Call for presentation session proposals

The overarching theme for this year’s IB Global Conferences is 'Shaping the Future’.

Submit a presentation proposal

We are excited to announce that the presentation portal is now open to receive proposal submissions for the upcoming conference in Vienna. Dynamic and interactive sessions for our conference delegates are critical to the success of the IB Global Conference, and by sharing your ideas and taking an active role in delivering one of over 90 presentations during the conference, you can support the IB community, promote a better world through education and expand your network of education professionals.

Sessions may include instructional (teaching a new skill, methodology or system), informative, open discussions or panels, and presentations of case studies. When submitting a proposal for the IB Global Conference 2018 in Vienna, please make sure it adheres to the following terms and conditions.



The opportunity to submit a conference presentation proposal, will close on 19 February 2018. We will respond to all applicants on or before 1 April 2018.

Your submission will be reviewed by a committee using a set of criteria, including relevance to the theme of the conference, IB’s 50th anniversary, presenter experience in the classroom, interactive engagement with the audience, and the connection to one of the conference's strands identified below: 

    • International Mindedness – developing engaged citizens of the world
    • Innovation – educators leading the way in international education
    • Impact – on the communities around us
    • Service – embedding impactful learning and teaching in schools
    • Community – professionals working together for a stronger IB