August 17 THE 2008 Middle East Students Conference, a five-day simulation of a regional peace conference with students participating from all over the world, will be held at Tel Aviv University. The students will represent the countries involved in the conflict. They will be divided into regional and national delegations and simulate peace talks. Participants will be briefed by top TAU professors in various subjects, including Middle Eastern history, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the art of negotiation, diplomacy and much more. The conference will take place Sunday through Friday. For additional information and to apply visit the MESC Web site. Tuesday, August 26 EDUCATION IN Holon 2008 is the subject of a conference to be held at Mediatech, Holon at 12 noon. Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, who has been running in the fast lane in the Kadima elections and who of late has professed a special interest in education, will be among the opening speakers. The conference will deal with both formal and informal education and speakers at its keynote session will include Holon Mayor, Moti Sasson, Education Minister Yuli Tamir, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and President Shimon Peres. Participation fee is NIS120. For registration and further details call: 03-638-2075 Monday, September 8 THE INTERNATIONAL Institute of Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya will host its annual International Conference on Global Terrorism. The 4-day event will include a memorial service for all victims of terrorism from around the world. More than 100 experts from 15 plus countries will participate as conference speakers and panelists. They include top academics, politicians and security professionals. For list of confirmed speakers and conference updates, log onto the conference's website: http://www.ict.org.il/AnnualConference/ ult.aspx. Thursday, September 11 THE JERUSALEM Friends of the Hebrew University will host a lecture series on the Jewish Holy Days with the first lecture devoted to Yom Kippur, Kol Nidrei, Atonement, Absolution and Forgiveness. The lecture will be led by Prof. Rachel Elior and Prof. Avigdor Shinan at 5 p.m. at the Clubroom of the Jerusalem Friends at the HU Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram. THE OPEN Web Application Security Project Israel 2008 conference will be held at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. The conference will be held on two tracks: one for beginners and the other for experts. The conference will also provide more opportunities for participants to express their views in five minute turbo talk sessions. Tuesday, September 16 International Congress of the Israel Society of Anasthesiologists THE 21ST will be held over a three-day period at the Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv under the presidency of Professor Tiberiu Ezri of the Wolfson Medical Center, Israel. Sunday, September 14 Wednesday, September 17 Israel-Poland Hi-Tech Business Forum THE 6TH under the auspices of Israel Gateway will be held in Warsaw. For details call Ilana Kapitolnik at 03-670-9765 or 050-658-8778 Wednesday November 5 MOST OF the traffic at Sharm el Sheikh International Airport between November 5-8 will be more in the nature of aviation interest than in tourism. Visitors from around the world will be attending Avex Air Show and Expo. The four-day event will include technical sessions and seminars. Tuesday, November 11 WHEN IT was being planned, noone could foresee the political upheavals which Israel may encounter during the month of November, but it is a little late in the day to start chopping and changing the annual Prime Minister's Conference for Export and International Cooperation which will be held at Jerusalem's International Convention Center (Binyanei HaUma). The conference will in fact be four conferences in one focusing on information communication technology, life sciences, environmental technologies, and Israel's financial market and its prospects for the future. Tuesday, November 18 THE 17TH International Conference of the Israel Society for Quality will take place at the Ramada Hotel, Jerusalem and will be linked with Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations. In a letter to participants, conference chairman Oren Nakar writes: "The frequency of change in our lives is constantly increasing; with this increase caused by technological changes, disappearing barriers of time and place and the bridging of cultural gaps. This fact therefore demands that the quality professions cannot stagnate. In other words, these changes require us to consider quality in wider and maybe even different dimensions than what we have done in the past. We have been taught that "the rules of the game are changing" and "if you don't move forward, you will fall behind". Topics to be discussed include: The Strategy and the Future of Quality Management ;The Role of the Quality Manager; Quality Education; Organizational Excellence' Environmental Quality; Information Security; Safety;; Business Continuity Management;; Homeland Security; Project Assurance;; Innovations in Standardization; RAMS; Metrolog and other relevant subjects.