Saad AlMomen is an innovative graphics and website designer as well as a PhD candidate and lecturer at the College of Science, University of Baghdad. Leveraging his skills in design, Saad co-founded Baghdad Life, a website and mobile application dedicated to reflecting the positive side of the capital city by highlighting the numerous cultural events, plethora of historical sites, and faces of youth providing hope for the future of the country. Saad and his colleagues created the site as their mutual admiration for their beloved ancient city encouraged them to show the world another side of Baghdad that deserves recognition, rather than just the tired face of war and violence.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.