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This event occurred on
September 10, 2011
12:30pm - 5:30pm +07
(UTC +7hrs)

Our event aims to engage the idea-maker in Bangkok, Thailand. We want to connect the community with the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading. This event was held on September 10, 2011 at Asian Knowledge Institute.

Asian Knowledge Institute
34th Floor, Interchange Building
Asoke road.
Bangkok, 10110
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Dr. Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich

Founder of The Rajapruek Institute Foundation, Dr.Khunying Kalaya will speak on the topic of Forestation and the impact of global climate change

Martin Venzky-Stalling

Martin Venzky-Stalling is an advisor at the Technology Development Center for Industry (TDCI) of Chiang Mai University. His assignment is supported by Germany's GIZ/CIM (formerly GTZ). Martin works on technology transfer, innovation management, creative economy and regional economic development. Prior to working in Chiang Mai, he held senior management positions in high-tech and strategy consulting firms in Bangkok, London and Hong Kong. He is fluent in Thai and lived/worked in Thailand for twelve years over the past 24 years. Martin has been one of the key drivers of the Chiang Mai Creative City initiative since early 2010. He is married with two twin boys.

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ทรงกลด บางยี่ขัน เป็นบรรณาธิการบริหารนิตยสาร a day เป็นนักเขียน นักคิด นักเดินทาง และนักเล่าเรื่อง เขาชอบนำเรื่องที่ใหญ่และหนักมาเล่าให้เบาและง่าย เปลี่ยนเรื่องน่ารู้ที่คร่ำเคร่งให้เปี่ยมสีสันและทันสมัย ทรงกลดร่ำเรียนมาทางด้านเศรษฐศาสตร์สิ่งแวดล้อม ผ่านการทำกิจกรรมด้านสิ่งแวดล้อมมาอย่างโชกโชน รวมถึงเคยทำงานเป็นเจ้าหน้าที่รณรงค์ให้องค์กรสิ่งแวดล้อมที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในโลกอย่าง WWF สำนักงานประเทศไทย หลังจากเขียนหนังสือเรื่อง 'ต้นไม้ใต้โลก' เขาสร้างชุมชนออนไลน์ชื่อ 'เครือข่ายต้นไม้ขี้เหงา' www.lonelytrees.net เพื่อบอกเล่าความคิดสร้างสรรค์ในด้านการสื่อสารเพื่อสังคม และจัดกิจกรรมให้ผู้สนใจได้เข้าใจและรู้สึกนึกรักโลกใบนี้มากขึ้น ผ่านการเดินทาง การพูดคุย และการทำแคมเปญออนไลน์ร่วมกัน

Patipat Susumpow

Patipat Susumpow is the co-founder of Opendream, a social enterprise established to support non-profit organizations and groups by utilizing open-source technologies. He recently started the Openspace, a project that collaborates with elementary in rural areas, launching mini-balloons to near-space level.

Imtiaz Muqbil

Imtiaz Muqbil is Executive Editor of Travel Impact Newswire and Travel Columnist for the Bangkok Post. He has been covering the Asia Pacific travel industry since 1981. He believes that there is no way of attaining global peace other than by opening borders and allowing the visa- and hassle-free flow of people for leisure, work, migration, study, and visiting friends and relatives. Only then will the real globalisation dawn

Kompit Panasupon

Kompit has extensive experience in various cultures, both in design education and design practice. His focus on the strategic front-end of design comes from his interest in human behaviour and social science. Understanding people as users, he studies and observes their inner needs, and creates meaningful, user-oriented design briefs for back-end designers.

Dale Van Dusen

Dale Van Dusen has a background in computer science, holding a master's degree from Johns Hopkins. However, his passion for bicycling currently has him on a new path. After building a bike at the Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn last summer he decided to bring the idea back to Bangkok and is now setting up a his own workshop. He hopes to make his mark on the growing bicycle scene in Bangkok with bikes built locally from a renewable resource.

Dr. Karndee Leopairote

Receiving her doctorate in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, Dr. Karndee is a new breed and energetic academic at Thammasat Business School and executive director at Asian Knowledge Institute. She has provided consultancy services in Asian leadership, creative economy, competitiveness and service innovation to various organizations including the Royal Thai Government. Despite her various interest, her passion has always centered around building capability for the new generation for better self and better society

Gaia Scagnetti

Gaia Scagnetti is a researcher in Visualization and Visual Languages. She holds a Ph.D. (Cum Meritus) in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication from Politecnico di Milano and Post Doctorate from MIT Mobile Experience Lab. Currently she is a Senior Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University.

Organizing team


Bangkok, Thailand
  • Nick Palevsky
  • Than Rassadanukul
    Committee Member
  • Prathan Thananart
    Committee Member