Soroptimist 20th International Convention
Soroptimist 20th International Convention
Soroptimist 20th International Convention
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Soroptimist 20th International Convention
Soroptimist 20th International Convention
Soroptimist 20th International Convention
Soroptimist 20th International Convention
Soroptimist 20th International Convention
Soroptimist 20th International Convention


PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Thursday July 9, 2015
10:00 - 17:00 Registration of Participants
17:00 - 18:45 Opening Ceremony and Music
  Welcome by the Convention Chair Emine Erdem and President of the Turkish Union İlke Erol
  Flag ceremony
  Roll Call of Soroptimist International Countries and Territories
  Welcome by the Federation President of Europe Ulla Madsen
  Special address by Past SI and SIE President Marie-Jeanne Bosia
  Opening Speech by SI International President Ann Garvie
  Opening Speeches by the Turkish Official Authorities
  Performance and Music
19:30 - 21:30 Friendship Evening - Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel Pool Side (Optional)

Friday July 10, 2015

 
09.00 – 09.15 Household by the Convention Chair Emine Erdem
  Opening Remarks by SI International President Ann Garvie
  Opening Remarks by SI Past President Alice Wells
09.15 – 10.30 Turkish Keynote Speaker - Elif Shafak, International Bestselling Author
  International Keynote Speaker – Michael Kaufman, Educator and Writer
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.10 Presentation of the three-day Convention Programme by Anne Simon
11.10 - 12.45 Video Message - Güler Sabancı, Chairperson, Sabancı Holding
  Opening Plenary Session – "Educate to Lead: Far We've Come, Far We Need to Go"
12.45 - 13.45 Lunch at the Soroptimist Projects Fair
  Open Heart Open Door Lunch (Optional)
13.45 - 15.00 Interactive Sessions and Workshops in Parallel
  Six Unique Opportunities to Learn, Share and Debate
15.15 - 16.45 Plenary Session – "Advocating for Gender Equality: From Vision to Action"
  Announcement and celebration of the SIE Peace Prize Winner
17.30 - 23.00 Optional Social Programmes
Saturday  July 11, 2015
 
09.00 – 10.15 Welcome of the Day – by SI International President Ann Garvie
  Household by the Convention Chair Emine Erdem
  Plenary Session - "Women's Leadership in Turkey"
10.15 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Keynote address by Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women
  Plenary Session – "Defeating Violence!"
  Special address by Anne K. Ream, Founder, The Voices and Faces Project
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch at the Soroptimist Projects Fair
  Chat Line Lunch - Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel Al Bushra Restaurant (Optional)
13.30 – 14.45 Interactive Sessions and Workshops in Parallel
  Six Unique Opportunities to Learn, Share or Debate
15.00 - 16.15 Interactive Sessions and Workshops in Parallel
  Six Unique Opportunities to Learn, Share or Debate
19.00 - 22.00 Convention Dinner - ICEC Rumeli Terrace (Optional)

Sunday  July 12, 2015

 
09.00 – 09.20 Household by the Convention Chair Emine Erdem
  Review of the Convention Three-day Programme by Anne Simon
09.25 – 10.05 Youth Talents: Public Speaking Lectures and Awards
10.10 – 11:00 Closing Plenary – "Listening to the voices of the future"
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 14.00 Speeches by Federations' Presidents
  Global Best Practices Celebrations
  Presentation of SI Convention 2019
  Closing Ceremony & Change of Insignia
  Final Address by SI International President Ann Garvie
  Installation of Incoming SI International President Yvonne Simpson
  Presidential Address and Appeal
  Handover of Flag
  Final Declaration by SI International President Ann Garvie
  Closing Perfomance - Traditional Dance