“No pants for women, only black shoes for men”. Thai internet troll conference dress code

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Dress code details for an upcoming science event in Bangkok put the internet in a cosmic dilemma. International physicists find themselves scratching their heads over arcane dress code requirements for the event’s opening day that date back to the 1950s.

The 13th International Conference on Particle Accelerators is being held at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center, north of Bangkok. Over 1,000 delegates and 70 industry exhibits are expected to attend this event.

But scientific minds are distracted from matters of particle acceleration and quantum physics to dress “appropriately” for the event. The dress code infographic was released due to the presence of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, who opens the event and attends the first two plenary sessions.

Organizers have since scrapped outdated dress requirements saying they will be ‘fine-tuned’ ahead of the event. The events website also provided guidelines for interacting with a member of the Thai royal family and how to address His Royal Highness.

The details for women were twice as long as for men with the keyword ‘conservative’ and ‘no pants allowed’. “No tattoos and only pale colored nail polish”. Skirts were “a little below the knee” and blouses “preferably white”.

As for men, Steve Jobs was reportedly banned from attending opening day as black skivvies and while athletic shoes are banned! But at least jackets were “optional” considering Bangkok’s heat.

Professor David K. Smith tweeted that the participants “are creative scholars. We go to conferences to share ideas.”

“Until people wear bikinis or bathing suits and have swastika tattoos on the side of their faces, I don’t care what they look like.”

“A lot of people ask if it’s for real. Yes, that’s the dress code for the opening session which is attended by a member of the Thai royal family.

“No pants for women!!
No patterned shirts (it’s me gone!)
Dark leather shoes (no)
Neutral colors (no)
Ironing clothes (no, I’m a single dad)”

“The detailed dress code was preliminary and will be adapted – probably to simply request ‘business’ or possibly ‘smart and casual’ attire for the Royal Family session. I think that’s the correct answer.

And in response…

“Regarding concerns regarding the dress code requirements for the IPAC 22 Opening Ceremony posted on the IPAC 22 website, we, the organizers of IPAC 22, would like to express our gratitude for all valuable feedback. #IPAC22 #IPAC2022. »

Netizens scoured the archives to find numerous occasions where people met Thai royalty in violation of the conference’s published dress code.

This meeting between then US President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with King Bhumibol Adulyadej showed her wearing pants AND not “neutral colors”.

The event will start on June 13, we anticipate with a modified dress code. We can’t wait to see the same kind of dress code enforced for the next Star Trek convention in Bangkok.

Which brings us to this “physical” prank for event travelers…

“A photon checks into a hotel, where a bellhop asks where his suitcase is. The photon replies, ‘I haven’t brought any luggage. I’m traveling light.

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