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This event occurred on
May 9, 2024
6:30pm - 9:30pm +03
(UTC +3hrs)
Kayseri, Kayseri

Thinking big is for those who push the limits. Real success is only possible by overcoming these limits and thinking big!

How about falling under the spell of the world of "THINK BIG!" to dream, open new doors of opportunity and set goals that will guide our lives in the right direction?

Kadir Has Kongre Merkezi
Zümrüt, Kadir Has Cd., 38090 Kocasinan/Kayseri
1st Floor
Kayseri, Kayseri, 38090
Event type:
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Anooshirvan Miandji

Lecturer at TOBB University, Ankara, Türkiye
Dr. Anooshirvan Miandji, an Azeri Turk from Tabriz, has been living in Ankara since 1995. After completing his pharmacy education at Gazi University, he received a specialization degree in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry and then a PhD degree in History of Science from Ankara University DTCF, Department of Philosophy. Between 2004-2018, he worked as a lecturer at Bilkent University. Between 2016-2020, she studied Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking, Theory of Knowledge and Psychology at Oxford University. Her books for children and adults have been published in Turkey and abroad. Miandji has given seminars and conferences at many universities, schools and organizations, and his articles on philosophy, critical thinking, science and education have been published on social media. He made programs on philosophy on various television channels.

Dilek Cesur

Educator, Author, Family Counselor, Personal Training Expert
Born in 1984, she is a teacher, married and mother of two children. She graduated from Preschool Teaching and is currently a Psychology Master's student. She received Boğaziçi Campus Family Counseling training and Personal Development training at Yeditepe University. She has received various counseling trainings including Cognitive Behavioral and Play Therapy for Children trainings. She has written 6 books for parents and 30 books for children, which have attracted great attention in Turkey and internationally. Her therapy and counseling trainings focus on understanding children and families. Translated with (free version)

Duygu Yılmaz

CEO & Co-Founder of Biolive Inc.
Duygu Yılmaz, born in Tunceli Çemişgezek, is a Lecturer and Food Engineer. Raised in Üsküdar, Istanbul, she pursued engineering at Kocaeli, İnönü, Istanbul Aydın University, and Istanbul Technical University. Venturing into entrepreneurship in 2014, she garnered international acclaim for pioneering bioplastics from olive pits, promoting sustainability and creating jobs in Turkey. With over 40 awards, including the Plastic Challenge from L'Oréal Paris, she has achieved exemplary work in food shelf life sensors. She won the Fortune 40 Under 40 Most Successful CEO Award. Yılmaz mentors entrepreneurs and supports women-led projects. Developing bio leather from olive seed waste, Yılmaz supports sustainable development goals by representing Turkey at the United Nations and COP 28.

İkiye On Kala

Turkish Singer, Songwriter
Uğur Uras Ustaoğlu, stage name "İkiye On Kala," born in 1988 in Istanbul, is a Turkish singer-songwriter. He discovered music in high school, learning guitar and composing songs. With his father's support, he pursued his passion, forming a band and writing his first song for his sister. Despite tensions and a hiatus, he returned to music in 2013, gaining traction on YouTube. Despite setbacks in the industry, he persisted, eventually gaining nationwide recognition. Uğur's music defies genre, blending sincerity, emotion, and originality. As one of Turkey's leading independent musicians, he inspires audiences to reflect and dream, promising further success in his musical journey.

Mahir Yüksel

Chief Executive Officer
Beginning as a security analyst at the Ministry of Interior, Yüksel held various roles in the Prime Ministry and the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey. He managed the Cyber Threat Intelligence Center at Savunma Teknoloji ve Mühendislik A.Ş., focusing on cyber espionage activities. In 2019, he founded Deepcase, his own cyber security initiative. In 2021, he led UnifyBytes after investment from Pavo Group, expanding its reach to 14 countries with Turkish engineers. Yüksel heads CyberThink, Turkey's premier cyber security think tank, overseeing programs like Cyber Anadolu, Cyber Take-Off, and Cyber Camp. He teaches Cyber Security at Gebze Technical University, Istanbul Technical University, and Ankara University, holding a master's degree in Information Security Engineering from Istanbul Şehir University.

Yavuz Yiğit

Educator, Author
Yavuz Yiğit is a leader known as a youth worker. He is the President of the Debate Oratory Association and the founder of youth movements such as “Okuldışı” and “Organize Deliler”. He designs migration and social cohesion programs at the Harmony Project. He graduated from Yeditepe University with a merit scholarship, studied at the University of Antwerp and received training on social entrepreneurship and social leadership at Cambridge University. She has worked in more than 200 national and international projects and participated in more than 1000 conferences in 15 different countries. He has also given lectures to nearly 100 thousand students in more than 400 schools in Turkey. She has produced corporate social responsibility projects with “Aydiya Organization” and encouraged young people to produce social projects. He aims to create a positive impact among young generations by continuing to produce projects on youth and education themes on social media.

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