05 August 2017, Bangkok
The AIT-Tiger Leong International Innovation and Leadership Camp (ATIILC) is a summer camp for bright and brilliant undergraduate students that aims to expose students to important and relevant issues in today’s world in a highly interactive environment. The purpose of this camp is to motivate the students and aspire them to become global citizens and innovative leaders of the future.
The first camp was held in January 2017 with a total of 21 participants from ASEAN countries Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The second camp in July 2017 had 25 participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Lao, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The participants of this Camp were selected based on several criteria including: average GPA (3.5 and above); diversity in nationalities, regions, fields of study. The participants were also asked to submit a short essay on why they want to be part of this camp and the important issues the world is facing today. A short self-introduction video was also required in the submission of application.
With focus on leadership, innovation, exposure to current issues & trends and cross-cultural exchange, ATIILC was a great platform for bright minds from diverse backgrounds to come together, share ideas and gain useful knowledge and skills in a fun, interactive, dynamic, and challenging environment. The format of the camp involves a mixture of seminar, interactive workshops, motivational talks, presentations on important issues, site visits, and study tours.
Renowned experts in various fields were part of the camp as speakers and mentors including: Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, President, AIT; Dr. Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Solutions; Dr. Jonathan Shaw, Executive Director, AIT Extension; Dr. Yuosre Badir, Associate Professor, AIT; Dr. Mokbul Ahmad, Associate Professor, AIT; Dr. Indrajit Pal, Assistant Professor, AIT; Dr. Robin Gravesteijn, Data Management Specialist (Analytics and Research), UNCDF); Mr. Naeem Ghauri, Founder, Director, President NETSOL Technologies Europe, Ltd, Head of Global Sales NETSOL Technologies, Inc.; Mr. Nophol Techaphangam, Country Director, Nexus; Mr. Robert Steele, Director, Systainability Asia (SA); Mr. Stuart Bailey, Coach and Trainer NLP Top Coach; Mr. Faisal Niaz, Entrepreneur, Educator, Corporate Consultant, Social Worker, Artist & Motivational Speaker.
Aside from interactive workshops, two major activities in ATIILC were the study visit at renowned organic farm in Chang Rai, Rai Ruen Rom and Mini-Hackathon: Sensors Challenge. In Rai Ruen Rom students immersed in local community and experienced first-hand the many facets of sustainability. In Hackathon the students were challenged to think creatively by coming up with innovative idea that would solve global and local issues using sensors and IOT (Internet of Things) technology.
For more information about the camp, photos, and videos: visit the camp website