The IB Global Conference Toronto 2023 brings the future of inclusive education to North America


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The International Baccalaureate (IB) welcomes educators, experts and school leaders at the IB Global Conference, Toronto from 27 to 30 July 2023.

During this week, 1,300 IB educators from over 48 countries will come together to a unique forum to brainstorm new concepts, teaching methods and best practices. Participants will learn from education experts, share their own experiences and engage with the IB community, colleagues and exhibitors worldwide.

The conference theme, “Education for an inclusive future”, will navigate around the evolving educational landscape and the required critical conversations that challenge us to be more open and forward-thinking in our approach to learning and teaching. Through over 95 dynamic and interactive sessions, the conference will bring the IB community up to speed with the latest trends in international education, allowing educators to expand their professional development, and push them to explore new schemes. Sessions will focus on new approaches to teaching and to learning, educational technology and innovation, inclusive education and well-being, professional applications, scholarly analyses, best practices and case studies.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to be a part of the IB's global youth event: Festival of Hope. A panel of IB students and alumni will come together to explore how educators can continue to support young people in creating inspiration, building community and taking action.

The conference will also feature a diverse line-up of powerful and thought-provoking keynote speakers, including:

  • Dr Vanessa Andreotti- Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria. She has worked in areas related to global citizenship, global justice and climate education, and to community and Indigenous engagement.
  • Liz Kleinrock- Award-winning educator and bestselling author. In 2018, Liz received the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2019 delivered a TED talk “How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics”.
  • Michelle Zimmerman- As an award-winning STEM educator, she continues to lead global discussion on the role of artificial intelligence (AI) and technology in the classroom.

The IB recognizes the urgency of addressing the climate crisis and we are actively taking steps to reduce our environmental impact. We know that education has never been more vital as a force for positive change, and as a tool to empower and inspire the next generation to tackle climate change head on. Therefore, and to support the IB’s goal of achieving net zero goals, we are focusing on being more sustainable for the upcoming conferences, starting with the IB Global Conference Toronto 2023. Learn more about how we are incorporating sustainable practices at the conference.