Founded in 2008, LBG (Local BEST Group) Istanbul Yildiz has been an active and hardworking member of BEST ever since. We’re an enthusiastic and dynamic group of friends mainly composed of engineering students at Yildiz Technical University.
The General Assembly of BEST is an annual 7-day summit where the leaders of all the 93 Local BEST Groups and delegates of international teams gather to discuss and decide on the future of the organisation, evaluate and celebrate the year’s achievements across all the projects. It’s a vibrant event attended by almost 300 volunteers of BEST from 34 countries.
The Official Opening Day is a conference dedicated to gathering all BEST stakeholders around a theme, relevant to BEST mission’s and to society. The day aims to foster collaboration between the stakeholders, inspire action, and provide a space for engagement between companies, institutions and students.
In today’s ever-changing society, we believe in the responsibility and opportunity that scientists and engineers, as well as businesses and universities, have in addressing important societal challenges. That’s why, this year, the projects and services of BEST are focusing on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Throughout the Opening Conference, the different actors will showcase and discuss their efforts and viewpoints on the SDGs and the role of STEM students and companies in fulfilling them. It’s a unique and exclusive opportunity for our partners to engage with young talented students from over 34 countries.
This year, the General Assembly will take place in Istanbul, Turkey. The Opening Conference will take place on Friday 24th of April 2020 in Istanbul Yildiz Technical University.