The Izmir World Family Therapy Congress is the 22nd Annual Congress of the International Family Therapy Association managed by World Family Therapy Congresses.
Congress Event Management (Proposals, exhibits and Registration):
Doug Tschopp Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Chair: John Lawless
Chief Financial Officer: Fred Jefferson
IFTA General Secretary: William Hiebert email@example.com +309-786-4491
The official language of the meeting is English. The Plenary addresses will be translated into Turkish. Current plans also call for one workshop per slot to be translated into Turkish.
All proposals for presentations are to be in English. All the requests will be considered. Proposals will be approved on a "rolling" basis; that is, they will be evaluated as they are submitted. The proposals will either be accepted, placed on a waiting list or denied during the entire proposal process between March 1 and August 31, 2013. Do not wait until the deadline to submit!
Informal for all occasions.
LETTER OF INVITATION
The organizers will be pleased to provide a letter of invitation to any pre-registered and paid participant requesting one. It is to be understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa. It is not a commitment on the part of the Congress to provide any financial support.
The congress organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the congress.
All visitors are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. For visitors from many countries, including the EU countries and the USA, you may purchase a Visitor Visa at the Arrival Terminal at Ataturk International Airport just before passport control with a credit card of cash. Do NOT go to Passport Control without your Visa in your passport. For more information, please contact your nearest Turkish Embassy, Consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
CURRENCY AND MONEY EXCHANGE
The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira. Many places also accept Euros. The best option for exchanging money is a bank (banking hours are 10am to 3pm). There are also many Exchange Bureaus and most hotels exchange money as well.
AUTOMATIC CASH DISPENSERS
Automatic cash dispensers accepting Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express credit cards and Maestro Cirrus or Visa Electron debit cards are situated at all main banks, town centres, hotels, bigger stores, airports and the railway station.
All major credit cards, such as Mastercard/Eurocard, Visa, American Express, Diners etc., are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
The electrical supply in Turkey is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles (per second). If you travel to Turkey with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
Izmir is in the UTC/GMT +2 hours or 2 hours ahead of London. There is no daylight saving time at this point in the year.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
The month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 58°F (14°C) to 64°F (17.7°C) over the course of the month, exceeding 73°F (22.7°C) or dropping below 48°F (8.8°C) only one day in ten.
Over the course of March, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1:15 hours, implying an average day-over-day increase of 2.4 minutes.
There is no need to get vaccinated before traveling to Turkey and the city water is safe to drink.