AEM regional conference

In 2015, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Africa, Europe Middle East regional conference will take place from 29 October - 1 November 2015. It will be held in The Hague, the Netherlands.

We invite you to propose a paper to deliver at the conference, exploring the theme 'educating for life'. There will be close to 100 breakout sessions offered during the three days. 

Sessions may include presentations of conceptual models, professional applications, scholarly analyses, skill-building programs, and case studies.

Submit a paper

Call for Papers is now closed.


Submission evaluation

The conference's review committee will consider all presentation submissions using a set of criteria, which includes the relevance of the proposal to the theme of the conference. Other important criteria are: the presenter’s experience in the classroom, using one of the IB official languages of English, Spanish or French; and the potential to provide interactive engagement with the audience.

The committee will also consider the relevance of the proposal to one of the event's conference strands.

Who attends?

In 2014 more than 1, 300 participants from over 70 countries attended the IB's Africa, Europe and Middle-East regional conference.

Conference participants see the event as a valuable networking opportunity, which also provides professional development experiences. The majority of participants are IB educators, school coordinators and heads.

The quality of the 2014 conference was highly rated by delegates -- 98.5% of participants said that they would recommend that their colleagues attend the conference. 

Inspiration needed?

For presentations, photos and videos from past regional conferences, see the regional conference archive

2015 Heads Conference

At the same time as the regional conference, the 2015 IB Heads World Conference will also take place in The Hague. A separate call for papers for this will be issued directly to heads.

Please contact with any questions.

Further information

If you have any questions about the conference, please email us.