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Theme: The Portrait of Reality

This event occurred on
May 14, 2022
İstanbul, İstanbul

The end of the era we live in leads one to an adventure full of obscurity, like a universe decorated with unpredictable ways. A person finds himself in a difficult search in this unknown. He constantly thinks about life and everything about living. With this difficult thinking process living in the depths of his mind, he can recreate his environment, digest what he wants to see, create his own reality.

What do we call reality? Is it a set of facts presented to us, the boundaries we draw in our minds, or the perspectives? "If a person is not living the reality, he is not living himself in essence; he is living someone else's life and can do it as much as the role assigned to him in it. Then he is no longer himself, just like the reversal of reality. Where there is no reality, man is not real in essence either " Truth is rarely pure and never simple.

It shows as much as it illuminates with its own light in the complex order. The most important thing in this process is not the angle at which the light comes, but the place one takes as a reference point. We choose the center of life as a reference point and put you in front of the portrait of reality. It leaves you alone with its unchanging integrity and invites you to take a small journey in your thought universe governed by your perspectives.

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Bahçelievler Anadolu Lisesi Bahçelievler Mh. Bozkır Sk. No.7
Konferans Salonu
İstanbul, İstanbul, 34180
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Faruk Pekin

He was born in 1947 in İzmir. After İzmir Atatürk High School, he graduated from Robert College, Chemical Engineering Department in 1969. He worked as a journalist and trade unionist for many years. Professional Guide. He founded FEST Travel in 1985. He is managing FEST Travel, which has been the pioneer of cultural tourism in Turkey for about 35 years. He tours around 60 countries of the world without the knowledge of local guides. Cappadocia and Istanbul expert in Turkey. Prague, Budapest, Andalusia, Ireland, Scotland, Scandinavia, Iceland, Russia, Cairo, Nile Valley, Morocco, Libya, Ethiopia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Israel, Jordan, Iran, North and South India, Rajasthan, Ladak, Amritsar, Darceling, Karnataka, Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, Altai, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, Pakistan, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Cuba, Patagonia, Chile, Atacama Desert, Easter Island, Galapagos… the regions he guided.

Merve Tunalı

Ice Hockey Coach / Scientist
Merve Tunalı is a dual-career professional specialized in Ice Hockey as well as Environmental Biotechnology. Her current roles include coaching in national womens team as well as coaching to minors at club level. She has been ivolved in many international sports camps & several tranings all across the Europe, and worked with many different coaches from other nationalities over the years.

Mustafa Namoğlu

Founder & CEO / Producer
Mustafa Namoğlu, born in Girne, Cyprus in 1989, completed his secondary education at Ankara Gazi Anatolian High School. He graduated from Bilkent University CTIS department in 2010 and established a company that only provides services in the field of web after the end of school. After working on various projects, he started the Bi' initiative. Outside of the web, he is interested in marketing and strategic planning.

Nazlı Eda Noyan

film director
Prof. Dr. Nazli Eda Noyan earned her BA and MFA degrees in graphic design. Worked as an intern designer in UNICEF, Ghana. She's the head of Cartoon and Animation Department of Bahcesehir University, Faculty of Communication. She is the author and designer of 13 children's books as well as writer and director of animated films such as "The Children of the Other Lands" (Best Animation Film award, Istanbul Short Film Fest, 2006) and "A Cup of Turkish Coffee" (FR, TR co-production, supported by ARTE and CNC. Best Short Film awards at 51st Golden Orange FF and 59th Valladolid Meeting Point 2013; mentioned in "New Contexts and Voices" chapter of A New History of Animation written by Maureen Furniss (Thames & Hudson, 2016). In 2019 she restarted to work animated film projects; animated documentary "Sisters' Tales" and an experimental animation "A Tender Dream".

Savaş Arapoğlu

Professor at Istanbul Technical University
Working places : High Energy and Particle Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences, String Theory, Cosmology, Gravitational Theories Educational Status : Boğaziçi University, Physics (dr) (PhD) Working Unit : Science and Literature, Physics Engineering Department

Sevan Karabetoğlu

Assistant Professor
Educational Status: Istanbul Technical University, Renewable Energy Department (PhD) Working Unit: Energy Institute, Renewable Energy Department Education Information Ph.D., Istanbul Technical University, Energy Institute, Energy Science and Technology (Dr), Turkey 2010 -2017 Master, Istanbul Technical University, Energy Institute, Energy Science and Technology (MA), Turkey 2009 -2010 His Theses Ph.D., Quantum Scale Effects, Thermoelectric and Thermoscale Energy Potentials, Istanbul Technical University, Energy Science and Technology (Dr),2017 M.Sc.,MODELING OF THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF SINGLE AND DOUBLE-ATOMIC GASES AT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURES, Istanbul Technical University, Energy Institute, Energy Science and Technology (MS), 2010

Umut Can Altın

CEO of AR AiTech
He graduated from Eskişehir Technical University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He published two scientific articles on artificial intelligence while he was a university student, these articles were on indoor positioning and Reinforcement Learning Applications in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Except for the production processes, which are the requirements of engineering, that is, digital and hardware productization, he developed and worked in the fields of artificial intelligence that can be called advanced, we can include topics such as Reinforcement and Meta Learning in these fields. He had the opportunity to work with many companies in the country and abroad, but he is currently the CEO of AR AiTech, which I am the founder of, and as the CTO of Option Academy, of which he is one of the founding partners.

Organizing team


  • Elif Azra MURAT
  • Esma Güler
  • Fatma Eda Nur Kamiloğlu
  • Nehir Uysal
  • Sueda Konuk