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IB Global Conference, San Diego 2018

The IB Global Conference San Diego will take place from 26 – 29 July 2018. The theme of the conference is ‘Shaping the Future’ and provides the ideal opportunity to meet and collaborate with IB educators from North, Central, and South America, as well as from all over the world.

You’ll discover new ideas to further develop your IB programme, learn from IB practitioners, reflect on your practice, and leave with inspiration and renewed energy to bring back to your school.

Join us for four days of inspiring and thought-provoking events. It’s your chance to hear incredible stories from our featured speakers and breakout presenters. The IB Global Conference 2018 is the perfect professional development opportunity for heads of schools, coordinators, teachers, and district and school board officials to promote best practices in the IB Americas region. 




Click here to access a preview of the over 100 breakout sessions for this year’s conference. 


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Find more information on the different types of registrations for the IB Global Conference and register.

Sponsors and exhibitors

Find out more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor.


Check the conference schedule to plan what you would like to attend in advance.

Location and accommodation

Conference participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation with our conference hotel partner.


Find out more about the keynote and featured speakers and this year's conference.


Before the conference begins, participants who register can attend our selected pre-conference sessions.