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Workshops and Events

A2K4D Annual Workshops

Seventh Annual Workshop - Collaborative Innovation for Open and Inclusive Development: Data, Makerspaces and Mobile Telephony
AUC Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. October 15 and 16.

Sixth Annual Workshop - Toward a Concerted Knowledge Consciousness: Opportunities, Tensions and Pushbacks
AUC Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. May 31, 2016

Fifth Annual Workshop - Digital Technologies and Development: Mobilization, Censorship, Entrepreneurship and Copyright
AUC Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. June 9, 2015 

Fourth Annual Workshop - Openness for Change: Knowledge, Technology and Development
AUC New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, June 16, 2014 

Third Annual Workshop - Knowledge for Development: Freedoms, Networks and Innovation
AUC New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. June 16 to 17, 2013

Second Annual Workshop - Access to Knowledge, Democratizing Technologies and Development
AUC Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. June 14, 2011

Access to Knowledge for Development Center Launch Workshop 
AUC New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. February 7, 2010

Past Lectures, Talks, and Events

A2K4D Founding Director Nagla Rizk talks at AI for Good Global Summit titled “Data for Good”
ITU Headquarters, Geneva, May 15 - 17, 2018

A2K4D participates in Research Grant Writing and Administration Workshop in Nigeria
Lagos State University (LASU), Nigeria, February 13 and 14, 2018

A2K4D travels to Ghana for Open AIR Transition Workshop
Accra, Ghana, February 8 to 10, 2018

Access to Knowledge for Development (A2K4D) Faculty and Staff participate in “South African Maker Movement Workshop"
IERI in Pretoria, South Africa, March 3 2017

A2K4D researcher, Dalia Rafik, attended and presented at the “Data Visualization Workshop”
AUC Tahrir Square, Ewart Theater, August 7, 2016

A2K4D director Nagla Rizk was honored during the Annual Alumni Award Ceremony as a distinguished Alumni for her accomplishments
AUC New Cairo, May 27, 2016

CopyrightX Summit, Rizk and AUC Economics student and A2K4D research assistant Nariman Emara attended the first CopyrightX summit
Prato, Italy May 18-20, 2016

A2K4D researcher, Stefanie Felsberger, attended and presented in 7th Biennial SURVEILLANCE & SOCIETY CONFERENCE : “Power, performance and trust”
Barcelona, April 20–23, 2016

Nagla Rizk and Data Revolution team members participated in a panel discussion on World Bank’s Development Report titled ‘Digital Dividends’
Cairo, Egypt, April 11, 2016

Nagla Rizk and Data Revolution team members participated in a panel discussion on World Bank’s Development Report titled ‘Digital Dividends’
Nairobi, Kenya, April 4-6, 2016

Open A.I.R. Post Doctoral Scholar at A2K4D gives Brown Bag seminar “Beyond openness: Investigating the success factors of open approaches to collaboration and innovation”
Bessily Hall, AUC New Cairo, Egypt, March 8, 2016

A2K4D Director Moderates Uber’s fireside chat with David Plouffe “The Sharing Economy and The Future of Work”
Bissily Hall, AUC New Cairo, March 7, 2016

A2K4D Celebrates Global Open Day: Cairo Edition
Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square, March 5, 2016

A2K4D co-hosted an event held by Transport for Cairo celebrating Open Data Day
Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square, March 5, 2016.

Data-Driven Innovation Week Middle East and North Africa Regional Workshop at Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt, February 21 - 22, 2016

A2K4D’s Nagham El Houssamy participated in the IDRC roundtable discussion titled “Openness in Development”
IDRC Cairo Office, September 15, 2015

A2K4D hosted an Open AIR Planning Meeting
Cairo Egypt, June 15-16, 2015

A2K4D participated in the Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
National Law University, Delhi, India, Dec 15-17, 2015

A2K4D Researchers gave a presentation on Big Data for the “Call to Action” conference in the American University in Cairo
December 6, 2015. 

The Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) hosted Madad’s third round of cultural grants “A’wzenkom Ma’ana”
Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square, December 2, 2015

A2K4D’s Nagham El Houssamy participated in the IDRC roundtable discussion titled “Openness in Development”
IDRC Cairo Office, September 15, 2015

A2K4D hosted an Open AIR Planning Meeting
Cairo Egypt, June 15-16, 2015

Nagham El-Houssamy talk at The International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) public workshop titled Data for Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment in the MENA Region
IDRC office in Giza, Egypt. June 8, 2015

The final lecture of the AUC School of Continuing Education Community Lecture SeriesAccess to Knowledge: The Heart of the Development Discourse”
AUC Tahrir Square, Egypt. May 25, 2015

