Venue

IWOW 2015 will be held at Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus, Istanbul, Turkey.

The recommended accommodation is Sözbir Royal Residence Hotel. It is a boutique and traditional hotel located in Üsküdar (on the Asian side of the Bosporus). It is in walking distance (350 meters) from public transport where you can easily access to European side. You can take subway to reach Sirkeci or regular ferries (Vapur in Turkish) and small ferries (Motor in Turkish) to reach Besiktas in 5 minutes. We will also arrange transportation between this hotel and the workshop venue.

We have negotiated special rates with Sözbir Royal Residence Hotel based on “the first come, first serve”. The hotel offers us 20 standard rooms with a special COST price till August 07, 2015. If you decide to reserve a room after this date or there is no more standard room available, the hotel will offer you no room or a different room for a more expensive price.

Please note that the special COST rates are only available if booked directly with the hotel and not through external internet booking systems. If you decide to book, please send an email to info@sozbirhotel.com with this code: IC1101-OPTICWISE.

Other possible hotels that you can consider in Uskudar region are provided in the following. There is no special arrangements with these hotels.

Mercure Istanbul Altunizade
Holiday Inn Express
Ramada Istanbul Asia

Transportation to Venue

We will arrange transportation between Sözbir Royal Residence Hotel and Ozyegin University campus. Each morning, the bus will depart from Sözbir Royal Residence Hotel and stop by Ramada Istanbul Asia on the way (Mercure and Holiday Inn are also in walking distance to Ramada) to pick up any additional passengers. After the meeting is over, the bus will drop the passengers to these two stops.

Transportation Details between Town and Özyeğin Çekmeköy Campus:

Departure from Üsküdar (07.30) Departure from Çekmeköy Campus (17.15) Departure from Social Event (21.30)
Day 1 : 07 September Stops:1- Üsküdar Sözbir Hotel 2- Altunizade Ramada Otel 3- Çekmeköy Campus Stops: 1- Çekmeköy Campus 2- Altunizade Ramada Hotel 3- Üsküdar Sözbir Hotel
Day 2 : 08 September Stops:1- Üsküdar Sözbir Hotel 2- Altunizade Ramada Otel 3- Çekmeköy Campus Stops: 1- Çekmeköy Campus 2- Altunizade Ramada Hotel 3- Üsküdar Sözbir Hotel 4- Beylerbeyi Villa Bosphorus (Social Event) Stops: 1-Beylerbeyi Villa Bosphorus 2- Üsküdar Sözbir Hotel 3- Altunizade Ramada Hotel
Day 3: 09 September Stops:1- Üsküdar Sözbir Hotel 2- Altunizade Ramada Otel 3- Çekmeköy Campus Stops: 1- Çekmeköy Campus 2- Altunizade Ramada Hotel 3- Üsküdar Sözbir Hotel
Day 4 : 10 September Stops:1- Üsküdar Sözbir Hotel 2- Altunizade Ramada Otel 3- Çekmeköy Campus Stops: 1- Çekmeköy Campus 2- Altunizade Ramada Hotel 3- Üsküdar Sözbir Hotel

 

If you would like to commute on your own, you can use Ozyegin University regular shuttle which also departs from Altunizade. The exact departure location is Kopuz Parking Lot located at Kuşbakışı Street, No:19/B, Uskudar-Istanbul. The parking lot is situated next to Bizim Wholesale Market, behind the exit of the Rainbow Parking Lot, and 50 meters behind the Kütük Parking Lot.

For latest schedule, please visit http://www.ozyegin.edu.tr/OzUDE-YASAM/Kampuslere-Ulasim/Altunizade-Cekmekoy-Altunizade-Shuttle-Hours

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