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Information about the conference center.

The Conference Center

The Suleyman Demirel Social and Cultural Center (site is in Turkish) was opened in April 2000. This center occupies 9200 m2 on the Ayazağa Campus (click here for a campus map) and features a conference hall, lobby, shops, clubs, offices, and canteen.


It has a conference hall which can accomodate up to 460 people and is equipped with modern digital projection and sound equipment as well as a wireless internet connection. It also has one meeting room with capacity 80 people and four workshop rooms with capacities of approximately 30 people. The atrium which occupies 350 m2 is a multi-purpose area which may also be used for exhibitions.


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Transportation to the Venue

There is a metro station at the entrance of the university which connects the venue to Taksim Square, the heart of the European side of Istanbul (takes about 15-20 minutes). Also, there are buses that take you to various centers in the city or the Bosphorus coast.


Food at and around the Venue

Lunch will be served at the conference center but there are also other dining options in the vicinity of the venue. Apart from the restaurant in the conference center, there is a big shopping mall (İstinye Park) within walking distance (10 minutes) which has a food court, lots of restaurants, coffee houses, and a market place. If you take the metro, there are 4 more shopping malls (15-20 minutes) with lots of restaurant and fast food options. You can also take a bus to get to Yeniköy (15 minutes) to have fish or pizza by the Bosphorus.