WEP 2023 EDGE – Transform the World You Know

17 April, 2022



Share your ideas for proposals for WEP 2023

The two-week Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) returns in 2023 from January 8 to 19 under the theme EDGE – Transform the World You Know, chaired by Professor Derya Baran and co-chair Xin Gao.

WEP is built on proposals submitted by the KAUST community. The WEP Committee invites everyone at KAUST to submit a theme-related proposal by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Speakers, panel discussions, events, films, performances – this is your chance to shape the program. What will you bring to WEP 2023, how will you transform the world we know? Submit your proposal here

About WEP 2023 EDGE – transform the world you know

WEP 2023 will look at knowledge transformation through the lens of EDGE – the cusp of discovery, where the bold take risks to push frontiers to expand understanding, to change the world through research. Edge will seek out the risk-takers across a broad spectrum, not just inter-disciplinary science-pioneers, but the boundary-breakers in business, the arts and humanities; the policymakers that enable; the communicators that explain the unexplainable.

EDGE will blur the boundaries of disciplines, to explore the intersections of energy, digital, food, water, smart health and environment, bringing adventurous CEOs, deep tech entrepreneurs and unorthodox inventors to share their insights. Investigating both the technical and social, EDGE will ask how they went to the edge and beyond, and how did they share their discovery with the world.EDGE will encourage a radical assessment of how we break the borders of understanding, collectively and individually. As scientists, as artists, as explorers, as volunteers, as humans – to understand how we ignite our individual confidence to step into the unknown, and the outcomes of that transformative journey on ourselves and the world around us.

The infinite possibility in one small word is exhilarating – the edge is crazy, unpredictable and compelling. WEP 2023 will take us there and beyond. 

WEP 8-19 January, 2023
Keep up to date with WEP developments on the website. And connect on email via contactwep@kaust.edu.sa.

We can’t wait to see your proposals!

The Office of Culture, Enrichment and Engagement