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Theme: Shaping the Future

This event occurred on
February 18, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm +03
(UTC +3hrs)
Tuzla, İstanbul

Our theme at TEDxOkanUniversity is Shaping the Future; Which is particularly about what is after the university and the obstacles that are awaiting for the students after they graduate, where they are the main targeted ones as attendees.
What are those barriers like? And how to overcome them? What to expect from the job marketing? And how to be successful at them?

As aforementioned, the attendees are mostly students, where they are from different departments, having different interests from different cultural backgrounds, and pursuing different careers.

Mevlana Conferance Hall
Okan University Tuzla Kampusu / Tepeoren
At the basement level of the Language faculty
Tuzla, İstanbul, 34959
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Assoc. Prof. Güliz Muğan

Vice Dean of Art, Design and Architecture Faculty at Istanbul Okan University.
Dr. Güliz Muğan Akıncı obtained her B.S. degree from the Sociology Department of Middle East Technical University. Then, she got her Master’s and Ph.D. Degree from the field of Environmental Psychology in Interior Architecture and Environment Design Department of Bilkent University. In 2009, she completed her post-doctoral study within the scope of a European Union supported international project. She’s been working as an instructor in Interior Architecture Department of Okan University since 2010. At the same time she’s been working as the Vice Dean of Fine Arts Faculty of the university. She has papers and books on youth behaviours in urban public spaces including shopping malls and streets, the universal design approach, time use studies and the effects of mobile phone use and survelliance technologies on urban spaces.

İffet Türken

Board Member @Kässbohrer & Vice President at Transport Section ESTA Europe and Guest Lecturer at Istanbul Okan University
Business leader who holds humanism as the core value, is a “world citizen” with strong support for diversification in business world. Guest lecturer and keynote speaker for leadership & change management and cross-cultural business communication Having more than 25 years of professional experience internationally in the commercial vehicles industry have held several executive leadership positions at Kässbohrer; including Executive Business Development, Deputy General Management for Sales and Marketing, Sales and Planning Operations and Purchasing, currently acting as the board member at Kässbohrer. Vice President of the Transport Section of the European Association of Abnormal Road Transportation and Mobile Cranes(ESTA). Graduated with Distinction from INSEAD Executive Master program Coaching and Consulting for Change,(France). Vice President of the Turkish Heavy Commercial Vehicles Industry(TAID) Member of the supervisory board of German Automotive Industry(VDA) Manufacturer Group II.

M. Arch. Merve Sezginer

Co Founder - Architect at 2S Workshop Design Studio & Adjunct Professor at Istanbul Okan University
Co-founder and an architect at 2S Workshop multi-disciplinary design studio which collaborates with different designers and marketing professionals in order to create brand identity and imprint within meaningful spaces and interactions. In 2007, she graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. In 2010, she graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology, Master of Architecture. The Master project was awarded the Master Award of Excellence. She started her architectural career in 2007 and she is continuing her career at 2S Workshop, which she founded since 2014. She holds the number of 50386 at the Chamber of Architects.

Prof. Dr. Güner Gursoy

Vice rector at Istanbul Okan University
Güner Gürsoy is the Vice Rector for Okan University in Istanbul, Turkey. Since receiving his Ph.D. in Business Finance from Bilkent University, Gürsoy gained professional and academic experience in strategic investment budgeting and technology and managerial transformations. Since 1995, Gürsoy has been actively involved in simulation-based experimental learning in education. For the last ten years, he has been in strategic management and leadership roles in distance education units. Currently, Blended Learning has been implemented together with the University Learning Center with the O’Learn concept at Istanbul Okan University.

Prof. Dr. Nuriye Zeynep Ökten

Professor at Business and Administrative Sciences Faculty Department of International Trade at Istanbul Okan University
PhD in Economics at Çukurova University in 2004 "State in the Economy, Competition Policy and Regulations; A Case Study on Turkey". Participated Projects: European Union Project, ITC Europa (Project of International Commercial Education of SMEs on Electronic Environment). Publications: - The Structure of Regional Poverty in Turkey and Anti-poverty Policies) Amme İdaresi Dergisi 42: 3 ,September 2009. - The Relations Between FDI and Democracy: Evidence from Turkey” International Research Journal of Finance and Economics,ISSN 1450-2887 Issue 56 (2010). - Reforming International Financial System;Post Keynesian Perspective” International Research Journal of Finance and Economics,ISSN 1450-2887 Issue 65 (2011). - Foreign Direct Invesment and SocioEconomic Conditions:Case for Turkey” International Journal of Economic and Administrative Studies,Year 6, No. 11, Summer 2013. - IMF Policies, Gramscian Approach, Case of Turkey”, Wulfenia Journal, Vol 20, No. 6, Jun 2013.(SSCI).

Stu. Abdul Hasib Samadi

Founder and President of O'SIG
A Medical Student adept at providing patient care, completing tasks assigned by physicians, performing Medical procedures and maintaining patient documentation. Talented at measuring vitals to establish patient for physician diagnosis and collecting and handling samples of urine and blood for pathological testing. Hardworking and logical with excellent bedside manners. Strong leadership abilities with a passion for learning new tasks and concepts quickly. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational talents. Diligent Medical Student gifted in establishing and maintaining strong rapport with all patients. Successful at participating in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a broad variety of Medical conditions in a diverse clinical setting. Well-trained in general surgery offering vast experience in medical operations, excellent interpersonal communication skills and the organizational savvy to run a hospital facility smoothly.

Organizing team


Istanbul, Turkey


Sakarya, Turkey
  • abdulfattah salem
    Team member
  • Abeer Harmoush
    Team member
  • Büşra Mağat
    Team member
  • Havva Elmalı
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  • Hilal Kayacan
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  • patrick pare
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  • Raheem Nazzal
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  • Raniah Faisal
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  • Thaer matrieh
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