x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Turning Points

This event occurred on
February 21, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)
Istanbul, İstanbul

TEDxUskudarAmericanAcademy is an independently organized TEDx event held in Uskudar American Academy that aims to bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxUskudarAmericanAcademy, TEDTalks video and live speakers combines to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

At TEDxUskudarAmericanAcademy, notable alumni, students, and faculty will have the floor, and share their ideas worth spreading.speakers range from students, faculty members, to guest speakers.

Selami Ali Mh., 34664 Üsküdar/İstanbul
Selami Ali Mh., 34664 Üsküdar/İstanbul
Istanbul, İstanbul
Event type:
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Dyane Stillman

Dyane Stillman is an English teacher at Uskudar American Academy. Having had the privilege of observing and guiding students as they navigated their way through personal and academic turning points for the last twenty years. She is an advocate for Arts Education who takes great delight in introducing Shakespeare’s work as theatre, rather than literature.

Ece Polat

Ece Polat is a sophomore at Uskudar American Academy.

Esat Uğurlu

Esat Ugurlu is an entrepreneur who has had a chance to do business in the e-learning field in more than a dozen countries from the United States to Thailand. After ten years of living abroad, Esat moved back to Turkey to start GLOBED E-learning Solutions & Consultancy ( with a focus on introducing new technologies for more effective teaching and learning.

Gautam Sen

Gautam Sen is an International Baccalaureate Coordinator at Uskudar American Academy, and has been a teacher for nearly thirty years

Gordon Dobie

Gordon Dobie is an English teacher at Uskudar American Academy, specializing in learning multiple languages. After successfully resisting language teaching in high school and at university he discovered he has a gift for languages as long as a hardwork is put in learning them

Organizing team


Istanbul, Turkey


  • Aysegul Ozlu
    Speakers' Coordinator
  • Serra Okumus
    Program Coordinator
  • Maide Kargili
    Public Relations and Media
  • Canberk Hurel
    Budget and Sponsorship
  • Bartu Kutlu
    Budget and Sponsorship
  • Nezihe Atun
    Art and Design
  • Kubra Kabatas
    Art and Design
  • Tamay Demirkol
    Speakers' Coordinator
  • Dilara Seyman
    Program Coordinator