The 21st EASM Conference ISTANBUL

The 21st EASM Conference will be organized this year in ISTANBUL from the 11th to 15thSeptember 2013. EASM, what is it? The European Association for Sport Management (EASM) was established in 1993 as an independent association of people involved or interested in the management of sport in the broadest sense. EASM membership is composed of academics and professionals from the public, voluntary and commercial sectors. EASM has a wide international network of experts and National Organisations in the fields of sport management and has close European and Intercontinental relations (the International Sport Management Alliance). Members of EASM come from nearly 40 different countries, and from every continent. The aims of EASM include to: • promote and encourage study, scientific research and scholarly…

Smoking Hookah in Istanbul

The hookah pipe is called the nargile in Turkey. It’s a surprisingly popular activity among Istanbullus of all ages, and we partook in quite a few smoking sessions ourselves. You can order from a variety of different flavors, and spend hours lounging around, smoking and drinking tea. The nargile has long been a prominent part of Turkish culture, although the introduction of cigarettes led to a serious decline in its stature. Lately, though, it’s been making a comeback among young people. It’s completely different to smoking a cigarette. You take your time with a nargile, and usually smoke with a group of friends. It’s social, and a lot more tranquil than hurriedly puffing down a cigarette as you rush off down the…

The Imperial Harem of Topkapi Palace

The Imperial Harem, the private pleasure palace of the Sultans, is the most well-known aspect of Ottoman royal life. But what is the secret behind its fame? Why has the Ottoman Harem persisted so indelibly in popular culture? Maybe it’s the concept of hundreds of beautiful concubines whose sole mission in life is to provide pleasure to a single man, which has proven so timeless and fascinating. Or perhaps it’s the Harem’s fabulous tile-work. Hmm… yeah, that’s a toss-up. The Imperial Harem of Topkapı Palace is amazing. Even the very fact of its existence is audacious. Here, in a sumptuously decorated labyrinth of 400 rooms, lived the Sultan’s slaves, concubines and wives, guarded over by a cadre of eunuchs. Only…

EAIE 2013 Istanbul – The 25th Annual EAIE Conference

The 25th Annual EAIE Conference will be held at the very cusp of Europe: Istanbul. 10 – 13 September. The EAIE is the European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education. We are a non-profit, member-led organisation serving individuals actively involved in the internationalisation of their institutions.

FDI 2013 Istanbul – Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2013 Istanbul Annual World Congress will take place from the 28-31 August 2013 in Istanbul Turkey. The purpose of a World Dental Congress shall be to provide a scientific programme, a trade exhibition and an international forum for the review and discussion of the advancement of oral health, oral health care and all other subjects which will advance the objectives of the FDI and to provide an opportunity for the strengthening of relations between the dental organisations, peoples and countries of the world.” The structure of an AWDC may vary in detail according to local circumstances, but the main elements of the Congress are: A Scientific Programme The General Assembly and other business meetings of the FDI – the FDI…

IFUW 2013 Istanbul – International Federation of University Women

Women’s role in achieving a sustainable future: Education, urbanisation, violence and human rights With an exciting new conference approach, a provocative topic and time to explore this marvelous city where East meets West, this conference promises to be one of the best ever.  Mark your calendars now. This is an opportunity you will not want to miss.   For more information on the programme and registration, please click here. Organizers The IFUW Board of Officers and the Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) of the Türk Universiteli Kadinlar Dernegi (TUKD) are planning the Conference jointly. Dates and Location The Conference will be held from 16-21 August 2013 at the Kadir Has University (KHU). KHU was founded in 1997, in Istanbul and is dedicated to…

44th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress – IUPAC 2013

The 44th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, to be held 11–16 August 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey, will have as its theme “Clean Energy Through Chemistry.” Organizing Committee “As members of the Turkish Chemical Society, it is our great pleasure to invite colleagues to the 44th IUPAC Word Chemistry Congress and the 47th IUPAC General Assembly. The congress is organized by the Turkish Chemical Society and will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, between August 11-16, 2013. The main topic of the congress is “Clean Energy Through Chemistry”. According to our plan, the talks and subtopics will be decided upon by a greater scientific committee consisting of members from all IUPAC National Adhering Organizations and members from the divisions of IUPAC.  We believe…

Solar Energy for World Peace – Istanbul 2013

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “Solar Energy for World Peace” will take place in Istanbul Convention Center on the dates of 17-18-19 of August 2013. This will be a scientific and technical conference which will be dedicated to: 1.) Solar Energy Conversion to Heat (Solar Thermal) 2.) Solar Energy Conversion to Electricity (Solar Photovoltaic) 3.) Solar Energy Conversion to Chemicals (Solar Fuels) 4.) Storage and Transport Technologies of Solar Energy The political aspect will be in the title and scope and we will invite all interested scientists to interact on these above listed topics. There will be no political talks except possible opening statements and evening panel discussions.  We can pursue this goal of “Solar Energy for Peace” the best, when we…

Buyukada – The Big Island

Büyükada is the largest of Istanbul’s nine Princes’ Islands. The name literally means “Big Island”. We spent a day biking from one end to the other, enjoying fabulous views of the sea, swimming with jellyfish, climbing hills and escaping the crowds. Although it’s large in comparison to its sisters, Büyükada isn’t all that massive. At just a couple square miles in area, you can easily bike around it within a couple hours. Still, it’s better to take the entire day, because there’s a lot to see. After disembarking the morning ferry, we hunted for a bike to rent and went straight to the shop with the newest-looking bikes on display. After receiving the payment, the guy took us past the…

20th Istanbul Jazz Festival

20th Istanbul Jazz Festival – 2-18 July 2013 Istanbul Jazz Festival gears toward bringing jazz stars and audiences together for the 20th time in July with over 40 concerts that will take place in 14 different venues with the participation of over 400 local and international artists. The Istanbul Jazz Festival, the youngest of İKSV’s festivals, has been held every year since 1994. Taking place in the first half of July, the festival features jazz, pop, rock and world music performances in different venues in Istanbul. İKSV chose to build this festival around jazz music because it believes jazz is one of the most innovative musical genres – open to new ideas, inclusive and accessible. Accordingly, İKSV organises a broad-spectrum…