Istanbul is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. A mix of cultures and backgrounds fused together in one city, it is a city where one can truly experience Middle Eastern and Western cultures all at once. From fashionable boutiques of Nisantasi to the merchants of the Covered Bazaar, this busy city is home to many people from very diverse backgrounds with the commonality of its rich history.
Turkey's geography makes it a wonderful blend of peoples and places. Magnificent scenery along the Bosphorus has drawn people from the ancient world to the contemporary. Istanbul, comprising both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus is a stunning amalgam of sights and sounds. Thousands of years of history are combined with a vibrant, modern and exciting city unlike any other in the world.
Use the ticket included in your registration packet to redeem the abstracts CD-ROM at the material pick-up counter. CD-ROMS are available during registration hours and will not be mailed.
Badges must be worn at all times while attending the conference. For your safety, remove your name badge once you exit the convention center.
Professionals and students may dress business casual. Men should wear nice jeans, khakis or dress pants. Suits are not necessary. Wear a polo shirt, collared short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt and either loafers or dress shoes. For women; slacks, skirts and dresses are common. If you plan on touring any mosques your arms and legs need to be covered. Women will need to bring a scarf to use as a head covering.
Photography and video/audio recording of any kind are strictly prohibited in the oral and poster sessions, luncheons and throughout the exhibition area.
Sunday, 14 September - 18:00-20:00
Monday, 15 September - 09:30-18:30
Tuesday, 16 September - 09:30-18:30
Wednesday, 17 September - 09:30-14:30
Children under the age of 16 will not be allowed in the Exhibition Area during setup or teardown. Children 13 and older will be allowed to attend the exhibition during regular exhibit hours if they are properly registered and wearing their badges. During exhibit hours, children under the age of 13 will be not be allowed into any activities within the Exhibition Area, including the Icebreaker Reception, unless they are young enough or small enough to be confined in a stroller, backpack or front pack.
Exhibition Food Court
Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Location: Level B5, Exhibition Hall
Items for breakfast, snacks and lunch are available for purchase each day.
ICE Service Center
Location: Level B2, Macka Room
If you would like to speak to a member of the Conference Staff, please visit this office or call +90 212 373 9970
|Hours of Operation|
|Friday, 12 September||09:00-15:00|
|Saturday, 13 September||08:00-17:00|
|Sunday, 14 September||08:00-20:00|
|Monday, 15 September||08:00-18:30|
|Tuesday, 16 September||08:00-18:30|
|Wednesday, 17 September||08:00-15:30|
Speaker and Judges Services
Location: Level B2, Macka Room
|Hours of Operation|
|Sunday, 14 September||10:00-19:00|
|Monday, 15 September||07:00-18:00|
|Tuesday, 16 September||07:00-18:00|
|Wednesday, 17 September||07:30-15:30|
Speakers are required to check in with ICE Service Center the day prior to their presentation to upload their electronic presentation with technical support.
All judges should stop by the ICE Service Center to pick up packets prior to their assigned sessions. You will receive final instructions and answers to any questions regarding the judging process. Completed scorecards should be returned to the ICE Service Center as soon as possible after evaluating your session. Workspace is provided for you to complete scorecards. All qualified judges will have their name entered into a drawing to win a gift card once the scorecards are returned. The winner will be announced following the close of the conference.
Judges are needed. Inquire inside the ICE Service Center.
Istanbul Congress Center
Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) is located in an area called ‘Congress Valley’ in Harbiye, Taskisla Street. All commercial and cultural centers are very close to Istanbul Congress Center. Local transport to ICC is easy with mass transportation such as metro, tram, bus and metrobus.
Lost and Found
Location: Registration, Entrance Foyer of Istanbul Congress Center
Items found during the conference should be turned in at Registration. If you lose an item, check with Registration. If your item has not been turned in you may leave information on how to contact you should the item be found.
Location: Entrance Foyer of the Istanbul Congress Center
A luggage check is available at a cost per item checked. All items (purses, bags, backpacks, coats, suitcases, etc.) will be US $5 or 2 Euros per item.
Smoking is prohibited inside the convention center.
Online Conference Itinerary Planner
The online Itinerary Planner allows attendees to view abstracts, sessions and other events. The items of interest may then be selected to create a personalized itinerary for the conference. The itinerary planner will display the users’ selected itineraries.
The Istanbul Congress Center’s parking garage provides 850 spaces, based on availability, 24 hours a day seven days a week. There are seven spots for guests with disabilities. The parking garage is on levels B6 and B7 and located off Nisantasi Way where there is a tunnel connected to Taksim Way. The car parking entrance is in the tunnel. Parking rates are as follows in Turkish Lira.
Daily Parking Fee Schedule
07,00 TL...... 00–01 hour
10,00 TL...... 01–02 hours
10,00 TL...... 02–03 hours
15,00 TL...... 03–04 hours
20,00 TL...... 04–07 hours
25,00 TL...... 08–09 hours
30,00 TL...... 10–24 hours
Location: Level B3
Men’s and women’s prayer rooms are available every day during conference hours.
Location: Level B2, Yildiz Room 2
The Press Room is a lounge/working area for editorial personnel covering the conference. Press releases and other announcements available to the media are welcome to be left at the Press Room.
Sunday, 14 September - 12:00–16:00
Monday, 15 September - 08:00–16:00
Tuesday, 16 September - 08:00–16:00
Wednesday, 17 September - 08:00–15:00
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