratory Science at Jordan University of Science and Technology. She obtained her BSc degree from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany with a specialization in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology and her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in the USA. Her research […]

Dr. Abdussalam Qaroush

Dr. Abdussalam K. Qaroush received both BSc and MSc degrees from the Hashemite University. In 2009, pursued his PhD under the supervision of Professor Bernhard Rieger (TUM). In there, he developed green sorbents for CO2 activation. In 2015, he started on establishing the Jordanian CO2 team (JCO2T). In the same year, he was called by the HCST […]

Eng. Saed Khawaldeh

Saed Khawaldeh is a researcher of neuroscience and biomedical engineering at the University of Oxford. His main research area of interest is developing neurotechnological applications through integrating neuroimaging methodologies (i.e. MRI, EEG, LFP, and MEG), brain stimulation techniques (i.e. DBS, TMS, TACS, and TDCS), and artificial intelligence (i.e. machine learning, deep learning, and feature engineering), […]

Lunch Break

Last Chance to make Friends!

70 min.

PhiTalk: Unlock Your Mind!

  • Mr. Hashem Ghaili: "Genetic Memory."
  • Dr. Moath Al Thaher: "Science vs Bunk .. who wins ?"
  • Ms. Samar Dudin: "Science & Art in Conversation."
  • Mr. Abdullah Al Shamali: "Let's Play Science!"
  • Ain Shams University
  • Mr. Hashem Joucka:" Science is Art is Science."
  • Dr. Ahmad Abu Aysheh: "From computer games to Artificial Inteligence"

70 min.

Auditorium

Plenary Session: #3

Opportunities That Accelerate Change: How can Jordanian and Arab youth explore and benefit from new research and business endeavors regionally and globally.
  Moderator:
  • Dr. Ahmad Jadallah
  Panelists:
  • Prof. Kelly Clark
  • Dr. Omar El Agnaf
  • Dr. Rana Dajani
  • Prof. Nidhal Qassoum

1 Hour

Auditorium

Prof. Omar El-Agnaf

Acting Executive Director at Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) and Director of Neurological Disorders Research Center at QBRI. His primary research concerns neurodegenerative disease. Since he moved to the region, he has assembled an excellent research team and has been successful in attracting an array of scientific funding from prestigious international funding agencies. Dr. El-Agnaf […]

Prof. Nidhal Guessoum

Prof. Guessoum is an Algerian astrophysicist. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at San Diego and spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. His research focuses on gamma radiation, from the Milky Way Galaxy and from other sources in the Universe. He has […]

Prof. Kelly Clark

Dr. Kelly James Clark is Senior Research Fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Michigan’s Grand Valley State University. He is the author, co-author and editor of thirty books, including Religion and the Sciences of Origins, Abraham’s Children: Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict, and Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace. 

Dr. Rana Dajani

Rana Dajani: Ph.D. in molecular biology, University of Iowa, USA; Harvard Radcliff fellowship 2017, Eisenhower fellow, a Fulbright alumnus twice, an Associate Professor and former Director of the center of studies at the Hashemite University, Jordan, former Yale visiting professor at the Yale stem cell center and visiting Scholar University of Cambridge and visiting professor at the stem cell therapy center.

Phi’s Applied Research & Innovation Competition 2018 (PARIC’18)

Phi’s Applied Research & Innovation Competition 2018 Final Pitch

90 min.

Auditorium

Closing Ceremony

30 Min.

Auditorium

VENUE

Where best companies and leading innovative initiatives are located.

Our big summit will be held there.

King Hussein Business Park

Location:

Al Shaeb Circle, King Abdullah II Street,
Amman,
Jordan

Get Directions

Recommended Accommodation

Our recommendation for our great professors and attendees coming from outside Jordan.

Bristol Hotel
Bristol Hotel

Single room : 75.00 JOD per room per night inclusive breakfast , service + taxes
Double room : 85.00 JOD per room per night inclusive breakfast , service + taxes

Flight:

Travel Agency “Luxury Tours

The agency will assist in visa and flight reservation.

 

All reservations should be made through Abbad Akram: a.akram@phiscience.co

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ARAB COUNTRIES

30

SPEAKERS

30

Workshops

700

ATTENDEE

REGISTER (EARLY BIRD)

Early Bird registration will be available from June 1st, 2018 until June 30th, 2018

 

You have one week to pay the fees after receiving the acceptance email.

STUDENTS

25JD

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Coffee breaks

Lunch

All Workshops and Sessions

REGULAR

40JD

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Lunch

All Workshops and Sessions

INTERNATIONAL

$100

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Lunch

All Workshops and Sessions

STANDARD

Standard registration: from July 1st, 2018 until August 3rd, 2018

STUDENTS

35JD

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Coffee breaks

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All Workshops and Sessions

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50JD

Conference kit

Coffee breaks

Lunch

All Workshops and Sessions

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$150

Conference kit

Coffee breaks

Lunch

All Workshops and Sessions

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