Friday, February 22, 2008

The STI 13th National Youth Convention

How does one conduct a convention? Well, for those of you who have not yet seen the STI National Youth Convention then you are in for a treat coz i have always said that our conventions are very unconventional! STI is the only school in the world that creates a nationwide convention for its students. This convention started in Baguio in November of 2007 and has travelled to Cebu, Bacolod, Kalibo, General Santos City, Cagayan de Oro City, Ormoc City and Metro Manila. There was a total of 23, 000 Students and Faculty members present in this convention with the bulk coming in the two day Metro Manila convention at the Aliw Theater. Finally the months of preparation that I invested in this event has come to an end and the fulfillment of seeing thousands of STI students happy and proud is the only thing that makes me want to strive to do better. Every STI convention has a perfect blend of entertainment and education rolled into one-edutainment as we would love to say it is. There were three topics that the students got to witness, A Brand of Innovation which focused on STI's partnership with Google Inc. The Country consultant of Google to the Philippines, Aileen Apolo, was on hand to share her expertise. The second topic is A Brand of Ingenuity which was ably delivered by two young Entrepreneurs, Dennis Evangelista who is the Managing Directorof his own training company Evans Consultancy and Adrian Ding who is also a Youth Pastor. The third topic was done to give confidence to all STiers nationwide. A Brand of Inspiration was delivered bombastically by Jojo Recio and Stanley Dimain, two former STI professors.

The thing that makes this convention very dynamic is its resident funnyman/ emcee/ camera man
handsome guy. Bill Kosme (dats me) always keeps the students alive with witty one liners and flabergasting dance moves! The STI convention is truly a spectactular roadshow presentation. To all STIers in the Philippines...see you next year!

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