EARCOS 2015 Guide

The EARCOS leadership conference – one of the highlights on the international school community calendar is taking place this week. We’ve compiled this guide to help you get the best out of this highly anticipated event.

Basics:

The 46th Annual EARCOS Leadership Conference 2015
October 29-31
Bangkok, Thailand

At the conference you can expect the usual excellent range of keynote speeches, off-the-cuff moments, networking opportunities, and the general sense of community EARCOS brings to the international schools scene in East Asia.

How to get there:

This year’s event is taking place in Bangkok – one of the best connected cities in East Asia and a regional hub enjoying direct flights from many of the world’s major cities. The conference itself takes place at the Shangri La  in central Bangkok.

Taking a metered cab from the airport is your best bet for getting to the airport. Almost all cab drivers in Bangkok will know where you want to go if you say “Shangri La hotel” but for reference the address is:

89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500
In Thai: แขวง บางรัก เขต บางรัก, กรุงเทพมหานคร

Hotel front desk phone number: (66 2) 236 7777

The hotel is also easily reachable by public transport and is just a few minutes walk from Saphan Taksin skytrain station on the Silom Line.

The hotel sits on a very attractive location on the bank of the Chao Phraya River affording excellent views of the immediate environs. There’s also an excellent outdoor pool where you can relax or go for a swim when you have some downtime during the conference.

What to bring:

Business cards (for entering the One World Cover prize draw!), notebook, voice recorder (for recording keynote speeches), Thai phrasebook, swimming gear (to make full use of the hotel facilities!), all your best suggestions and ideas for sharing at the conference.

Beware of:

Unlicensed taxis at the airport, unclean streetfood, certain areas of the city offering dubious late-night entertainment.

Online:

You can join the discussion on Twitter using the handle #ELC15bangkok

Don’t forget to check if you are a lucky winner in the OWC prize draw.