Question/ What is the ‘LEAD Community of Practice’?
Answer/ It may be better to ask ‘WHO ARE the community of practice?’! In short it is a ‘community’ of individuals, teams, organisations and networks all grappling with questions around language, education and development. The focus of the community is working with marginalised communities, often marginalised because of their unique culture and/or language, and it is facilitated by LEAD Asia, a unit of SIL International in Asia.
Q/ I don’t work in Asia, am I still able to attend this event?
A/ Yes! The LEAD CoP is open to anyone interested in the intersecting issues of language, education and development. The majority of attendees will be located and/or working within Asia and so there will naturally be a focus on the unique challenges associated with this region. However, the more broad the range of participants the richer the discussions, and as such we warmly welcome attendees from elsewhere.
Q/ Is there a registration fee?
A/ No. It is free to attend but you are responsible for your own accommodation, travel and meal costs (except for lunches during the event, which will will be provided at the venue for all participants).
Q/ Do you have funds to help me attend the event?
A/ Unfortunately, since we do not have external funding for this event, LEAD Asia does not have any funds to help participants attend the event.
Q/ When will the event start and end?
A/ The event will officially begin at 09:00 on Monday 11th November, although we encourage you to arrive the day before and use the Sunday evening to catch up with old friends and make new contacts. The last session will end by 16:00 on Wednesday 13th November.
Q/ Where will the event be held?
A/ At the Bangkok Christian Guest House. The guest house is well located in the Sala Daeng area of Bangkok, a short walk from the Sala Daeng BTS (SkyTrain) station. A map showing the guest house’s location is available here. Should you have any problems finding the guest house their telephone number is: +66 2233 6303.
Q/ Is there accommodation at Bangkok Christian Guest House?
A/ Yes. To book accommodation email the guest house directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that attendees are responsible for their own accommodation costs.
Q/ Evening meals are not included with the event – are there places to eat near the guest house?
A/ Yes, there are lots of good places to eat very close by offering a range of cuisine to suit all budgets.
Q/ How do you get from the airport to the guest house?
A/ You can use the Airport Link (train) and the SkyTrain, or take a taxi. If three of more people are travelling together a taxi is cheaper. Full details about these options are available on the map here.
Q/ How do I register?
A/ Just click here and fill in the form. Please remember to complete one form for each person planning to attend.