Regulations for Spark 2016
In line with the Royal Thai Government’s official announcement of a 30day mourning period for all government institutions and the public, participants are required to strictly comply with the following guidelines: Due to the current situation, several mandated changes are required for the conference. Please be fully aware of the consequences of any misalignment to the policy, to your LC, university, and to the status and reputation of AIESEC in Thailand. Please moderate all actions in line with the current situation, and ask the OC at any time if you are unsure.
Delegates 1. Avoid posting anything on social media related to Spark Conference (e.g. no hashtag, no check in, no mentioning of the university) 2. Show respect to the venue and situation during the conference 3. Strictly no alcohol and smoking within university premises 4. Adherence to the dress code as following: Long trousers, skirt kneelength (no shorts) Dark/muted colours (black, grey, white, navy) 5. Special Events (after 10:00pm) are no longer being held 6. Gala night is changed to award night with set meal 7. Room parties are allowed, but please selfsupervise at your own discretion Please understand the current situation. The adherence to the policy is the responsibility of each delegation, accountable to their chief delegate.
Conference Activities Rules 1. A oneminute moment of silence will be honoured at the start of the conference and at the start of award night 2. No roll calls 3. No shouting above reasonable voice level 4. Limit entertainment fillers (fun team, Dr.love, punishments). The content and delivery will be at the discretion of the facilitator, and subject to scrutiny and immediate action by the organizing committee. 5. The names of sessions that refer to entertainment have been changed. 6. Sessions will be delivered in a professional, formal, informative manner. The content and delivery will be at the discretion of the facilitator, and subject to scrutiny and immediate action by the organizing committee. 7. Gala night has been changed to award night with set meal 8. Music is allowed as long as it is appropriate to the session (no EDM, fastpaced) 9. If you want to mention or refer to the current situation, please make sure that you are aware and understand the implications of how you communicate your message Please understand the current situation. The adherence to the policy is the responsibility of each individual, accountable to the Chair and MCP.
What is Spark
SPARK is one of AIESEC's biggest youth conference in the SEA region engaging in Youth Potential Development and Youth impact on modern society. The purposes of the conference are to bring the international community to local AIESEC members and also welcome AIESEC members to enhance their professional skills, provide networking opportunities, and work on organizational strategy together. This conference will also provide young people with leadership development with a focus to empower young people, so they can make a positive impact on society.
In light of the current situation in Thailand, there is now an official period of mourning of one year from 14 October 2016. Particularly during the first 30 days of the mourning period, Special Events on 1st night and International Faci/MC hosted party are no longer held. However, Gala Night will still be organized but has been changed to Award Night.
Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building Phayathai Rd, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 อาคารเฉลิ มราชกุ มารี 60 พรรษา (อาคารจามจุ รี 10) ซอยจุ ฬา 12 ถนนพญาไท แขวงวังใหม่ เขตปทุ มวัน กรุ งเทพฯ 10330 The Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building (Chamchuri 10) is a 20floor multi purpose building located in the north western area of Chulalongkorn University, near the MBK Center shopping mall. It features university offices, classrooms, as well as several conference rooms, a large 225seat auditorium, and a spectacular ballroom on the top floor with panoramic views of central Bangkok. The building can easily be accessed via a 10minute walk from BTS National Stadium, or via the university shuttle bus (Line 2).
Lub D Bangkok Siam 925/9 Rama 1 Rd. Wangmai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 925/9 ถ.พระราม 1 วังใหม่ ปทุ มวัน กรุ งเทพฯ 10330
Lub D Bangkok Silom 4, Decho Rd, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 4, ถนนเดโช สุ รวงศ์ บางรัก กรุ งเทพฯ 10500
Thrive The Hostel 908 Rama 4 Rd. Silom, Bang rak, Bangkok 10500 908 ถนนพระราม 4 สี ลม บางรัก กรุ งเทพฯ 10500
Orchid Hostel 894, 896, 898 Rama 4 Road, Si Phraya, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand 10500 894, 896, 898 ถนนพระราม 4 สี พระยา บางรัก กรุ ่ งเทพฯ 10500
THE MEETING POINT ON 21 OCTOBER Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building (Chamchuri 10), Chulalongkorn University Time: 15:00
HOW TO GET TO THE
You can choose the following alternatives: 1. Take taxi to the conference venue. (highly reccommended) 2. Take BTS to National Stadium station (W1) via Silom line. Follow the sign Exit 4. Turn left and walk along Phayathai Road / MBK Center until you reach Soi Chulalongkorn 12. Turn right and take a 3minute walk. Cross the road then walk into the campus. You will find Chamchuri 10 Building on your left hand side. (We suggest that you take BTS as there will be commencement ceremonies for Chula graduates on 2021 October.)
