ASHHRA 53rd Annual Conference & Exposition
Sept. 16 - 19, 2017   |   Seattle, Washington

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GS1 - Opening Ceremony and Keynote Presentation: Maysoon Zayid

  • Location: Ballroom 6 AB

  • Date: Sunday September 17
  • Time: 09:15 AM-10:45 AM

ASHHRA Board President Gary Pastore will welcome everyone to the ASHHRA 53rd Annual Conference & Exposition. Hear about what you can look forward to in the upcoming days. Be inspired to make the most of your experience while attending learning sessions, making lasting connections with your peers at networking events, engaging with exhibitors at the exposition and taking advantage of all that Seattle has to offer. Then you will hear from the dynamic and visionary keynote speaker, Maysoon Zayid.

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Maysoon ZayidMaysoon Zayid
Actress, Comedian, Disability Advocate, Writer

Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, disability advocate and writer. She is a graduate of and a Guest Comedian in Residence at Arizona State University. Maysoon is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time On Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and a columnist for The Daily Beast. She has most recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey Networks, In Deep Shift, 60 Minutes and MSNBC. Maysoon had the number one TED Talk of 2014 and was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by BBC.

As a professional comedian, Maysoon has performed in top New York clubs and has toured extensively at home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Muslims are Coming Tour. Maysoon appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and is the founder of Maysoon’s Kids, a scholarship and wellness program for disabled refugee children. Maysoon walked in New York Fashion Week and is proud to be an ambassador for Kara Ross’s Diamonds Unleashed.

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