The long awaited MKA-RA conference is finally upon us. This year the flagship event of the research association will be insha’Allah taking place in Manchester Mosque from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of August. The theme of this year’s conference is “The pleasure of finding things out”, with an exciting programme looking to stimulate and challenge our delegates.
Expanding over three days, the highlights of the conference include distinguished speakers, innovative group projects (including rocket building!), skills workshops and night activities. There will also be a special programme for Ahmadi researchers, with the aim of addressing contemporary issues about Religion and Science. Having “worked-hard”, the delegates will also be treated to a final day of “play-hard” philosophy with exciting outdoor activities.
To put it simply, this is a unique event for our Khuddam to further their intellectual and spiritual horizons. The event is open to all Khuddam with an interest in research. Places are limited so please register NOW!
Please see details below.
Serving as MKA-RA Chairman
MKA-RA Conference 2012
Provide a platform for knowledge transfer, networking and collaboration between Ahmadi researchers, scientists (natural and social) and those interested in research.
Provide information, guidance and encouragement to youngsters thinking about a research based career.
Discuss the issues which are frequently encountered by Khuddam at their academic institutions (e.g. interaction between religion and science).
Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2012.
Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya is heavily subsidising the event but individual contribution is still required to cover the costs. Thus the registration fee for each attendee is £30. This will cover the food and activities over the three days.
Registration and Payment
The places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. In order to book a place, please e-mail email@example.com. Your place will be preliminarily booked and payment instructions will be given. The booking will only be confirmed upon full payment by cash, cheque or electronic transfer.
Accommodation and overnight stay
Accommodation for the Friday and Saturday nights will be provided in Manchester Mosque. Delegates will need to bring their own bedding.
All delegates are encouraged to present posters to be entered into the Poster Competition. The poster should be based on either the research work done or research ideas for the future. A brief abstract of the poster should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 17th August. The poster should be printed by the delegate and brought to the conference for display.
Those wishing to present a talk should submit a brief abstract to email@example.com by Friday17th August. Successful applicants will be informed asap.
Travel support (max £15 per person) is available for students at undergraduate level or below. MSc and PhD students not receiving maintenance stipends and those Khuddam not in employment are also eligible. To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating where you are travelling from and your mode of transport.
We will try to organise carpooling from cities with several delegates. Please let us know if you require car transport or if you are travelling to the conference by your own car. Lifts can be arranged from the nearest bus/train station in Manchester.
For further information please email email@example.com or call the conference organisers on 07886425859. A full conference programme will be available shortly.
MKA-RA Conference 2012 Programme
Friday 24th August
1230 Friday sermon
1430 Lunch picnic
1530 Trip to Manchester University
1830 – 1900 Talk and discussion on “Using the Holy Qur’an for research”
1900 – 1930 Talk and discussion on “How to succeed in research and higher education”
1930 – 2030 Introduction to the group project
2030 – 2130 Dinner and Salat
2130 – 2230 Quiz on “Spot the science mistake”
Saturday 25th August
0430 Fajr and Darsul Qur’an
0900 Group work
1000 Featured talk 1
1045 Featured talk 2
Afternoon session 1
1145 – 1215 “Honey: A cure for all”
1215 – 1245 Muslim Scientists
1300 Lunch & Poster session
Afternoon session 2
1430 – 1830 Space programme group work (juniors)
1430 – 1500 First Student Talk (seniors)
1500 – 1530 Second Student Talk (seniors)
1530 Religion and science discussion forum (seniors)
– Existence of God
– Combating academic atheism
– Holy Qur’an and research
1830 Group Presentations and prize giving
2030 Dinner and salat
2130 Night Activity – Stargazing
Sunday 26th August
Morning & afternoon sessions
0430 Fajr and Darsul Quran
0900 Outdoor Activity
1700 End of Conference and departure from Manchester