Mat Wright

Friday 30 January 2015 - 00:00 to Saturday 31 January 2015 - 00:00
Siam Paragon, Bangkok

International Education Conference: The right leads for a great future


This conference will explore education trends in the digital era, examining how innovation is changing the way we teach and learn, and how we might encourage inspiration from global talents to map out our future in the 21st Century. 

The conference is part of a series of high profile education events taking place in Bangkok in early 2015. 

The highlight of the opening of the conference will be a landmark Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between the United Kingdom and Science and Research Agencies in Thailand concerning the Newton Fund. 


This conference aims to provide a platform for academics and researchers from Thailand and the United Kingdom to discuss topics of mutual interest. 

Conference themes

  • Education: education plays a pivotal role in getting the best out of people. In the digitally connected era, how can we best share elements that will shape the future of higher education? 
  • Innovation: research and innovation are often conducted at a distance from the general public, leading to a disconnection between blue-sky concepts and meaningful realisation of products and services. In this session, we will examine how new research and innovative ideas which are created from national knowledge can have an impact upon economic growth through the collaboration between researchers and private sectors.
  • Inspiration: the future of the world relies on new generations of scholars becoming active and effective global citizens. How do current higher education models inspire graduates and what future skills and knowledge are required from the perspective of a younger generation?


Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Iain Stewart, Professor of Geoscience Communication at Plymouth University and BBC science programme presenter
  • Dr.Surin Pitsuwan, former secretary general of ASEAN 

Other highlight speakers include:

  • Mr. Sam Conniff, Chairman, Livity Social Enterprise, UK
  • Dr Kamjorn Tatiyakavee, Secretary General, Office of Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education 
  • Dr. Piniti Ratananukul, Secretary General, the Office of Education Council
  • Mr. Oat Chaiyasith Junjuerdee, UK Alumni, Creative director and senior photographer at OAT-CHAIYASITH  

Who should attend?

We expect more than 300 leading academics and researchers from both state and private sectors in Thailand and the UK to attend or be speakers at this conference.


No admission fee


For further information please contact Sarita Suwannarat, Programmes Manager for Education on Sarita.Suwannarat@britishcouncil.or.th.

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