Speakers & Panelists

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Ms. Manal AlDowayan
Visual Artist
MAD Studio
Dr. Abdullah M Alsharekh
King Saud University
Prof. Ahmed Mahmoud Mohamed Ameen
Professor, Department of Islamic Archaeology
Fayoum University
Dr. Zaki Aslan
Director & Regional Representative
Dr. Anne Austin
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Department of History
University of Missouri–St. Louis
Dr. Robert Bewley
Honorary Chair of the Board
Council for British Research in the Levant
Dr. Ross Burns
Adjunct Professor, Ancient History
Macquarie University
Prof. Shadreck Chirikure
Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science, School of Archaeology
Oxford University
Prof. Felipe Criado-Boado
The Institute of Heritage Sciences, Santiago
Ms. Liz Fraccaro
Legal Consultant
Antiquities Coalition
Dr. Alfredo González-Ruibal
Researcher, Institute of Heritage Sciences
Spanish National Research Council
Prof. Alejandro Haber
Titular Professor
The National University at Catamarca
Prof. Maria Hajnalova
Associate Professor of Environmental Archaeology
The Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
Prof. Robert Hoyland
Professor of Late Antique and Early Islamic Middle Eastern History
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World New York University
Prof. Bettany Hughes
Creative Director
SandStone Global Productions
Prof. Tracy Ireland
Professor of Cultural Heritage, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra
President, ICOMOS Australia
Ms. Sara Issa
Cultural and Heritage Manager
Mohammed Bin Salman Reserve
Prof. Derek Kennet
Associate Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology
Durham University
Prof. Toshiyuki Kono
Professor Emeritus of Private International Law, Graduate School of Law
Kyushu University
Pietro Laureano
Founder and Director
Prof. Romolo Loreto
Associate Professor of Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East
University of Naples L’Orientale
Sophia Malik
Architectural Designer, London
Founder, Heritage not Inherited
Dr. Ahmed Mansour
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Writing and Scripts Center
Ms. Cheyney McKnight
Founder & Owner
Not Your Momma's History
Prof. Allison Mickel
Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director of Global Studies
Lehigh University
Dr. Ida Oggiano
Research Director
Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Dr. Gaetano Palumbo
Honorary Associate Professor, Institute of Archaeology
University College London
Prof. Nadine Panayot
Museum Curator
The American University of Beirut's Archaeological Museum
Dr. Anna Paolini
Council Member
The International Council of Museums, and the Italian Association of Professional Architects
Prof. Emanuele Papi
Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene (SAIA)
Dr. Denise Pozzi-Escot
Pachacamac Site Museum
Ms. Sheila Russell
Chief Executive Officer
Sands in Time
Prof. Alessandro Sebastiani
Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology, Department of Classics
University of Buffalo (SUNY)
Prof. Assaad Seif
Associate Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology
Lebanese University
Dr. Lucy Semaan
Lead Maritime Archaeologist and HFF-Lebanon Manager
Honor Frost Foundation
Timothy Whalen
Getty Conservation Institute
Richard Wilding
Photographer and Founder
Eye on Heritage
Dennis Wuthrich
Chief Executive Officer
Farallon Geographics

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AlUla Maraya
Maraya, Ashar Valley, AlUla, Saudi Arabia
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13-15 September 2023
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