OpenLivingLab Days 2015 will be hosted in coordination with Basaksehir Living Lab at three different locations in Istanbul allowing you to visit numerous different parts of the city over the course of the conference.

Day 1: The research day at Basaksehir Living Lab

The first day of OpenLivingLab Days will be hosted at Basaksehir Living Lab, our local host Living Lab for the 2015 edition of the OpenLivingLab Days. Their premises are very inspiring and we look forward to opening the conference in their Living Lab.


The address of Basaksehir Living Lab is :
Başak Mahallesi, 5.Etap, 2.Kısım
Abdülhamithan Caddesi, No:5 Başakşehir, İSTANBUL

Istanbul Map for OpenLL15

Day 2:  Conference Day at Istanbul Congress Center

The second day of the conference will take place at İstanbul Congress Center, the biggest convention center in Turkey.


The address of the conference venue is:
Taşkışla Street Harbiye 34367 İstanbul

Day 3 Workshops & Visits at Basaksehir Living Lab

On Day 3 we return back to Basaksehir Living Lab, our local host.  We look forward to hosting our workshops there and hope the inspiring venue will add to the creativity of these two days. A bus will depart and return from Basaksehir to take participants on the visits to local innovation spaces. (Address listed above)

Day 4 Workshops & Closing at Bahcesehir University

On Day 4 we move to Bahçeşehir University for the final day of OpenLivingLab Days 2015 at their Besiktas Campus. The conference will close with a lunch at the Bosphorus waterway on the campus.


The address of the University is:
Çırağan Caddesi Osmanpaşa Mektebi Sokak No: 4 – 6

Important information

Please note the city is very large and it can take a long time to commute from the touristic center/old town to the venue in Basaksehir, which is closer to the airport. Traffic can get very bad during the busy periods doubling the commute time. We have compiled a list of suggested hotels for you according to your needs and tastes but which ever you choose rest assured that there will be time to enjoy the many faces of Istanbul during your visit, including a touristic boat cruise on the Bosphorus River for the social dinner on the evening of Thursday the 27th of August.