The registration fees for MEMS 2006 are as follows:
or Daily Conference Fee
IEEE Member €375 -- Non-Member €510 -- Student €300
Sunday Welcome Reception
Registration will begin at 18:30 on Sunday evening in conjunction with the Welcome Reception. The reception will be held at the Esma Sultan Palace.
Istanbul still has many enigmatic ruins, rarely explained in guidebooks, and often almost impossible to date unless you are a real expert: is it sixteenth century or eighteenth, or even basically Byzantine? Until recently, Esma Sultan Palace was one of these. In the old fishing village of Ortakoy on the Bosporus, the late eighteenth-century brick palace was a summer retreat for Esma Sultan, the daughter of a Sultan Abdulhamit. She was one of the most intellectual women of her time and was reputed to be a very active socialite. It burned down about 100 years ago, and became a useless but picturesque shell.
Now, Ortakoy is almost under the shadow of the Bosporus suspension bridge, and is very much part of the great city. Yet it still retains a good deal of its village atmosphere, with colorful houses that surround a gem of a seaside Baroque mosque. The area has become popular as a focus of entertainment, artistic life and a slightly recherche tourist centre.
The palace shell is next to the mosque, and in the '90s, the Marmara hotel group realized the place's potential, and decided to make it into a centre for concerts and exhibitions. Esma Sultan proved so successful that the developers contacted GAD Architecture to make a structure that would allow all weather use. The interior is quite dramatic with a mix of old and new that creates a unique setting. The views over the Bosporus and the beautiful mosque next door make this a truly spectacular venue for the Welcome Reception.
Wednesday Evening Conference Banquet
No conference is complete without a banquet. Join us for a wonderful evening at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.
In the second half of the 16th century, High Admiral Kilic Ali Pasha had a waterfront house in the area where Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski Istanbul now stands, and in the 17th century (1648) Sultan Murat IV gave the imperial garden to his daughter, Kaya Sultan, and her husband, Grand Vizier Melek Ahmet Pasha. They had a small wooden mansion built here in which they would spend the summer months. At the beginning of the 18th century, Ahmet III presented the house and grounds to his son-in-law, Grand Vizier Ibrahim Pasha of Nevsehir, who organized torchlight festivities known as Ciragan Senlikleri (Ciragan Festivals) with his wife, Fatma Sultan. It was then that the area became known as Ciragan.
An enchanting evening awaits.
Registration includes 1 ticket. Additional Guest Ticket €80
Conference Location & Hotel Accommodations
The MEMS 2006 conference will take place at the "Lütfi Kirdar Convention Centre" also known as Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC).
+90 (212) 296 30 55 Tel
+90 (212) 224 08 78 Fax
Hilton Discounted Room Block Sold Out
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As an alternative to the Hilton Istabul, the Divan Istanbul Hotel is offering the same discounted room rates and is within the same 5 to 10 minute walking distance to the Lütfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC).
DiVAN Istanbul Hotel
Cumhuriyet Cadessi No. 2 Elmadag
34437 Taksim/Istanbul TURKEY
Phone: +90 212 315 55 00
Fax: +90 212 315 55 15
Istanbul's Meptur Destination Management company is handling the guest room reservations for the MEMS 2006 Conference. Please note that hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. Reservations can be via the Hotel page by filling out the hotel reservation form. Please DO NOT contact the Divan Istanbul Hotel directly.
Passports and Visa Information
All foreign visitors desiring to enter Turkey must have a valid passport. Follow this link for Visa Information. If, for some reason, your visa application is denied, your registration fees will be refunded to you in full.
Don't miss the opportunity to see some of the highlight of Istanbul throught these organized tours taking place before and after the MEMS 2006 Conference. The tours offered include:
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