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The Premier event for Sudanese Americans in the US comes to Philadelphia, August 18-20

3 Days of Learning, Networking, Celebration, Ethnic Food, Culture, Art, & Entertainment Featuring


Dr. Osama Awadelkarim, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and the Associate Director for the Center of Nanotechnology Education and Utilization at The Pennsylvania State

Jalelah Ahmed, formerly of Fox 26 News Houston.

Dr. Sayed Ibrahim, President and CEO of SprinJene/ Health & Natural Beauty Corporation, an enterprise committed to premium, environmentally conscious personal care products.

Dr. Mohamed N Bushara, VP Geosciences at FracGeo LLC.

Rodwan M. Saleh, (former) president of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH).

Brittany Caplin, passionate about helping organizations at the intersection of technology and social good raise awareness of its vision and initiatives among key stakeholders.

Zuheir Sharif oversees executive operations, brand strategy, business development, and corporate communications for Eccalon Inc.

Farooq A. Mitha is a Senior Advisor, Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy.

Aaron Jenkins is a leader, visionary and has worked tirelessly on issues related to domestic policy, faith community engagement and public service.

Safia Elhillo, an accomplished poet and author.

Ramey Dawoud is a Sudanese American hiphop artist, actor, songwriter, poet, and activist.


Special presentations by International poet & DJ Jaysus Zain

& a performance by the talented Sudanese musician Salah Falolah


Please click here for the our speakers and participants bios.


Enjoying loyal crowds of Sudanese Americans each year, the SAPAA Annual Convention is the largest gathering of Sudanese American leaders, families, youth, business owners, entrepreneurs, and artists.

The SAPAA Convention features thought provoking presentations, educational sessions, personal development, business and entrepreneurship break-outs, power networking opportunities, music and cultural celebrations.



For more information Email us at contact@sapaa.net or visit http://www.sapaa.net


    August 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017
    6:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Healthcare Caree Professional Track
    August 18, 2017
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Surgical Knot Tying & Suturing Seminar
    August 18, 2017
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    - learn or improve your surgical techniques when it comes to knot tying and wound closure. Get familiar with the OR culture in the US. Learn the most common surgical wound closure techniques, trouble shooting and problem solving.
  • Poetry Slam Session
    August 18, 2017
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    - Featuring several accomplished and inspiring Sudanese American poets.
  • Meet & Greet Reception 7 Networking Mixer
    August 18, 2017
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    - Featuring several accomplished and inspiring Sudanese American poets.
  • Day 1 – University of Pennsylvania Perelman Quadrangle Center
    August 19, 2017
    9:00 AM - 11:55 PM
    - 10:00 – 11:00 – Professional Career Development Sessions Session I – Information Technology Track - A path to getting a job in the IT industry & becoming an effective IT professional Session II – Medical Careers Training Series - Advanced Surgical Techniques 11:00 Conference Opening • Welcome to Philly – Philadelphia Host Committee • SAPAA greetings and Board Message 11:15 - Speaker I – Citizen activism Panel Addressing the importance of civic engagement in the community, building careers, and finding opportunities (Aaron Jenkins, Farooq A. Mitha, Zuheir Sharif) 12:00 - Lunch 1:15pm - Philly Youth Talent Show 1:45pm - Speaker II – Reinventing yourself – Dr. Asim 2:10pm - Speaker III – Pursuing your dreams, my personal journey to America – Ramey Dawoud 2:35pm - Introduction of keynote speaker Keynote speech by Ms. Jalelah Ahmed, Sudanese American TV Reporter 3:05pm - Afternoon Breakout Sessions • Session II – Entrepreneurship and Small business • Session III – Next Gen conversations 4:05pm - Break 4:20pm – Poetry performance by Safia Elhillo 4:40pm - Day 1 Read out from break-out sessions, Q&A/community voice 5:40pm - IT Training Graduation Ceremony 6:00pm - Networking & Dinner 7:30pm - Evening Entertainment party and Fashion Show featuring: • Ramey Dawoud and Mosno Al Moseeki • Jaysus Zain • Salah Falolah
  • Day 2 – University of Pennsylvania Perelman Quadrangle Center
    August 20, 2017
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    - 10:00am - Day 1 summary – 10:15am - Culture, Challenges & Children - Dr. Mohamed Bushara 10:40am - Communication techniques – Ridwaan Salih Break – 11:40 – 11:50pm 11:55pm - Success in Education Panel 12:40pm - Retooling and reinventing yourself for a new career – Badreldin Ahmed & Mohamed Omer 12:40pm - SAPAA Annual Awards Ceremony – Badreldin Ahmed 1:20pm - Entertainment segment 2:20pm - Closing remarks by the SAPAA Board and Q&A  


Venue Phone: 720-372-6962

Venue Website:

Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St #307, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, United States

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