The University of California San Diego (UCSD) was the site for LebNet’s first ever program in San Diego, with almost 60 people attending the sold out event.

Fram Akiki opened the evening and introduced Abdo Kadifa (Chairman) and George Akiki (President and Co-Founder), who gave an overview of LebNet’s vision and key initiatives. An all-star panel from Academia, Research and Business discussed topics ranging from advice to college students to challenges of balancing emotional and business attachments between Lebanon and the United States.

The panel members were:

Mark Abumeri, Partner, Knobbe Martens Intellectual Property Law

Walid Ali-Ahmad, VP of Technology, Qualcomm

Shadi Dayeh, Assoc. Professor, Integrated Electronics and Biointerfaces Laboratory

Sanaa Geha, Postdoctoral Researcher at The Scripps Research Institute

Rana Herro, Instructor La Jolla Institue for Allergy and Immunology

Gabriel Rebeiz, Professor, UCSD and Owner, RF MEMS

Layal Rouhana, Staff Engineer, Qualcomm

Richard Sfeir, CEO of Zoom Media Plus

It was an action packed evening with an engaged audience and valuable networking. We look forward to holding another LebNet event for our San Diego community! Credit: Maya Akiki for Recap and Pics. Thank you for your support!