Alexander from Fake Plastic Souks has the news:
Yesterday we committed to running GeekFest in Beirut, Lebanon. The plan is to hold the first event at the end of January 2010 – Saadia and I will be working with the amazing (to steal a catchphrase) Alexandra Tohme, whom many will know from her work at Zawya Dow Jones, to pull the event together. We’re very much in the back seat on this, Alex is driving it and owning it and is to blame for it in every way. In fact, Saadia and I are really just there to take the credit and will obviously disown Alex in a nanosecond if it isn’t all just awesome. Alex is better known on Twitter as @alexzawya.
GeekFest Beirut will be the same as Dubai. UNorganised. And it will be bloody fantastic.
As Alexander states in a previous post, GeekFest is
“billed as an offline social for online socialisers, the get together is resolutely un-organised, has absolutely no objectives whatsoever and features no sponsors, PowerPoint presentations, speeches or other form of corporatised torture.”