WisdomNet Retreat 2015

WisdomNet Retreat 2015

UPDATE: The program schedule is available here

Join us for our annual retreat program that will be held at Canaan Valley Resort between the 22nd and the 25th of May.  In the program we will spend time with successful community leaders and scholars, as they will explain how they have succeeded in contributing to the societies they live in. We will hear and learn from their experiences. We will have a better understanding of the needs of the societies we live in, and look for ways  to increase our engagement in every aspect of the society as Turkish Americans.

Register and take advantage of the successful community leaders that will be joining the program. 


Confirmed speakers:


Mr. Mustafa Sen Chairman, Cihannuma Foundation and CEO,  Genar 

Mr. Hamza Turkmen Writer and Author 

Mrs. Sibel Eraslan Journalist, Star Newspaper 

Mr. Murat Guzel CEO, Nimeks and Political Activist

Mr. Osman Kandara Associate Professor, Southern University 

Mr. Yasar Colak Turkish Religious Affairs Attache to the US


Pending Confirmation:


Mr. Mustafa Ozel Assistant Professor, Sehir University and Chairman, Science and Arts Foundation





What is the cost of the program?

The cost of online registration, before May 20nd, is $100 per family and $50 per individual.

Onsite registration is $120 per family and $60 per person.

Confirmed students will get a 50% discount from the above rates.


How do I register for the program?

Click here to register online. You can also register onsite at the event starting May 22nd ,but we recommend you register online to save 20%.


Where will the program be held?

The program will be held at Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia. The Resort's address is 230 Main Lodge Road Davis, WV 26260. All conferences will be held at the main lodge and conference center. 

You may visit the website of the resort at http://www.canaanresort.com


Can you tell me more about the program and its schedule?

The program will start with the Jumah prayers on Friday May 22nd and will conclude after breakfast on Monday May 25th.

The schedule of the program will be announced on the website two weeks before the event;  a link to the schedule will be available through our website then


What about lodging?

There are three types of lodging available in Canaan Valley and the discounted prices for WisdomNet patrons are listed below. Cabins are also available; if you are interested in renting a cabin for the program, please call the resort directly at 800-622-4121.

Montain View Lodging $129 + taxes and fees  - per night (2 double bed, within walking distance from conference center)

Valley View Lodging $134 + taxes and fees – per night (2 double bed or suite with pullout sofa, within walking distance from conference center)

Cabins and Cottages $234-334 + taxes and fees – per night (2 or 3 or 4 bedroom cottage and cabins with pullout sofas, within driving distance from the conference center)

Please visit the below website to review the lodging options in the hotel.


There is a minimum of 2 night booking required at this resort.


How do I reserve a room at the Resort for the discounted rate?

For reservations at Canaan Valley, please call (800) 622-4121 and ask for the WisdomNet discount. You can also book online but no discounts will be applied. There are no discounts for the cabins and the cottages. 


I will attend the program alone but wondering if anyone would like to share a room to cut cost?

There will be plenty of people in your situation, please send us an email at info@wisdomnet.org and we will arrange a roommate for you.


What if I want to attend for only one or two days?

The program is a three-day program and registration is required for everyone to attend. As long as you are registered you can attend the program for any period you want.


What about food?

WisdomNet will serve breakfast with a fee on the 23rd,24th and the 25th of May.

Dinner will be served at the lodge for a fee on the 22nd, 23rd and the 24th.

No lunch will be served. There is  a restaurant and pizza store in the resort. Please see the link below



Fees for food are as:

Per day/person









 *For days served



Is childcare available?

Childcare services for children between the ages of 3-12 will be available on-site for $20 per day. Registration for childcare will be done onsite.


What sort of activities are available for children at the resort?

Canaan Valley Resort has a lot to offer for children, youth and adults. One of the main reason we chose this hotel to host our event is to provide our guests a variety of options to relax. 

We suggest you bring your kids swimming gear as they will want to use it there. 

We are sure that you and your kids will have a good time during your stay at this event.


How Do I get to the resort?

Please check the website of the resort by clicking the below link.



For any further questions please contact info@wisdomnet.org

Click here to register to Retreat 2015