SteemFest⁴ updates: Mai pen rai continues :) New venue Conference Day 2 + RoundTable sessions are back!

in #steemfest4 years ago (edited)


  • lol whut, Conference venue day 2 also got cancelled on me. Bad luck or smth :P, but again, a solution is here already :)
  • Roundtable sessions can be proposed now through this form
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Yes! Me and my family arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday and after checking in our guesthouse compound a bit to the north of the city (1 hour public transport to Siam) I went into the city. Jet-lagged as hell with only 1 hour of sleep because our 1yo daughter felt like only sleeping inside the carrying pouch, so daddy had "standing duty" for about half of the 11 hr plane ride. I made my way for my first meetings.

I visited the bowling alley and afterwards had a long meeting with Kimmy from Dee Catering, our dedicated caterer for the event. After this I joined the SteemFest liaison for transportation, Destiny Tours, by means of Pornpawee and we checked out the closing venue scenery, while discussing the event details.

Completely exhausted after those 36 hours of no sleep, Pornpawee was so kind to drop me off at our guesthouse as that is in her neighbourhood. That night continued by dealing with the regular SteemFest emailings, chats, ticket instructions for the Korean delegation by @jack8831 and finally got some hours of sleep.

Wat Pathum Wanaram by Pakin Thanomkiat

Yesterday was a busy day too, we (Dee Catering's Kimmy & Jane and I) visited the Wat Pathun Wanaram which is on the program for visiting between Conference Day 1 presentations and bowling night. After that we went to Conference Day 1 venue: Siam Society, where I met with the dedicated SteemFest A/V technical company: Headroom Professional, by means of Nathan. Also his connection for the live streaming joined in and afterwards we went to the new "Conference Day 2 location" ....

Conference Day 2 - New venue: Grand Postal Building Theatre

Yes, it was only 2 weeks ago I announced a new "Conference Day 1 location", but can you believe it or not, once I arrived in Bangkok I got a text from the original day 2 location, Warehouse 30, that the "new landlord had unexpectedly planned renovations until 20 November" 🤦🤷‍♂️. Since I already experienced the previous last minute cancellation I did not even get upset... :) To hot, maibpenrai!

I discussed with Kimmy from Dee Catering if Grand Postal Building's Theatre would be suitable and available, and luckily yes! Which means we only move the event 500 meter away and to be honest, being it already a theatre it has great facilities for presentations as that is its general purpose, along with performances. This former post office used to deal with all Bangkok's post and is nowadays still a smaller post-office on the ground floor, coworking space and learning center. It's facade is very impressive and the interior is well maintained and spacious for SteemFest on the 3rd floor.

Grand Postal Building in Bang Rak - the new Conference Day 2 venue

SteemFest roundtable sessions during Conference Days

Back by dope demand: Roundtable sessions. Next to the mainstage presentations who are quick paced, there is also time to go in depth with a selective audience during a roundtable session. This can be a discussion or workshop style format. If you are attending SteemFest and have an idea for a roundtable subject you want to present and engage with other attendees, please supply your proposal through this form.

Ok, I think, that's it for now... We are going to the supermarket and I can finally finalise the printed maps of Bangkok as all venues are now 100% guaranteed, including deposits paid :P

Oh by the way, don't forget to join the Peerplays SteemFest Ticket Raffle! Check this post for the instructions!


Have a great weekend!

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Hey @roelandp that is unbelievable! Cancellation of both venues. But things do happen for a reason and the new venues look awesome! I can't wait for SF4!! Thanks for putting in all the hard work of getting stuff organised! See you there!

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Wow you’ve had some bad luck in the planning stages! Kudos to you for all the endeavours: hope you get a restful weekend!

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Can you please share an updated, detailed itinerary for the weekend (Wednesday night through Sunday night) since the information on the Steemfest website is no longer accurate? Thank you!

I'm getting the crazy idea that Thai's are not very reputable people.. still this looks quite grand.

its not true as i experienced. Thai come across and generally are very helpful and honest. Its engraved into the culture. This really is bad luck and might also be my unexperience in this culture... In this case, we were still in final price negotiations when this renovations thing came up.

Once one makes a deposit it is all good and have "way of right", at least thats what I learned now. But this is something I'm learning along the way. To be honest, as with the other venue cancellation, Im really happy with this change. I could have pushed to continue in the old venue (Warehouse 30) but if then there is construction work all around, it would be totally annoying during the presentations. Instead now we have a nice theatre venue where the content will be justified.

Good posts

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The new venue looks great.

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Estas ideas harán del mundo un lugar mejor, éxitos!!

What an adventure 😅
Even here, to show one is serious, there has to be a deposit
But you needed to sell the SF4 tixs too
Events are tricky eh but you are doing such a great job and it is turning out even better than the original plan 😊
Have a great weekend!

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