Imagine Armenia Forum
Getting Engaged with Armenia: Why and How?

Getting Engaged with Armenia: Why and How?

On May 20th, for the first time in Boston, MA, Repat Armenia in cooperation with Armenian Business Network and MIT Armenian Society hosted "Imagine Armenia" a forum where accomplished experts shared their experiences, opportunities in Armenia, reasons & best ways to engage with Armenia!

The goal of the event was to introduce Repat Armenia to the Boston-based Armenian community, with panelists from different businesses/organizations that shared their experience of doing business in Armenia. Also volunteer and professional opportunities for the youth to work and gain experience while they contribute to Armenia's development. An unprecedented collaboration between the foremost global Armenian organizations!

The forum consisted of panel discussions and Q&A with various organizations, company members, and young professionals who had experience in Armenia. It included a showcase of different organizations /companies/initiatives where attendees had a chance to network with the panelists and learn more about what they do! There were over 250 attendees and over 17,000 views of the live stream.

Speakers and moderators:

Welcome Remarks:
Jack Antounian (ABN)

Keynote speaker:
Noubar Afeyan - "Why is it important to get engaged with Armenia?"

First Panel: "Because We Did"
Moderator Avetik Chalabyan - ArAr Foundation

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
Aleksandr Khachaturyan - Center for Strategic Initiatives

Second Panel: "Because You Can"
Moderator by Vartan Marashlyan - Repat Armenia

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

See all the photos of #ImagineArmeniaBoston by FLASH PHOTO Studio


On May 22nd, in NYC, Repat Armenia in cooperation with AGBU Young Professionals of Greater New York Area (YPGNY) held "Imagine Armenia" forum to share reasons & best ways to get engaged with Armenia!

The goal of the event was to introduce to the local Armenian community, different panelists from numerous businesses/organizations that shared their experience of doing business in Armenia. Also volunteer and professional opportunities for the youth to work and gain experience while they contribute to Armenia's development.

There were 120 attendees and over 4,500 views of the live stream. The forum consisted of panel discussion and Q&A with various organizations, company members, and young professionals who had experience in Armenia.

Speakers and moderators:

Moderator: Vartan Marashlyan

Raffi Doudaklian - Tufenkian Foundation
Ani Sarkissian - ONEArmenia
Magda Markosyan - MAROG Creative Agency
Teny Avakian - Teach For Armenia
Linda Yepoyan - Birthright Armenia/Armenian Volunteer Corps
Tatev Babayan - Repat Armenia
Terez Sarkisyan - DEPOP Institute for Governance/ Birthright Volunteer

Photos by: Emma Marashlyan

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