The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) will hold its 37th Annual Turkish American National Leadership Conference (NLC2017), with the theme of "Turkish American Relations: Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions”, on March 24-25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas.
ATAA annual conference is one of the largest conferences in the U.S. that traditionally brings together Turkish-American communities nationwide to promote greater public awareness and understanding of Turkey’s rich culture and modern day society.
This year’s conference in Houston will once again bring more than 300 attendees including government officials, former ambassadors, professionals in political, academic and social fields from the United States and Turkey.
NLC2017 will run for two days and include U.S.- Turkey Relations Day on March 24, and Turkish American Day on March 25, 2017. The Conference program will be covering a wide range of topics including: Turkish American Relations; Armenian Allegations and the Facts; Turkish Constitutional Referendum; Congressional Resolutions; Kemal Atatürk and the Creation of the Republic of Turkey; Advocacy and Community Outreach; and Turkish American Women in Leadership.
Conference Speakers scheduled to appear include: Congressman Al Green*; Congressman Mike Conaway*; Congressman Pete Sessions*; Honorable John Bass, US Ambassador to Turkey (video message); Amb.(ret.) Ross Wilson, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council; Howard G. Beasey, President, American-Turkish Council; Patrick L. Anderson*, Principal and CEO, Anderson Economic Group; Reva Goujon, Vice President of Global Analysis, Stratfor; Cenk Sidar, Founder and Managing Director, Sidar Global Advisors; Kilic Bugra Kanat*, Research Director, SETA Foundation; Tal Buenos, Ph.D., University of Utah; Prof. Justin A. McCarthy, Department of History, University of Louisville; Ergun Kirlikovali, Former ATAA; Turgut Cakiraga, ATAA Member; President; Bulent Atalay, President, Ataturk Society of America; Lydia Borland, President, LB International Solutions; Pembe Hande Ozdinler, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Northwestern Medicine; Ceylan Rowe, Founder of Trendy Napkin and Commissioner for MWCSW; Professor Banu Arun*, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Zafar "Zaf" Tahir, Commissioner for Houston Planning & Commissioner for Houston Airports. (*invited and awaiting confirmation)
ATAA is the national umbrella organization for Turkish Americans, representing 60 local chapters nationwide. As a non-political and non-profit entity based in Washington DC, ATAA empowers more than 500,000 Turkish Americans through civic engagement, supports U.S. -Turkey relations through public education and strives to raise the voice and visibility of Turkish Americans in the US through a wide range of activities and programs.
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
Located directly next-door to Houston's Galleria Shopping Center, in the heart of Uptown's vast array of Corporate Offices, dining and entertainment, the brand-new Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria is ideally situated for both the business and leisure traveler alike, with best-in-class accommodations and facilities.
Special Rates Available until March 1st.
Reserve your room today!
ATAA has negotiated discounted hotel rate available only to NLC2017 attendees. Reservations must be made until March 1, 2017, to guarantee discounted conference rate of $109 per room per night. After that date, room blocks will be released and rooms and rates will be based on availability.
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For reservations by phone, please call 402-592-6464 or
888-421-1442 and use code G-ATAA.
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 402-592-6464, Toll Free: 888-421-1442