Raya Bidshahri

Raya Bidshahri

Founder and CEO Awecademy, Canada

Raya Bidshahri is a serial entrepreneur, writer, educator, futurist and keynote speaker. Raya is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Awecademy, a future-focussed educational organization that is disrupting traditional high school curricula and inspiring students to bring about civilization-level change. She is the co-founder of various national and international initiatives including The Dubai Science Festival, Intelligent Optimism and Cafe Scientifique Dubai, all organizations that serve to increase scientific literacy amongst the general public and have received up to 40,000+ annual visitors.