Izmir MS Festival
November 2 - November 5, 2023
A Timeless Land
29 Ekim Mahallesi
Ulukent Sanayi Sitesi
Menemen / İzmir, Turkey
The event starts at 3:00 pm on Thursday 2nd November 2023
The event ends at 1:30 pm on Sunday 5th Nov 2023
Registration opens on 24th April 2023.
All information must be submitted by 28th July 2023.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed.
A late registration fee of GBP £200 will be charged for registrations not complete by this date. Please see this document for the information required to complete registration.
Participants should arrive at the host school for registration by 3:00 pm on Thursday 2nd November 2023
Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 1:30 pm on Sunday 5th Nov 2023
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Once the maximum number of bookings has been reached the event will display “Waitlist“.
If this happens please email the Event Manager for the festival (listed under Important information on the event webpage) and ask to be added to the waiting list. Please provide the number of students and teachers you wish to reserve in your email.
Members: GBP £250
Non-members: GBP £300
Host organisation: GBP £195 for the first 15 students and GBP £250 for each thereafter.
Member: GBP £85
Non-member: GBP £105
*Registration fees include ISTA t-shirt for all participants
Cultural Experience: GBP £25
For non-local participants (as needed)
Local Transportation (if staying at the hotel): GBP £10
Airport/Train Station Pick-up/Drop off: GBP £10
Total cost per student learner
Local member: GBP £275
Non-local member: GBP £295
Local non-member: GBP £325
Non-local, non-member: GBP £345
Total cost per educator/chaperone
Local member: GBP £110
Non-local member: GBP £130
Local non-member: GBP £130
Non-local, non-member: GBP: £150
– Once you have submitted a booking form, you will receive a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit invoice for 50% of the registration fees for the number of students you have booked.
– Your place at the event will only be confirmed if we receive payment of your deposit within 21 days.
– You will be invoiced for the remaining 50% of registration fees and any applicable surcharges upon completion of the registration form.
– The remaining registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed. By then you should have submitted your registration form.
Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.
Travel and visas
All participants will arrive into Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport
Participants are responsible for booking their own travel and securing visas for the event.
Home stay/hotel model
For adult educators/chaperones:
1 Avwan Hotel
Balatçık Mah. Anadolu Cad. No:1289
+90 232 386 43 87
Tel: +90 232 386 43 87
2 Best Western Premier Karşıyaka Hotel
Anadolu Cad. No:695
35590 İzmir, Turkey
+90 232 324 90 00
Contact: BURCU GUROGLU
Tel: +90 232 324 90 00
Single rooms should be booked for 3 nights from Thursday 2nd November 2023
Daily rate for single room (inc. breakfast and taxes)
Avwan Hotels – EUR €89.40
Best Western – EUR €110
Daily rate for double/twin room (inc. breakfast and taxes)
Avwan Hotels – EUR €112.93
Best Western – EUR €134
For student learners
Learners will stay with families from the host school community; there is no additional cost for this.
Housing for students will be provided for 3 nights from Thursday 2nd November 2023
For hotel stay students and all adult chaperones
Please ensure you book breakfast at the hotel.
Breakfasts will be provided by host families.
Lunch will be provided daily at the host school/venue.
Evening meals will be provided at the host school/venue.
If a social meal is to be part of the festival schedule for adult chaperones and ISTA artists this is costed at approximately GBP £30 per person.
The ISTA™ Young Creative Leadership Programme
The ISTA™ Young Creative Leadership Programme is an opportunity for high school students to develop their creative leadership skills.
Students develop their skills through a series of reflective tasks, mentoring and attendance at a middle school festival in a leadership role. The student then plans how this leadership experience will be implemented in their own community.
This is a powerful service learning opportunity and can be used as part of other leadership initiatives.
Click here to download the fact sheet.
Contact your Event Manager for more information.
Download & Forms
Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:
Starts on Thursday 02 November
Finishes on Sunday 05 November at 13:30
29 Ekim Mahallesi
Ulukent Sanayi Sitesi
Menemen / İZMİR – TURKEY
Participants• Gelisim Schools (Nat)
• International School Basel