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Alliance for International Education – World Conference, 26th-28th February 2016, Bangkok

AIE World Conference_002

AIE World Conference_001

On January 26-28, NIST will host Alliance for International Education World Conference, with the theme of ‘Engaging with Difference’. AIE is an organization promoting intercultural understanding and collaboration and is connected to Bath University through the Board Members of Jeff Thompson and Mary Hayden, who have done a lot of research and published leading books in the field. AIE is hoping to generate a lot of interest in the local practitioners in the field of international education. It would be great to have your staff present some case studies, or lesson plans how they have ‘engaged with difference’ in their schools. The presentations are only about 20 minutes so this is a great way to get your work recognized!

We are also setting up a Local Committee, that will be involved in organizing the Conference. Most of the logistical work will be done by NIST, but we would like to welcome all your expertise in publicizing the event, and encouraging student involvement, e.g. in the form of IT help, presenting some projects etc. This will not take up a lot of extra time, but will ensure that you get to attend a fantastic Conference with lots of new learning and research! If you, or anyone in your staff, are interested in acting in the Local Committee, please advice them to contact me at mruokanen@nist.ac.th. Learn more about the Conference on AIE website.

AIE World Conference pdf

Asian Leadership Summit – 13th-14th November 2015, Hong Kong

Asian Leadership Summit
13th-14th November 2015
Hong Kong

This November (13/14) we will be hosting the 4th Asian Leadership Summit at the Gold Coast Hotel, Hong Kong. The Summit aims to bring some of the regions most innovative educational thought leaders and practitioners together for two days of provocation, inspiration and exploration.

The Summit will once again be facilitated by David Fitzgerald and Simon Breakspear with international educational leaders Alma Harris and Michelle Jones combining with innovative school case studies from Chinese International School, Hong Kong and New International School of Thailand.

Please check below the full program for the Summit along with a flyer outlining registration details.

We hope you can join us in Hong Kong in November as we continue to grow the Asian Leadership Network.

Kind regards


David Fitzgerald
School Development Adviser
English Schools Foundation
Hong Kong

e: david.fitzgerald@esfcentre.edu.hk
t: 37622512

ESF AEL Summit 2015 e-flyer v1A

ESF AEL Summit 2015 e-flyer v1A

Asian Leadership Summit draft program

Design Technology Conference, 19th – 20th June 2015, Patana



Design Technology Conference,
19th – 20th June 2015,
Cost: 5,000 Baht


Register Here

Contact Jackie at Patana for further information.

Jackie Houghton
Assistant Principal Professional Learning

Bangkok Patana School
643 Lasalle Road (Sukhumvit 105)
Bangna, Bangkok 10260
Tel: +66 (0) 2785 2200 Ext: 2222 or 2223

FOBISIA – New Look Teachers Conference 16th – 17th October 2015

Dear All,

We are relaunching the new look FOBISIA Teachers Conference – “Are our Schools, Are you ‘Fit for Purpose?”

The conference will now take place on the beautiful grounds of British International School, Phuket. By relocating the conference to BISP, we are now able to significantly reduce venue overheads without impacting on the quality of the conference.

Date: Friday 16th October – 17th October 2015
Costs: 6,000 baht (includes transfers between Boat Lagoon Hotel or Boarding to and from BISP, lunches, BBQ and Gala function)
Registration Dateline: Friday 29th May 2015
Contact Details: Lynne Daniels (events@bisphuket.ac.th)

The recommended accommodation are now
• Option 1 – BISP Boarding – 800 baht per night including breakfast
• Option 2 – Boat Lagoon Resort Hotel – 1,650 baht including all taxes and breakfast for two
• Option 3 – Alternative hotel choices though ‘Inspired Events‘ (BISP accommodation partner)

Registration for “Fit for Purpose” Conference

• New registration – Please register here by Friday 29th May 2015 and make payment by Friday 12th June 2015
• For schools already registered – Unless we hear from you by Monday 27th April 2015, FOBISIA will automatically refund the difference between the two conference fee.

Key note speaker

Our key note speaker has not changed. It will continue to be delivered by ‘Crossroads’ founder, David and Sally Begbie. Crossroad is an organisation of outstanding repute in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. It is dedicated to ‘connecting people in a broken world’, by acting as a crossroads for those who need help and those who can help.

David will also lead the ‘Struggle for Survival Simulations’ where participants try to earn enough to survive and pay for rent, food, sanitation, medical needs and education. This simulates the pressures felt by many globally, and explores ways to break the web of poverty.

