Musician, Educator, Event Organizer
Bringkop Vora-urai (บฤงคพ วรอุไร) graduated from the College of Music at Payap University in 1991. In 1997, he gained a Master’s in Ethnomusicology from Northern Illinois University (USA). An ethnomusicologist and composer, he is interested in blending the cultural elements of minority people in remote areas in northern Thailand into his contemporary Lanna music compositions.
In 2003, he released “Bamboo in a Skyscraper - ลำไผ่ในตึกสูง, his first recording project. The album features the Thai flute in all songs. In that year, he also founded a Lanna contemporary orchestra called “The TIP Orchestra of Chiangmai,” which has performed in many major events around the country. He also founded the first Lanna Orchestra, which is a large orchestra consisting of musicians playing western instruments and Lanna musical instruments.
Education, Art, Music, Health - Community Activist and Developer
Ploypilin Kasemsuk earned a bachelor's degree in medical technology from Chiang Mai University in Thailand. Since high school, she has enjoyed supporting others and participating in social-contribution activities. Organzing music, creative and cultural events, as well as being a co-organizer of TEDxChiangMai in the past. She is active in Chiang Mai's music scence, as a singer, community promoter, and organizer. Ploypilin believes in the rights and equality of all people, and her desire is for everyone to have a better education and access to holistic healthcare.
Hon. Dr Suntariya Muanpawong, Deputy Chief Justice, Court of Justice Region 5, Thailand. Dr. Suntariya obtained her Master and Doctorate Degree in Public Law from Muenster University, Germany. She practiced shortly as a lawyer and was a teacher in a South-East Asian refugee camp. Her interest and focus areas include environmental law and people-oriented justice reform.
Conservation Activist, Community Developer
Khun Suwaree is the Former Director of the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre. She is a citizen, activist and advisor.