I am just a curious English teacher who loves travelling, exploring, learning about different cultures and enjoys sharing my experiences and my knowledge. Music, dancing, yoga, family, friends, animals and nature are my loving companions in life. I'm a teacher and a lifelong learner and I enjoy being both of them very much.

Feel the fear and do it anyway

How often does fear knock at your door? It happens quite often to me and when it does I used to choose to avoid it or run away from whatever scares me into silence. However, something changed when, a few years ago, the risk taker within me decided to step forward. That's when I finally decided to quit my teaching career after 20 years. I sold my car, gave away my clothes, had no home and then I took a backpack around the world. It was very scary and challenging for me but I had an amazing life experience and came back to Istanbul a year later. I have started to teach again, but I am no longer the person who left two years ago.


08.30 - 09.00

Registration / Music & Refreshments

09.00 - 10.15



Introduction Video

Buse Kutulu

TED Talk / John Legend

Selenay Elmacıoğlu

TED Talk / Sally Kohn

Melis Elda Koldemir

Ezgi Bayındır

TED Talk / Cleo Wade

10.15 - 10.45

Coffee Break / Activities

10.45 - 12.00

Music video

TED Talk / Tom Wujec

Serkan Bozkurt

TED Talk / Derek Sivers


Enis Yazırlıoğlu

TED Talk / Gever Tulley

Barış Karayazgan

TED Talk / Dennis Shasha

12.00 - 13:15

Lunch Time / Open Mic / Activities

13.15 - 14.30

Music video

Ceren Şengün

TED Talk / Julia Galef

Anas Alnatour

TED Talk / Gillian Gibb

Çiğdem Evcioğlu