2015 AEP Forum

6th Annual Abdelkader Education Project (AEP) Forum

Why Emir Abdelkader Matters in Today’s World

September 18-19, 2015 – Elkader, Iowa USA

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

6:00pm Pre-Forum Welcome Dinner
Location: Johnson’s Restaurant, Elkader (public event)

“Meet & Greet” with brief program – RSVP 563.245.2770 by 09.15.15 – buffet at own cost
Co-hosted by non-profit AEP, Elkader Development Corporation, and Elkader Int’l Connections

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

MORNING SESSION – 9:30-1:15pm – Seminar and Network Luncheon
AEP 2015 ForumClick HERE to register! Seating is limited— registration deadline is 9.15.15.

Location: Keystone Area Education Agency, Elkader

Welcome: Kathy Garms, AEP co-founder & Executive Director, Elkader, IA
Opening Remarks: David Hamod, CEO/President, National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

Educational Programs and Outreach
Facilitator: Ann Schodde, AEP Board & President Emeritus, Center for Citizen Diplomacy, Des Moines, IA

  • John Kiser, AEP co-founder & Advisory Board, Sperryville, VA
  • Tamar Miller represents Harvard Pluralism Project’s ‘Ethical Leadership’ case-study, MA
  • Ameena Jandali, Content Director, Islamic Networks Group, CA
  • Marcia Powell/Karla Duff, Consultants, Professional Development Training – Educators, IA

Business Opportunities with Algeria
Facilitator: Chuck Montgomery, AEP Board & Senior Managing Attorney for MidAmerican Energy Company, Des Moines, IA

  • H.E. Ambassador Madjid Bouguerra, Embassy of Algeria, DC
  • Dr. Ismael Chikhoune, CEO/president, US Algeria Business Council, DC
  • Mr. Abdelmalek Sahraoui, CEO Promo-invest, Algeria
  • Dr. Belgacem Haba, AEP Board, co-founder of Silicon Pipe, Inc., CA
  • Dr. Chiang Lee Wee, President, Northeast Iowa Community College, IA (TBC)

Afternoon Session – 1:30-4:00pm Free Public Event

AEP Forum Program
Location: Historic Opera House, Elkader

1:30pm – “Meet & Greet” – Traditional Andalusian Music by Algerian musicians
2:00pm – AEP Forum Program

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • State of the AEP with Visions for the Future
    • Kathy Garms, AEP co-founder & Executive Director, Elkader, IA
    • John Kiser, AEP co-founder & Advisory Board, Sperryville, VA
  • In the Footsteps of the Emir
    • Abdelmalek Sahraoui, CEO Promo Invest; President, Abdelkader Assn, Algeria
    • Dr. Ismael Chikhoune, CEO/President US Algeria Business Council, DC
  • Keynote Address
    • H.E. Ambassador Madjid Bouguerra, Embassy of Algeria, Washington, DC
  • Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize Awards
    • Students, Educators, and Special Guests
  • Closing Remarks
  • Conversations and Networking
    • Enjoy Traditional Andalusian Music by Algerian musicians

REGISTER NOW!!!

September 18 – Pre-Forum Dinner: buffet at own cost – RSVP 563.245.2770 (limited seating)

September 19 – Part 1 -*Seminar and Luncheon: $20 Registration Fee by 09.15.15

Register online – Registration link

Register by mail – download registration form

For more information contact: info@abdelkaderproject.org

Link to Historic Opera House

Link to Johnson’s Restaurant

Link to Keystone Area Education Agency