3:30 PM marked the beginning of the TEDxBaghdad 2013’s third and final session, after a 45-minute lunch break.
Solo Band, an Iraqi musical band comprised of five young men, played a musical piece using traditional Iraqi instruments, inspiring hundreds of attendees.
Dakhel Al-Zargani, an Iraqi scientist with a doctorate in analytic chemistry with 5 patents, talked later about how came to a crystallizing moment that inspired him to make his last invention a success.
Sabah Al-Hilaly, an Iraqi comedian, went up the stage next, telling his journey in life through jokes, poems and stand-up comedy acts, drawing smiles on the faces of hundreds, and completed his talk with serious emphasis on the much dangers that poets see and thinking of a way to unite Iraqi poets under one roof.
Abdal Rahman Al-Katib, an Iraqi technology expert, talked later on his application that he invented which helped millions of Iraqis by showing the open roads in Iraq and any closed/traffic-jammed streets within the country, solving the problems of many.
Another round of 30-second ideas that ranged from a greener, eco-friendly approaches, to advocating about human rights.
Nawras Aref, a pharmacologist by education and a graphic designer by training, talked about his career and his inspirations that helped him in the betterment of his life, and his recent inventions in the field of motion capture.
Mariam Abd Al-Ameer, an Iraqi young woman then ascended up the stage and made funny comments about every member of the team and comedian impressions.
Last but not least, the last speaker, Ahmed Al-Kiremli, a consummate entrepreneur and angel investor seeking new, innovative, and efficient ways to improve business processes in Iraq talked about different terms in corporate work and learning methods to make a person more successful, as well as his approach of virtual assistance through an automated app that reads and replies to different emails for the user.
The event then ended by a musical piece that was played by Ameen Al-Jaff, named “Bigger than Oceans” using an electric guitar.
The chairman of TEDxBaghdad, Yahay Al-Abdeli, and 2013 event organizer, Suhad Al-Fartousi, went up the stage last and gathered the volunteers and thanked everyone who made today’s event a success.