"CopyrightX: The Economics of Copyright and Creativity" course guest speaker: counsel at Alexandria Library, Hala Essalmawi
AUC New Cairo, Egypt. May 6, 2015

A panel talk at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University titled, "The Arab Networked Public Sphere: Social Mobilization Post-Revolutions
Harvard University, USA. April 27, 2015

A2K4D researchers present their working paper, "Digital Entrepreneurship and Development: Case studies from Egypt" at the 2015 CYRUS Institute of Knowledge Conference Meeting
Harvard University Campus, April 24-26, 2015

A2K4D held the first session of the "Knowledge Forum" event series with Mushtarak community space
Mushtara space, Dokki, Egypt. March 29, 2015 

CopyrightX: The Economics of Copyright and Creativity course guest speaker: veteran film expert Maryanne Khoury
AUC New Cairo, Egypt. February 24, 2015

Discussing “Privacy and Online Security” at Mushtarak
Mushtarak space, Dokki, Egypt. November 19, 2014  

Nagla Rizk served as one of the panelists discussing The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement in Egypt
Mushtarak space, Dokki, Egypt. October 28, 2014 

Members of the A2KGA presented their latest book on Censorship at Yale Lunch Speaker Series
Yale Law School, USA. September 24, 2014

Fourth Annual Workshop - Openness for Change: Knowledge, Technology and Development
AUC New Cairo, Egypt, June 16, 2014. 

AUC Open Access Days
AUC New Cairo, Egypt, April 27 - 28, 2014

Open African Innovation Research (Open A.I.R.) Conference on Innovation and Intellectual Property in Africa and The Third Global Congress on Intellectual Property and Public Interest
Cape Town, South Africa, December 9 - 13, 2013

Under the Distinguished Visiting Researchers Program 2013 - 2014, Nagla Rizk gave three talks at the University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada, October 2013

Creativity, Open Access and Copyright for Development
Nairobi, Kenya. July 5, 2013.

ICT for Development: Regulatory Frameworks and Enabling Environments
Istanbul, Turkey. May 23 - 24, 2013.

Intellectual Property Knowledge Development: Thoughts from Egypt
Cairo, Egypt. May 8, 2013

Egypt Today: A Second Revolution Brewing?
Cambridge, MA. April 22, 2013 

Network of Centers Meeting
Hague, Netherlands. March 3 - 4, 2013 

Scenario A: Scenarios for Africa's Future
Dakar, Senegal. February 15, 2013 

Open A.I.R. Foresight Workshop
Dakar, Senegal. February 14 - 17, 2013 

Censorship in Egypt: The Kill Switch of 2011
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. December 16, 2012 

A2K4D Center: The Open A.I.R. North Africa Hub
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. December 16, 2012

The Current Moment: Egypt
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. December 15, 2012

Structural Changes and Tipping Points in Egypt
Cambridge, MA, USA. December 6, 2012

Open A.I.R. Case Study Presentation
Nigeria. November 20, 2012

The Many Faces of Censorship: Planned Research within A2KGA
New Haven, CT. April 2, 2012

Technical Architectures of Censorship
New Haven, CT. March 31, 2012  

Collateral Damage: The Economic Impact of the Internet Kill Switch During Egypt’s Revolution
New Haven, CT. March 30-April 1, 2012

Open A.I.R. Scenarios Workshop
Nairobi, Kenya. March 26 - 29, 2012 

Freedom of Information Draft Law in Egypt: Advocacy Efforts
New Haven, CT, USA. March 28, 2012

Online vsOffline Networks, Polarization and a Leaderless Revolution
Cambridge, MA. March 21, 2012

The Economics of Software, Access to Knowledge and Creative Commons
Smart Village, Cairo, Egypt. November 23, 2011

Network Theory, Online Media and the Arab Spring
Cambridge, MA, USA. September 6, 2011

Second Arab Techies Meeting
AUCTahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. July 28-31, 2011

Towards an Egyptian Open Source Strategy Workshop
AUCTahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. May 28, 2011

Open A.I.R. Workshop
Cape Town, South Africa. May 17, 2011 

"Revolution 2.0?" School of Business Seminar Series Transforming Egypt
AUC New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. May 11, 2011 

Doha Debates on the Motion: This House Believes for the Sake of Democracy, Egypt Should Postpone Elections
AUC Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. March 14, 2011
To watch the debate, click here.

Creating a Learning Society: An Agenda for Dynamic Societies in Uncertain Times
AUC Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. January 13, 2011.

First Research Meeting for the FOSS Arab Team
AUC New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. June 1, 2010

The Internet Governance Forum
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, November 15-18, 2009.
To listen to the webcastclick here.