Here’s our report BlogFestAsia 2012’s organizing committee put together after the event (pdf file).
Image credit: Amani Hasan (CC BY)
BlogFest.Asia 2012 has successfully concluded and we are extremely thankful to all of our sponsors, volunteers, international and local participants who came to our event and contributed to our success. We are also very grateful to our Information Minister Khieu Kanharith for gracing the event with his presence and taking time to talk to bloggers from Cambodia, the ASEAN region and beyond.
As they say, all good things must come to an end, but we hope to see you with us next year once again. Our facebook page and Google Groups mailing list are still active, and we would welcome ideas and proposals for the next BlogFest.Asia in our region.
Do you wish to share pictures and images from BlogFest.Asia? If yes, please do so on Facebook. If you have images from the Heritage Tour of Angkor City and Siem Reap, don’t forget to contribute to the Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons license. Your contributions may very likely end up on Wikipedia pages.
Preetam Rai, our favorite blogger from Southeast Asia, has shared his photo album with us on Flickr.
Where do you want the next BlogFest to be? Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Taiwan or India? Let us know on our Facebook page!
5th November 2012
Re: Thanks for Dot.asia’s financial support into BlogFest Asia 2012
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the BlogFest Asia 2012, I would like to thank your kind support to make our BlogFest Asia 2012, a meeting of Asian bloggers and technologists held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 1st to 5th November 2012.
With your and your team’s support, our event organization has become possible and this mark as a historic gathering of Asian Bloggers in an ancient town of Cambodia.
With short-notice information about your sponsorship, we would like to apologize for not being able to put your logo on the backdrop at the venue, but we are really grateful for your sponsorship to make this event possible.
Please kindly accept our sincere regards from Cambodia and we are looking forward for further collaboration in the future.
Organizing Committee of BlogFest Asia 2012
Please find the speech of In Viracheat, chairman of Build Bright University Council below, or you can go to this link to download a PDF file of the speech.
Conference: 1st – 5th November, 2012
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Welcome Speech by H.E. (Dr.) In Viracheat, Chairman of Build Bright University Council Cambodia
3rd November, 2012
Respected Bloggers, technologists and Media of
Cambodia and the rest of the world
Members of the organizing Committee of Blogfest.Asia
Ladies and gentlemen
At the very outset, I feel honor to welcome you all to this auspicious occasion – Blogfest.Asia 2012 Conference.
As you all aware, today we are living in a fast changing world. With new emerging technologies and rapid expansion of internet, e.mail and e-commerce, access to global information and knowledge is now much easier than before. However, these phenomenal changes around the world is due to the triedless efforts made by the technologists and IT professionals. Everyone has realized that irrespective of the level of poorness the country has, information technology has been given as the top priority with the understanding that through sharing information and knowledge the path of development can be more easier. In this context, the role of bloggers, technologists as well as IT professionals is much important and crucial.
Blogfest.Asia – a meeting of Asian bloggers and technologists was held in Hong Kong and Malaysia in 2009 and 2010 respectively. It is a great opportunity for the Cambodia bloggers and technologists to meet their friends around the region and the rest of the world this time to share their knowledge and creativity. I thank the organizers to select our country – the Kingdom of Wonder to organize the important event this year.
We at the higher education need full support and encouragement from the professionals those who are creating new areas for our students to do research and build their careers. I strongly hope that the present conference will support our understanding and further contribute to the knowledge of our learners in creating new opportunity for them to explore.
Last but not the least, I sincerely hope that this rare opportunity given to the participants must be rightly attended so that the main purpose of organizing such an event can be fruitful. Further, I am convinced that our bloggers and technologies have enough courage and knowledge to face the future challenges in their emerging fields and to support the wider society in providing the benefits of information technology.
Please put all of your efforts to make this event successful and fruitful.
Thank you very much.