Stronger Together – One Ummah Conference 2017

Saturday – March 18, 2017 (from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM)
Arts Common – Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary 

The “One Ummah” Conference (meaning ‘One Nation’) is a yearly event organized by the Islamic Information Society of Calgary (IISC) as a part of its ongoing education and awareness programs for both Muslims and non-Muslims. One Ummah is the largest Islamic event in Western Canada! The organizers and volunteers put in significant efforts into the planning, choosing the right theme of the conference and inviting some of the most popular and well-qualified scholars from across the world. The aim is to overcome misconceptions and face emerging challenges by teaching the true message of Islam.The One Ummah Conference promotes the theme of “Change Yourself – Change the World”, believing each one of us has the power to change the world by changing one person at a time starting with ourselves.We hope by promoting the Islamic tradition we can continue to bring harmony within our diverse community.

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Pack of 4 Family Tickets ($25×4- $100) Individual Tickets ($30 each)

Baby Sitting (full-day for $10/child)

Ummah Conference 2017 - Stronger Together

Lectures from the previous One Ummah Conferences:

  1. One Ummah Conference 2016
  2. One Ummah Conference 2014
  3. One Ummah Conference 2012
  4. One Ummah Conference 2011
  5. One Ummah Conference 2010

  6. One Ummah Conference 2009


Vendor Display

Great opportunity to advertise and promote your business.

Vendor’s Package Make online payment for your booth

Non-Profit Organization  $75

Merchandise Vendors  $100

If you have any questions, please contact us by email


Amira Elghawaby obtained an honours degree in Journalism and Law from Carleton University in 2001. Since then, she has worked as both a full-time and freelance journalist, writing and producing stories for a variety of media including CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.In 2012, she joined NCCM as Human Rights Coordinator to advocate for the human rights & civil liberties of diverse communities. In 2015, Amira became NCCM’s Communications Director in which she leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.
Dr. Mahdi Qasqas is a duly Registered Psychologist and Certified Counsellor. He has over 16 years and over 10000 hours of experience working with youth and families of all ages and stages. He has provided consultation and training for hundreds of private, non-profit, and public organization executives; locally and internationally. Organizations have ranged from start-up groups to multi-million dollar entities.
Sh. Alaa received his Bachelors in Shariah from the American International University and studied comparative religion for 5 yrs. through the IPCI in South Africa.
He is a member of the Canadian Council of Imams as well as a member of Horizon Interfaith Communication Media Council. Prior to this, he was an Imam for the Muslim Council of Calgary and acted as its media spokesperson.
Sh. Alaa is the Director of Religious Affairs for the Islamic Centre of Canada-ISNA and is an instructor with AlKauthar Institute and Director of Public Relations for Mercy Mission World.
Jeremy McLellan is a standup comedian based in Charleston, SC where he won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Comedy Competition and was named Best Local Comic in the Charleston City Paper. In addition to telling jokes all over the country he has also performed with TJ Miller, Todd Barry, Tig Notaro, Mark Normand and others. Never one to shy away from controversy, his material covers a wide range of hot-button topics like politics, gender, race, disability, religion, and Santa Claus.
Sh. Waleed graduated with a Bachelor’s in Islamic Sciences from Al-Imam Muhammad University, KSA; did his Masters in Islamic Theology, World Religions and Modern Religious Sects from Al-Imam Muhammad University; and acquired a Doctorate in Theology.
He is a member of the North American Imam Federation (NAIF), Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA)-Fatwa and Research Committee, Director of Texas Dawah Convention, and Advisor to numerous Islamic Societies/Organizations around the US.
He is the Vice President of AlMaghrib Institute and the Head of the Aqeedah and Adab Department for Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America.
Staff. Sgt. Clare Smart works with the Youth Services Unit, Calgary Police Service