32. Yillik Turk Amerikan Ulusal Liderlik Konferansi basliyor

32. Yıllık Türk Amerikan Ulusal Liderlik Konferansı başlıyor. 32. Yıllık Türk Amerikan Ulusal Liderlik Konferansı 12-14 Nisan 2012 tarihinde Washington DC’de yapılacak.

32. Yıllık Türk Amerikan Ulusal Liderlik Konferansı başlıyor

2. Yıllık Türk Amerikan Ulusal Liderlik Konferansı 12-14 Nisan 2012 tarihinde Washington DC’de yapılacak.

Türk Amerikan Dernekleri Federasyonu (TADF), Türk Amerikan Dernekleri Kurulu (ATAA) ve Washington merkezli Türk Amerikan Toplum Merkezi(TACC) tarafından ortaklaşa gerçekleştirilecek konferansa tüm Türk-Amerikan toplumu üyeleleri davet edildi.

Konferansın Komite Başkanlığını yapan eski dönem ATAA Başkanı Günay Evinch, birçok değerli konuşmacının katılacağı konferansta, çok sayıda eyaletten de öğrenci katılımın olacağını belirtti.

Komite Başkanı Evinch, Beyaz Saraydan, Amerikan Kongresi’nden, Amerikan Dışişleri Bakanlığı’ndan da resmi temsilcilerin katılacağını belirtirken, programının yoğun ve zengin bir içeriğinin olduğunu belirtti.

Türk Amerikan Dernekleri Federasyonu olarak, ATAA ve TACC ile ortak bir çalışmada tekrar buluşmaktan memnuniyet duyduklarını belirten TADF Başkanı Çınar, gençlerin en iyi şekilde yetişmesi ve bilinçlendirilmesi konusunda bu tür konferansların Amerika’da profesyonelce yapılmasının önemine değindi.

Bu çalışmanın özverili şekilde hazırlandığını belirterek, tüm takım arkadaşlarına teşekkür etti.

32ci yapılacak kurultayda birlik ve beraberliğin olmasından dolayı mutlu olduğunu söyleyen ATAA Başkanı Kirlikovali, grassroot konusu dahil olmak üzere Türk-Amerikan ilişkilerine yön veren tüm konuların masaya yatırılacağını söyledi.

KONFERANS PROGRAMI

12 NİSAN 2012- İLK GÜN

Thursday – April 12, 2012 – TCA GRASSROOTS SEMINAR

Organized by the Turkish Coalition of America

Location: 1510 H St. NW Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005

10:00am Welcoming Remarks

Lincoln McCurdy, President, Turkish Coalition of America *

•Gunay Evinch, Convention Chairperson *

10:15am Session 1: Turkish American Grassroots in 3D – Part 1

•Moderator, Brian Forni *
•Lobbying – Mike McMahon, Former Member of Congress *
•PACs and Campaign Financing – Lydia Borland, TC-USAPAC *
•Turkish American Legal Defense Fund (TALDF) – Bruce Fein, Chief Counsel *
•Questions & Answers

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Session 2: Turkish American Grassroots in 3D – Part 2

•Moderator, Brian Forni, Lobbyist, Independent Contractor *
•Public Education and Teachers Workshops – Bonnie Kaslan, Turkish Cultural Foundation *
• Charitable Fundraising, Senay Ataselim, Turkish Philanthropy Funds *
• Grant Writing – Pinar Guvenc, NY Grant Company *
•Questions & Answers

3:15pm Coffee Break

3:30pm Session 3: The Turkish American Broad Advocacy Network (TABAN) 2012-13 Program

•Yenal Kucuker, ATAA Civic Engagement Director *
•Questions & Answers / Interactive Session

5:00pm Reception

13 NİSAN 2012- İKİNCİ GÜN

Friday – April 13, 2012 – LEADERSHIP DAY

Location: Washington Plaza, 10 Thomas Circle Northwest, Washington, DC 20005-4106

8:15am-8:20am Commencement and National Anthems

Seçil Göksu, Programs Director, ATAA *
Sebahat Güven, Vice President of Youth Relations, FTAA *
Isilay Davaz, TACC *

8:20am-9:00am Welcoming Remarks and Plenary Session

Introductions by Dr. Esma Akin, ATAA Trustee *
Gunay Evinch, Convention Chairperson *
Ergun Kirlikovali, President, Assembly of Turkish American Associations *
Ali Cinar, President, Federation of Turkish American Associations *
Adem Buyukacar, Secretary General, Turkish American Community Centers *
Minister Omer Celik, Turkish Inter-Parliamentary Group, Chairperson
Emre Oruc, Expert, Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities *
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, US-Turkish Caucus Chairperson *

9:00am-10:00am Session 1: The US-Turkish Partnership in the 21st Century

Introductions by FTAA Officer Sebahat Guven *
Moderator: Dr. Sinan Ciddi, Executive Director, Institute of Turkish Studies, Georgetown University *
H.E. Namik Tan, Ambassador of Turkey to the United States *
Questions and Answers

10:00am-10:20am Coffee Break

10:30am-12:00pm Session 2: Turkish American Advocacy in 3D Introductions

Moderator Bulent Aliriza, Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies *
The Administration: Kathleen Allegrone, Director, Office of Southern European Affairs, U.S. Department of State*
Congress: Michael McMahon, Former Member of Congress *
The American Media: Felicia Sonmez, Washington Post
Questions & Answers

