Conference FAQs

What is the conference theme?
We welcome contributions that address any topics relating to elements of Language Education at the Freshman Level including the following:

Academic Reading
Academic Writing
Assessment and Evaluation
Critical Thinking
Public Speaking
Research Skills
Use of Information Technology

What are the onsite technical facilities?
Wireless access, three laptops and a printer will be made available as well as flipcharts.

How do we submit a JOINT speaker proposal (more than one presenter)?
Please see call for proposals.

How do I register for the conference?
You need to go to the (registration tab) of our conference page and fill in the online registration form. The registration fee (160 TL) is to be paid online via credit card. 

Will there be on-site registration?
There is no onsite registration. Please make sure you register by the deadline. Please note that, due to the size of the venue, the conference can host only a limited number of participants and, therefore, registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis. There will be no on-site registration.

Can I pay for only one day if I am unable to attend all of the conference?
This is a 2 day conference, no daily registration is available.

Will I get a certificate of attendance at conference?
All speakers and participants will receive a certificate of attendance in their conference bags.  

I'd like to apply for a scholarship to attend SU Fresh conference, what should I do?
Sorry no grant is awarded for this conference

I think I’ve paid twice, what should I do?
E-mail us at freshmanconference@sabanciuniv.edu with as much detail as you can, and we will investigate this for you

I need an invoice before I can pay, what should I do ?
No invoice is provided unless your registeration is completed. You will receive your invoice upon arrival at the conference.

Is lunch included in the conference fee?
No, but there is a variety of food courts nearby.



The sessions will be held at Sabanci University Karakoy Communication Center. Located in one of Istanbul's
well-known historical buildings, Minerva Han, in Karakoy, Karakoy Communication Center hosts a number of
the University's activities related to public relations, seminars, and conferences because of its proximity to the city's centre.

Sabancı University
Karakoy Communications Center
Bankalar Caddesi No: 2, Karakoy,
34420 Istanbul

If you are landing at Ataturk airport:
After you land in Ataturk Airport, you need to take the airport shuttle bus (HAVATAS) that goes to Taksim, leaving every 30 minutes, and from Taksim the venue should be a 10-minute taxi ride (if you don't hit the rush hour).

The venue is a 5-minute walk from the Karakoy boat-landing dock. Boats between Karakoy and Kadikoy (on the Asian side) are available between 6.10 and 23.00. For timetable, please refer to: http://www.sehirhatlari.com.tr/tr/seferler/istanbul-ici-vapur-hatlari-35...

Is there parking available at the convention center?
No but there is a publc parking lot nearby.

Are there any closeby health care facilities available?

Among others there is the Austria Saint George Hospital (http://www.sjh.com.tr/de/50/kontakt/)
Bereketzade Medresesi Sok. No:7, 34420