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Monday, March 10

8am Registration and breakfast
10am Opening Ceremony

Address by
H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan
U.A.E. Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and President of Zayed University

Madinat Jumeirah Arena
10:30am Address by Sarah Ferguson
Duchess of York

Address by Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani
Founder & Chairman Arab International Women's Forum

Address by Jane Fonda
Award-winning actress and humanitarian

The Incredible Boris
World renowned master of mind control, Hypnotist
Madinat Jumeirah Arena
12noon Lunch
1:15pm Opening of the Afternoon Session
1:30pm Address by H. E. Reem Al-Hashimy
U.A.E. Minister of State

Address by Helen Thomas
Journalist and author

Address by Carol Bellamy
Former Head of UNICEF, CEO of World Learning

Address by Dr. Mary Sue Coleman
President, University of Michigan
Madinat Jumeirah Arena
2:45pm Break (15 mins)
3pm - 4pm A Panel Discussion featuring the keynote speakers
Moderator: Dr. Lois Muir
Provost of Zayed University
Madinat Jumeirah Arena
8pm - 10pm Gala Dinner
Guest speaker: Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann
President/Founder, World Security Network Foundation
Madinat Jumeirah Arena

Tuesday, March 11

8am - 8.30am Arrival and breakfast Madinat Jumeirah Conference Hall
8:30am Academic Session 1 Breakout Rooms
10:15am Break (15 mins)
10:30am - 11.30am
Address by H.H. Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of H.H Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs *
Madinat Jumeirah Arena
10:30am - 11:30am "An Interactive Insight into the Culture and the People of Dubai"
A cultural briefing
Murjaan Ballroom 1
11:45am Academic Session 2 Breakout Rooms
1pm Lunch Terraces
2:30pm Academic Session 3 Breakout Rooms
4:15pm Depart for hotels
7:30pm Desert Entertainment Extravaganza and Dinner
Al Sahra Desert Resort
Al Sahra Desert Resort

Wednesday, March 12

8.30am Academic Session 4 Breakout Rooms
10:15am Break (15 mins)
10:30am "Mentoring the Next Generation: A Personal Perspective"
An Arab Women's Discussion Panel with:

Madinat Jumeirah Arena
11:30am Break (15 mins)
11:45am Academic Session 5 Breakout Rooms
1:15pm Lunch Terraces
2:30pm Academic Session 6 Breakout Rooms
4:00pm Break (15 mins)
4:15pm Closing Address by Anousheh Ansari
The first female private space explorer
Madinat Jumeirah Arena
4:40pm Traditional Dress of the Emirates Show

Closing Ceremony and Address by Dr. Lois Muir
Provost, Zayed University

* The address by H.H. Sheikha Manal is for ladies only.
Cameras and camera phones are not allowed in the Arena during the address by Sheikha Manal.