ICOT 2009: Genius In Town, If You Know Where To Look

Posted on June 17, 2009


Fellow debaters / debate enthusiasts,
They’ll be a noteworthy event worth going for next weekend. Edward De Bono, Tony Buzan, Howard Gardner and Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad are just few of the highlights that will be speaking at the event: International Conference on Thinking. Competitive debating has always been a sport that requires a lot of thinking. Thinking of the many approaches that one should adopt when addressing a issue and thinking of the many types of argument analysis that should be used to best forward a particular proposal with outstanding conviction.
Below is the pre-welcoming remark for the event. To find out more, you could either visit the website here or call Dr. Shameem Rafik Galea at 0193246711. Hope to see you there.
The 14th International Conference on Thinking (14th ICOT) to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from June 22-26, 2009.

This major international event is making its presence felt in South East Asia after 12 years. The first South East Asian country to host it was Singapore in 1997. In 2007, the 13th conference was held at Norrkoping, Sweden. The conference theme is: “Thinking Minds: Nurturing the Design of a Better Future.

University Putra Malaysia proudly announces that it has won the bid to host this major international event from 22nd – 26th June, 2009. This conference will address a range of important disciplines in the various areas of thinking for the benefit of mankind. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the field of education, management, business, health & medicine, science and technology, arts, humanities and culture, engineering and manufacturing, sustainability and the environment, media and entertainment and many others. This conference will include approximately 200 presentations (papers, workshops, posters etc) by professionals, corporate practitioners, educators, researchers and others.

This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for, the nurturing of a design for a better future which is the conference theme. Participants will be able to meet international cutting edge thinkers, leaders, researchers and practitioners from various disciplines. The conference welcomes all those who are interested in understanding what THINKING is all about and or what is GOOD / EFFECTIVE THINKING.

This is an opportunity for people from all over the world to attend this significant and timely conference. A range of social events, tours, and accommodation options will be available. This is also an opportunity for international delegates to sample the famous Malaysian hospitality, intriguing melting pot of cultures and religions and the cosmopolitan aspects of Kuala Lumpur a vibrant and dynamic city. Paper presenters are welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 40 -minute Peer Review paper, 30-minute Paper, 90-minute Workshop, 90-minute Symposia, 90-minute Forum or a 30-minute Poster.

We welcome participants from all walks of life to participate in this conference. If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the 14th International Conference site and return for further information – the site is regularly updated. The conference committee is working hard to put together an exciting event. Come and join us and learn what THINKING means to different people.