ICEC 25th Anniversary Conference Agenda
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Marriott Inn & Conference Center
University of Maryland University College
College Park, Maryland
Conference: A day of inspiration, networking and education, with expert panelists and former ICECstudents discussing topics on Language, Culture, Community Advocacy and Professional Networking. Tentative schedule for the conference is:
9:45 am – 10:00 am
Keynote Speech: Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakak
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Plenary session: The Case for Connecting Foreign and Heritage Language
Education: Educating Persian Bilinguals in the U.S.
Speakers: Dr. Catherine Ingold, Dr. Terrence G.
Wiley and Nancy C. Rhodes.
11:15 am – 12:00 noon
Session 2- Panel A: Forming Advocacy Groups to Promote Cultural Heritage.
Speakers: Dr. Zohreh Movahed, Dr. Neda Frayha,
and Tamara Darvish.
Session 2- Panel B: Experiences of Professionals – Alumni Stories.
Speakers: Raeka Safai, Esq., Rameen Taeb, Pegah Yousefi,
Saman Behbahani, Esq.
Session 2- Panel C: Experiences with Speaking Persian. (Session in Persian)
Speakers: Samira Omidvar, Nima Sarfaraz, Mina Jafari,
and Minoo Razavi.
12:15 pm- 1:00 pm
Session 3- Panel A: Resources Available for the Immigrant Community.
Speakers: Brian Oliner Esq., Young-Chan Han, and Lily Qi.
Session 3- Panel B Experiences of Professionals – Alumni Stories.
Speakers: Dr. Mahsheed Taeb, Ehsan Keramat,
and Farbod Fakhrai.
Session 3- Panel C: Youth Leadership Engagement, Community Building and
Speakers: Dr. Nassim Ebrahimi, Mana Kharrazi
and Meena Shoyooee.
Conference is Free and open to Public (13 years and older). We hope you and your family will be able to attend.
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