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Theme: I Can / Yapabilirim

This event occurred on
February 28, 2018
Konak, İzmir

Thinking and dreaming is not enough for creating or deeveloping/building our lives. If only a man can believe that “he can” do something than magic begins.
We will analyse “I Can” theme in 3 sessions:
The Real Makers (design, technical capabilities, making thing for usage in daily lives, like robots, machines, cooking or tailoring as well.)
Thinking for Making (the gap between thinking and making it real)
Obstacles (other side of madelleon) (social change and technology part… speakers who surprise us)
Tecnology makes us consumers only and we forget to things made by hyuman hand. We believe tech plus human hands can still be friends in future.

Dokuz Eylul Universitesi- Sabancı Kültür Sarayı
Yeşiltepe Mahallesi, Mustafa Kemal Sahil Blv. No:25
Konak, İzmir, 35260
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Berna Akdeniz

Lycee Student - Biology Researcher
Ozel Ege Lisesi-Izmir

Claudio Chinali


Coşkun Yıldırım

Entrepreneur - Agriculture Technologies

Efe Çetiz

artistic ice skating sportsman
13 years old world record owner in ice skating. His energy is amazing.

Emel Sokullu

Biomaterials, Polymers, Ion Beam Modification, Plasma Modification of Materials, Material Characterization, Tissue Engineering, Neural cells

Evrim Ozkaynak

She lives in Izmir. She is a professional singer and vocal coach. ın her speech she shares her talent in a musician's inner world details to find out the land of loneliness & creativity. It is other side of the medallion for everyone's journey by following notes and rhythms.

Graeme Hanssen


Hatice Erken Ayan

Volunteer - National Down Sendrome Assocation
Hatice Erken Ayan is one of the volunteers Turkish Down Syndrom association and a mother of a gifted son.

Joachim Hensch

managing director

Kerem Odabaşı

Engineer / Maker
Diverse knowledge and experience in the fields of sustainable mobility, creative process, product design and development, system engineering, digital technologies, Special focus on Project/team management, Ultra-light vehicles, User experience, PV systems, Prototyping, Idea and patent generation processes, Conceptualization, Visualization, Control & smart systems

Leyla Almasoud

Lycee Student-Researcher
Ozel Ege Lisesi.

Masar Sokak

street musicians
combination of ethnic rhythms & 70's pop sounds.

Ozden Sungun

shoe repairer
He was a sailor. Now he is a shoe repairer and an entrepreneur.

Sezin Sivri


Organizing team


İzmir, Turkey

Sevay Ipek

Izmir, Turkey
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