Bangkok Patana International School invites you to TechEx 2005!

At Patana, 500 educators from around the region will gather together to exchange ideas and share experiences regarding the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the classroom. They will discuss issues that affect ICT integration in schools whether the school's programme is just beginning or is well developed.

   

Effectively adapting to the spread of ICT in our schools poses one of our greatest challenges in the coming years. We believe that the best way for educators to develop is to learn what others are doing and to share their own experiences with colleagues.

To help you meet this challenge, Patana is hosting this conference for those in international schools to exchange ideas, skills and experiences with others from across Thailand and the region. This is the only ICT conference in Southeast Asia of its kind. The conference will be held on Nov 11th, and there will also be additional workshops on November 10th and 12th.

Andrew McBean, Microsoft Thailand's Managing Director will be opening the conference following a "School of the Future" multimedia experience.

We have two options for attendance:


On Friday there will be seminars, a plenary as well as a delicious lunch. Approximately 100 classes will be going on during the day so you will have a vast range of topics to choose from. The emphasis on the Friday 1-Day Conference will be to expose you to a variety of ways to use ICT in education, show how to use new educational software and see what others are doing in your teaching field. :

Cost: 2,000 Baht

The sessions on offer can be found here.

The day will conclude with "Happy Hour" in the school gardens from 4pm until 6pm

The programme will involve studying one topic in detail. The workshops will begin on Thursday afternoon and run from 3pm-8pm. They will continue on Saturday from 8am-5pm. :

Cost: 6,000 Baht which includes the Friday 1 day conference.

More can be found here.

Travel

Participants on the two day intensive workshops should plan to arrive at Patana between 2:30pm and 3pm on Thursday the 10th November.

Participants on the main Friday conference should plan to arrive early as the traffic can be very unpredictable. The TechEx reception will open at 7am for a prompt (very prompt) 8am start. Tea and coffee will be available for you at that time.

A map showing the location of the school can be seen here.

All visitors to the school will be subject to strict security measures. Please bring current photo ID so that your identity can be checked against the lists of confirmed participants and presenters.

A drop off trolley service will be available for presenters with heavy equipment. Please let us know in advance if you require this service. Vehicles should be parked in the car park directly opposite the main entrance of the school.

Refreshments

The refreshments provided can be seen here.

TechEx Hotel Information

There are two recommended hotels in the vicinity of the school. Special rates are available for those who are registered for TechEx:

   [We have just been informed that these hotels are now full. The only other hotel close to the school is the Avana]

Delegates

 We are happy to welcome delegates from international schools across Thailand as well as educators from: Japan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia

The full list of delegates can be seen here

Schedule

The schedule for the Thursday/Saturday intensive workshops can be seen here

The schedule for the Friday looks like this:

7:00am Registration Opens. Light refreshments available

8:00am The School of the Future. A presentation by Patana students and staff.

8:30am Keynote address by Andrew McBean, Microsoft Thailand's Managing Director

9:00am Programme of presentations, workshops and seminars begins

All participants will have pre selected the sessions they would like to attend. There will be no opportunity to select sessions on the day. If you are a participant who has not yet selected your sessions online please contact us as soon as possible.

(11am - 2pm Buffet lunch available)

4:00 pm Happy Hour [Sponsored by Microsoft]

An opportunity to round the day off nicely with a drink or two, chatting with other delegates in Patana's beautiful gardens. Musical entertainment provided by:

The Snapshots
[Sponsored by Apple]

6:00 pm Safe journey Home