Information about sessions

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Pre-conference workshops

These full-day workshops will be held on Thursday 27 July 2023. They are designed for educators seeking to enhance their professional and leadership skills. Each workshop provides attendees with the necessary skills to be successful leaders during this time of uncertainty and change in education.

IB staff sessions

There will be presentations on important IB messages, including programme updates and other staff presentations relevant to serving the needs of schools.

Breakout sessions

There will be over 100 sessions during the conference, covering a wide range of the most relevant topics for IB educators and the larger global community today. Sessions will focus on new approaches to teaching and learning, professional applications, scholarly analyses, best practices and case studies.

Presentations will fall under one of the following strands.

Educational technology and innovation

Combining technological tools and resources with educational practice to facilitate learning.

  • Sessions may include technologies for hybrid learning environments, emerging software and hardware for educational purposes and cutting-edge research in education.

Inclusive education and well-being

A whole-school approach to education that promotes inclusion, equitable quality education and access for all students. This strand also includes the skills and competencies needed to thrive in an interconnected world.

  • Sessions may include topics that promote diversity, inclusion, equity and access, wellness, emotional intelligence and resilience.

Learning and teaching

Competencies and strategies needed to facilitate lifelong learning.

  • Sessions include all four IB programmes’ frameworks as well as non-IB curriculums and may cover an array of topics (e.g. agency, assessment).


Advanced content for education leaders.

  • Sessions may include topics on governance, building partnerships, creating school culture, and climate and thought leadership.

Community voices

Community voices are members of the community (students, alumni, teachers, parents) who share their IB stories/experiences and talent during the general sessions.

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers deliver high-level presentations about education and the conference theme. These talks set the tone of the conference for participants and provide fresh perspectives by sparking thinking and inspiring action.​

IB Meet-ups

This informal networking hour is a great opportunity for participants to connect with fellow educators from around the world, meet IB staff and share thoughts and best practices about IB programmes.

Participants can attend the following IB Meet Ups:

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • Diploma Programme (DP)
  • Career-related Programme (CP)

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