The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) will hold its 40th Anniversary Conference on October 5, 2019 at the Westin Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Atatürk’s historic landing in Samsun, the 40th Year Anniversary Conference will bring together ATAA members, Turkish Americans, community leaders, and scholars from across the nation and Turkey to highlight the importance of the May 19, 1919, which marked the beginning of the Turkish Independence War, and to plan ATAA’s future course for the next forty years to continue to serve the interests of Turkish Americans.

The Conference will conclude with the 40th Year Anniversary Gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Since its founding in 1979, the ATAA has made remarkable strides in representing the interest of Turkish Americans, Turkish culture and heritage in USA. Past 40 years, ATAA fought effectively against the efforts of hostile ethnic groups to distort our history and defame Turks and Turkey. ATAA has successfully empowered Turkish-American Community and member Turkish American associations through civic engagement and has supported strong U.S. – Turkey relations through education and advocacy. As the largest independent umbrella organization representing Turkish Americans and over 50 local member associations, the ATAA shall continue to further its mission based on Atatürk’s principles of secular democracy, rule of law and human rights.

PROGRAM | SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISEMENT OPPORTUNITIES | REGISTRATION

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Atatürk: The War of Independence and the Creation of the Modern Turkey
Early Turkish Immigrants in the U.S. & Their Role in the Turkish Independence War
The Impact of Turkish National Movement on 20th Century Politics
Independence War, Turks in the US, Politics Effecting Turks
40 Years of ATAA’s Accomplishment
Bright Future Turkish Language and Culture Project
Turkish American Associations: Bringing Together the Community 

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

AMBASSADOR (Ret.) DR. SUKRU ELEKDAG (video message)
Former Turkish Ambassador to the United States

PROFESSOR EMRE KONGAR
Professor of Sociology, writer and
former Turkish Undersecretary of Culture

DR. YALCIN AYASLI
Founder & Chairman, Turkish Coalition of America

HON. ED WHITFIELD
US House of Representatives (1995-2016)

 

PROFESSOR JUSTIN A. MCCARTHY
University of Louisville

DR. ISIL ACEHAN
Visiting Scholar, George Mason University

ASSOC. PROFESSOR EMINE EVERED
Michigan State University

Discounted registration rates available until September 13!

For questions and more information, please contact ATAA office at 202.483.9090, events@ataa.org