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Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit - Dearborn

5801 Southfield Freeway

Detroit, MI 48228

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Salute Arab American unity and identity with public servants, business innovators, influencers, and exciting performers!

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Register now for this year’s second CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit from November 12-14 in Dearborn, Michigan (November 14th is optional).

This historic in-person event connects and empowers Arab Americans across the country by engaging participants, performers, and exciting speakers in public service, business, influencers, and artists.

This year’s second CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit is from November 12-13 in Dearborn, Michigan, with an Optional Community Tour on November 14.

The Arab America Foundation (AAF) is a non-profit (501c3) educational and cultural organization. The mission of AAF is to promote the Arab heritage, educate Americans about the Arab identity, and connect and empower Arab Americans with each other and with diverse organizations across the U.S.

The Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY Evening, November 12:

3-6:00pm

Registration and Information

6:00pm

Ahlan Networking Reception and Dinner

Attend the opening reception of the CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit. Meet new friends and indulge in a tantalizing buffet of Arab cuisine. Visit the Arab American National Museum after the reception.

7:30pm

Buses Depart to Ford Performing Arts Center

8:00pm

National Arab Orchestra Concert

Join the National Arab Orchestra (NAO) as they perform LIVE at the Ford Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, MI for the first time since the pandemic began. The NAO is an internationally recognized arts organization that preserves and integrates Arab culture through music. The concert will feature the NAO Takht Ensemble as well as some of the country's most talented artists. Don't miss a fantastic evening of great music and celebration that will be sure to make you feel alive with joy!

10:00pm

Buses Leave Ford Performing Arts Center for Doubletree Hotel

SATURDAY Daytime, November 13:

8-4:00pm

Registration and Information

8:00am

Man'oushe, Foul, and Qahwa Networking Breakfast

Meet and get acquainted with summit attendees before the summit at this buffet breakfast and networking event.

9:30am

CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit

Featuring an exciting array of speakers in public service, business innovators, influencers, recognition, and exciting performances.

12:00 Noon

Sahtein Networking Lunch

Meet Arab American attendees from throughout the U.S.

1:30pm

CONNECT Arab America Empowerment Summit

Featuring an exciting array of speakers in public service, business innovators, influencers, recognition, and exciting performances.

4:00pm

Breakout Meeting: State Teams

5:00pm

Daytime Activities End

SATURDAY Evening, November 13:

6:30pm

Buses Leave Doubletree Hotel for Fairlane Banquet Center

7:00pm

Al-Rabitah Gala and Hafla

The event of the year! Celebrate your heritage at this formal event featuring authentic Arab cuisine, special recognition, Arab music, and dance in the heart of Arab America.

11:00pm

Buses Leave Fairlane Banquet Center for Doubletree Hotel

SUNDAY, November 14

Optional Community Bus Tour

9:00am

Bus Leaves Doubletree Hotel

9:30am

Breakfast at New Yasmeen Bakery

Enjoy good company and fresh-baked Arab delicacies at New Yasmeen Bakery in Dearborn.

11:00am

Visit to Henry Ford Museum

A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow's innovators. Rosa Parks' Bus, Kennedy's Presidential Limousine, Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Complex and the Wright Cycle Shop, are just a few of the attractions.

1:00pm

Box Lunch

Enjoy shawarma and falafel from a renowned Dearborn eatery.

2:00pm

Visit to Detroit and the Motown Museum Although the interior of the museum is closed due to construction, celebrate the legacy of Motown by enjoying their outdoor space, including snapping your photo on the iconic front steps of Hitsville USA, walking around the new “Still Going On” outdoor exhibit, exploring their retail pop-up shop, and singing along to Motown music in their Dancing in the Street Park.

4:00pm

Tour Arab Dearborn--the heart of Arab America

If time permits, stops at Greenland Market and Shatila

5:00pm Tour Concludes

HOTEL

The CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit will take place at the Doubletree Hotel Dearborn.

The hotel is nine miles from downtown Detroit and minutes from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). This full-service hotel is conveniently located off the Southfield Expressway at Ford Road, with easy access to I-94, I-96 and all major Detroit-area thoroughfares.

We have negotiated a special discounted group rate of just $134 per night. We suggest you reserve as soon as possible--the hotel has reserved a limited block of rooms at this discounted rate.

REGISTER HERE Online for Special Discount Rates

or call the Hotel at 313-336-3340 to make a reservation.

SPEAKERS

TO BE ANNOUNCED

SPONSORS

If your organization is interested to sponsor the CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit, please contact:

Warren David at: wdavid@arabamerica.com or 313-999-6000

CLICK HERE for SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

EXHIBITORS

If your organization is interested to exhibit at the CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit, please contact:

Warren David at: wdavid@arabamerica.com or 313-999-6000

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I complete a registration?

Click the Register tab from this website

Enter to Eventbrite landing page

Click the green TICKETS button.

Choose the tickets you want and the amount of tickets from drop-down menus.

Click the red GET TICKETS button when done selecting.

Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation.

How do I register at the Doubletree Hotel?

You must register separately at the Doubletree Hotel link for room reservations.

Can I register onsite?

You should pre-register online prior to the summit, but if you have not, you can register upon your arrival. After checking in to the Doubletree Hotel you can immediately go to registration in the lobby. All registrants will receive their name badge, wristband, and event tickets when they register.

Will I have to wear a wristband the whole time I'm at the convention?

Yes, and this is for your benefit. The wristbands must be worn at all times and will be required to enter events. This is the fastest way for security to know you are a paid registrant.

COVID Safety

Your safety is our top priority. We are closely following CDC and State of Michigan Guidelines. We require all participants to provide proof of being fully vaccinated. For those not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a mask. We also encourage social distancing and hand hygiene. We will keep you posted if there are any further updates.

What if I have any questions?

Email info@arabamerica.com if you have any questions or issues registering or call 877-272-2944

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit - Dearborn

5801 Southfield Freeway

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Arab America Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit, non-sectarian, educational organization that: promotes the Arab American heritage in the U.S.; educates Americans about the Arab American identity and culture; and connects Arab Americans on a professional and social level.

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