N.B. Don’t forget to bring along your national id card copy or passport copy since it is required for checkin process. 1. Meet OC Team at Chamchuri 10 Building. 2. Register. 3. Leave your luggage. OC Team will take care of this. 4. Ready to enjoy Spark! :)
HOW TO GET TO THE CONFERENCE
VENUE FROM HOSTEL
The conference will be held at Chamchuri 10 Building, which is a 7 minute walk from Lub D Hotel SIAM and National Stadium BTS Station. Get to National Stadium BTS Station then follow the sign Exit 4. Turn left and walk along Phayathai Road / MBK Center until you reach Soi Chulalongkorn 12. Turn right and take a 3 minute walk. Cross the road then walk into the campus. You will find Chamchuri 10 Building on your left hand side.
SHUTTLE VAN There will be a shuttle van to pick delegates up from Lub D SILOM, Thrive Hostel and Orchid Hostel every day. This service will also be provided on the trip back from the conference venue. The delegate service team will assist delegates on both trips.
From Lub D SILOM, you can take an 11minute walk to Chong Nonsi BTS Station. Walk out of Decho Road then turn left. Walk along Silom Road. Turn right at the Silom Narathiwas intersection and walk until you reach Chong Nonsi BTS Station. Board to National Stadium BTS Station and take a 7minute walk to Chamchuri 10 Building. (see HOW TO GET TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE for the direction from National Stadium BTS Station to the conference venue.)
From Thrive Hostel and Orchid Hostel, you can take a 5minute walk to Sam Yan MRT Station. travel to Silom MRT Station, take a 5minute walk to Sala Daeng BTS Station, travel to National Stadium BTS Station and take a 7minute walk to Chamchuri 10 Building.(see HOW TO GET TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE for the direction from National Stadium BTS Station to the conference venue.) Note: Thrive Hostel and Orchid Hostel are located beside each other. International Delegate
Prestay Service is NOT AVAILABLE but we highly recommend you to book any hotel/hostel where can be easily reached by the BTS Skytrain or MRT (Metro). The meeting point is the conference venue (Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building).
OC Assist is a service provided by delegate service team which the team will assist you with transportation at the airport. On 20 October, we will provide OC Assist during 8AM 8PM. However, if you arrive outside the time specified, there will be no assistance provided. Please contact us in advance if you are arriving outside of these times N.B If delegates arrive outside the period that pickup service is provided, delegates must cover their own transportation, food, and accommodation expenses, and come to the meeting point on their owns.
PICK UP Service
Pickup Service from airport to conference venue will be available on 21 October from 8AM 3PM Please contact us in advance if you are arriving outside of these times
PICK UP Procedures
1. Meet Delegate Service team at the meeting point at the airport (see following slides). 2. Take Airport Rail Link from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phayathai station Delegates who arrive at Don Mueang Airport will take the shuttle bus to Suvarnabhumi Airport and then take airport link 3. Take BTS from Phayathai station to National Stadium station to meet another Delegate Service team. 4. Head to the conference venue.
Meeting Point Suvarnabhumi
Once you have passed through baggage claim and customs, turn right and follow the signs to ‘meeting point’ (second floor). Walk straight to exit door #3. Delegate Service will be waiting for you with an sign!
Once you have passed through baggage claim and customs, turn right and walk around 100 meters, following the signs to ‘meeting point’ (near exit door #2). You will find the AIESEC sign – we will be waiting for you there!
You will meet the delegate service team along the way at the train stations as well. You are not alone, and we will always be there to assist you and make sure that no problems arise. Can’t wait to see you!
NSFER BUS BETWEEN
Delegates who land at Don Muaeng Airport shall transit to Suvarnabhumi Airport in order to take Airport Rail Link to the conference venue. Passengers going from Don Muaeng Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport shall get on the bus at the platform of the 1st Floor of passenger terminal of Don Muaeng Airport.