Additional workshop

We will continue to explore the themes of Technology, Career Advancement, Global Sustainability Issues, Primary JAWS, Secondary JAWS and Whole School JAWS. We have received a significant number of excellent application and look forward to receiving more. All applications for workshop leaders will close on Friday 29th May 2015. Successful workshop leaders will be informed in June.

The workshop leader application form can be found here.

Given the relatively low price of the conference, it is now not possible to offer conference fee discount for workshop leaders.

Please see the following attachments.
Attachment 1 – FOBISIA Teachers Conference Flyer (new look)
Attachment 2 – FOBISIA Teachers Conference Invitational Letter
Attachment 3 – FOBISIA Teachers Conference Schedule Oct16-18 2015

Outstanding Teaching Conference, 2nd July 2015, London

London Conference


FOBISIA Inaugural Teachers’ Conference 2015 – ‘Fit for Purpose?’ 17th – 18th October 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Are we fit for purpose; is our curricular fit for purpose; are our schools fit for purpose? We are pleased to invite you all to the inaugural FOBISIA Teachers’ Conference, ‘Fit for Purpose?’, at the JW Marriott Phuket, Thailand – 17th-18th October 2015.

The Conference will explore the themes of Technology, Career Advancement, Global Sustainability Issues and Job Alike Workshops (Primary, Secondary & Whole School), considering our ‘fitness for purpose’ within each theme. This will be a FOBISIA conference with a difference; not aimed at senior management, but at you, teachers. Throughout the programme there will be sessions on each theme, many of them run by you. Additionally, there will be great networking and social opportunities, and all beside a beautiful beach in a national park. If you wish to continue on to a half term holiday in Phuket, there will be special packages available.

Keynote Speaker
David Begbie of the Crossroads Foundation, a Hong Kong based non-profit organisation, dedicated to ‘connecting people in a broken world’, by acting as a crossroads for those who need help and those who can help. The Crossroads Foundation works through four avenues: Global Distribution – where need meets resources, Global Hand – partnering for a better world, Global X-Perience – stepping into another’s shoes and Global Handicrafts – fair trade for a fairer world.

David also leads the Global X-Perience. In ‘Struggle for Survival Simulations’, participants try to earn enough to survive and pay for rent, food, sanitation, medical needs and education. Those that can’t, end up in the hands of loan sharks. This simulates the pressures felt by many globally, and explores ways to break the web of poverty. Responses of Previous Participants; ‘Everyone should do this’, Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia. ‘Beautifully done’, Sir Richard Branson, Virgin. ‘A profound experience that reminds us of the plight of millions’, Ban Ki-moon, United Nations.

Workshop Leaders (Check below for – Workshop Leader Application Form)
A great professional development opportunity; we are inviting applications from any delegates who would like to lead a workshop or discussion on one of the Conference Themes (an application pro forma is attached). If interested, please let us know by sending a completed Application Form to Tania Donoghue at Tania.donoghue@fobisia.org. A successful workshop leader will be offered a 50% discount on the Conference Fee.

Outline of Conference Itinerary (all events at the JW Marriott unless stated otherwise)

Friday 16th October: 14:00-17:00 Optional Pre Conference Workshops at
British International School, Phuket (BISP)
18:00-20:00 Conference Welcome Drinks

Saturday 17th October: 09:00-16:00 Conference Key Note, Workshops and Lunch
16:00-17:00 Cocktail Reception
19:00+ Conference Dinner & Entertainment

Sunday 18th October: 09:00-16:00 Second Key Note, Workshops and Lunch
16:00-17:00 End of Conference Drinks

Conference Registration (Check below for – Conference Registration Form)
Conference Fee (excluding hotel accommodation) is SGD 555, inclusive of two day Conference, Welcome Drinks on Friday and Dinner on Saturday. Completed Registration Form and transfer of fee evidence to; Gurmeet Kaur at gurmeet.kaur@fobisia.org by 31st May 2015, please.

We have an Early Bird offer, with 30% off the fee at SGD 389, if you pay by 14th February, 2015.

Please check below for links to:
Saturday Session Registration
Conference Registration Form – updated
Workshop Leader Application Form – updated
JW Marriott Phuket Hotel Form
Attachment 3.2_Renaissance Phuket Hotel Form

Learning and Teaching Expo, 13th-15th December, Hong Kong

Learning and Teaching Expo


We would like to introduce you to Learning & Teaching Expo.

