BACK UP: Bangkok Day 2, Saturday
Social Innovation & Design Thinking | TA: 10/11, TB: 11/22
Please check out the pre-session materials below to get the most out of your experience.
Meet for Breakfast: 7:00 am
Departure time: 8:00 am
Total estimated travel time: 30 minutes
Estimated outdoor time: <1 hour
Average time between meals: 3 hours
Your Daily Checklist:
- Pen and pencil
- Supplementary handouts
- Room key
- Cash (drinks, souvenirs)
- Sunglasses and sunblock
Suggested Hashtags and Twitter Handles
Feel free to share your DSIL experiences and insights with your network through social media. Our partners appreciate the international exposure that you are bringing to the program.
Morning Session: #launchpadBKK
Afternoon Session: #asianleadershipacademy
and of course, #DSILcourse, @DSILcourse, @sarusprogram, #Thailand are always encouraged.
The Field Itinerary
Activities at a Glance
7:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Orientation session with DSIL Leadership Team at Launchpad
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00-4:30 pm - Asian Leadership Academy session with May Sripatanaskul at Launchpad
6:00 pm - Dinner (on your own) and/or optional evening activities: 'Evening BKK Explore Tour' - see the details below.
Morning Session: Orientation
Saturday, Nov. 22nd 2014 at 9-11am
219 สุขุมวิท 21
- Overview of DSIL and introduction to DSIL Leadership Team
- Course schedule
- Course norms regarding participation, communication, and engagement.
- Liberating Structures as a tool for dialogue and community building throughout the course
- Social Lean Canvas (see link below) as a tool for developing your ideas for social impact
- Logistics, safety, and health
Morning Speakers: Meet the DSIL Leadership Team
Afternoon Session: d.thinking Workshop 1
Saturday, Oct. 11th 2014 at 1-4:30pm
Glowfish สุขุมวิท 21 Bangkok Thailand
Afternoon Speaker: Meet May from Asian Leadership Academy
Evening Session: Exploring Bangkok
Saturday, Nov. 22nd 2014 at 6pm
It has been a long first day, and you are likely still jetlegged. If you want to turn in early, that's absolutely fine. If you still have the energy though, Bangkok has to offer many great restaurants, bars, street food, massages, and more. See some of our top suggestions below. Feel free to ask anyone on the DSIL Leadership Team about their favorite places in Bangkok.
For those of you who have energy to burn we will be led by JB Savie for an 'Evening BKK Explore Tour'. We will depart the accommodation around 6pm and head to 'JJ Green' Night Market by BTS/Train. Dinner will be available there. By 9pm we will return to the city for a scenic rooftop drink (optional).
Bangkok is a pretty safe large city, but you should always stay vigilant and watch your belongings. We recommend that you do not travel alone, especially in non-tourist areas. Be wary of suspicious looking people (including taxi drivers, street hawkers, and lone individuals). If something does not feel right, leave the situation immediately.
Winding Down and Optional Activities
On Nut Night Market - at the base of BTS station across the street from Tesco Lotus Extra
Restaurants and CafesThe Jam Factory
Shambala - local, affordable Thai food
Bars and Pubs
Many famous bars and pubs are close to our guesthouse. Below are a few just a few BTS stops away: