And  finally we had the event what we had been waiting for weeks.



I was EXACTLY worth waiting..

With its amazing Plenary Speakers , awesome concurrent sessions and great workshops addressing different topics of modern ELT world, I think almost everybody ,who attended the ceremony ( and also watched online) , left Yeditepe University with full of inspiration and contacts.

As usual, The EVENT was again very well-organised from the first moment till the final moment.

Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Evening Activities , Organisation Committee’s jop  were all well-organized.

What makes the event a bit more different and special is its power on using social media very actively.

During the conference, participants ( both on-site and watching online) showed active involvement by Twitter with #istekelt.

That was very successful part of it.  But there was one more novelty that made it unforgettable; during the sessions, the tweets streamed and they were projected on a big white screen . It was very enjoyable and engaging for all of us . At the end of the conference, there participants ,who showed active involvement in social media in terms of not only quantity but also quality of tweets, won Ipods as prizes. ( Okan Önalan, Aysun Güneş, Kylie Barker )


Here, I would like to thank Burcu Akyol,the conference organizer and Şirin Soyöz , British Council for giving us to be in this team, called Social Media Team (Sponsored By British Council & Unlimited Education Services)


It was great experience to be a part of this pioneering event and team.




I would like to thank all social team members for great cooperation

Sirin Soyöz
Adam Simpson
Vicky Loras
Tarık Algın
Eva Büyüksimkesyan
Aslı Saglam
Gülnur Sahin
Sevim Açıkgöz
Ceyda Sert
Kemal Çalıskan
Cansu Alpsoy

Finally, ISTEK ELT CONFERENCE  again inspired us and renewed ourselves for ELT issues.

Thanks a lot..

Looking forward to next one…