HOW TO GO TO THE CONFERENCE
Follow the signs to the Airport Rail Link and buy a ticket on the city line to PhayaThai Station (terminal station). At this station, transfer to the BTS Skytrain and purchase a ticket to the National Stadium Station. Don’t forget to change trains at Siam Station and board the train going toward National Stadium. When you reach National Stadium Station, follow the signs to Exit 4. Turn left and walk along Phayathai Road / MBK Center until you reach Soi Chulalongkorn 12. Turn right and take a 3minute walk. Cross the road then walk into the campus. You will find Chamchuri 10 Building on your left hand side. Don Muaeng
See the information about transfer bus between Suvarnabhumi Don Muaeng airport above and then follow the same instruction given above for Suvarnabhumi Airport.
(From both airports) After passing through Immigration, follow the signs to the metered taxis at level 1 near gates 4 and 7. Please only take the taxi who agrees to use meter.
HOW TO GO TO HOSTEL
All the international delegates will be allocated in Lub D SILOM. For international delegates who arrive on 21 October after the conference ends, you are expected to meet Delegate Service team at Lub D SILOM. Take Train Suvarnabhumi
Follow the signs to the Airport Rail Link and buy a ticket on the city line to PhayaThai Station (terminal station). At this station, transfer to the BTS Skytrain and buy a ticket to Chong Nonsi Station. Don’t forget to change trains at Siam Station and board the train going toward Bang Wa. When you reach Chong Nonsi, follow the signs to exit 3. Go down the steps going away from the station and walk until you reach Silom Road. Turn left at the Silom – Naradhiwas intersection and walk until you reach the next traffic light at Decho Road. Turn right down Decho and you will find us on the lefthand side with yellow chairs in front of the building. Don Muaeng
See the information about transfer bus between Suvarnabhumi Donmueang airport above and then follow the same instruction given above for Suvarnabhumi Airport.
After passing through Immigration, follow the signs to the metered taxis at level 1 near gates 4 and 7. Please only take the taxi who agrees to use meter.
Smart casual clothes (no shorts allowed in conference building) Dress/Suit for Award Night Laptop (optional) Camera (optional) Stationeries Personal toiletries Umbrella (rains a lot in Bangkok) (For International Delegate) Pocket money (suggested 5000 THB not including shopping)
Standard voltage: 220 V Standard Frequency: 50 Hz Check the picture and the information stated to determine whether you will need to bring an adapter or not.
Thailand (The Kingdom of Thailand), known as the land of Smiles, is located at the centre of Southeast Asia. It is boarded to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Capital City Bangkok Area 513,120 km*km Population 132.1/km*km Official language Thai Currency Baht (THB) Time zone GMT+7 Climate Tropical and humid
Info about food
อาหารไทย or Thai food is famous all over the world. Tom Yum Kung is one of the most famous dishes of all time. We eat a lot of rice and spicy dishes. Thai food is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. Not only Thai food, Bangkok city is full of food from all over the world. You can eat Chinese food all night at Chinatown or have some Ramen at Sukhumvit 33/1. Are you a fan of coffee? Cafes in Bangkok are fantastic. Also street food all over the city are awesome and cheap! Please make sure you that you don’t go back home with empty stomach!
Dress properly – Thai people pay extra attention to be dressed properly. Respect Buddha images. Do not say anything negative about the king of Thailand and the royal family. Do smile – Thailand is know as the land of smiles and smiles can mean many things here but try to smile as much as possible at Thai people and they will return in kind and be more friendly, making your experience here much more enjoyable.
Please do not shout or raise your voice in public. Thai people generally speak softly and avoid confrontation at all costs. Do not do any kind of inappropriate posture near images of Buddha. Do not play with Thai people’s heads. We believe that the head is the highest point of the body. Do not put your feet on the table or use them to point or pick up something, especially banknotes or coins. The feet, for Thai people, are the lowest [most disgusting] part of the body.
Thai people are very forgiving of foreigners that don’t understand Thai culture, so don’t stress too much if you get things wrong, however they really appreciate when you do try. If you do get something wrong be polite and excuse yourself.
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