at the ICC, Saturday, May 31, 2014 – Harbiye Hall – 18.30-19.30 h
Claudio Bassetti, ENS President & Richard Hughes, EFNS President
Ersin Tan, Turkish Neurological Society
Jacques De Reuck & Gustave Moonen, Co-chairs Congress Programme Committee
“Social Inclusion Band” embraces the motto “Music for Everybody!” and is a sub-project of “Dream Academy”. Social Inclusion Band is a performance band and gets it motivation from the reality that music; for all throughout the history, is a universal tool that brings people together in every culture or community.
The Band aims to help disabled and people with social disadvantages have a full and fair inclusion to daily public life with the invaluable help of volunteer artists and talented disabled people. The band consists of Dream Academy Students and professional volunteer musicians and offers an atmosphere where disabled people finds a platform to express themselves freely. The band also helps the disabled people to become productive individuals, have an income, support their professional and personal development and offers different point of views.
Disabled young members of the Social Inclusion Band are voluntarily tutored by music therapists, music teachers and volunteer musicians in different fields of music and earn the title of “performers”, which help them have an income in their future life.
Along from the positive impact in their members’ lives, Social Inclusion Band also helps increase awareness in the public about disabilities. The band also aims to dissolve the negative prejudice in the eyes of the public with the help of individual success stories of its’ members through art, music and the press. Social Inclusion Bands calls all volunteer artists and performers to be part of this project.
The Social Inclusion Band was founded in 2010 and performed in Akbank Jazz Festival, Rock’n Coke, IKSV Jazz Festival, Traditional Baby Fair, Efes Pilsen One Love Festival, Vodafone Freezone Concerts. The band also shared stages with; Moby, Limp Bizkit, Simon Boliver Orchestrate, Sebnem Ferah, Bengu, Babazula, Cahit Berkay, Deniz Gungor, Kursat Basar, Burcin Buke, Selen Serve and Guntac Ozdemir and also perfomed together with most of them. The band has a monthly scheduled concert program in the most upcoming Turkish performance arena “Babylon”.
All participants and exhibitors are invited to the reception. Please wear your badge.
followed by an opening reception
Monday, 2 June 2014, starting at 19.30 hrs
The Networking Event will be held at the spectacular 1001 Direk Cistern in Istanbul.
The Binbirdirek Cistern is a man-made subterranean reservoir in Istanbul and was constructed under a palace, often identified as the Palace of Antiochos in the 5th century. The reservoir has a surface area of 3640 m2, storing 40,000 m3 of water. The 224 columns, each 14 to 15 meters tall, are made of marble from nearby Marmara Island.
Join this exciting event and use the opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues.
The 1001 Direk Cistern welcomes you to a place out of Arabian Nights.
Detailed information can be found here
1001 Direk Cistern
Imran Oktem Cad Binbirdirek
Tickets are EUR 80 per person, EUR 65 for Juniors (under 35 years of age) Registration: The number of tickets is limited. Tickets will be distributed on ‘first come, first serve’ basis, at the registration desk. In order to register for this fantastic event, please do so while registering for the congress.
at the ICC, Tuesday June 3, 2014 – Beyazit Hall – 17.00-17.30 h
After the farewell words to the EFNS and ENS, the outstanding prize winners will be announced and given their cetificates and prizes such as the Investigator Award the PK Thomas Prize and the Uschi Tschabitscher Prize for Young Neurologists.
Afterwards there will be short introduction to the upcoming congress and the host city Berlin 2015 followed by the Farewell Networking Reception.