I have set up an account on the conference website but I don’t think I receive any emails from you. What can I do?
If you have set up an account on the ConferenceCES website, you should have received an automated account set-up confirmation email. If you have not received one, it may be a good first indication of the email deliverability issue. In that case, please don’t hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We are working with our web developers to ensure high email deliverability. However, spam filtering has become more rigorous and there are instances when academic institutions’ firewalls are redirecting our emails to spam folders or blocking them altogether. When/if we receive a notification of an email deliverability error/bounce back, we will use your alternative email address (if provided on your account) to contact you. If you think you may not be receiving important conference emails, we advise you to take the following steps:
-Check your inbox as well as the ‘other’ folder and spam folder for emails from us.
-If an email from us is caught in the spam folder, please save our email in your contact book, mark the email(s) as ‘safe’ and move to inbox.
If the issue persists or you do not get emails from us at all, we recommend:
-Logging in to your ConferenceCES account to double-check that your contact email address is correct and has not been misspelt.
-Changing the current primary email to an alternative email address.
-To receive important conference information and updates, we would also recommend signing up to receive the conference newsletter ensuring you also remember to confirm your subscription by clicking the link from the subscription confirmation email (which may also land in the spam folder).
-Please remember it is your responsibility to stay informed and meet conference deadlines. We can only act on issues we are notified about, so please do email us if the above was not helpful: email@example.com.
When will I be able to submit my research proposal?
The website will be open for proposal submission from September 2023. The abstract submission deadline will be February 15, 2024. To receive important conference information and updates, you may follow ConferenceCES updates on social media channels and make sure you have signed up to receive the conference newsletter.
When will I know when I am presenting at the conference? When will the program be published?
We can only design and publish a draft programme of all presentations when all presenters pay their registration fee so that their attendance and presentations are confirmed. The draft programme is usually published in May. However, the conference dates for the upcoming conference are published at the preceding conference giving all those wishing to attend and present plenty of notice that our programme spans across three days (27-29 June 2024) and journey and stay should therefore be planned accordingly.
I think I have subscribed to receive the conference newsletter but haven't received any information yet. What can I do?
Please always check your inbox, as well as mailbox ‘other’ and spam folders for emails from us. We continue to work with our web developers to ensure high email deliverability. However, generally speaking, spam filtering has become more rigorous and there are instances when academic institutions’ firewalls are redirecting our emails to spam folders or blocking them altogether. If you think you may not be receiving conference newsletter emails, we advise you to take the following steps:
-Check your inbox as well as spam folders for emails from us.
-If an email from us is caught in the spam folder, please save our email in your contact book, mark the email(s) as ‘safe’ and move to inbox.
-If the issue persists or you do not get emails from us at all, we recommend:
-Subscribing with an alternative contact email address, ensuring you also confirm your subscription by clicking the link from the subscription confirmation email (which may also land in spam folder).
-Please remember it is your responsibility to stay informed and meet conference deadlines. We can only act on issues we are notified about, so please do email us if the above was not helpful: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the official language of the conference?
The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts must be submitted in English and all presentations must be delivered in English.
Can I present multiple papers as co-presenter?
You may be the main presenter of maximum two papers or poster presentations. However, you can be a co-writer on multiple papers when another researcher is registered as the main presenter for the paper or poster presentation. In case of emergency, you may just pass on the main presenter role to one of the co-presenters if they have already been registered to the ConferenceCES. Please remember that it is your responsibility to inform the organization committee about unforeseen changes about the presentation situation.
Can we present via video link or Skype?
Unfortunately, not- all presenters must attend the conference and present in person in Istanbul-Türkiye.
When will I know if my proposal has been accepted?
The abstract submission deadline is 15 February 2024. Participants will be notified regarding the acceptance of their proposals after the proposal review is completed. For additional important dates, please click here: https://2024.conference-ces.com/index.php?s=20.
To stay updated with conference information and updates, make sure to subscribe to the conference newsletter and our social media channels.
If I am presenting at the conference, do I have to pay the conference fee?
Yes indeed. All participants, whether presenting or not, are required to pay the conference fees. It is possible for PhD students to receive discounts. For additional information on booking and discount rates, click here: https://2024.conference-ces.com/index.php?s=19
Is ConferenceCES able to offer any help with paying for my conference ticket?
Unfortunately, ConferenceCES is not able to offer any financial help or bursaries currently.
When will I be able to register to attend the conference?
The registration will be open in September 2023. The deadline for all presenting participants to register is 15 May 2024.
I would like to apply for a member ticket - how can I do that?
