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GINSaigon 2015 Conference News
Welcome to the GIN SAIGON Conference page!
This website will be updated weekly with the latest news and conference details. We have recently added information to the events pages, so check them out when you have a chance. If you have any questions about GIN Saigon 2015, please visit the appropriate page.
We would like to hear from you during the conference!
In these last few weeks, we would like to put out an appeal to all students to consider sharing your voice during the conference. Remember that the unique feature of this conference is student voice, as this is a conference organized by students, for students.
Students will have the opportunity to share and learn from one another about actions they are taking towards environmental or humanitarian issues in their own school communities. However, in order for this to happen we need students to sign up for these opportunities to share.
For anyone that would like to give a TED style talk, give a musical or artistic performance, enter a video in the film festival and/or lead a student workshop, please sign up on the appropriate links found on this website.
Phase two of registration is still open and has been extended to March 14th. Please note that it is now a first-come-first-serve basis and the participant fee is 900,000 VND.
Finally be sure to check out the "Latest News" posted below for our latest newsletters.
The conference is less than a week away! Are you excited?
Hello, we’re the Conference Team for GINSaigon 2015. We would like to warmly welcome you, the awesome participants for being able to join us for this wonderful weekend.
Firstly, we encourage you to sign up and spread the word about the workshops and service fairs. These are both great opportunities to promote your club among the many participants and extend your networks in terms of members and other groups!
Other than that, we also have the TED-talk and performance.
We’d like to remind you of our schedule. On Saturday, there will be the optional evening program starting at 6:30pm. If you’d like to stay, we will have pizza, drinks and salad available to purchase. We will also be hosting a screening of Half the Sky, about economic empowerment for women. The movie will begin at 6:30pm and will finish at approximately 8:30pm. Please be ready inform us if you will be joining us for this optional program at the registration booth on Friday @ SSIS. If you can’t stay for the evening fun, please note that all activities will end at 6:30pm.
Here is the schedule in more detail! Please take a look at it, especially for those who are hosting a workshop or service fair!
This year, we have three fantastic keynote speakers!
Friday night, we will be hosting Mr. Thanh Bui, who will share with us how he is using his passion for music to raise awareness and his involvement in campaigns that helped to save lives.
Ms. Rita McDermott will open our Saturday morning with her positive energy. Her story about promoting the role of literacy to empower girls will inspire us all.
For later in that afternoon, we have invited Ms. Kim Miller to join us. She will share her heart-warming and inspirational story of joining the Blue Dragon Foundation to rescue trafficked children. For more information about speakers, click here.
The finalised list for GAP choices are here. Please check that all your students are in the sheet, so we can make any changes before the conference!
Lastly, attached are our two promotional posters (one, two) and GIN teaser. Feel free (in fact, we encourage you) to share these around.
The conference team would like to again show our appreciation for dedicating your time and energy to help us make global change with Passion to Action!
We truly look forward to see each and every one of you.
GINSaigon 2015 Conference Team
Happy Lunar New Year
Tik! Tok! Tik! Tok! Time is on the clock. Another Lunar year has passed by! Only 1 month left to the GINSaigon 2015 Conference! And only 2 weeks left for registration for the best price of 800 000 VND! We would like to remind all schools that on February 28th, we will close all edit access to the registration link. We will also send you an invoice, on March 2nd with confirmation of total participants and payment options. Please be reminded that chaperones also have to register and pay the same price 800 000 VND to join the conference. Please check with your students about their GAP choices, their shirt sizes, and any other additional information.
After February 28th, if your school wants to register more students. You will have to do it via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Those students will have to pay 900 000 VND to join the conference. Therefore, please check in with all your students. We would like all of them to come.
GIN is known for its abundance of student-led activities. We highly encourage students to sign-up for activities like workshop presentations, TED-talks, service fair, etc. We currently need students (either individuals or groups) to sign-up to lead a workshop during the conference. We would like to publish the workshop schedule before the event, so that participants have the time to think about which of the amazing workshops they would like to attend. For groups that only wants to attend the workshop, they don’t have to attend the conference. Please contact us if this applies to you. This year’s conference will have two workshop sessions with about fifteen workshops to choose from during each session. Currently, we have received very few registrations for workshops.
Please encourage and remind your students to sign-up for activities in the GIN conference. Here is a list of all the ways students can get involved:
The GIN Conference is fast approaching, and this means a lot of work needs to be done. Our activity coordinators have been organizing the activities and we have some more details to share.
Day 1 of the conference will begin at the 4:00 PM for registration. The opening ceremony starts at 5:00 PM and will will finish at approximately 8:00 PM. Day 2 and 3 will begin at 8:00 AM. Day 2 will end at approximately 6:00 PM, with an optional dinner and evening program which will conclude at 9:00 PM. Finally the GINSaigon conference will wrap up at 1:00 PM on Sunday. We will have a more detailed schedule available on our website as we near the conference date.
Furthermore, students now can register for student led-activities like workshops, student “ted-talks”, performances, etc. You can follow the link to get more information for each of these activities.
We would like to remind you to register your students, if you haven't already. Please register to your heart's content, only until all the spaces available runs out. Up until March 1st, the registration costs for Ho Chi Minh schools will be 800,000VND per student. Any registration made afterwards will have a cost of 900,000VND per student.
If your school is having trouble with registration or you haven’t received the registration form, please contact us, we are always at your service. If you are still unclear about GAP please follow this link.
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It is time to start getting ready for the next GINSaigon conference! Here at SSIS, the air is already filled with excitement and determination as we begin to prepare for another successful conference. It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2015 GINSaigon Conference, from March 20th to March 22nd at Saigon South International School.
"Passion to Action”
This year, the conference is all about using your passions! We believe that people will be able to best address global issues when acting with purpose and passion. Therefore, this year we will be forming Global Action Passion groups (GAP groups) where students will be divided according to their passion, interests and hobbies. (These groups will take the place of GANGS or Global Action Network Groups) Students will learn how to use their passions to take action on global issues. Additionally, students can look forward to creative workshops, engaging simulations, keynote speakers, and inspirational student TED talks.
Furthermore, this year the conference is expanding regionally with the attendance of international schools from Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the current state of issues in and around the region while also sharing perspectives with neighboring countries. We hope this opportunity will enable students to broaden their perspectives and ignite each others’ passions to change the world.
Official registration will begin November 1st. The link to register will be sent to you separately. Specific instructions for MRISA schools will be shared with this link.
Registration will have two phases to ensure that all schools have the opportunity to participate. During Phase 1, schools will be allowed to register up to ten students plus up to two teachers/chaperones. Phase one registrations will be open through January 15. After that, Phase 2 of registration will open, allowing schools to register additional students on a“first come first serve” basis until we have reached our maximum limit of 400 participants. The registration fee for MRISA schools is $70 USD.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on March 20th at Saigon South International School. Your attendance determines the success of the conference.
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