International Creativity and Idea Forum in Chiang Mai

Explore breakthrough ideas and creativity with 20 world-class speakers & performers and join in our drive towards “smart society”

Saturday 14 September 2013 / 8.45 -18.00 The Convention Hall, Le Meridien Chiang Mai –Take a deep dive into idea and creativity at “TEDxChiangMai 2013”. This international creativity forum will be held at the Le Meridien Chiang Mai on 14 September 2013. Themed “Smart Societies”, it will be the biggest creativity and idea forum in Thailand with over 20 Thai and international speakers and artists.

Sometimes likened to a “spa treatment for the brain and soul”, a TEDx event is a creativity and idea forum mixed with entertainment, workshops and other interactive activities to help people connect and put ideas into action. TEDx events have become a global phenomenon with events in cities such as Sydney, Singapore, Taiwan, Shanghai and Berlin, attracting hundreds, sometimes thousands, of audience members. TEDx events are independently organized TED style events under license from TED (

Confirmed speakers include Duangrit Bunnag, Architect; Boaz Zipper, Poet and Photographer; Amarit Charoenphan, Co-Founder of Hubba Coworking Space; Gordon Falconer, Director IBSG Smart Cities Solutions, CISCO; Dr Thammarat Kottatep, AIT Researcher; Krating Poonpol, Founder of Disrupt University; Dr Sirikul Laukaikul, Brand Consultant; Somluk Pantipun, Artist and Designer; Dr Thomas Tilley, Lecturer at Payap University, Sali Sasaki, Editor at CRAFTED, Designer, Writer, Researcher at Cities x Design; Dr Surat Tanprawate, Neurologist at Chiang Mai University; Supawut Boonmahathanakorn; Co-founder of Kon Jai Baan, Ruttikorn Vuttikorn, Product Designer and Educational Game Maker; Dr Wiriyah Ruechaipanit, CEO Eduzones; Tasana Nagavajara, Violinist; and Patipat Susumpow, Co-founder of Opendream.

Several of these speakers are from Chiang Mai, but a special feature of TEDxChiangMai is dedicated to the future of education and will also include 3-5 talks by school and university students from Chiang Mai - giving them an opportunity to share their ideas with local and global audience. Selected through several local auditions, the names of the students will be announced later in August.

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