We have been provided your contact information by The International School Consultancy Group. We would like to introduce the Expo to you and invite you and your colleagues to come to Hong Kong and visit the Expo. The event takes place from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 December 2014, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

If you are interested in sourcing the latest technology and resources for schools then Learning & Teaching Expo is the event to attend. As the leading annual education expo in Asia, Learning & Teaching Expo features 200+ exhibitors plus a programme of free educational seminars and presentations for school leaders and teachers.

In addition the 7th annual 21st Century Learning Conference (staged alongside Learning & Teaching Expo) provides a world class line up of presenters debating how to most effectively use technology in education.

Please kindly note that we are going to send you some expo information from time to time, in order to inform you of the latest developments at the Expo. If you would like to register or know more about the Expo then please visit the website: http://www.ltexpo.com.hk or contact Mr. Roney Chan at roney@ltexpo.com.hk or on +852 3105 1675.

IAAAC Conference, October 17th 2014, NIST, Bangkok

IAAAC Conference,
October 17th 2014,
NIST, Bangkok

The International Association of Athletic Administrators & Coaches (IAAAC) was created to provide international athletic directors, coaches and teachers with a forum to communicate and network. The IAAAC is not-for-profit and aims to improve professional development opportunities to promote and improve best practices in physical education. It also serves as a resource, providing its members with resources related to sports and athletics in international education. Visit the official website at http://www.i3ac.com for additional information.

Keynote Speakers

Lynn Kachmarik

Ike Nwanko

Register online here:

Info Link

K12 International Schools Asia Conference – EduCon Asia, 23rd-26th September 2014, Singapore

EduCon Asia 2014

The K12 International Schools Asia Conference is a launch event and will be part of our highly successful EduCon Asia Summit. The event last year attracted over 200+ regional participants featuring three events, Higher Education Leadership Summit, Higher EdTech & EduBuild in one location. For 2014, the Educon Asia Summit will be rebranded into K12 International Schools Asia, 6th Annual Education Leadership Summit & Workplace Learning & Development, covering the entire education value chain. The K12 International Schools Asia will focus on regional international schools investment opportunities, private education regulatory updates and strategic planning from business models to campus design and curriculum development.

Below is the list of confirmed speakers so far:

· Nurul Azian Tengku Shahriman, Director of Education & SRI Human Capital Development, PEMANDU, Malaysia

· Dr. Ir. Iskandar Harris, Director of Senior Secondary Education, Ministry of Education & Culture, Indonesia

· Philippe Lagger, Corporate Development Director, Nord Anglia, Hong Kong

· Brian Rogove, Chief Executive Officer, Cognita Asia, Singapore

· Dan Young, Founding CEO & Head of School, GEMS World Academy, Singapore

· BK Gan, President – Schools Division, Taylor’s Education Group, Malaysia

· Kaustubh Bodhankar, Deputy CEO, Global Schools Foundation, Singapore

· Ricky Tan, Chairman, KinderWorld Group, Singapore

· Peter Kenny, Director, Branksome Hall Asia, Hong Kong

· Ben Morgan, Director of IT, UWC South East Asia, Singapore

· Martin George, Headmaster, Epsom College, Malaysia

· Robert Pick, Master, Marlborough College, Malaysia

· Ted Faunce, Headmaster, Chinese International School, Hong Kong

Outline of the conference:

If you would like to attend this event, there are 3 ways to register:

Web: http://www.ibc-asia.com/conferences/education/k-12-international-schools-asia/registration
Email: register@ibcasia.com.sg
Customer Service Hotline: +65 6508 2401

Alternatively, if you have a general enquiry, please call:

Miki Kong
DID: +65 6508 2477
Tel: +65 6508 2400
Email: Miki.Kong@ibcasia.com.sg

Leadership Summit: Powering Learning Worldwide, 3rd-4th December, Singapore

Bett – Powering Learning Worldwide

3 – 4 December 2014
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore



Nurul Islam Nahid, Minister for Education, Ministry of Education – BANGLADESH

P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister for Education, Ministry of Education – MALAYSIA

Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – INDONESIA

Allah Bakhsh Malik, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, and Director General, Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM) – PAKISTAN

Haji Khairil bin Haji Awang, Director, Institute Aminuddin Baki (National Institute of Educational Management and Leadership), Ministry of Education – MALAYSIA

Eun-sug Sim, Assistant Minister, Education Policy Office, Ministry of Education – SOUTH KOREA