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Theme: Multidimensional Thinking

This event occurred on
May 14, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm EEST
(UTC +3hrs)
Istanbul, 34

We still do not understand multidimensional thinking very well, and there is much to be done and explored in this direction.

Multidimensional thinking does not just make our life harder. By better understanding the mechanism of self-organization, we may make a complex system work for us. This we could do by preparing the conditions so that self-organization is stimulated in a way that fits with our desires. We may even make use of, and stimulate, the inherent intelligence that characterizes a self-organizing system.

Istanbul Aydin University
Besyol Mh. Inonu Cd. No:38 K.Cekmece
Istanbul, 34, 34295
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Suna Vidinli

Master's in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 2002; BS School of Foreign Service & Minor in Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, 2000; Formerly, Chief Communications Officer (CCO) of Dogan, Ciner and Calik Groups of Turkey; Publisher's Representative, Turkey Edition, New York Times International. Prime Time Anchor - formerly for CNN Turk & Haberturk, currently for NTV Turkey. Member of the Board: Turkish Businesswomen's Association and Caspian Strategy Institute. Frequent attendee and (four-times) moderator, World Economic Forum meetings, St.Petersburg International Economic Forum and World Political Forum.

Özge Koca

Being a psychologist in the business World, Ozge Koca is an avid follower of the positive psychology movement. She generates projects to increase the happiness and wellbeing in the corporate life. She also help individuals to increase the happy moments in their lives. The Corporate Wellbeing Center ( she co-founded, acts to increase the awareness of wellbeing in the corporate world.

Tolgahan Çoğulu

He began playing guitar at the age of twelve. He decided to be a musician when he was studying in Boğaziçi University. He attended Doctorate of Classical Guitar program at Dr. Erol Üçver’s Advanced Music Research Center. In 2008 he designed the Adjustable Microtonal Guitar. In 2012 he published Atlast CD that was composed with the microtonal guitar by Kalan Music. He gave concerts and seminars in 25 countries with the microtonal guitar. and composed 22 (besteci eser). In 2007 he founded the classical guitar duo Duoist with Erhan Birol. Their CD Two Voice of Two Hands were released in 2011 by Pan Music. His book The Application of Bağlama Techniques to Classical Guitar were published in Germany.

Burcu Burkut Erenkul

As a rally car driver competing in different auto sport branches, Burcu Burkut Erenkul discovered her passion for speed and fast cars at the young age of 7 when she was first introduced to Carting. Since 2008 she started competing in rallies and she is still competing in the Turkish Rally Championship. The Turkish Rally Ladies Champion title and Group N3 Winner in 2010 have proved her value and placed her among the youngest and most successful female pilots in Turkey. In 2012 she competed against male opponents in the Class 8 Category and took the first prize in Turkey. Burcu Burkut Erenkul, a graduate student of Istanbul Aydin University from the Department of Radio, TV and Cinema, portrayed the first Turkish female auto racer- Samiye Morkaya in a documentary broadcasted by TRT TV Channel in 2013.

Serdar Kılıç

Born in 1969 in Sivas, Serdar Kilic, spent more than a half of his life in the nature. His biggest goal is to repair the broken bond between the humanity and the nature. While he was studying Geological Engineering at the Middle East Technical University he discovered his passion for sports and transferred to the Department of Physical Education and Sports from where he graduated in 1995 and continued with his master degree in Sports Organization and Management. Between 1976 and 1979 he trained for Cross-country skiing, sport that he is currently still practicing. From 1980 to 1989 Serdar Kilic was involved in Basic Survival Trainings, Camping and Scouting activities and from 1991 onwards he is practicing climbing in Turkey and abroad, after completing the Basic Mountaineering Training. Serdar Kilic completed with outstanding success training programs involving extreme sports, Search and rescue in nature and mountaineering training seminars. He is best known in Turkey`s sports history as being the first sportsman representing his country in new sport branches. As of 2013, he is part of the TV series `People in Nature` broadcasted by TRT Channel. At the end of his 20s he founded the company `Wolftrack` offering training in leadership, group dynamics, communication and motivation for more than 8000 middle and senior employees. `Campwolftrack`, Serdar Kilic`s camp, located in the suburbs of Bolu (TR) offers assertiveness and wilderness survival trainings.

Organizing team


Istanbul, Turkey
  • Aysun Ateş Akdeniz
    Co-Organizer - Stage&Event Manager
  • Pınar Elbasan
    Co-Organizer - Executive Producer
  • Ahmet Şimşek
    Co-Organizer - Executive Producer
  • Mahdieh Aghazadeh
    Coordinator - Director of Marketing
  • Ebru Aytanç
    Coordinator - Student and Volunteer Organizer
  • Gürkan Donat
    Coordinator - Sponsorship and Catering
  • Hatef Noubari
    Coordinator - Social Media Manager
  • Dilara Baskın
    Coordinator - Audience Applications & Registration
  • Syed Sohaib Hassan
    Volunteers Manager
  • Erhan Yüksel
    Web Site Manager
  • Sebahattin Kutlu
    Director - Event Manager
  • Zuhal Aydın
    Coordinator - Marketing
  • Nabi Sarıbaş
    Art Director