What is the Bangkok ServICE Conference?


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


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
    • A time and method to create action plans and “turn talk into action.”
    • 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