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Theme: "Defining Change"

This event occurred on
January 18, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)
Istanbul, 34

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Koç School AD Hall
Koc Ozel Lisesi, Orhanlı Koyu
Cayirlar Mevkii
Istanbul, 34, 34941
Event type:
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David Simon Cousens

David Cousens is the TOK (Theory of Knowledge) coordinator of the Koc School. He is also a computer science teacher, being one of the designers of the IB Computer Science course. He has been an ardent educator, and cares about the concept of education. He will be defining the "change" in education.

George Christopoulos

George is a film music composers agent and film music concerts producer with an international network and activities. In 2005, he started his collaboration with Shigeru Umebayashi, which in 2010 led to the foundation of his own Agency Oticons GbR that represents film music composers, music supervisors, arrangers and orchestra conductors.

Ata Başaran

Ata is senior at Koc School. He co-founded the Khan Academy Turkish Translation Partner which aims to translate Khan Academy videos to Turkish providing privileges to Turkish students who don't speak English. He will be talking about the future of education.

Melis Cin

Melis is a senior student at the Koc School. She has founded a charity organisation to help autistic kids. Her talk is based on the fascinating experiences she had while she working for this organisation.

Buğrahan Çiğdemoğlu

Bugrahan is a senior student at the Koc School who has served as the president of the Student Council for 2 years. He is interested in philosophy and his talk will be talking about "leadership."

Organizing team


Istanbul, Turkey
  • Sinan Adlım
    General Director
  • Mina Araz
    Head Of Liaison
  • Cem Özer
    Head of Finance
  • Nilsu Acikada
    Head of Publications & Design
  • Nasserine Dawas
    Advisor / Co-Organizer