The first TACT Agora Co-Learning Expedition took place in Western Turkey, near Izmir. The main component of the programme was a series of meetings in inspirational places to kick-start the TACT Agora Project.
The Expedition also included interactions with the participants of the InnoCampus Entrepreneurship Acceleration Camp (including Syrian refugees) in Izmir Institute of Technology in Urla. The final program is here below:
24 August 2017, Thursday
Arrivals in Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport & transfer to Urla Pera Hotel
25 August 2017, Friday
8:00-9:00 Yoga & meditation hosted by Ahu
11:00-12:30 “Intention Mapping” hosted by Mustafa & Rahel (Urla Pera Hotel)
Why are we here? Why now? Why us?
13:00-14:30 Departure for Şirince and Conversations on the road
15:00-15:30 Arrival and lunch at Theatre Madrasa in Şirince
15:30-17:00 “InnerMates” Workshop hosted by Dahlia, Özgür and Ahu (Theatre Madrasa)
How can we, InnerMates, communicate together & create a common language without words? How can we manifest our inner world into the physical one?
17:30-18:30 Visit to Nesin Foundation Mathematics Village in Şirince
20:30-22:00 Departure for Urla
26 August 2017, Saturday
8:30-11:00 Departure for Karagöl & Conversations on the road
9:15-9:45 Trilogy: “Life, Death and Meaning” (Örnekköy Cemetery)
11:00- 11:15 Meditation: Connecting with Nature hosted by Dahlia at Karagöl (Tantalus Lake)
11:30-12:30 TACT Agora Launch: “Walk and Talk” hosted by Mustafa & Ting (around the lake)
(1) What is our deepest passion? | (2) What asset/resource exist today that is most undervalued/underused that can help resolve global problems? How do we support one another in our development? What are our common needs and how do we serve them?
12:30-14:30 Conversation at Lunch (conflict resolution)
14:30-15:30 Closing the circle: Emerging trilogy/triangle: “Trust, Balance and Service”
15:30-17:00 Departure for Urla and Conversations on the Road
17:00-18:00 Visit to Urla Kite Surf Centre
19:00 Barbecue Party with InnoCampus Alumni & Volunteers
27 August 2017, Sunday
8:30-9:15 TACT Agora Future Considerations hosted by Mustafa & Rahel (Urla Pera Hotel)
Where do we go from here? When? How?
09:30-13:00 InnoCampus Alumni & Volunteers Day (Izmir Institute of Technology)
14:00-16:30 Conversation at Lunch (Exchange of Projects, Future Collaborations)
Departures from Urla