The conference is organized by the Dialogue Forum of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (The new Library of Alexandria), in Egypt. It takes place during the period from 16 to 18 June 2010.
It will bring together a diverse group of scholars, clergymen, community leaders, political figures, education experts, university students, faculty members, technology consultants, and library professionals from many countries around the world.
The conference will be structured around three main themes: Education, Culture, and Science & Technology, exploring each of them in conjunction with four cross-cutting tracks, namely, Youth, IT, Media, and Women. The uniqueness of the proposed conference lies in its intention to develop a feasible and sound strategy for the future (3-5 years) in order to sustain a stronger collaboration between Muslims and the US.
It will also develop a number of specific follow-up projects and activities and will focus on building a digital social network to connect people together, particularly the youth. Several of these projects will also be given an opportunity to network with one another, and with interested organizations/foundations, in a “Project Marketplace” which will take place through the duration of the Conference at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
The Project Marketplace shall encourage increased partnerships and spark ideas for new initiatives.