ConferenceCES is an academic gathering organised by the Journal of Childhood, Education & Society. As JCES, we don’t offer membership currently. As an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal, JCES intends to provide a medium for sharing interdisciplinary research studies that focus on childhood internationally, and the implications of this work for social and educational practices in collaboration with researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. All are welcome to follow JCES on Twitter and Linkedin to be informed about the latest and special issues to send their manuscripts.
I would like to apply for a PhD Student discount - how can I do that?
It is possible for PhD students to receive discounts. Please note that only the first 50 successful applications for PhD student tickets will receive a discount, provided that all the required information has been provided. These tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. For additional information on booking and discount rates, please click here: https://2024.conference-ces.com/index.php?s=19
Will lunch be provided at the conference?
Yes, the conference fee covers the provision of refreshments during breaks (including tea, coffee, water and some snacks) and three lunches.
Is entry to the conference Gala Dinner included in the conference fee?The conference fee does not include the Gala Dinner. More information about the Social Programme, including Gala Dinner will be provided in due course. When the booking links are live, early booking is recommended.
Is the conference being held in the centre of Istanbul?
The conference is hosted by Istanbul Kultur University in Bakirkoy-Istanbul. The location of this university is easily accessible and there are many public transport alternatives to access the university.
Do I need a visa to attend the conference?
Depending on when you’re travelling from, VISA documents may be required before your travel and on entering Türkiye. Participants must check their requirements by visiting https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
Please check the website periodically.
How do I get a visa for the conference?
Please refer to https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ and that of your own country for up-to-date information on visiting Türkiye (including COVID and visa guidelines) and documents required for travelling from and back to your country.
How can I obtain an invitation letter to support my visa application?
Should you require a letter of invitation to support any visa application we will gladly provide this to anyone who has purchased their conference ticket and/or has had their paper accepted for the conference. To obtain your letter of invitation please email the conference team with the following:
-Dates of travel to Türkiye
-Title(s) of paper(s) submitted and/or conference booking number.
**Please note the ConferenceCES 2024, nor any of its partners, accepts any responsibility for any financial loss relating to the inability of an individual to obtain the required travel documents.
How do I book accommodation?
A list of local hotels located close to the conference venue can be searched and pre-booked via the link: https://2024.conference-ces.com/?s=13. However, participants will be required to liaise directly with their chosen accommodation provider to book it.
Do I need to obtain travel insurance?
Please ensure you have valid travel insurance to cover your time in the country. The organizers will not be held liable for illness, accidents, or theft suffered by participants or accompanying persons during the conference or their stay in Türkiye before or after the conference.
What are the airport transfer options?
There are various alternatives for going from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul Kultur University Atakoy Campus.
-You can get off at the “Yenibosna (Kuleli)” stop by using the HVIST-10 Yenibosna (Kuleli) service departing from the airport and reach the campus after a 15-minute walk. Or, you can use the “55Y-Yenibosna Metro” bus from the stop you got off, and after a stop, you can reach Ataköy Campus with a 10-minute walk.
-You can also use the "HVIST-5 Bus Terminal (Esenler)" service to get off at the "Bus Terminal" stop and switch to the "M1A Atatürk Airport" line and get off at the "Yenibosna" stop. You can reach the campus by walking in about 15 minutes from this stop.
-You can get off at the "Kagithane" stop by using the "M11" metro line starting from Istanbul Airport, and take the "41ST-Topkapi" bus and get off at the "Ayvansaray" stop. Then, you can switch to the “34G Beylikdüzü” Metrobus from here, get off at the “Yenibosna” stop and go to the campus after a 10-minute walk.
-As another alternative, you can take the "H-2 Mecidiyeköy Metrobus" buses at the bus stops 250 meters from Istanbul Airport; You can get off at the “Çaglayan” stop and take the “34G Beylikdüzü” metrobus. You can get off the Metrobus at the “Yenibosna” stop and walk for about 10 minutes to reach the campus.
-Taxi service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Istanbul Airport. Vehicles operate in 3 different categories: black color "E", blue color "D" and orange color "C".
-The main stops at the Plaza Section Domestic and International Passenger exit gates and vehicles located on the departure floor (2nd floor) can be used.
*Turquoise taxi fares are 15% more than orange taxi fares, and black luxury taxi fares are 70% more than orange taxi fares.
There are various alternatives for going to Istanbul Kultur University Atakoy Campus from Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
-You can also reach Istanbul Airport by using the airport shuttles, or you can reach Kadiköy and Taksim with these shuttles.
-From Sabiha Gökçen Airport, you can use the "M4 Kadiköy" metro, get off at the "Ayrilik Çesmesi" stop, switch to the "B1 Sirkeci-Halkali" Suburban train and get off at the "Yenikapi" stop. From here, you can use the "M1A Atatürk Airport" metro to get off at the "Yenibosna" stop and reach the campus with a 10-minute walk.
