The IB Global Conference Daegu celebrates students’ potential in South Korea


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The International Baccalaureate (IB) welcomes educators, experts and school leaders at the IB Global Conference in Daegu, South Korea, from 21 to 23 March 2024.

The IB welcomes more than 1,300 IB educators from over 39 countries to come together in Daegu, South Korea, to discuss new concepts, teaching methods and best practices. Participants will learn from education experts and the IB community while engaging with exhibitors from around the world.

The conference theme, “Inspiring learners, realising potential”, sparks discussions about today’s ever-changing challenges facing students and educators alike. Students are at the centre of the IB mission to create a better and more peaceful world through education, and educators need to maximize the potential of every young person they teach.

Conversations will focus on strong pedagogical leadership needed to enliven learner inquiry. The conference will also provide a platform to discuss the growing imperative for a more holistic approach to teaching that prioritizes the creation of a system of wellness initiatives.

More than sixty sessions will focus on new teaching and learning approaches, educational technology, inclusive education, well-being, scholarly analyses, leadership, case studies, and much more. Key themes in Daegu revolve around how multilingualism helps create an increased sense of global connection. Session speakers will also present on the growing challenges and possibilities of artificial intelligence in educational programmes and assessment practices.

The conference features engaging keynote speakers in educational leadership, including

  • Meg Durhum – Host of “The School of Wellbeing” podcast and a teacher well-being specialist. She captivates audiences with a unique ability to connect with educators, leaving a lasting impact on their personal and professional lives.
  • Dr Paul Kim – Chief Technology Officer and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He has worked with Stanford researchers on mobile-social education in marginalized communities, on online education initiatives in Saudi Arabia, and on Uruguay’s One Laptop Per Child project.
  • Dr Ameeta Mulla Wattal – Chairperson and Executive Director of Education, Innovations and Training DLF Foundation Schools and Scholarship Programmes. She has built a five-decade career in the spheres of education, creative arts, special needs, street theatre, women's education, peace studies, and curriculum development.

The IB recognises the urgency of addressing the ongoing climate crisis and is actively taking steps to reduce environmental impact.

Education has never been more vital as a force for positive change, to empower and inspire the next generation to tackle climate change head on. To support the IB’s goal of achieving net zero goals, the IB is focused on increased sustainability efforts for all upcoming conferences. Learn more about how we are incorporating sustainable practices at the conference.