2018 Agenda

Details of sessions will be updated periodically. Click here to download a PDF of the 2018 Agenda. Scroll below or click here for Agendas from previous years.


Friday, March 23 ― Sunday, March 25

New York University


FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

BREAKOUT BLOCKS

During Breakout Blocks, participants will choose a session based on various sessions happening concurrently. Topics include cultural, spiritual, professional, community, identity, wellness, and much more.

12:00 pm    Registration

2:00 pm      Opening Plenary Sessions

  • Introduction & Norms

3:00 pm      Cohort Meeting

4:10 pm      Breakout Block I: Professional Networking

  • Part 1: Panel

  • Part 2: Mixer

5:45 pm      Breakout Block II: Skill-Building Workshops

  • Investing 101; Career Readiness; Project Management; Branding; Women in the Workplace; Transitioning a New Field; Starting a Restaurant; Overcoming Your Fears

6:45 pm      Dinner

8:00 pm      Evening Plenary Session

  • Keynote Address & S.E.E.D. Talks

9:45 pm      Friday End


SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018

BREAKOUT BLOCKS

During Breakout Blocks, participants will choose a session based on various sessions happening concurrently.

8:00 am      Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am      Morning Plenary Session

  • Keynote Address & S.E.E.D. Talks

10:35 am    Cohort Meeting

11:15 am    Group Photo

11:40 am    Lunch

12:35 pm    Breakout Block III: Cultural

  • Afghan History; Spirituality; Poetry; Attan; Host Your Dost; Healthy Afghan Eating; History & Art of Afghan Music

2:05 pm      Breakout Block IV: Community

  • Gender Dynamics; Mental Health; Social Justice & Identity; Relationships: Dating & Marriage; Responsibility to Afghanistan; Community Integration; Struggling With Faith; Civic Engagement; Pressures Marriage & Family Planning

3:40 pm      Breakout Block V

  • Gender Dynamics; Mental Health; Social Justice & Identity; Relationships: Dating & Marriage; Responsibility to Afghanistan; Male Gender Roles; Marrying Non-Afghan; Caring for our Elderly; Taboos Around Divorce; Faith Based Activism

5:10 pm      Cohort Dinner

6:20 pm      Break

7:30 pm      Banquet

  • Malwand
  • Laila
  • Salar
  • Omeed

10:00 pm      Saturday End


SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

BRAVE SPACES house difficult conversations impacting our community. These spaces allow those who are not necessarily affected by any of these issues to listen, be uncomfortable, and challenge themselves. 

GENDER CAUCUSES will be a designated "safe space" for each respective group. For example, only those who identify as Female will be permitted to participate in the Female Gender Caucus. Our goal is to have discussions in each caucus remain within that space to encourage open, honest dialogue without fear of judgment

 

9:00 am      Breakfast

9:30 am      Morning Plenary Session

  • S.E.E.D. Talk

10:10 pm    Breakout Block VI: Action Session

11:35 pm    Breakout Block VII: Brave Spaces

  • Ethnic & Religious Minorities; Battling Addiction; Multiethnic Afghans; MeToo: Sexual Violence in the Afghan Community; Making space for Atheist/Agnostic Afghans; AfgAms Making Space for LGBTQ; Coping with Loss & Trauma

1:05 pm      Lunch

2:05 pm      Cohort Farewell

3:10 pm      Breakout Block VIII: Gender Caucuses*

  • Male Caucus; Female Caucus 

4:45 pm      Closing Plenary

5:30 pm      Conference End

Previous Agendas

Thank you to all of our speakers, panelists, and participants from previous years. Download PDFs for our 2015, 2016, and 2017 Agendas below: