Triam Udom Suksa Youth
x = independently organized TED event

Theme: A Community of Becoming (เตรียมฯ เปลี่ยนผ่าน)

This event occurred on
June 15, 2024
Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

“To become” is a multifaceted expression; it can signify growth, change, overcoming, or piecing things together. Whether it be a young fledgling leaving its nest, the ever-expanding roots of a tree, or Benedict's reagent turning red in the presence of sugars, these all encompass “becoming”.

But as the nest cannot survive without the tree, nor can the tree without its soil, our becoming is closely intertwined with our environment and community. Triam Udom is a particularly poignant example, as it has left us with a multitude of experiences and social circles; “becoming” something else is practically synonymous with experiencing three years in Triam Udom.

For our first year of TEDxTriam Udom Suksa Youth, we celebrate the coming-of-age of seniors and the arrival of students to the Triam Udom community of becoming. In undertaking the act of finding themselves, we urge communities to question the process—and the significance—of their becoming.

ห้องเกียรติยศ (111) โรงเรียนเตรียมอุดมศึกษา
227 Phaya Thai rd.
Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10330
Event type:
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Archawin (Ice) Kittirattanapaiboon

Ice is a recent graduate of Triamudom and Cornell-bound to their Biology Program. He has won a silver medal in the 2022 International Biology Olympiad alongside the producer-director for several school plays under the Nitadesilp Stageplay club. He has an interdisciplinary interest to integrate the Arts and Sciences. His talk presents the question, “Why do we not understand the world?” and buildings a perspective on the preconceived “imagined communities”

Chanakan (Big Bird) Wittayasakpan

Big Bird is an alumnus of Triam Udom Suksa and Chulalongkorn University. He has been involved in the Thailand National Debate Circuit as a regular adjudicator and tournament organizer and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Linguistics at Chulalongkorn University. His interests include Critical Theory and Latin American Studies. He applies “becoming” through a story of “abjection”: that is in the process of becoming, to reject and move past something as an individual endeavor.

Graysen Ortega

Head Community Learning Project
Graysen Ortega is the co-founder of SamyanNewGen, a community learning project where he has spent the past five years teaching and mentoring young learners under the Imagine Thailand Foundation around the Samyan-Saphan Leung area. He believes in the role of a local artificial community, one that substitutes a much-needed "third place" for underprivileged learners, enabling them to develop a love for learning and hope in their lives.

Intnaree (Int) Mingkhwan

Int is a recent graduate of Triamudom. She is pursuing a Creative Writing degree at Chulalongkorn University. She is the author of several published Youth and Science Fiction stories via Nanmee and Salmon Books. Her favorite color is yellow and in her time at Triamudom, she has been remembered to be “the one” who gives out rambutans. Hence, she presents the question, “What makes someone unforgettable?”

Natathan (Joe) Saengchai

Joebongo is the station director of Salmon Podcast of Salmon Books where he directs 7 programs alongside hosting his own “Untitled Case” and “Myth Universe”. He is also a percussionist-vocalist for ALARM9 and has published two books under “a book Publishing”. He reminisces on his days as a dreamer while picking up his pieces of inspiration on his way to “becoming”.

Pimpatra (Martin) Anuttranon

A grade 12 student at Triamudom, Martin, is a closeted horror film buff. She wonders and contemplates about a significant film that has its flaws and uses a thriller movie narrative-building to figure out her encounters with it.

Supakorn (Sand) Wattanasiri

Sand is a returning student to the Triamudom Campus after taking medical leave in 2022. Sand has been titled as one of five of the 2022 Speech Freshy Orators. He describes the concept of the magic moment alongside dispatches on belonging between himself and his own class community.

Organizing team




  • Akira Keene Teotrakool