Coconuts Colloquiums 2019 Schedule: We’re coming to your city

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By launching our Coconuts Colloquiums event series last year, we aimed to shake up the boring panel discussion format with a fast-paced and conversational style, increased audience participation, and lots of free food and drinks.

We hosted our first events in Singapore, Bangkok, and Hong Kong to great reviews, with rapturous attendees enlightened by thought-provoking discussions and satiated by tasty beverages and food.

Now we’re bring Coconuts Colloquiums to every city in the Coconuts network!

Check out our 2019 schedule below and feel free to bookmark. We’ll be updating this page throughout the year as we nail down details.

And remember: Coconuts Colloquiums will always be 100% free for COCO+ Members and feature complimentary food and drinks.

Photo: Coconuts Media
Photo: Coconuts Media

February 28 – JAKARTA

Indonesia’s 2019 Election: The Issues the Mainstream Media Isn’t Talking About
Some of Indonesia’s most fearless young journalists take on the topics that aren’t getting enough attention ahead of this year’s pivotal presidential election such as media bias, LGBT rights, gender issues, the reliability of polling and much more.

Panelists:

Febriana Firdaus is an independent investigative journalist reporting on politics, corruption, human and LGBT rights and terrorism. She has written for New NaratifSouth China Morning PostTimeTempoRappler and Vice Indonesia.

Stanley Widianto  is a journalist who has written about Indonesia for The Washington PostForeign PolicyThe GuardianThe Atlantic and The Jakarta Post. 

Erin Cook is a Jakarta-based journalist hailing from Canberra who covers a wide range of Southeast Asian affairs. She produces the newsletter guide to all things ASEAN, Dari Mulut Ke Mulut, and has written for a number of publications including OzyThe DiplomatAsia Times and The Splice Newsroom.

Andra Nasrie is the managing editor of Coconuts Jakarta and a former producer at Kompas TV.

The discussion will be moderated by Anand Mathai, Coconuts Media’s Indonesia Country Head and Deputy Managing Editor.

When: Feb. 28, 6:30-9pm
Where:¿Por Qué No?
Tapas and free flow beer and wine will be served. More details here.

March 7 – SINGAPORE

Subscription Businesses and Paying for Content
In an online attention economy increasingly dominated by Facebook and fake news, media companies across Asia and the world are pivoting to quality and subscription models. How does the act of paying for content change the relationship between publishers and their audiences? And will folks whip out their credit card to pay for something they’re used to getting for free? We’ll discuss these questions and more with local leaders from the media and entertainment industry.

This special Coconuts Colloquium will celebrate the one-year anniversary of COCO+.

Moderated by Coconuts Media Founder and CEO Byron Perry. Panelists to be determined.

When: 6:30-9pm
Where: The Hive Carpenter

March 22 – HONG KONG

Subscription Businesses and Paying for Content
In an online attention economy increasingly dominated by Facebook and fake news, media companies across Asia and the world are pivoting to quality and subscription models. How does the act of paying for content change the relationship between publishers and their audiences? And will folks whip out their credit card to pay for something they’re used to getting for free? We’ll discuss these questions and more with local leaders from the media and entertainment industry.

This special Coconuts Colloquium will celebrate the one-year anniversary of COCO+.

Moderated by Coconuts Media Founder and CEO Byron Perry. Panelists to be determined.

When: 6:30-9pm, March 22
Where: The Hive Sheung Wan

March 28 – BANGKOK

This special Coconuts Colloquium will celebrate the one-year anniversary of COCO+.

What: Coconuts Colloquium Event and One-Year Anniversary of COCO+. Speakers and topic TBD.
When: 6:30-9pm, March 28
Where: The Hive Thonglor

April – BALI

Topic, location, and date TBD.

May – YANGON

Topic, location, and date TBD.

June – KL

Topic, location, and date TBD.

July – MANILA

Topic, location, and date TBD.

August – SINGAPORE

Topic, location, and date TBD.

September – HONG KONG

Topic, location, and date TBD.

October – BANGKOK

Topic, location, and date TBD.

This schedule is subject to change. Additional details will be added as they are nailed down.

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Photo: Coconuts Media