AlUla Hosts Nobel Laureates in Hegra Conference 2020

The Nobel Laureates visited Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, the ancient city of Hegra

More than 20 Nobel laureates and over 100 prominent scientists and thought, community and political leaders from all over the world arrived in AlUla in northwestern Saudi Arabia. They’ll take part in the first Hegra Conference of Nobel Prize Laureates 2020.

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) at the Maraya Hall hosts the conference.

The conference comes under the theme, “Knowledge Transfer: A Shared Heritage”. It reflects the historical role of AlUla as a crossroads where different cultures and civilizations met thousands of years ago.

It also sheds light on the importance of knowledge transfer as a fundamental principle of humanity.

Visiting Nobel Peace Prize laureates include former Polish president Lech Wałęsa, former Northern Ireland first minister Lord David Trimble and the founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, Muhammad Yunus.

Among prominent participants and speakers at the conference are Princess Dana Firas, president of Petra National Trust, which hosted the last conference of Nobel Prize laureates, and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay.

The conference will discuss global issues related to unity, international cooperation and innovation. Beides, tackling on sustainability, heritage preservation and building a common vision for the future. It aims to provide clear and influential solutions for the future of education, health, agriculture and economics.

The Conference of Nobel Laureates is regularly held since 2004.