National and International Conference on Sustainable Community Development
“The Future of Development Towards Stability, Prosperity and Sustainability in the ASEAN Community 5th The Future of Development toward Stability, Prosperity and Sustainability in ASEAN Community2015 From the 23rd until 25th of December 2015 At the Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen

           KhonKaen University has organized the national and international conference on sustainable community development for the past 3 years with the main focus on the ASEAN Community with the aim to offer consistency in presentations of work and exchange of knowledge as well as brainstorming among national and international researchers, academics as well as network members and stakeholders. This is done to search for methods for sustainable development of communities and to disseminate knowledge into the community aiming for creating stability, prosperity and sustainability in accordance with national vision and policy. This is the future image of the community, society and nation and makes entry into the ASEAN community adhere to the vision, identity and aims of the ASEAN community.

Topics of the conference
1. Local Community Economy

1.1 Community enterprises and SME development
1.2 Community organization strength development and local community development networks
1.3 Agricultural products quality development
1.4 Linking agricultural products with agriculture industries
1.5 Transportation and logistics
1.6 Mobility of products, services, investment and labor
1.7 Linking tourism and local cultures
1.8 Developing tourism to blend with local ways of life and cultures
1.9 Skills and quality of life development of laborers

2. Community Self-reliance and Self-management

2.1 Sufficiency economy and local community self-sufficiency
2.2 Local community self-management
2.3 Strategies for strengthening families, community organization networks, and civil society
2.4 Local education management
2.5 Dynamics of community learning and development
2.6 Innovation management and information and communications technology (ICT) for community development

3. Food and Agriculture

3.1 Food stability for local communities
3.2 Food from local knowledge and local innovations
3.3 Food safety and health foods
3.4 Sustainable agriculture and alternative agriculture
3.5 Crop and livestock development for local circumstances
3.6 Agriculture suitable for climate change

4. Health promotion among people in the community

4.1 Campaigning for prevention, treatment, screening and improving the health of people in local communities
4.2 Thai medicine and alternative medicine in the community
4.3 Self-reliance in the area of community health
4.4 Physical activity and community methods
4.5 Quality of life in different life stages

5. Natural Resources and Environment

5.1 Sustainability in natural resources of local communities
5.2Management of natural resource conflict and encroachment
5.3 Management and response to natural disasters
5.4 Environmental management processes in agriculture and production
5.5 Management of air and water pollution and waste in local communities
5.6 Energy technology and management
5.7 Climate change and community adjustment

6. Society and Culture

6.1 Culture and tradition
6.2 Religion and development
6.3 Language and literature
6.4 Arts and performance
6.5 Education development

Conference format

1. Field trip, exchange of knowledge and lessons learned in the area of local community development in different dimensions
2. Special keynote speech by national expert
3. Round table discussion on ASEAN community development by development experts from Thailand and neighboring ASEAN countries
4. Presentations of research articles/work by experts in a semi-panel symposium
5. Presentations of academic work in the form of oral presentations in Thai (national conference) and English (international conference) and poster presentations (national conference)
6. Presentation of the future of urban/local community development
7. Exposition of related work in the form of success models and success cases