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch

Introduction by Demet Cabbar, ATAA Vice President for Capital Region *
Keynote Speaker – Ahmet Erdengiz, TRNC Representative in Washington *

1:30pm-3:30pm Session 3: Diversity and Solidarity in a Global Community Introductions

Ambassador Ross Wilson, Atlantic Council
H.E. Vincent Gray, Mayor of the District of Columbia
DTIK America Region Committee

3:30pm-3:50pm Coffee Break

3:50pm-5:30pm Session 4: Grassroots: Homegrown, Artificial Turf, Best Practices Introductions

Moderator Brian Forni *
Advocacy:
Yenal Kucuker, ATAA Civic Engagement Director, Turkish American Broad Advocacy Network *
Beril Unver, Project Manager for Congressional Outreach, Turkish Coalition of America *
Javid Huseynov, President, Pax Turcica *
Paul Moorehead, Drinkler Biddle & Reath, LLP (American Indians) *
Political Fundraising: Turkish PAC, Lydia Borland, Caspian Group *
Todd Meredith, Morgan, Meredith and Associates *

7:00pm-9:00pm Ambassador’s Reception at Embassy Residence

1606 23rd Street, N.W.. Washington, D.C. 20036 – (For registrants only)

14 NİSAN 2012- ÜÇÜNCÜ GÜN

Saturday – April 14, 2012/ YOUNG TURKS DAY

Location: Washington Plaza, 10 Thomas Circle Northwest, Washington, DC 20005-4106

9:00am-9:05am Commencement

Seçil Göksu, Programs Director, ATAA *
Sebahat Güven, Vice President of Youth Relations, FTAA *
Isilay Davaz, TACC *

9:05am-9:45am Welcoming Remarks

Gunay Evinch, Convention Chairperson (Remarks and Introductions) *
Ergun Kirlikovali, President, Assembly of Turkish American Associations *
Ali Cinar, President, Federation of Turkish American Associations *
Adem Buyukacar, Secretary General, Turkish American Community Centers *
Semrin Aleckson, Vice-President, George Mason University TSA *
Lela Ross, project manager UTSA *
Elchin Abdullahyev , Azerbaijan Youth of America (AYA) *

9:45am-10:30am Plenary Session, “Sakın Bulaşma!”

Introductions by Esra Ugurlu, ATAA Treasurer *
Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan *
Cenk Uygur, Young Turks “Politically Direct” Talk Show Host, via pre-recorded video *
Hurriyet Aydin Ok, Producer, “Turkish American TV, How to Start Your Public Access Television” *

10:30am-10:40am Coffee Break

10:40am-12:00pm Session 1: Turkish in America Heritage Panel

Introduction by FTAA Officer/Woman – TBD
Moderator, Feridun Bek, ATAA Regional VP Mid Central Region & President TACAM *
Jason Epstein, “Diversity in America”, American Jewish Committee *
Islom Shakhbandarov, President, Ahiska Turkish American Community Center of Dayton *
Tomris Azeri, President, Azerbaijan Society of America *
Meto Koloski, President, United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) *
Ajla Delkic, The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH) *
“Muslim in America”, Director, Haris Tarin Muslim Public Affairs Council (PAC) *
Questions and Answers

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch

Commencement Remarks and Introduction by ATAA and FTAA Presidents *
Keynote Speaker, Hande Bozatli, President, Istanbul 2nd District Council EU &International Relations Commission *

1:45pm – 3:00pm Session 2: Turkish Students Survival Guide Introduction

Student Visa Rights and Duties, Efe Poturoglu, Butzel Long Tighe Patton PLLC *
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Kareem Shora, US Department of Homeland Security *
Forming and Running a Turkish Student Association, Aylin Sagay *
Transitioning to American Schools, Vince Stumpo, Headmaster, Linden Hall Prep School for Girls *
A Turkish Physician’s Journey, Ulas Camsari, MD *
A Turkish Lawyer’s Trials of Life, Ayhan Ogmen, Attorney at Law *
A Turkish Engineer Builds High, Gokhan Gelisen, PE *

3:00pm – 3:20pm Coffee Break

3:20pm – 5:00pm Turkelicious: The Flavors of Young Turkish Life in America – video presentation

7:00pm – 11:00pm Gala – Night Under the Moon and Stars

Commencement by Protocol Team *
National Anthems
Welcoming Remarks by:
Gunay Evinch, Convention Chairperson *
Ergun Kirlikovali, ATAA President *
Ali Cinar, FTAA President *
Adem Buyukacar, TACC Secretary General *
Ambassador Namik Tan *

Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Ersal Ozdemir, Keystone Construction Corporation *: The Turkish American Dream
Live Entertainment by Esref Inceoglu Group (* Confirmed)

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Washington Plaza Hotel is located at 10 Thomas Circle Northwest, Washington, DC 20005-4106. Hotel is five blocks from the White House and Washington Convention Center; minutes from major museums, monuments, and attractions. Close to the city’s best shopping and hottest nightlife; a short walk from the McPherson Square Metro Station; four miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). For information and reservations,

please call 202.842.1300 or visit www.washingtonplazahotel.com

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