"It looks like this is going to be the beginning of a bigger change in the Arab world," orgainzer Mira Nabulsi said. "The barrier of fear that existed before is being challenged."
Speakers include students from Egypt and professors who specialize in the politics and culture of the Arab world. Speakers are also expected to discuss the impact the internet has played during recent events.
"I think (social media) helps a lot but it was people coming out into the streets that toppled the regime in Tunisia. We need to give credit to those people," Nabulsi said.