Social Events

9 July 2019 Tuesday
18:30-20:30 Welcome Reception at the Faculty of Architecture front garden (included in conference and PhD Pit-Stop daily registration fee)

20:30 Bus departs from Faculty of Architecture to Tepe Prime.

21:00-23:30 PhD Pit-Stop Party (with live karaoke band!) at Hayal Kahvesi, Tepe Prime.
First drinks on the house for PhD Pit-Stop participants and PhD Pit-Stop contributors.
DRSLXD19 conference delegates may also participate; drinks to be purchased.

23:00 Bus departs from Tepe Prime back to METU Campus (Stops at: METU Guesthouse; METU Aysel Sabuncu Guesthouse)

10 July 2019 Wednesday
17:15 Departure from METU CCC to historical city centre; bus drive through the city.

18:00 Arrival at the citadel:

  • Optional brief visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum (last entry to the museum is at 18:15, as the museum closes at 19:00)
  • Optional visit to the area with local second-hand and antiques shops; walk in the citadel.

Conference Social Event Option 1: Turkish Dinner
20:00-23:00: Traditional Turkish dinner at the historical Kınacızade Restaurant, the citadel district.
Price: 80 TL (including tip), paid in cash or by credit card. Alcoholic beverages NOT included in price, but available for purchase. 

Conference Social Event Option 2: Turkish Bath
19:45 Departure from the citadel area and walking to the Şengül Hammam at Ulus district.

20:00-23:00 Traditional Turkish bath with light dinner at the historical Şengül Hammam.
Price: 100 TL to be paid in cash; including:

  • bath,
  • massage,
  • traditional waistcloth,
  • hand crocheted washcloth,
  • tip for the hammam staff,
  • and light open buffet dinner.

Men and women bath at separate quarters.

23:00 Bus departs from citadel area back to METU Campus (Stops at: Şengül Hammam, Ulus; downtown hotels area, Armada; METU Guesthouse; METU Aysel Sabuncu Guesthouse)

11 July 2019 Thursday
18:30 Departure from METU Campus to Wyndham Ankara

19:00-23:30 Conference dinner at Wyndham Ankara (included in conference registration fee for one delegate; ticket price for unregistered accompanying guest: 195 TL including VAT)

23:30 Departure from Wyndham Ankara to METU Campus (Stops at: METU Guesthouse; METU Aysel Sabuncu Guesthouse)

12 July 2019 Friday
17:30 Farewell drinks at the neighborhood pub Beer All