-As another alternative, you can use the "M4 Kadiköy" metro from the airport, get off at the "Ünalan" stop, walk for about 5 minutes, and then take the "34G Beylikdüzü" Metrobus from the "Uzunçayir" stop. You can reach the campus after a 10-minute walk by getting off at the “Yenibosna” stop.
-From the bus stops at the airport, you can take the "E-11 Basin Ekspres" busses, get off at the "Uzunçayir" Metrobus stop, and take the "34G Beylikdüzü" Metrobus and get off at the "Yenibosna" stop. You can reach this station by walking in about 10 minutes.
-You can also reach the Ataköy Campus by using the taxis available at the airport.
What if I take medication or need medical treatment while staying in Istanbul?
When travelling to Türkiye, make sure you know what emergency healthcare you are entitled to, what medicines you can bring into the country, what to do in an emergency, and what travel insurance you will need. If you require assistance in locating a pharmacy or obtaining a specific medication, don't hesitate to reach out to the staff at your hotel or consult with a local pharmacist. They can provide valuable guidance and ensure that you have access to the necessary medications during your stay in Istanbul. Ambulances and walk-in emergency medical services are free for foreign tourists on a short-term visit to Türkiye at both private and public healthcare institutions. Even if any insurance does not cover you, you can access health services free of charge in emergencies.
What’s the time zone in Türkiye?
The actual standard time zone in Türkiye is UTC/GMT +3 hours.
What’s the currency in Türkiye and can I use my credit card?
The local currency is the Turkish Lira (TRY). Most shops, businesses, hotels, restaurants and other commercial establishments in Türkiye will readily accept credit card payments. These credit cards are from major card companies like VISA, Mastercard and American Express.
What’s the weather likely to be in June?
June is part of the late spring and early summer season in Istanbul, and it's generally considered one of the better months to visit the city. Temperatures are usually warm but not excessively hot, often ranging between 18-28°c (64-82°f). Rainfall tends to be lower than in the winter and early spring months, although occasional showers are possible. Humidity is moderate, and there are usually plenty of sunny days.
For the most accurate and current weather information, you would need to consult a reliable weather forecasting service as the date approaches.
What are the national emergency numbers?
All emergency numbers have been collected under the roof of 112. This is the number to reach the police emergency centre. According to the type of emergency case, the police inform other locations (e.g., the fire department).
What are the usual opening times for bars and restaurants?
Many restaurants start serving lunch around 11:30 a.m. Or noon, and continue until about 2:30 p.m. Or 3:00 p.m.
Dinner service generally begins around 6:00 p.m. Or 7:00 p.m. And can go on until 11:00 p.m. or even midnight in some places.
Some fast-food or casual eateries might be open continuously from morning until late at night. Fine dining restaurants may have more restricted hours and could require reservations.
Cafés often open early in the morning, around 7:00 a.m. Or 8:00 a.m., and can stay open until 10:00 p.m. Or 11:00 p.m.
Many bars open in the late afternoon or early evening, around 4:00 p.m. Or 5:00 p.m., and can stay open until late at night, often until 2:00 a.m. Or 4:00 a.m., depending on the day of the week and the specific regulations in place.
Nightclubs typically open later in the evening, around 10:00 p.m. Or 11:00 p.m., and may stay open until the early morning hours, such as 4:00 a.m. Or 6:00 a.m.
Is smoking permitted?
Türkiye has strict anti-smoking laws that apply to Istanbul as well. Smoking is generally not permitted in enclosed public spaces, including but not limited to:
-Restaurants and cafes
-Public transportation (buses, trams, metro, ferries, etc.)
-Hospitals and other healthcare settings
Smoking is also restricted in certain outdoor public places like parks playgrounds, and near educational or healthcare facilities. Many establishments have designated smoking areas, typically outdoors, where smoking is permitted. However, ignoring smoking bans can result in fines for the individual smoker and the establishment in question.
Are electrical plugs different from other European countries?
Türkiye primarily uses Type F electrical sockets. These are also commonly known as "Schuko" sockets. The standard voltage is 220-240V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Type F sockets are compatible with Type C and E plugs, and they are quite common in various European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and others. However, they differ from the Type G plugs used in the United Kingdom and the Type A/B plugs used in the United States. You will likely need a plug adapter if you're travelling to Istanbul from a country that uses different plug types. If your devices are not compatible with the 220-240V voltage, you may also need a voltage converter to use your electrical appliances safely. Always check your devices' specifications to ensure they're compatible with the electrical system in Türkiye. So, while the electrical plugs in Türkiye might be the same as those in many other European countries, they are not universal across the continent, and travelers should check before departure to see if they'll need any adapters or converters.
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