Call for presentation session proposals

The overarching theme of this year’s IB Global Conferences is 'Inspiring Communities’.

The call for presentation session proposals has now closed. 

The topic of a presentation session can touch on conceptual models, professional applications, scholarly analyses, skill building programs and case studies. Session presenters are required to sign up for their own conference registration.

Selection criteria

Our review committee will review all presentation submissions using a set of criteria, which include the relevance to the theme of the conferences and other important criteria including: Presenter experience in the classroom, using one of the IB official languages, and the potential to provide interactive engagement with the audience. As part of their review, the committee will also consider the relevance of the proposal to one of the conference's strands identified below.

Presentation strands:

  • Leadership in professional learning communities
  • Curriculum planning implementation in IB Programmes
  • Innovation, technology and new spaces for learning
  • Literacy and language across global contexts
  • International mindedness
  • Creativity, social and emotional learning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Global challenges relevant to education
  • Action, research and change
  • Operational management in IB World Schools
  • Teaching and learning in IB programmes
  • Policy, governance and recognition

Terms and conditions

When submitting a proposal for the IB Global Conference 2017 in The Hague, please make sure it adheres to the following terms and conditions:

  • Individuals may not submit or appear on more than two proposals, either as primary or secondary presenters
  • It is the primary presenter's responsibility to communicate all official correspondence in a timely manner to all co-presenters
  • All presenters must be available to present anytime on Friday 27 October or Saturday 28 October (we cannot guarantee to accommodate exceptional requests)
  • All academic sessions are 60 minutes in length
  • All session rooms are set up in theatre style and stationery will not be provided. More information on the room specifications will be provided upon approval of the workshop presentation.
  • Rooms will range from 50 to 300 maximum capacities, and these will be assigned by the Review Committee based on the likelihood of the topic's popularity.
  • The IB Global Conference in The Hague provides a voluntary professional development opportunity to receive international recognition while sharing best practices with other IB educators.
  • All session presenters and co-presenters are required to pay the full conference registration fee (early bird registration discounts are available).
  • IB will not reimburse any expenses.
  • Presentations should not endorse any commercial purposes.