A L E F

Academic Leaders & Executives Forum, ALEF is an exclusive global community of university leaders to address educational, operational, and innovation agendas.

ALEF19 is in English with simultaneous translation to/from Turkish language

About ALEF

The academic world has an increasing and urgent need to empower leaders and executives of 28000+ universities around the world. The “Smart University Foundation”, S-U-F is committed and a strong believer of the impact of universities on societies and humanity.  Advancing academic leadership knowledge and practice across boundaries is a key priority and strategic goal of the foundation.

Academic Leaders & Executives Forum, ALEF is an exclusive global community of university leaders to address educational, operational, and innovation agendas. It is a network of academic influencers and university executives. ALEF is designed to empower, educate, and use its collective network resources to impact the growing influence of universities on the ever-changing world.  It also serves as an advisory council for the leadership of Smart University Foundation, S-U-F. 

ALEF is comprised of the leaders of the world’s universities and the higher education sector.  ALEF is open to all current, past, and future academic leaders and executives such as Rectors, Vice Rectors, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Higher Education Officials, Deans, Vice Deans, Department Chairpersons, Research Centers’ Directors, General Secretariats, Directors, CIOs, IT managers, Program Managers, or NGOs Directors. 

Universities that are interested in becoming ALEF Members are invited to join with their leadership teams to strengthen their institutional and professional development.

About ALEF19

ALEF19 is a one-day event preceded by pre-Forum workshops and followed by post-Forum seminars.  It will be held in Ankara, Turkey on the 19th of December 2019 at SwissOtel, Ankara. The Theme of ALEF19 is: “The Future of Universities”, and it is designed to provide the leadership teams of universities with keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops from highly regarded speakers on different issues and ideas facing academic leaders on local, regional, and global scales.

Pre-Forum workshops will be on Wednesday, the 19th of December, and ALEF19 will start on Thursday, the 19th of December, at 08:30 am and ends at 18:00.  More than 150+ participants from leaders of higher education institutions (Universities, NGOs, and Research centers) will participate.

S-U-F have invited distinguished speakers engaged in leadership issues to speak at ALEF19. Joining ALEF19 will be rewarding and enriching.  ALEF will discuss how to innovate and form positive academic partnerships, delving into what universities need to do to transform, evolve and thrive.  It will review current trends, latest opportunities, and emerging academic issues impacting the leaders and executives of universities.

Join ALEF19

Smart University Foundation, S-U-F and its “Success Partners” are cordially inviting you to join ALEF19.  Join more than 150+ Leaders and Executives in addressing the current and future trends in higher education.

ALEF19 is in English with simultaneous translation to/from Turkish language

Why attend ALEF19

Why attend ALEF19

“Universities Must Change”.  It is a statement repeated in almost each and every conference or forum about higher education.  This change needs leadership at every level of activity in universities. Innovation in some areas only will create an imbalanced growth. Attending ALEF will have numerous benefits for leaders and executives to address, implement, and measure change.

Network

  • Network and engage with colleagues and top executives from other universities
  • Meet and consult with global solution providers
  • Make new contacts with other world universities

Share

  • Exchange experiences and ideas
  • Participate in thought provoking group discussions
  • Share understanding with other decision makers, experts, and consultants

Know

  • Understand the latest global issues, higher education drivers and current educational trends
  • Listen to inspirational and renowned keynote speakers
  • Enhance your awareness of global and regional trends affecting universities
  • Learn new strategies you can implement at your institution

The Program

Date: Thursday, 19th of December 2019
Time: 08:00 – 18:00
Venue: SwissOtel, Ankara
Location: Ankara, Turkey


Thursday, 19th of December, 2019

08:00

     

Registration

08:30

     

Networking & Introductions

09:00

     

Welcome Notes

09:15

     

The Future of Universities

  • Smart University Foundation, S-U-F Leaders, and Keynote Speakers present their vision for the future of universities. 
  • What are the current trends shaping this future? 
  • How Universities will compete in the 21st Century?

10:30

Presentations: “The New Social Roles of Universities”

  • Three short presentations, each is 15-min, presented by our speakers
  • Followed by a question & answers session on the social impact on universities

11:30

     

Coffee Break & Networking

  • Meet our speakers, presenters, and sponsors
  • Introduce yourself to other colleagues and attendees
  • Get to know Smart University Foundation team

12:00

SUF Debate: “Leadership & Governance in the 21st Century”

  • Three speakers, each will present for 10-min, then a discussion for 10 min
  • Concluding remarks for 5 min for each speaker
  • Followed by a 15-min questions & answers session with participants
  • Final 1-min notes from each speaker.

13:15

Networking lunch and Sponsors’ Notes

  • Sponsors Presentations
  • Why Join S-U-F

14:30

Panel Discussion: “Current Trends in Higher Education”

  • Three speakers, each will present for 10-min, then a discussion for 10 min
  • 2nd Round of notes, each speaker is 5 min.
  • Followed by a 15-min questions & answers session with participants
  • Final 1-min notes from each speaker.

15:45

Presentations: “Measuring Quality in Universities”

  • Three short presentations, each is 15-min, presented by our speakers
  • Followed by a question & answers session

16:30

Coffee Break & Networking

  • Meet our speakers, presenters, and sponsors
  • Introduce yourself to other colleagues and attendees
  • Get to know Smart University Foundation team

17:00

Panel Discussion: Why “International University Day”, IDU?

  • Three speakers, each will present for 10-min, then a discussion for 10 min
  • Followed by a 15-min questions & answers session with participants
  • Final 5-min notes from S-U-F

17:45

Closing Remarks: “The Future is Now”

  • Summary of important points, ideas, initiatives, and future goals
  • Issues to be addressed in the future meetings
  • The Future is NOW

18:00

Certificates’ Presentations & Networking

Speakers

Success Partners

Registration

Registration FEES: 
Ankara Academic Leader/Manager:             FREE                                         (For Limited Seatings)
Turkish Academic Leader/Manager:            Reduced FEE of $90.00         (Limited Seats)
Int’l Academic Leader/Manager/Director:   Registration FEE of $220.00

Hotel Rooms (SwissOtel, Ankara) (Optional, up to 4 Nights): 

[All Rates include Breakfast & Taxes] ALEF have negotiated special rates for attendees wishing to stay at SwissOtel. Reservations are limited and will be applied as “First come–First served”. Deadline for reservation with discount: 12-12-2019

Single Room (1 Person):         $79,00/night    (Includes Breakfast & Taxes)
Double Room (2 Persons):     $89,00/night    (Includes Breakfast & Taxes)

Contacts

Venue Address

Swissôtel Ankara
Yıldızevler, Jose Marti Cd.
No 2, 06550 Çankaya/Ankara

Parking

Free Parking for VIPs and SUF Members
Vale is also available with charge

Phone

+1 (858) 221-8559
+90 (552) 268-8399

Email

alef@s-u-f.org

ALEF19 Date

Thursday, 19th of December, 2019. 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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E-mail:

alef@s-u-f.org

Dates:
Thursday, 19th of December, 2019

S-U-F Initiatives

  • SUF20         (Global Forum & Expo)
  • ALEF            (Academic Leaders & Executives Forum)
  • SUFtalks     (A One-Day to Get “Smarter”)
  • MfU              (Media for Universities)
  • JASUR         (Journal for Applied Smart University Research)