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This event occurred on
June 3, 2023
Muğla, Muğla

TEDxUS is an organization run by Bodrum Marmara College with a young team of 27 people. We continue our efforts to host the most impressive speeches from different regions of Turkey on our stage.

Bodrum Marmara Koleji Atatürk Kültür Merkezi
Bitez, Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Cd., 48470 Bodrum/Muğla
2. Kat
Muğla, Muğla, 48470
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Akasya Asıltürkmen

Akasya Asilturkmen (14 April 1977, Istanbul) is a Turkish actress. She started acting at a young age by attending the course opened by Ali Poyrazoğlu Theatre. In the same period, she acted in the movie Istanbul Under My Wings and this was her first step towards being a professional. Later, she graduated from Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory Theater Department. She worked in theaters such as Semaver Kumpanya and Istanbul State Theatre. She still does many television, dubbing, cinema and theater works.

Arda Kılıç

Arda Kılıç, a high school student, is a young person who is interested in reading and researching. He is interested in fields such as technology, artificial intelligence, software technologies.

Cenk Akıncılar

QNB Finansbank Deputy General Manager, Human Resources
Born in 1973, Akıncılar graduated from Eskişehir Anadolu/Osmangazi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematics in 1996. He worked as a Mathematics Teacher for 3 months. Between 1998 and May 2003, he worked at Pamukbank Human Resources as a Specialist Officer in charge of Wages and Industrial Relations. Akıncılar started to work at QNB Finansbank in May 2003, Human Resources Recruitment Assistant Manager, System Development and Projects Assistant Manager, Organizational Development, Performance, Strategic Reporting and Revenue Management Unit Manager, Human Resources Management Systems and Revenue Management, Personnel and System. He worked as Authority Management Unit Manager, Human Resources Management Systems and Revenue Management, Personnel and Systemic Authority Management Department Manager. Akıncılar, who became the Human Resources Director in July 2018, has been appointed as the Assistant General Manager of Human Resources as of January 2019.

Erdal Özkaya

Security Advisor, Speaker, Lecturer and Author
Dr. Erdal Ozkaya is a leading Cyber Security Professional with business development, management and Academic skills, focused on securing the Cyberspace and sharing real-life skills as a Security Consultant, Speaker, Lecturer and Writer. Erdal is known for being passionate about reaching communities and creating cyber-conscious campaigns and leveraging new and innovative approaches and technologies to holistically address the information security and privacy needs of every person and organization around the world. He has written several cybersecurity books, as well as security certification training software and exams for different vendors.

Koray Şahinbaş

Theater, cinema and TV series actor. He was born in 1972 in Istanbul. He has acted in many movies and TV series since 2008. The character of Raşit, who he played in the TV series Dila Hanım in 2012, is one of the important series of Koray Şahinbaş's career. He also took part in the internet series Fi and Owner.

Leyla Türker Şener

Academician, Innovation Leader, Mentor
Assoc. Dr. After graduating from Yıldız Technical University, Department of Physics, Leyla TÜRKER ŞENER completed her master's and doctorate degrees at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biophysics. Hospital operations management (ITU Faculty of Business), JCI Certificate (ITU Faculty of Business), Quality System Auditor (ITU Faculty of Business), Project Cycle Management (from 7 country leaders in EU Projects), Applied Entrepreneurship (TUSSIDE), Strategic Technologies and product Management mentoring ( TUBITAK), innovation leadership (Royal Academy of engineering) trainings. The General Manager of TETFIT, Dr. Şener has products on wearable technologies, IoT, virtual reality systems, robotic systems and artificial intelligence. She provides consultancy to companies, mentor support, project writing and also works on the protection of intellectual and industrial property rights and corporate identity creation services.

Ömer Çolakoğlu

Software developer
Ömer Çolakoğlu graduated from Erciyes University Computer Engineering Department in 2004. He started his career as a software developer and continued as a SQL Server DBA. Ömer Çolakoğlu, who has training on many online education platforms and whose training is on the best-seller list, was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in the Data Platform category, an award given by Microsoft to IT professionals who contribute to the industry and communities. Since 2015, he has prepared trainings in many universities and social platforms. Çolakoğlu, who is still one of the 3,000 MVPs in the world, continues to work both in the private sector and in the field of education. He also completed his master's degree at Erciyes University Computer Engineering Department in 2020.

Pınar Ayhan

Singer / Foundation Founder
In 1996, she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest Turkey Final with Tuzmen and came second with the song "Do you have it, say". Ayhan, who participated in the final in 1997 with the song "You're here," and came in second again, participated in the final with Grup SOS in 2000, and won the first place with the song "Yorgunum Anla", which she sang in the final of the 45th Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Stockholm. She was entitled to represent. In the competition held on May 13, 2000, Turkey ranked tenth with 59 points. Ayhan presents the program called Daily Guide broadcast on TRT Okul.

Serdar Vatansever

Serdar Vatansever graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Psychology and completed the Clinical Psychology Master's program. Vatansever, who draws attention with his projects in Turkey, besides his psychology trainings, Prof. from Bahçeşehir University. Dr. He took Forensic Medicine lessons from Şevki Sözen. After completing his 13-year basketball career, while completing his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, he also published a scientific study investigating the "Psychological Effects of Sports" covering Turkey's leading sports clubs in his thesis. Apart from the field of psychology, he developed international projects especially in the field of music. Although he played many instruments during his university years, he developed the 'psycho-drum' project that could reduce the effects of playing instruments on depression by providing activation and synchronization between the brain lobes.

Tunç Tuncer

Medical Doctor / Promed Medical Assistance
"I am a medical doctor, search&rescue team member, world traveller, backpacker, rally driver, nature lover, observer, drummer, dreamer, sailor, farmer, whatever... i am a learner." Tunç Tuncer.

Yonca Şahinbaş

Yonca Şahinbaş (born 6 July 1972, Istanbul) is a theater, cinema, TV series actor and voice actor. Şahinbaş graduated from Mimar Sinan University, State Conservatory, Theater Department in 1994. She is the daughter of artist Mahmut Cevher. Yonca Şahinbaş, who acted in State Theaters during her education period, started her voice-over work in 1991. The artist, who also serves as a presenter in Bakırköy Municipality Theaters, acts in films and TV series.

Ziya Şakir Yılmaz

Success Engineer
'Education Volunteer' and ‘Success Engineer’ whose mission is to touch the lives of 1 million people and build a school with their contribution in the name of his late father. ‘Author’ of two top selling Personal Development Books of ‘Shall I Tell You a Secret’ and ‘Success Engineering’ ‘Trainer and Mentor’ who had given seminers in Turkey and abroad (Paris, Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Prague, Dallas, Utah, Las Vegas) for more than 500.000 people.

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Muğla, Turkey