Thu, May 23, 2024

We are delighted to open the online registration HERE and share the programme below for our next conference 2023 organized together with the Turkish Association of University Women (TAUW).




5-7 October 2023

−Venue: Swissotel Buyuk Efes,İzmir, Türkiye−


Thursday 5th October:  Informal welcome and cocktail

Friday 6th October: Conference “Peace Equality Solidarity and Women” 

Swissotel Buyuk Efes Hotel – Conference Hall

09.00 – 09.30          Registration 

09.30 – 09.45          Welcome by Dr. Başak Ovacık, CER-TAUW & Organising Committee Chair; Meral Güler, President TAUW, and Esen Değer Alpagut,                     President İzmir Branch TAUW

09.45 – 10.00           Welcome by Dr.Anne Bergheim Negre, President UWE 

10.00 – 11.00           Panel “Women of the Republic on the Centenary” by Nazan Moroğlu, Past President TAUW (2010-2014),

                                       Lecturer MEF University and Gülsün Bilgehan, former Deputy at Turkish Grand National Assembly and President, İnönü Foundation

11.00 – 11.30             Coffee Break 

11.30 – 13.30             Panel: “Women and Crisis”  

                                         Moderation by Prof. Dr. Feride Acar, Past President of CEDAW Committee and experts on Women in Turkey, Afghanistan and Ukraine

13.30 – 14.30             Lunch 

14.30 – 16.00             Workshop 1 “Women’s Leadership” by Neptün Soyer, Izmir Village Cooperatives Union Chairperson 

14.30 – 16.00             Workshop 2 “Empowering women through technology” TBC

16.00 – 16.30             Coffee Break           

16.30 – 17.00             Results and discussion

20.00 pm                   Turkish Night at Asansör -a historical elevator and terrace restaurant with sea view, live music


Saturday 7th October:          Annual General Meeting UWE  

Swissotel Buyuk Efes Hotel – Conference Hall

There will be a bring and buy dedicated place for members to participate in during Friday and Saturday meeting.

20.00 pm             Gala Dinner at Kordon Hotel, live music


Sunday 8th October:  Optional tour (meeting time and place to be confirmed) 

Departure from Swissotel, Ephesus tour includes a professional guide and local lunch


UWE İzmir 2023 Conference Accommodation

1- Swissotel is our main venue for the conference. Swissotel Büyük Efes, Izmir is a five-star deluxe hotel located in the heart of the city’s commercial hub and overlooking the spectacular Kordon Promenade, on Turkey’s Aegean Sea. The Hotel is within walking distance from the Archaeological Museum, Commercial Centre and Izmir Cultural Park. The hotel has a swimming pool and a spa center.

2- Atlas Hotel is a smaller hotel within 5 minutes walking distance to Swissotel. It is near to the historical Kemeraltı market, the oldest and largest open market in İzmir, and to Kordon where the city’s most beautiful sunset is experienced.

Both hotels are located in the heart of the city. There are shops, cafes, pharmacies around the hotels.



Click HERE to register online. EARLY BIRD up to 25th of August!

Turk Universiteli Kadinlar Dernegi
Country: TURKEY
EURO IBAN: TR 4400 0100 0456 0575 8261 5039
EURO Bank Account no: 456-5758261-5039


1- Swissotel Buyuk Efes

To book the room, participants need to send an email to  and indicating “UWE 2023 Meeting & Accommodation Group Swissotel İzmir” and need to make a transfer to the following account number. Breakfast and VAT included at the prices.

DOUBLE ROOM       297€/night

SINGLE ROOM         275€/night

Bank account of Swissotel:

Company name: Swissotel Büyük Efes, Izmir, Güzel Oteller Tur. İnş. San. Ve Tic. A.Ş.

Bank Name: Garanti Bankasi, Izmir Kordon Subesi (865)

Account Name: Guzel Oteller Tur. Ins. San. Ve Tic. As.

Swift Code: TGBATRIS865

IBAN EURO: TR10 0006 2000 8650 0009 0991 81


2- Atlas Otel

To book their room, participants need to send an email to indicating “UWE 2023 Meeting” and can make the payment by credit card directly from the following link. Breakfast and VAT included at the prices.

DOUBLE ROOM  125 €/night Payment Link HERE

SINGLE ROOM    98 €/night  Payment Link HERE


Transport from the Airport:

Adnan Menderes International Airport is less than 15 km and 20 minutes away from Swissotel Buyuk Efes İzmir.

You need to send an email to with your name and flight details if you need transportation from the airport.

Ford Focus or similar car (Up to 2 person) 40 Euro
Mercedes Vito (up to 6 person) 65 Euro
Mercedes sprinter (up to 10 person) 90 Euro

You can easily find a taxi from the airport and can take the Havaş Bus which stops in front of Swissotel.



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