Istanbul2019 – Venue/Travel

Venue – Istanbul

The conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. With a population of 15.03 million, Istanbul is one of the oldest cities of the world. Istanbul is also only city in the world that sits on two continents, Europe and Asia. Strategically located on the Bosphorus peninsula between the Balkans and Anatolia, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Istanbul was successively the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire and has been associated with major events in political history, religious history and art history for more than 2,000 years. The city is situated on a peninsula which is surrounded by the Golden Horn (Haliç), a natural harbor on the north, the Bosphorus on the east and the Marmara Sea on the south. The Historic Peninsula, on which the former Byzantium and Constantinople developed, was surrounded by ancient walls, built initially by Theodosius in the early fifth century.

The Historic Areas of Istanbul include monuments recognized as unique architectural masterpieces of Byzantine and Ottoman periods such as Hagia Sophia, which was designed by Anthemios of Tralles and Isidoros of Miletus in 532-537.

You can “watch” “Istanbul-City Film” for more information.

Hosting University – Bahcesehir University (BAU)

The slogan “At the heart of Istanbul” is suitable for a university like Bahcesehir University (BAU). With its main campus on the edge of the Bosphorus in Besiktas each day begins early with rapid mobility and continues throughout the day. Moreover, it is possible to encounter an event at almost every part of the university.

The first thing that will strike your eye when you enter our university will be the large number of foreign students. From the United States to China, from France to South Korea from a wide geographical area extending over a thousand foreign students are studying at BAU. When asked why they prefer BAU we always receive the same answer: “The central location and international power.” BAU’s location is apparent. In order to understand the international collaborations of our university, a short tour of our campus or website would be sufficient.

“BAU GLOBAL” provides BAU students with a chance to receive education from very different points. BAU Global is able to achieve this through Berlin, Toronto, Washington DC, Batumi, Cyprus, Hanoi, Kyiv, Puebla, Brockwille. “BAU Global” allows students to continue their education in all BAU Global Centers overseas and provides all support related to the programs.


Bahçeşehir University, Beşiktaş Campus
Çırağan Cad. No: 4, 34353
Beşiktaş – İstanbul / Turkey.


There are a lot of walking distance accommodation opportunities to the conference venue. Including the following hotels:

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul (Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6, 34367 Elmadag/Sisli Istanbul, Turkey 34367)
    • Park View Room: EUR 205*
    • Partial Bosphorus View Room: EUR 225*
    • Please click to book a room at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul at GLOBE Rate.
      • *Above rates are inclusive of open buffet breakfast and exclusive %8 VAT.
      • *Double supplement rate for rooms is EUR 30.-+ VAT per day.
      • *All reservations are subject to the hotel’s availability. Please book early.

Please email (; to reserve a room from the following options: 

  • Conrad Hilton, Beşiktaş (Cihannüma Mahallesi, Saray Cd No:5, 34353 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey)
    • Single EUR 145; Double: EUR 167
  • Hilton Istanbul Bosp., Harbiye (Harbiye Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:50, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey)
    • Single: EUR 178; Double: EUR 189
  • Cartoon Hotel, Taksim (Şehit Muhtar Mahallesi, Tarlabaşı Blv No:38, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey)
    • Single EUR 97; Double: EUR 100
  • Germir Palas, Taksim (Kocatepe Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Cd. No 7, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey)
    • Single EUR 79; Double: EUR 93
  • Nil Hotel, Osmanbey (Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Tavukçu Fethi Sk. No. 25, 34380 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey)
    • Single EUR 69;  Double EUR 83


Istanbul is easily accessible by air and is served by a number of major airlines through Istanbul Atatürk (Airport Code is IST (Preferred) and Sabiha Gokcen International Airports (Airport Code is SAW).

 The Weather


The expected average temperature during the conference will be around: