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2023 Spring Conference

When:             Saturday, May 13th 2023

Where:            Holiday Inn Express – Farmington Hills

                        21100 Haggerty Rd, Northville, MI 48167


12:00-1:00 PM, Group Syrian Breakfast

1:00-1:30 PM, Introductions & Member Update | Moderated by Eng. Omar Abdulrazzaq

1:30-2:30 PM, Workplace Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) | Presented by Dr. Dima El-Gamal

            -Cultural Sensitivities in the workplace

            -Unconscious bias & bringing your whole self to work

            -Building alliances and finding a good mentor

2:30-2:45 PM, Networking Break

2:34-4:00 PM, Transitioning into Engineering Management | Presented by Dr. Dima El-Gamal

            Engineers strive early in their careers for promotion into management roles. From the lens of a female business leader.

            -Develop the managerial traits and get ready

            -Explore engineering career pathways

            -Do what you love to do in your journey

            -Shattering the glass ceiling

4:00-4:30 PM, SAEA Earthquake Response Task Force Report | Moderated by Eng. Abdullah Ibrahim

            Summary of events and activities in response to the February earthquake in Syria. Review of the damage caused and the areas affected and samples of the damaged buildings surveyed.

4:30-5:00 PM, SAEA Damage Survey Inspection & Condition Assessment Standard | Moderated by Eng. Khaled Nahlawi

            Review of inspection standards developed by SAEA

5:00-5:30 PM, SAEA Projects Update

            -Beta Coders Update | Presented by Eng. Kamal Hashemi

            -Arabic Tech Dictionary Update | Presented by Eng. Amro Kudssi

5:30-7:00 PM, Group Family Syrian Dinner