What is the Bangkok ServICE Conference?

HOW? 

Defining the processes for creating the annual Conferences and using the network


  • The conference is student-led. Students should be given as much leadership and decision-making opportunity as possible.


  • The conference is collaborative. Students and teachers from all participating schools should form a collaborative committee to make major decisions about the conference.

    • The host school should plan for at least one collaborative planning meeting prior to the conference to decide on the schedule and format of the conference

    • The host school may send more teachers and students to collaborative planning meetings

    • The host school makes final decision on the conference


  • Annual collaborative conference hosted at one of the Bangkok-Pattaya international schools, rotating host schools yearly, at a time to allow for joint action as a result of the conference

    • Schools interested in hosting should make their intentions known at the collaborative planning meeting prior to the conference of the previous year (i.e., schools interested in hosting the 2015-2016 conference should make their intentions known during the March 2014 meeting)

    • Host school will be selected by the collaborative committee at the meeting


  • Advisors from participating schools should ensure sustained responsibility for participation in the network year-to-year; departing advisors should inform the ServICE network of a new contact from the school


WHAT? 

Defining the non-negotiable components of the conference and suggesting other successful past activities.


Essential non-negotiable components to the conference:

  • A chance to share and define the key features of the conference at the start


  • An opportunity to engage directly with service.

    • Past models models include:

      • advocacy via a flashmob (ICE 2012@NIST)

      • going out to various service projects (ICE 2013@TCIS)

      • all students going to one service project (ICE 2013@Regent’s)


  • An opportunity to share what actions have arisen out of the network and past conferences

    • Suggested models include:

      • Creating a short video of joint actions

      • Giving joint-action groups a chance to present their action during keynote times


  • An opportunity for student leaders to share successful projects and empower one another with skills and information

    • Suggested model: Student How-To Session


  • Student key-note speakers from the Bangkok ServICE network


  • Inspirational key-note speakers from our local communities


  • Active participation by teacher chaperones and advisors during the Conference


  • An opportunity for students and local NGO’s to share their projects

    • Suggested model: Service group/NGO fair



  • An opportunity to learn about and engage creatively with global issues

    • Suggested model: teacher-led simulations


  • A time and method for reflection on the conference

    • Suggested models include:

      • Vision reflections (ICE 2012 @ NIST and ICE 2013 @ TCIS)

      • Barazza groups and Rikka (ICE 2013 @ Regent’s Pattaya)


Successful components of previous conferences (up to host school’s discretion):


  • ICEbreakers run by different schools

  • Student media team to produce documentary of ICE experience

  • Student performances by host and attending schools

  • Mixed student groups during meal times

  • Group photo

  • Dodgeball competition/fundraiser

  • Student debate

  • Inviting non-ICE network schools (i.e., The British School, Warsaw and British International School, Puxi) to join and observe the conference

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