Alp Köksal

Director of Khan Academy Turkey

Having studied in both Turkey and the United States at high-school and undergraduate levels, I have developed a global and multicultural perspective on education. I earned my BA degree in Business Administration from Koç University, and MA degree in European Studies from Boğaziçi University as the top of my class with a 4.0 GPA. I worked as a doctoral level researcher at Boğaziçi University and I am currently a PhDc in the Department of Political Science and International Relations.

Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken

Projects, Development and Research Coordinator at Sabancı University School of Languages

Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken (PhD) works as an instructor and as Projects, Development and Research Coordinator at Sabancı University, School of Languages where she also worked as the director of the school for 10 years until September 2012. Over the years, she has been involved in teaching, curriculum development, qualitative research studies, teacher and trainer training and development, including formal training courses with UCLES, the British Council in Turkey and in the UK, the U.S. Embassy, the Turkish Ministry of Education and with different schools and universities in Turkey. Deniz has designed and directed formal trainer training courses at private Turkish universities as well as the SLTEP and provided consultancy to many institutions on a wide range of topics. She has presented widely at national and international conferences and published books and articles in teaching methodology, exploratory research, teacher and trainer training and development, school effectiveness and institutional development which are also her main areas of interest. Her biggest source of inspiration comes from an exploration of individual growth through personal and professional development.

Emirhan Erdoğan

iOS Engineer - Appyist Founder

Emirhan develops delightful applications for Apple eco-system at the software agency he founded, “Appyist”. He endeavors to create the infinite loop between the three; learn, experience and share. Emirhan is the only scholarship invited by Apple to their World Wide Developers Conference from Turkey in ’16 and ’17. He is also one of the 13 scholarships who was given the opportunity to interview with the international press and share their projects with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.

 

Emirhan has an endless energy and passion to share knowledge for generations to discover the beautiful world behind the high walls of educational institutions. Organizes inspirational and educational events to spread the culture of sharing at high schools & universities including Hello iOS and XDeCode. He was thrilled to introduce the world of Apple and its culture to the young people so he has founded TurkishKit. A non-profit organization for students to learn, think, design, and develop besides helping and sharing with each other.

 

He is also the youngest person to be selected as a mentor for Google’s global acceleration program, “Launchpad” in 2016 and often meets with high school students to share his extraordinary experiences from the times he had at Silicon Valley. More than 1.000 students attended his keynotes.

Esat Uğurlu

Founder of Globed E-Learning

Spent more than a third of his life abroad and have assisted hundreds of educational institutions in more than sixteen countries including the USA, Thailand, China, S. Korea, Singapore, India, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Hong Kong. Since his graduation from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, Esat’s main interest and focus has been on using various technologies for better, more effective teaching and learning. After completing his duties at UNESCO Bangkok – Education for Sustainable Development unit and spending six years working in the e-learning sector in the Asia-Pacific region, Esat moved to Istanbul in 2012 and founded GLOBED (www.globed.co), an educational content distribution and consultancy company that serves some of the most successful K-12 schools in Turkey.

J.T. Rehill

Educator

JT is an experienced English language teacher, trainer, consultant and instructional coach who works to inspire and develop educators through his company, Learning Advanced, and teaching Educational Psychology with Wilkes University's Graduate School of Education, where he is also working toward his Doctorate in Educational Leadership.JT is an experienced English language teacher, trainer, consultant and instructional coach who works to inspire and develop educators through his company, Learning Advanced, and teaching Educational Psychology with Wilkes University's Graduate School of Education, where he is also working toward his Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Allen Hulsey

Musician

Allen Hulsey is a Singer/Songwriter and Multi instrumentalist who combines Turkish instruments (Bağlama, Fretless Guitar, Kanun), with Synthesizers with dance music production. His style draws from his study of ethnic and world folk melodies and his background of Jazz composition at Berklee College of Music.

Ufuk Tarhan

Futurist, Ekonomist, Yazar

Ufuk Tarhan, Fütürist, Ekonomist, Yazar ve Keynote Konuşmacısıdır. M-GEN Yazılım Ve Dijital İletişim Hizmetleri Limited Şirketi’nin Kurucusu ve Başkanıdır. Çalışma hayatı boyunca pek çok meslek ve yaratıcılık ödülü almıştır ancak 2002 Yılında aldığı “Dünya Gazetesi-Bilişim Sektörünün En Başarılı İş Kadını Ödülünün” kendisi için çok farklı ve adeta bir dönüm noktası olduğunu belirtir. ODTÜ Ekonomi (Ekonometri) Bölümü Mezunudur. 59 yaşında, Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi’nde “İnovasyon ve Girişimcilik” üzerine yüksek lisansını tamamlamıştır. Tez konusu, best-seller olan ve 19. Baskısı da tükenen kitabı “T-İnsan”ın adı ile aynıdır. Dünyanın en iyi 100 Kadın Fütüristi listesindeki tek Türk olan Ufuk Tarhan, Dijital mecralarda defalarca “takip edilmesi gereken ilk 25-30 “Social Influencer” listelerinde yer alamıştır. Halen Türkiye’nin ilk ve tek fütürist kadın konuşmacısı olan Tarhan, 2013’den bu yana ülkemizde kutlanan 1 Mart Gelecek Günü’nün de yaratıcısı ve küratörüdür.  World Future Society, Association of Professional Futurists, Kagider Yönetim Kurulu ve Fütüristler Derneği Yüksek Danışma Kurulu Üyesidir. Lise çağındaki gençlere gelecek planlamasını anlatan “Düşlediğin Gelecek” ve herkes için geleceğin başarılı insan modelini anlatan, En Başarılı İnovatif İş Kitabı Ödülü Kazanan (2017) “T-İnsan” kitaplarının yazarıdır.

Can Üstertuna

Student at FMV Erenköy Işık High School

Yasemin İnan

Student at FMV Erenköy Işık High School

Ezgi Su Gülbahçe

Student at FMV Erenköy Işık High School