Imagine Armenia Forum in Boston


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On May 20, for the first time in Boston, Repat Armenia Foundation, in cooperation with Armenian Business Network will host “Imagine Armenia” forum to share reasons and 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. Founders of these companies will share their tips for a strong start, vision of progress, also 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 Noubar Afeyan, who will address the importance of getting engaged with Armenia.

The forum will have two panel discussions.  The first panel is named “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
  • Vartan Marashlyan – Repat Armenia
  • Magda Markosyan – MAROG Creative Agency
  • Zack Armen – Children of Armenia Fund
  • Jeanmarie Papelian – Armenia Tree Project

The second panel is named “Because You Can” will discuss the opportunities for young professionals to get involved with Armenia.

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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
  • Aimee Keushguerian – Keush Wines

The event will take place at MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA.

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