MKA RA Annual Conference 2012- Register Now!

Annual Conference 2011- Closing Speech

Dear Members

Assalamu alaikum,

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 researchPlaces are limited so please register NOW!

Please see details below.

Wassalam

Naveed Malik

Serving as MKA-RA Chairman

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MKA-RA Conference 2012

Darul Aman, location of the MKA RA Annual Conference 2012

Aims

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).

Dates

Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2012.

Location

 Manchester Mosque.

Fee

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 research@khuddam.org.uk. 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.

Abstract Submission

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 research@khuddam.org.uk 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 research@khuddam.org.uk by Friday17th August. Successful applicants will be informed asap.
 

Travel Bursaries

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 research@khuddam.org.uk stating where you are travelling from and your mode of transport.
 

Transport arrangement

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. 
 

More information

 
For further information please email research@khuddam.org.uk or call the conference organisers on 07886425859. A full conference programme will be available shortly.

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MKA-RA Conference 2012 Programme

Friday 24th August

Opening session

1230 Friday sermon
1430 Lunch picnic
1530 Trip to Manchester University
1800 Welcome

Evening session

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

Late session

2030 – 2130 Dinner and Salat
2130 – 2230 Quiz on “Spot the science mistake”

Saturday 25th August

Early session

0430 Fajr and Darsul Qur’an
0700 Breakfast
0900 Group work

Morning Session

1000 Featured talk 1
1045 Featured talk 2
1130 Break

Afternoon session 1

1145 – 1215 “Honey: A cure for all”

1215 – 1245 Muslim Scientists

1300 Lunch & Poster session
1400 Namaz

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

– Networking          

Night session

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

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