Congress 2013

Register now for an amazing experience – September 26-28, 2013. Join peace builders from around the world to learn from each other and make plans to work for a more Peace “Able” world. Inspiring, world renown, speakers and trainers, mediators from frontline experiences in far flung countries and world-changing partners from many countries and organizations will gather for the 6th annual Congress at the beautiful Legacy Ottoman Hotel in Central Istanbul.

Sign up to watch the 6th Congress Live from Istanbul or archived

Sept. 26th 7:00pm (Istanbul time) – Sept. 29th 7:00pm (Istanbul time). All proceedings will be streamed via internet. Programming will be archived for convenient viewing.

After you sign up you will receive access information. If you have a problem registering, please contact the MBB Office by email at or by calling +1-703-528-6552. Thank you.

CLICK HERE to register now.

After registering for the Congress the NEXT STEP is book your hotel.

The Legacy Ottoman Hotel is the first choice; however, there are other less expensive hotels nearby. 


 The Legacy Ottoman Hotel


The official hotel and Venue is the Legacy Ottoman Hotel in Istanbul in the heart of the prime tourist area, blocks from world famous historical sites and the beautiful Bosporus. A five star hotel with old world charm and beauty. Staying in the hotel will be very convenient for the meetings.  Visit their website

Single Room (130 Euros = $169)       Double Room (145 Euros = $189)

Larger rooms with an outside Cityview add $20 with Seaview add $40     

Charges based on E=1.30USD and includes breakfast daily.

For reservations please send Heather Wellman an email. Please indicate your name, dates of stay, single or double, and that you are part of MBBI. It is also possible to book through Orbitz. 

Other Hotels – We have other hotels that are also excellent quality and within walking distance (two blocks from the Congress site). Costs include breakfast. 

Booking for these hotels should be made through Anthusa Travel – Fatih Camlica is the Managing Director and will give you personal service for both hotel bookings (other than the Ottoman) and tours (other than the Path). Contact him at

Q INN Hotel Sirkeci ( Room:  $100   Double  Room: $115  

GOLDEN HORN Hotel Sirkeci (

Single Room:  $105  Double Room: $120  

 Ikbal Deluxe Hotel Laleli(5 minute tram  ride away near Grand Bizarre):

 Flight Information

Mediators Beyond Borders International is please to announce that Turkish Airline is the Official Airline of the 2013 Congress in Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of  Mediators Beyond Borders International 6th Annual Congress and offers a special discounted rate for the international participants:

 Up to 20% on Business Class

Up to 15% on Economy Class

 Please show the event registration letter to the Sales Office of Turkish Airlines in your country if you plan to attend to Mediators Beyond Borders International 6th Annual Congress via Turkish Airlines.

 For a list of Turkish Airlines offices please follow  the link:



Booking Information

Refundable Ticket

1) Turkish Airlines flies from several US cities and many countries around the world .They are providing Congress attendees discounts on it non-restricted (refundable) tickets. Booking these discounted tickets will be done through their website with a code from Turkish airline and a Congress code which you will get after you register for the Congress. The code is 013TKM13. For example: cost from NYC is around $1150 after the discount. (more information to follow).

Non-Refundable Ticket

2) A second option is to visit your favorite travel site such as Expedia or Orbitz and book your ticket using Turkish airlines or another airline (United, Delta, etc.). For example: cost non-stop from NYC is $655 now! But not refundable or changeable. We encourage you to use Turkish Airlines since they are an official sponsor of the Congress.

PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS! Email to give us the details of your flight.

Frequent Flier Miles

Turkish Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance. This means you can accumulate frequent flyer miles if you are a frequent flyer member of a Star Alliance airline (for example Turkish Airlines or United). For a complete listclick here

If you have frequent flyer miles with any of these airlines, you May be able to use them to book a Turkish Airlines flight!

Travel Insurance Information

 We encourage you to consider travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide you with a safety net while traveling overseas. Our provider offer a range of policies that cover accidents while traveling as well as  “cancel for any reason” policies. Helpful since the Congress is a ways off. Important Note: “Cancel for any reason” coverage requires enrollment within 14 days from when you register or make any travel payment. Rates run up from $60 – depending on coverage.

We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance! Call Terry now if you want insurance.

Official travel insurance provider : Terry Seligman, The Travel Insurance Superstore   Toll Free:  877-800-0330   S.F. Bay Area:  415-388-8391