The conference will be held at Istanbul Ayvansaray University, Merter Campus. The conference venue is located on a tram line (nearest station is "Merter Metro Istasyonu").

AddressTozkoparan Mah. Haldun Taner Cad. No: 21 – 23 Merter / İstanbul – Turkey


You may stay at Gunes Hotel Merter, which is just 5 minutes walking distance from the conference venue. We have special discounted price for conference participants (Standard Single Room with Breakfast = 45 Euro); Standard Double Room with Breakfast = 60 Euro); Triple Double Room with Breakfast = 85 Euro) . In order to book your room with a discounted rate, you need to contact to Mr. Kamil Karakaya via email or phone with a reference to "STEM Conference". This special offer is only available for a limited rooms only; therefore, early booking is highly recommended! 


Satış ve Pazarlama Sorumlusu

Sales & Marketing Representative


Nadide C. Günay S. No. 1 Merter / İstanbul /

Tel +90 212 483 30 30 / Fax +90 212 483 30 45 / Mobil +90535 856 40 85

Airport transfer with public transportation

A new function is added to Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality services with HAVAİST.
HAVAIST is a new organization that will transfer from Istanbul Airport to certain points in Istanbul.

Airport transfer with a taxi

If you will take a taxi from airport. You can take an orange colored taxis, which are official taxis of airport. It costs around 20 Euros from the airport to the conference venue or Gunes Hotel Merter.

Istanbul is vibrant, beautiful and safe city with a rich history

Turkey is a secular and democratic republic. Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. Turkey is as safe as any other European countries. 

Istanbul with a heritage of many cultures and empires offers its hospitality to the community of STEM educators. Spanning Europe and Asia, it can be said that Turkey has been the meeting place of many peoples and cultures throughout the centuries and now is a multicultural city of many nationalities, cultures and religions which shows its hospitality to the world’s visitors in many ways.

Istanbul has been designated as the cultural capital of Europe for the year 2010 and recently hosted Formula 1 racing with spectators from around the world in attendance. It is vibrant, beautiful and safe city with a rich history, and offers good dining and sightseeing. Istanbul has a lot of historical and natural sites to visit and is recognised as an international shopping city. Since it is one of the most popular tourist destinations, English is widely spoken. Istanbul is as safe as any other metropolitan cities like London, Paris, New York, Sydney and Berlin. Women or men visiting Istanbul face no greater risks than in any other large cities.

A variety of accommodation choices 

Being a historical and commercial hub of Turkey, Istanbul offers outstanding variety of accommodation ranging from world-renowned hotels to more affordable hotels and university dorms. There are plenty of hotels and facilities to accommodate guests with any need and/or budget. The conference venue is located on a tram line (nearest station is "Merter Metro Istasyonu").

Average temperature in Istanbul

Average temperature in June is around 20 °C.

Country profile and facts

Official Name: Republic of Turkey  

Date of Foundation: 29 October 1923  

Capital: Ankara  

Largest Cities: Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya  

Area: 814.578 km2  

Coastal Borders: Mediterranean Sea in the south, Aegean Sea in the west and Black Sea in the north  

Currency: TL (Turkish Lira) 1 Euro approximately equals to 6 Turkish  Liras.  

Time Zone: GMT+2; CET +1; and EST (US -East) +7  

Business Hours: The workweek in Turkey runs from Monday to Friday. Banks, government offices and majority of corporate offices open at 9 AM and close at 5 PM.  

Visas: Visas are easily obtained upon arrival at the airport and are required for citizens of most countries.  It is highly recommended that foreigners, who wish to visit Turkey, should read the related information about our country’s visa regime. 

Electricity: 220V. European standard round two-pin sockets.  

Health Services: Cities and major touristic towns have a selection of private international and public hospitals with good standards.  

Communications: Turkey has three GSM operators, all of them offering 3G services and almost 95% coverage over the country. Internet service is available all around the country.  

International Dial Code: +90

Things to do in Istanbul

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Watchtower of Turkey

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