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What kind of events are being offered?

From evening keynotes lectures, lunchtime lectures, to workshops, performances and other special events, we offer something for everyone!  

There are four main categories of events that you can attend:

  • Academic
  • Cultural
  • Entrepreunerial
  • Recreational
  • Personal and Professional Development

Our programs are scheduled for your convenience, with events held at lunchtimes, mornings, evenings and weekends.


Who can attend?

Our programs are open to anyone at KAUST – faculty, researchers, community members and Economic Development partners. Personal visitors may attend keynote lectures only as long as they are accompanied by their KAUST sponsor. We may grant special passes to visitors from outside the KAUST community by invitation from our partners Saudi Initiatives and Innovation & Economic Development


How can I register my children and spouse to this website?

If you have dependents under the age of 12, you can register them for this website by visiting 'my profile' at the top-right of the navigation bar. Once you are at 'my profile', click on 'Register Dependents' on the left-hand column and your dependents will appear for you to register.

Note that spouses are included in this list but anyone over the age of 12 with a KAUST ID can register themselves.


Is there a babysitting service during the events?

To help parents enjoy evening keynote lectures and events during te program, a babysitting service will be organized. 


How can I add events to my calendar?

You want to be sure you won't forget to attend the events you registered for? In order to get automatic reminders popping up in your professional calendar, you can visit 'my schedule' on the navigation bar. Once you are at 'my schedule', click on 'Download iCalendar (ICS) file'.


Are there any more Enrichment Programs coming up?

The 2019 Winter Enrichment Program 

The two week-long Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) is created in collaboration with faculty, staff and students, and a nominated KAUST faculty chair, who decides on a theme for each program and selects content from proposals submitted by the KAUST community. This is immersive, enlightening, challenging and focused work. WEP will return in 2019 under the theme 'TIME' from Sunday, January 13 to Thursday, January 24. The program will be chaired by Professor Valerio Orlando, BESE Division. 


TEDxKAUST will take place again in 2019, more information about this program to be announced soon. The theme of the 2017 TEDxKAUST event, Impact Factor, organized by KAUST students and the Innovation Center aimed to unleash the personal touch of KAUST community members (students, faculty, and staff), as they reflect on their life experiences on a TEDx stage. The aim was to redefine the term Impact Factor as a qualitative measure of one’s impact on the people and community around them.  

Artists In-Labs

More information about this program to be announced soon.