CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On May 20, for the first time in Boston, Repat Armenia Foundation, in cooperation with the Armenian Business Network, will host the “Imagine Armenia” forum to share the reasons for and the best ways to get engaged with Armenia.
During the forum, the Boston-based Armenian community will have the opportunity to learn about the experiences of different organizations/businesses, who have succeeded in Armenia. Representatives of these companies will share their tips for a strong start, vision of progress, as well as volunteer and professional opportunities for the youth to work and gain experience while they contribute to Armenia’s development.
The keynote speaker of the forum will be Dr. Noubar Afeyan.
The forum will have two panel discussions. The first panel is titled “Because We Did,” which will be about businesses, education, social initiatives and professional repatriation in Armenia. The moderator will be Avetik Chalabyan and the speakers/organizations are the following: Raffi Doudaklian – Tufenkian Foundation; Ani Sarkissian – ONEArmenia; Raffi Kassarjian – Monitis / Repat Armenia Foundation; Tsoline Avedisian – Ginosi Apartels; Vartan Marashlyan – Repat Armenia and Magda Markosyan – MAROG Creative Agency.
The second panel, titled “Because You Can,” will discuss the opportunities for young professionals to get involved with Armenia. The moderator will be Vartan Marashlyan and the speakers/organizations are the following: 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 and Aimee Keushguerian – Keush Wines.
The event will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room 10-250, 77 77 Massachusetts Ave. Start time is 2-6 p.m.