Imagine Armenia Forum in Boston

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Imagine Armenia Forum in Boston

By Repat Armenia

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, May 20, 2017 · 2 - 6pm EDT


MIT, Room 10-250 (MIT's infinite corridor). 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA


Getting Engaged with Armenia: Why and How?

On May 20th, for the first time in Boston, MA, Repat Armenia in cooperation with Armenian Business Network and MIT Armenian Society will host "Imagine Armenia" forum to share reasons & best ways to get engaged with Armenia!

The goal of the event is to introduce Repat Armenia to the Boston-based Armenian community, with panelists from different businesses/organizations that will share their experience of doing business in Armenia. Also volunteer and professional opportunities for the youth to work and gain experience while they contribute to Armenia's development.

The forum will consist of panel discussion and Q&A with various organizations, company members, and young professionals who had experience in Armenia. It will also include a showcase of different organizations /companies/initiatives where attendees will have a chance to network with the panelists and learn more about what they do!

Speakers and moderators:

Welcome Remarks: Jack Antounian (ABN)

Keynote speaker: Noubar Afeyan - "Why is it important to get engaged with Armenia?"

First Panel: "Because We Did" - moderated by Avetik Chalabyan

-Raffi Doudaklian - Tufenkian Foundation
-Ani Sarkissian - OneArmenia
-Raffi Kassarjian - Monitis / Repat Armenia
-Magda Markosyan - MAROG Creative Agency
-Zack Armen - Children of Armenia Fund
-Jeanmarie Papelian - Armenia Tree Project
-Aleksandr Khachaturyan - Center for Strategic Initiatives

Second Panel: "Because You Can" - moderated by Vartan Marashlyan

-Teny Avakian - Teach For Armenia
-Linda Yepoyan - Birthright Armenia/Armenian Volunteer Corps
-Arina Zohrabian - American University of Armenia
-Araz Chiloyan - Birthright Volunteer / HDIF Volunteer
-Tatev Babayan - Repat Armenia
-Terez Sarkisyan -DEPOP Institute for Governance / Birthright Volunteer
-Aimee Keushguerian - Keush Wines

About the organizer

Organized by
Repat Armenia

The RepatArmenia Foundation, a non-governmental, non-profit institution, was established in August 2012 to take the concept of active repatriation promotion to the next level, with a full-time, dedicated staff based in Yerevan and a network of supporters worldwide.