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
To submit your proposal, please download and complete the proposal form. Before doing so, please read the associated terms and conditions. You must submit your proposal by 13 February 2015. We will respond to each proposal by 23 March 2015.
Please note: all session presenters are required to pay the full conference registration fee.
Registration will open March 2015.
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.
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.
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 IB’s 2015 heads conference will take place in The Hague. A separate call for papers, for the heads conference, will be issued directly to heads.
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